by Menka Dimitrovska, Money Columnist
Published in Money on 4th April, 2018
Are you strapped for cash? Do you need to make some extra money fast? Thankfully there are lots of simple ways to do so.
Most of the ways I'll share with you will help you make up to $300 or more TODAY, and you won't even have to leave the house for most of them.
I promised you the fastest ways possible so let's not beat about the bush and jump straight to the top 10+ ways to make money fast.
We all have a lot of unnecessary stuff lying around the house. We never use them so why not make some money off of them.
According to a research conducted in the UK, selling your unwanted Christmas gifts can make you around $200. And that's just from your Christmas gifts. Think about how much unnecessary items we have accumulated in our homes over the years. If you're anything like me your house is probably packed with books, clothes, board games, toys and not to mention furniture you don't use.
So why not sell all of it online, or have a good old fashioned garage sale?
You won't just make some extra money, but you'll also declutter your house, and give your stuff to people that will actually use it.
This can be a quick and easy way to make money but only if you already have a long and healthy hair that you wouldn't mind snipping, or were planning on cutting either way.
Human hair is in demand for wigs, weaves, extensions and there are lots of places that would be interested in buying your hair out.
So if you have longer and thicker hair and you wouldn't mind cutting at least 16 inches of it, then you might be looking at $100- $200 depending on the thickness and quality of your hair.
You can easily make a couple of hundred bucks if you're willing to participate in a study. There are numerous studies that you can qualify for. They are intended for people with specific medical conditions, starting from diabetes to poor eyesight and even acne, so if you're human you'll probably have at least one of them. The sign up process is fast and simple. You just fill out a questionnaire regarding your medical history and some personal information and they'll let you know if you qualify right away. Once you qualify they give you a product or treatment you have to try, see how your body reacts to it and report back to the clinic.
The easiest way to make money that I can think of right now is to participate in a sleep study. You could make a couple of hundred bucks for a night of sleep. You'd be doing that anyway, so why not get paid in the process?
While we're on the subject of sleeping, there are some mattress stores that would pay you to sleep in their store, which seems like the best possible one-day job you could have, a part from cuddling puppies and kittens. You could also find companies that offer $10/h for naps, or some that are looking for luxury bed or duvet testers - yes, such jobs exist, and the pay is pretty good, considering you'd be sleeping the whole time, and resting for your other job.
You can join a focus group or a research studies and get paid around $100 for a few hours. The great thing is that companies are always looking for people to test their products on, or get different opinions about their products and services, which can take an hour up to a few hours of your day.
You can sell your friendship on websites, like RentAFriend.com and be someone's friend for up to $50/h. Not only that, but you'll probably get free meals, tickets to events and concerts and a lot more. Don't worry, it's solely platonic.
Since we've entered into a more uncommon field of work with the whole rent a friend thing, let's not stop there and see what other unusual, but well-paying jobs you can have.
Did you know that you can make up to $50 or $60 per hour cuddling people? Your work would include snuggling in bed, holding hands and cuddling with people. These services are quite in demand, so if this sounds like something you could do, then start looking for clients right away.
Dog kissing boots are usually used to make money for shelters or animal rescue centers, but if you're tight on cash your dog can help you out. It's super cute for sure, so why not give it a try?
Want to get paid for your toughs? Well this is one way that offers you just that. It's called user testing, and it's what almost all companies do for their websites.
You can get $10-$15 for every 20-min Skype video you complete, where you share your thought about the website or app you visited.
Yes, it's actually possible to make money from photography even if you're still a relative beginner.
Do you have the habit of taking a lot of photos all the time? Then you've probably accumulated a lot of them over the years, so why not sell some of them to online stock photography websites, like Shutterstock?
Even if you don't think that your images are worth a lot, give it a try. You might be surprised by the outcome.
Have you tried some of the ways I mentioned today? What was the outcome?
Share your thoughts in the comments.