Need Cash Fast? 4 Ways To Make Extra Money Now

Posted on: 14 October 2021

At some point in their life, everyone needs some fast cash. Whether you have a bill to pay or are just short on rent for the month, generating some cash in a hurry is not as hard as you think. In fact, there are plenty of ways to net yourself some extra dollars in just a few days using only the things you have lying around the house. It just takes a little outside-of-the-box thinking and your time.  

1. Sell old gold

The price of gold hit record highs in 2020. If you have any unwanted gold jewelry, coins, or even dental scrap, you can talk to a gold broker or local pawn shop about turning it in for cash. Deciding to sell your jewelry, especially when you don't even wear it anymore, is a quick and easy way to earn money for an unexpected bill. For more information, contact a jewelry buyer.

2. Sell used textbooks

There are many bookstores, both online and brick-and-mortar storefronts, that buy used books. Everything from old cookbooks to newer textbooks can bring in a dollar. A local used book store may require you to bring in your stash of books so they can appraise the books in person while online stores can typically quote you an exact price after you enter the book's ISBN, a 10 or 13 digit number assigned by the International Standard Book Number to identify individual books as well as different editions of each book. 

Most used book businesses will pay you in cash or check. Some offer a higher amount for your books if you opt for store credit instead.

3. Host a virtual garage sale

Using a social media platform to host a 'virtual' garage sale is another quick and easy way to raise funds for an emergency bill. Instead of dragging all your possessions out to your garage and trying to sell them on a weekend, you simply snap a photo and post the details online. Payment arrangement, as well as pick up, is typically organized via private message. You can sell your jewelry, designer purse collection, or even old records. 

4. Sell your plasma

As dramatic as it sounds, you can sell your plasma. It only takes a few hours of your time and you are truly helping someone in addition to being paid. Plasma is used to make medicines that help people around the world. In fact, NPR states that it is a 25 billion dollar global business. 

When you need money fast, there are ways to get it. Whether you sell your jewelry or your plasma, you can find the extra money.