What do you do when you are strapped for cash? How can you make quick and easy cash? The first thing is to take a deep breath and count to 10. This is not the time to panic but to put on your thinking cap.
To help you out I’ve compiled a list of ways you can come up with quick and easy cash right now. Choose a method that works for you and give it all you’ve got. I’ve used all of these methods to make quick cash when I was in a bind. The amount you make varies but it will be worth it.
Now on to my 7 Single Mom Quick and Easy Cash Methods:
Have you ever wished you could get back just a little bit of the money you spend on clothing, shoes, and household goods? I learned about Ebates a couple of years ago. I signed up and got my first check shortly after that. You can get cash back on clothing, travel, shoes and much more on all your favorite stores online. Simply signup at Ebates and start getting cash back.
If you are anything like me you have a bunch of old electronics laying around. Cell Phones are the best items to sell so are tablets. Services like Gazelle or Amazon Trade-in will pay you cash for your electronics. Gazelle sends you a cash and Amazon gives you credit for anything you want to purchase at Amazon.com
Sell stuff you don’t need on Craigslist and Amazon
The go-to place for making quick cash is Craigslist. You can list just about anything and it will sell. In demand items include electronics, furniture, baby items, video games and consoles. You can also sell your stuff on Amazon with the Amazon Seller Program‘s individual account. Simply upload your images and description to the seller site then ship when someone buys your item. You get all the cash with Craigslist of course, but with Amazon you pay a small fee.
Clean up for cash
Put your cleaning skills to work in homes or offices to make cash quickly. Busy people will pay you to clean up after them. Ask family and friends if they need help once a week or month. Join Care.com or Hux to list your services.
Head back over to Craigslist to place an ad for babysitting. Moms and dads like going out on the weekend so this is prime time for babysitting. Charge a premium rate for babies and toddlers and a little less for older kids. A Care.com profile comes in handy for this too. Download the Care.com app to your iPhone to sign up conveniently and create a profile.
Sell a service
Put your skills, talents, expertise, or gifts to work for others and make money quickly for yourself. People will always need food, childcare, admin help, beauty products, and other services. This is a great opportunity to start a side gig online or in real life.
Drive for Cash
Your car is a money maker. Services like Uber and Lyft need drivers in their ride share program. Services like Postmates, Uber Eats, and Door Dash, etc need food delivery drivers. Get out on the weekends and rake in the cash with your car.
If you feel overwhelmed by the choices simply pick the one that feels the easiest to do. After you have your cash and feel back on top of things financially, consider starting a side gig so you can generate more income. The financial stress will lift and you will be able to breathe again.
Check out my Side Hustle Guides and the More Money For Mom Masterclass (Coming Soon) where you will learn more ways to earn extra money on the side.
Look out for my business start-up webinars and classes coming next year. In the meantime, get out there and start making cash quickly using the seven methods above!