How to Make Extra Money When You’re Short on Time

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If you are short on time but need some extra money soon, you might be feeling like you have a mountain to climb ahead of you. But there are ways to earn some extra income more quickly than you think. Whether you have mounting medical bills, rent payments, interest payments, or anything else, you can get more cash into your bank account. Here are some proven ways to do this fast:

Sell Your Extra Items

A few weeks maybe you bought a brand-new TV. You may have been feeling excited. Or perhaps you made another large purchase in the past. If you still have those items, it’s time to see if you can sell them. There are various ways to do this. The first is to try to find the receipt of the store you bought it from. After all, a Walmart TV return policy is going to differ from another big box store. The second way you can cash in on your belongings is by posting them online via eBay or Facebook Marketplace.

Teach or Tutor

Offering tutoring lessons is one of the best ways to make money fast. You have some kind of skill that others would be willing to pay for. Perhaps you are great at music. Consider posting some signs around a busy part of the city offering guitar lessons. Maybe you were great at math in school. There are bound to be students who need to ace their next test. Even if your only skill is speaking English, there are plenty of ways to make money doing that. So, don’t sell yourself short.

Approach Local Businesses

Sometimes, making money is about getting out and meeting local business owners. You can ask them what kind of help they need at the moment. If it happens to be something you know about, see if you can get a part-time job at their business. For instance, maybe you make a great cocktail. Check the area for local bars that are hiring. Or maybe you are a brilliant interior decorator for your own home and you get compliments. See if any retail stores are looking to remodel and need a consultant.

Offer Services

One of the oldest ways in the world to make extra money fast is to offer a service. In other words, you are going to trade your time for money so that they don’t have to spend their time. Services can come in every form under the sun. For example, with only a squeegee, bucket of water, and some soap, you can go around offering window washing services. If you’re willing to put yourself out there and knock on a few doors, you might be surprised by what you can do.


As a last resort, you might look into refinancing your mortgage if you are a homeowner. This is a way to get more money out of your house, but it could also mean you are paying a different interest rate. This can work for some people. But make sure you get financial advisors involved so that you can be sure it is right for your situation. You can also use Lower My Bill’s mortgage refinance calculator to find out if refinancing could help you save money.

What do you think?

Written by Britt Hysen

Britt Hysen is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of MiLLENNiAL. In response to the branded ad campaigns absorbed by the media platform, Britt launched Kreativ Ctrl, a full-service marketing agency specializing in experiential programming and strategic partnerships.

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