Here is a list of legitimate things that anyone can do to make money fast. With some of these methods, you can even make $100 within today.
Making money online is not a hard thing to do. There are plenty of legitimate ways to make money fast.
However, if you want to make a sustainable income online, you will need to invest (at least) your time to make it work.
Remember, your life begins, once you step out of your comfort zone! 🏆🏆🏆
How to make money fast?
Here are the best ways to make money fast!
- Use simple online money making methods
Earn up to $50 by taking online surveys, watching videos, user testing, using mobile apps and surfing the internet.
- Do simple tasks to make money
Earn up to $100 by typing, advertising, food delivering, and running errands
- Make money by freelancing
Earn more than $200 by teaching, graphic designing, becoming a virtual assistant and translating.
- Making money from content creation
Also, you can start writing a blog, create videos or start a podcast to make money from ads and affiliate marketing.
- Make money by starting a business
Become an entrepreneur! Who knows, this time next year, you will be a millionaire.
How I make money?
I run a couple of online stores, write this blog, and do a day job as an Electrical Engineer. Also, occasionally I do logo designing and flyer designing for the 99Design contests, just as a pastime.
Altogether, I make a decent amount of money to live comfortably. So, when I say “I am going to tell you how to make money fast”, I know what I am talking about. 😊
Beware of the money-making scams!
BTW, there are so many scams out there trying to exploit the people who are in a desperate need of money.
So, make sure to check reviews before downloading any app or submitting any sensitive information. (Especially don’t download any unknown apps, as they can steal your personal data from your phone).
Also, if there is anyone who claims that they can make you rich overnight, don’t believe them! Always go for secure and trusted methods to make money.
How much money can you earn with these methods?
Is it 50, 100, 200, 300 dollars? Well, that depends on how much effort you can put in. But, please understand that these are just fast ways to make some quick cash.
So, if you want to make some serious money, start an online business or start freelancing.
If you like to start a business, we have a curated beginner’s guide about how to start a business. Check it out, and change your life.
Alright folks, let us get started!
Here we are providing mere suggestion to make money fast. Your success will depend on your dedication, consistency, and capacity. So, basically, it is all in your hand 😐
30+ ways to make money fast
Make some quick cash by taking surveys, watching videos, user testing, mobile apps and just surfing the internet.
Check the methods from 1 to 8.
1. Take an online survey and make money with surveyjunkie
If you are older than 13 years and reside in the USA, Canada or Australia, you can earn some extra cash each month by participating in their surveys or referral programs.
Once you have earned a minimum 1000 points, you can redeem your rewards to PayPal, e-gift cards or directly to your bank account.
2. Take online surveys or browse the internet to make money from Swagbucks
You can make money fast by participating in their surveys, and by just using their web-browser to surf the internet. On average, you can earn around 100 Swag Bucks (1 SB = $0.01) for a survey. And they occasionally reward you with SBs for using their web browser. You can find a more in-depth review of Swagbucks from here.
3. Earn cash for watching videos, taking surveys, reading emails and by shopping from Inboxdollars
If you are looking for a way to make some money fast, doing everyday internet activities, you can simply try Inboxdollars. They are around since the 2000s and have paid more than $57 million in cash rewards. Also, you can make the fastest $5 of your life by just signing up with them.
How cool is that? 😉
4. Get $50 by just downloading the Nielsen app
I must admit, this will be the easiest $50 you can ever earn. All you have to do is download their app and fill out the initial survey.
Of course, they pay yearly. So, $50 a year may seem like nothing. But, since you have nothing to do, getting your $50 after some time will be like finding a lost $50 bill in your old trouser pocket. It is an easy way to make some quick and free money.
If interested check this review about this app.
5. Surveys on Vindales pay up to $50. Also, you can get a $2 sign up reward.
There are hundreds of paid surveys for you to make money fast, and you can even collect a $2 signup reward. When you sign up, you have to fill out your details, so suggest the matching surveys.
You can cash-out what you have earned via PayPal. Well, you won’t get rich doing these things, but, who doesn’t love making some extra cash by spending some time on the internet?
6. Use ebates to shop and earn cash-backs + $10 signup bonus
Ebates sends you to different e-commerce stores to make your purchase. These e-commerce stores pay ebates a commission for doing this (sort of affiliate marketing, which we will discuss little later). And, if you make a purchase from their links, ebates share a part of their commission with you. How generous?
You can use this platform in different ways to make money. For example, you can get cash-backs for the items you purchase. Also, since you can buy thing below the market price, you can re-sell them by keeping a profit margin for yourself.
7. Earn credits worth $5-$10 every month by using bing (instead of Google)
If you are a citizen of US, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Republic of Ireland, Brazil, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Mexico, and Taiwan, you can use Microsoft rewards to earn credits for using their search engine “bing”.
Say goodbye to Google, and start using bing to make some extra bit of cash every month.
8. Become a website tester (User experience) with Usertesting
Everyone loves judging things. I know I do. If you love the same, you can judge websites, and get paid. How awesome is that?
All you have to do is, create an account, and do a test review. If you are qualified, you will get websites to review. See if the colors are pleasing. Check if the menus are working. And, get paid.
9. Are you good at playing video games? Do you know that you can make money by playing video games?
Well, it is true that you can make money by playing video games. You can live stream your games on YouTube and Twitch to build an audience. Later you can monetize this audience through ads, subscriptions, and donations.
Also, you can play in tournaments and win pool-prizes to earn money. Latest 2019 IEM XIII 1st place price was $500,000 which was won by a five-player Danish team.
That is not all. You can make money from video games by creating tutorials on YouTube or writing blogs. Some people have a successful podcast series about video games too.
You can also become a video games test player for game developers. In this way, you can make money by documenting your gameplay and by reporting bugs and other issues
Fed up with doing surveys and downloading mobile apps? Let us see how to make some serious money fast, by freelancing.
Check methods from 10 to 19
10. Is English your native language? Earn money by writing articles for blogs.
In this digital marketing era, every business needs a content marketing strategy. That means every business website needs a blog to attract new customers to their business. Now, where do you think they find articles for these blogs?
Not every business can afford a fully paid writer to update their blog. So, they hire freelancing writers to create articles for them.
By learning how to write an SEO friendly article, you can easily find article writing gigs to start earning fast. The best part is businesses continuously need articles to keep their blogs updated. So, if you have a few clients, you can repeatedly get jobs from them. It is an excellent way to make a monthly income while staying at your home.
11. Are you a creative soul, with some knowledge about Adobe Illustrator? Start designing logos and make more than $1000 per month
Thousands of new businesses or websites start every single day. Do you know what all these new startups require from the very beginning? They all need a logo.
Nowadays, there is a massive market for logo designers. If you have a touch of creativity, you can start designing logos to make money fast.
You don’t have to be a pro graphic designer to create logos. It is a bit different kind of talent. Just dip your toes and give it a try.
12. Start teaching online, and make money online
If you have a relevant educational qualification and some tutoring experience, you can start making money from home by teaching online. For example, you can use VIPkids to teach English. The hourly rate is around $20.
Think about it, just working one hour a day, in 30 days you can earn $600. Isn’t that an excellent way to make money?
VIPkids is a trusted online teaching platform. It was ranked as the number one in Forbe’s “Top 100 places of work from home companies”.
13. Become an online resume writer
What? Do people pay to get their resume done? Well, yes, most of the college students pay for such services to get their resume. Not everyone can write fantastic resumes. It requires copywriting skills and a great template.
Don’t worry, you can find a lot of free pdf resume templates online. Just spend a few hours on creating your own word resume templates based on the pdf. So, when you get a job to write a resume, it is just a matter of editing your word template.
14. Become a Virtual assistant (a VA) for small businesses
Also, small businesses hire virtual assistants to do tasks like tax calculations, bookkeeping, payroll management, etc. So, if you have a knack for office tasks, you can become a VA for small businesses and start making money.
Freelancing marketplaces like Fiverr, Upwork, or Freelancer provide a great platform to list your VA gig.
15. Do you know a second language? Become a freelancing translator
Yes, there are many automatic translation services. But, almost all the serious publishers don’t trust them. So, translation services always need a human touch.
There is a high demand for the website translators, white paper translators, and blog post translators.
And, languages like Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, Arabic, French, Russian, Korean, and Portuguese have a higher demand for translation services.
16. Become a proofreader, make money from home
Same as translating, publishers prefer human proofreader over the automatic corrections. So, if you know your language, you can become a human proofreader.
Join a freelancing marketplace, and list your gig.
17. Become a voice actor
As we have discussed earlier, every business needs a content marketing strategy. And, do you know which type of content gets the most hits?
Yes, the videos. So, everyone needs videos now. But, not everyone can voice these videos. Of course, there is text to voice engines. But, these robotic voices will need a long time to come closer to the natural voices.
So, if you have a good voice, you can become a voice actor for videos. And, if you can have different variations, especially the gaming voices, you can earn even better.
Again, you can list your gigs on Freelancing marketplaces to get voice acting jobs.
18. Make memes and make money.
Yes, this is a real thing. Facebook pages are not there just to make funny memes. They use their audience to make money. So, as these pages grow, these admins need support to create posts.
So, here is where you come in. If you know your memes, you can create Facebook posts, and start earning right away.
Directly message these pages, show a portfolio of your work and ask for a position.
19. Who doesn’t like to spend time on Social media? Become a social media manager
Nowadays, every business has a social media presence. They run on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. So, they need someone to manage or run these accounts to keep them updated.
Usually, when it comes to small businesses, they outsource these services. So, if you like to spend time on social media, you can become a social media manager for these businesses.
When it comes to business pages, they usually advertise their vacancies. So, keep an eye for these types of jobs. And, stay ready to make money for using social media.
What about doing physical jobs to make money? There is always a high demand for delivery services and handy jobs.
20. Earn extra money by delivering food with uberEats
If you can spend a few hours during the nights and weekends, you can earn a great sum of money by delivering food with uberEats. If you have a car or a bike, and if you live around a city, this is a perfect way to make money.
I know a lot of people doing this full-time. So, you can imagine how effective that can be.
A lot of people who are driving to work, use Lyft and Uber to share the ride and to earn some extra cash. And, even some people work full time as Lyft and Uber drivers.
The median uber driver makes around $155 per month. But, most of the uber drivers just share their cars on their daily commute to work. So, it is reasonable.
And, Lyft drivers make around $17.50 per hour. But, the best thing with these services is that you can adjust to your own timetable. So, you can manage to do several part-time jobs.
Depending on where you live, there can be other services like Lyft or Uber. Join one, and start making money from your car.
22. Find handy jobs from TaskRabbit
If you are good with assembling furniture, mounting TVs or moving, you can use TaskRabbit to find handy jobs in your neighbourhood.
Some reviews say taskers on TaskRabbit can earn around $150,000 per year, depending on where you live and the types of tasks you take.
A lot of people need to get these jobs done on the weekends when they are at their homes. So, you can spend your weekends with TaskRabbit, become a local handyman, and get paid.
23. Make $25 per hour by delivering on postmates
You can deliver products from restaurants, groceries or retail shops around your city and make money. Postmates was founded in 2011, and with them, you can get 80% of the delivery fee + the tips.
To become a postmates delivery guy, you need to have to 18 years or older, have a car or a bicycle with a valid one-year-old driver’s license and insurance with your name on the policy.
24. Sell cosmetics and fashion products from Avon as an independent sales representative
You can sell Avon products and earn 40-50% of the price. If you have a knack for fashion, makeup, and sales, you can start making money as an independent sales representative.
Maybe, you can use your experience selling their products to build your own makeup business in the future.
25. Host Pampered chef parties and earn from commissions.
You can become a pampered chef consultant and host parties to sell their kitchenware. You can earn around 20-27% of sales commissions as an independent consultant.
The concept is similar to the Tupperware parties.
26. Do you love dogs, walk dogs with Rover and make some extra cash
Some reviews say part-time dog walkers make around $1000 per month with Rover and full-time dog walkers make $3300 per month.
Do you know that you can earn around $20-$30 per 30-minute walk? And, isn’t that a great way to make some extra cash?
27. Earn extra money by delivering food with Doordash
Doordash was founded by a few Stanford students in 2013. Doodrdash drivers earn up to $25 per hour. And, the best part is, there is a fixed minimum of $10. If it goes below that, they will pay you the difference.
The average pay per order is $5. So, you work on your own timetable and start making money in the evenings and weekends.
28. Make money by Babysitting with urbansitter
Urbansitter is a popular platform that parents use to find nannies and babysitters. Once you pass their background test, you can get babysitting jobs through their platform.
Babysitters make around $15 per hour on average. If babies love you, and if you love babies, this might be an excellent opportunity for you to earn some extra money.
29. Become a party planner
If you have the creativity and good management skills, you can become a party planner. First, try to plan a party for your friends or family. Then take some great photos, and videos.
Next, you can create a Facebook page with these photos and videos as your portfolio projects. You can build your marketing campaign on Facebook and Instagram only.
Now, did you notice something in common with all the above methods? Well, all of them are jobs. You need to be doing something physically to get paid.
What if you fall sick, and cannot do anything for the next month. You will not get paid. And, that sucks. So, how can you keep making money if you cannot actually be there all the time?
Let us see how to make money in your sleep.
30. Become a YouTuber/Vlogger, and make $10,000 per 100,000 views
Dude, if done right, becoming a YouTube sensation can make you super-rich. Here is a list of the wealthiest YouTubers in 2018 and their worth.
- Dude Perfect – USD$14m
- Logan Paul – USD$12.5m
- Mark Fischbach (Markiplier) – USD$12.5m
Making money by creating a video is not easy. But, if you can give what it takes, you can make millions of dollars out of it.
YouTubers make money via advertisements and influencer marketing. First, what you have to do is, keep creating quality content for your channel. And, focus on marketing to create an audience for your channel. Once you have an engaging audience, you can start monetizing your YouTube channel.
Additional tip: People need to laugh. It doesn’t matter what you are going to include in your videos. Add humour to make it engaging.
31. Write a blog, make money from Google AdSense
Blogs are not some crappy internet diaries about people’s families anymore. Blogs are businesses.
If you know something well, start writing a blog. If you can have a good audience around it, you can start monetizing your blog with Google AdSense.
The secret for a successful blog is consistency. You cannot expect your blog to be a hit, by posting a one blog post every two months.
You need to be consistent, in creating valuable content. The secret behind writing consistently is to report rather than creating it.
For example, I write this blog, EcommerceBuff, about the topics like making money online, digital marketing and dropshipping. On average, I write an article every two days. I can quickly write content-rich articles because I report what I am doing.
But, if you start writing something that you don’t know, you will find it is super hard to write content.
Find a good niche to write a blog, keep adding unique and valuable content until it gets content-rich. After 6 months, and after at least 20 good articles, apply for AdSense.
Then as your audience grows, your income will start growing.
On average, you can make $1 per 1000 ad views. So, you need more visitors to make money. To get more visitors, you need more content.
32. Make money with affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is another great way to make money online. To make money with affiliate marketing, you need a good audience for your content.
If you have a blog, that generates a good amount of traffic, or a Facebook page that has a lot of followers, you can earn commissions by selling via affiliate links.
In affiliate marketing, you can earn a commission by promoting someone else’s product or service. The greatest thing about affiliate marketing is that you don’t have to create or purchase the product you sell.
You can also use Instagram to make money with affiliate marketing. But, the only problem is that you cannot add any link with your posts on Instagram. The only place that you can add a link on Instagram is in your bio.
So, if you use Instagram, you can either promote one product at a time or link another website with multiple affiliate links, in your bio.
33. Become an Instagram influencer. You can make $1000 per post for 100,000 followers.
If you have a popular passion, like a gym sickness, love for fashion or makeup you can start making money by posting your photos on Instagram.
All you need is a good audience to make money on Instagram. As we have discussed on How to make money on Instagram, you can earn money from Instagram via influencer marketing, affiliate marketing or by selling your own products.
Instagrammers are content creators, like bloggers and YouTubers. With this content, you can attract a lot of people as your audience. And, the businesses are looking for such audiences with common interests.
For example, if you built an audience by posting workout photos, your audience may share a common interest in working out.
So, any businesses, who are targeting such an audience, can reach them via you (the influencer). And, you can make money by becoming their sales channel.
34. Start selling makeup online, and create a monthly income
You can turn your love for cosmetics into business, by starting an e-commerce business to sell makeup. Well, who knows, this time next year, you might be running your own six-figure business.
When it comes to e-commerce, small size products like cosmetic products are easier to sell. It is cheaper to ship them. Also, you can build a great marketing campaign on Instagram for your makeup business.
You can use dropshipping from wholesale suppliers or white label products to sell on your e-commerce store.
Using dropshipping to source your products gives an added benefit. There you don’t have to purchase and maintain an inventory. So, your initial investment will be comparatively less than starting a regular business.
You can find a guide to the whole process of starting a successful makeup store from here.
35. Make money by re-selling on eBay
Re-selling on eBay is one of the best low-risk business opportunities ever. Actually, it is almost a free process. If you use dropshipping to source your products, literally nothing goes out of your pocket.
First, you have to find a winning product to sell on eBay. Then you can find dropshipping suppliers from Aliexpress, Alibaba or from wholesale directories.
Then, you can list your product on eBay, and piggyback their site popularity to sell your products. Buying from wholesale suppliers and re-selling on eBay is one of the greatest ways to make money fast from the internet.
The money-making list goes on…
This list of money-making methods is not exhaustive. It goes on. But, we need to finish off this list for now. That doesn’t mean these are the only ways to make money soon.
As the final thoughts, I must say this.
If you are not in a hurry, think of starting a sustainable business to make some serious money. Quick cash methods won’t help you to make a living. Don’t just lose your hard-earned money.
If you decide to start an online business to make money, make sure to learn plenty about digital marketing. No one can run a profitable online business without a good knowledge of digital marketing.