A tireless advocate for financial abuse survivors, Jana spent over a decade working in the social services sector after obtaining her Master's in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware. Since making the switch to freelance writing and editing Jana has worked with a number of high-profile websites including The Penny Hoarder, ChooseFI, Frugal Rules, The Dollar Stretcher, and more. She also works closely with The Plutus Foundation, where she served as the Director of Grants and Programs for four years.
Hi, Anna. I’m going to read this book. It’s cheap enough, nothing to lose. I feel like working for myself might be the only way I’ll be able to work from home. I’m a dental assistant currently. Not much call for that in work at home lol So when I apply to some WAH jobs it’s tough! As it’s my current work experience. But I really need a WAH job at this point in my life. Any other advice is welcome. Love your site, Anna. Thank you for all you do.
Lastly, if you have a few pieces of furniture you no longer want, you can list them on Craigslist. If it’s a desirable item, it’s very likely that someone will come pick it up the same day you list it and give you cash for it. Make sure to take pictures of your item for your ad in a bright, sunny room. Stand back far from the item and zoom in. This is better than trying to get a detail shot. You don’t need a fancy camera to sell items quickly. You just need a simple camera and a lot of sunlight to get the job done.
Also called “email processing,” these get-paid-to-send-emails jobs sound like an easy way to make cash — but unfortunately, basically all of them are scams. Typically, users must pay a fee (usually $25 – $150) to create an account. These companies then either ask you to pay more money to access additional services, or the work is nothing like it is described before signup. Many “email processing” jobs are pyramid schemes, meaning that you will have to convince other people to sign up and pay the registration fee in order for you to get paid. Now, they are on the bottom of the pyramid and you have moved up.
If that doesn’t work, remember that you can head to a Pawn Shop. Pawn Shops can give you loans on items you love or cash for items you no longer want. Remember to read the contract of any Pawn Shop you do business with. For example, most of them will claim ownership of your item if you don’t pay the loan back in a few days. If you have a unique item and they aren’t sure what it is, be sure to describe it to them in detail so that you can get the best offer possible.
Another way to make money if you only have a few days is to sell items on eBay. You can typically set items to sell in just a few days, and you can have the money in your PayPal account instantly. If you are going to sell on eBay, you have to have excellent pictures. To achieve this, make sure to take photos of your items in a place where they have enough light. Make sure pictures aren’t blurry, and write as much detail as possible in the item description in clear, easy to understand English.
Thanks, these are truly amazing work ideas. Some of these can be practically done in my neighborhood even! Though they certainly can’t match an actual job, they’ll work as great and quick sources of income. I’ll plan doing at least one of the $100 jobs listed during weekends and holidays. A $400-$800 addition to income is something to be taken seriously.
Scrapping (recycling), line sitting (if a popular event is happening), daily labor forces, panhandling, “living” sign spinners (holders) wash (anything), yard work, some illegal (mild like getting pot) stuff – oops my bad, got on a roll, and just to eat….ask anyone entering a fast food joint if they will use your buy “whatever” get one free coupon so you can eat.
I need immediate help. I can’t see my kids like this. It’s been a long time and we are facing hardships. I’ve tried slots, but couldn’t get any positive results as money makes money, but I don’t have money to do anything like home tuition or cooking or anything like that. Is there any generous and kind man or woman to help me as I am alone. I have no siblings and the relatives are good for nothing. I also have to pay some loans and the people I borrowed from are teasing me. Please help me. I’ll be highly thankful.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This is ever present in the sneaker world. I am an avid sneaker collector and a huge part of the culture is buying and selling your sneakers to keep updating your stock with your current favorites. I use a website called Kixify to buy and sell some of my sneakers and it is just like Ebay or Craigslist. Whenever I need money for whatever reason, I always look to see if I have a pair of shoes I am no longer in love with and willing to sell.
Richard, from what I understand (I have been a member for 7-8 years and have gotten many many checks from them), they don’t drop you for not buying something, but they do drop you for inactivity after 30 days. However, by simply clicking on a link in one of their paid emails, once a month, you can stay active. That’s what I do whenever I don’t have time to spend on the site so I can make sure my account stays active.
I’ve thought about doing some of these money makin things! But seems like I just get the run around to keep doing same survey over an over or end up no where! Thinking about making my own page An advirtize for taking to store doctor appts go visit an old friend! Things like cleaning houses An cars Running errands pay bills, take car for services! Shopping , writing letters for them! I have a list of things to do to make people lives easier an earn some extra money for me!!! Thanks for ur advice I’ll just have to go over stuff see what I think will work best for me ! Thank you Tina L Taylor