Hello I am 26 and just hit a huge life crisis wall! I had a great job and was let go out of the blue, with little to no money left for bills and other.. I was scheduled to drive home from Florida to Michigan tomorrow with my boyfriend and he has no idea I have only $400 to my name I have no idea what to do or how to get enough money to get me through this trip.. I already have found a new job but I don’t start until we are back in 10 days ! I feel like I am so underwater!

Even a small emergency fund of $500 will cover most incidents like an emergency room copay, new tires, or an unplanned heater repair. To get started establishing an emergency fund, you can use any of the methods above or use a service like Trim to find room in your budget to add to your savings. You can also use our emergency fund calculator to see how much you need to save each month to establish your account.

A very well-researched article! Where I live, a quick and easy way to make cash is to teach home tuition to primary schools children. Teachers here aren’t that good so parents are always eager to get children extra help. And parents don’t even care if you have a relevant degree or not. You just need to read the child’s textbook and repeat everything the teacher taught at school and make the kid do his or her homework. How simple for us and how sad for the education system 🙂
Hi Christi – I have another blog post with a list of jobs where no landline is needed here – https://realwaystoearnmoneyonline.com/work-at-home-phone-jobs-not-requiring-a-land-line/ and another post with some work at home ideas for people with slow or satellite internet here -https://realwaystoearnmoneyonline.com/work-at-home-slow-internet/ I hope this helps you, and good luck!
I live in a remote area in Ky. I have no landline or high speed internet available, only satellite internet. I would love to work, but I can only work from home. I cannot find a real job, only a 100 % commission sales job. I don’t want to waste my time and internet on that. Any ideas. I recently graduated AAS business administration/management, 3.9 GPA. I thought when I got started that it would give me a variety of job skills, but can’t find a job that allows satellite internet and no landline.
Thanks to the internet, you can earn money simply by opening emails. Numerous websites provide the chance to make money by reading sponsored messages from companies. Earning money on these websites won’t make you rich, but it is a simple way to put a little extra money in your pocket with hardly any work. Members of these sites simply sign up to receive emails, and earn a little cash by opening them — that’s it!
Why not build a full-blown Shopify ecommerce store? Create a niche and sell a variety of products directly on your store. Advertise it using Facebook ads. There are an endless supply of blue-ocean niches that are far less competitive than some of the more crowded red-ocean ones that have spawned an endless sea of merchants vying for the consumer's attention.

You mention one name of a survey site and then you say to sign up for 3-5 others, but you do not say what others to sign up for. I am very interested in doing this—especially when you mention that you earned over $600 in a month’s time by doing surveys an hour a day. I can spend an hour a day doing surveys, but please help walk me through how to do this (specifics please)—thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Helena, You might also want to spend some time on Anna’s site checking out all the different categories. She has lots of great information and ideas. One thing she has said is that you can look for jobs on some jobs sites. I have been looking on Indeed for jobs and found two yesterday. I was contacted by both of them very shortly after filling out applications and I am going through the hiring process for both. One thing though I have found with Indeed is that you really have to spend time searching to find the jobs. In other words don’t just think “work from home” or “work at home.” Try different job names you might be interested in like customer service, email support, etc. Sometimes you find better jobs this way. Good luck! 🙂
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.
You could start with the ideas in this post. But we also have lots of other posts on this site that might help. Check out the ones on how to make money from home or side hustles. You could also check into getting assistance from the social services office in your area. In some areas they are called the Department for Children and Families, in others just Social & Rehabilitation Services. They might be able to help with basic needs, such as food, as well as helping you get qualified for Medicaid for health needs. I hope that helps you out.
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Overall good ideas, but we need to define the idea of ‘fast 100 bucks. Swagbucks is pretty slow as an income resource and it would take a while, not to mention selling stock photos is not something you do in 2 days. I tried this 4 years ago with my close to pro’ photos and it took days to set up a small portfolio there with some outstanding work and yet made no sells.
I think what you’re asking is how you can make extra money to pay your real estate taxes. If that’s the case, it depends on your current financial situation, the amount of your estate taxes, your skills, and more. If you visit the “Make Money” section of our website, we have a few articles with different ideas that may be helpful for your situation: https://www.dollarsprout.com/category/make-money/
Even a small emergency fund of $500 will cover most incidents like an emergency room copay, new tires, or an unplanned heater repair. To get started establishing an emergency fund, you can use any of the methods above or use a service like Trim to find room in your budget to add to your savings. You can also use our emergency fund calculator to see how much you need to save each month to establish your account.

Of course, like anything that sounds too good to be true, there’s no shortage of scammers in this business — so to help you navigate the real from the fake, we’ve created this article to provide you with what you need to know about getting paid to read emails and the various websites that offer this opportunity. And to help you earn a little bit more, we have even listed the other ways these websites allow you to make money, including taking surveys, watching videos, and even simply running internet searches.
Some great ideas here! Personally, I’m always willing to pay for a service – like having someone clean out my gutters, for example – but if no one is offering that service, I can’t give them my money! I wish there were more people doing things like this, especially people who are unemployed and can’t find work. There is so much money to be made out there!
Check with your local bank to see if they're giving away cash bonuses for opening up accounts. Banks run promotions like this all the time, so grab some real cash quickly if you're in need. It won't break the bank (no pun intended) but it will give you a quick $50 or $100 -- maybe even more -- when you really need it. You might need to deposit a minimum amount of cash (usually in the thousands) in order to qualify for these types of accounts (but not always).
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