In between paychecks but need money now? Have a bill you need to pay but don’t have enough to cover the full amount? Needing money but not knowing where to get it can make you feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. You could call your lenders and ask them to waive the fee for paying late, or you could ask for a one-time extension so that your electricity doesn’t get cut off. But what if there was an easier option?
A committed job isn’t the only way to make money. In fact thanks to today’s digital and highly connected world, there are all sorts of ways that you can make money quickly. Let’s turn your “I need money” into “I have money!” with these 4 simple ways to make some cash this weekend.
1. Drive for Uber or Lyft
If you own a newer four-door vehicle and have a license and insurance, you can quickly make money by becoming a driver for Uber or Lyft. With your car, you’ll be responsible for picking up passengers and taking them safely to their destination. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are especially popular in the city, though the services are truly available anywhere.
Even if you only have a few hours available over the weekend, you can still pull in some cash by becoming a driver. Depending on when you work and for how long, you could easily make $10-$25 an hour. The more rides you complete, the more cash you’ll make.
Another nice perk of driving for Uber or Lyft is that you earn tips. Any tips that you receive from passengers are yours to keep. This means you’ll want to drive safely and be as personable as possible so that passengers enjoy their ride with you.
2. Deliver Food
Not a fan of having strangers in your car? Don’t have the right vehicle to work as a rideshare driver? No problem! There are other ways you can quickly earn money. Food delivery services are growing in popularity. As a food delivery partner instead of transporting human passengers, you’ll be transporting meals.
Food delivery apps like Door Dash, Grub Hub, and Uber Eats hire drivers who are licensed, insured, and who have a year of experience behind the wheel. As a partner, your job will be to pick up food and deliver it in a timely manner. Similar to rideshare apps, you earn money for each delivery that you make. You also receive tips from customers.
Depending on how many deliveries you complete, you could make up to $35 an hour. Working on the weekends and evening hours is sure to land you the most cash.
3. Sell Stuff
For a seriously quick way to make money, sell things! If you’re like most people, you’ve got unworn clothes, shoes, and accessories that are in good shape. You may also have old electronics like an iPhone or gaming consoles. You can also make money selling antiques, collectibles, and valuable coins.
There are many ways you can get money for items that you’re looking to sell. The quickest option is to stop by a local collector’s or pawn shop and to get cash for your items. If you have a bit more time, you can list your items on an online marketplace such:
- Amazon Marketplace
For quick cash, you’ll want to sell to a local buyer. Otherwise, you’ll have to factor in the time needed to package and ship the item. No matter how you choose to sell your items, the bottom line is that you can make cash pretty quickly.
4. Rent Out Your Car
Do you have an extra car that doesn’t get driven often? Could you go a few days without your car? If your vehicle is in good condition and is insured, you can make money by renting it out. Apps like TURO allow car owners to rent out their car to interested drivers. Most car owners rent their vehicle out for $30-$80 a day, though if you have a luxury or rare car, you can charge a higher daily fee.
When renting your car, be sure that it’s clean both inside and out. You’ll also want to provide an accurate description and trip photos so that potential renters know exactly what to expect when picking up the car.
Making money quickly isn’t the easiest thing to do, but it isn’t possible. If you’re in a financial crunch and need money this weekend, try one of the 4 options on this list to put some cash back in your pocket.