Sometimes life puts you in a situation where you need money and you need it fast. Luckily, we live in a day where you can make money doing almost anything.
Maybe you’ve had some extra bills and can’t pay your rent. Maybe you had an unexpected medical bill or car repair bill and need extra cash to pay for it.
There are many reasons why somebody might need to make $700 super fast. Here are some ideas for ways that you can make seven hundred of dollars in a short amount of time.
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1. Be a Lyft Driver-Partner
Companies like Lyft have opportunities for people to drive others to where they need to be. You might drive people to the airport, or to get their groceries or to other appointments and places.
If you have an eligible 4-door car and you can find some spare time, driving with Lyft might be right for you.
Lyft driver-partners can go to the Lyft app to find work when they’re available and sign out when they’re not available, which means you can drive on your own schedule. You can earn extra money by providing safe, reliable and enjoyable transportation for others by signing up to be a driver-partner with companies such as Lyft.
2. Rent Out a Room Using Airbnb
Another way you can make $700 fast is to rent a room out in your house. There are sites like Airbnb that allow you to list your room for rent and connect you with people looking for a place to stay for short periods of time.
There are many reasons people might need a place to stay temporarily. Maybe there is a rock concert in your area and people need a place to stay while they are in town. Or they might just be passing through on their way to a different destination. Through Airbnb, you can rent out your couch or spare bedroom for a period of time, and collect cash in the process.
By charging less than people would pay for a regular hotel room you give a great deal to travelers while making money in the process.
For instance, if you charged $50 per night, you would have $700 in only 14 days!
3. Sell Your Stuff
Chances are you’ve got a large mass of unused stuff laying around your house and/or garage. How many clothes are in your closet that you haven’t worn in ages? What gaming or other recreational items do you own that you just don’t use anymore? What household items or kids’ toys do you have that no longer get the use they once did?
Get all of your unused or unwanted stuff together, clean it up so it’s in great shape and then sell it – either online or by having a garage sale.
If you don’t want to do the garage sale thing you can host a Facebook sale or sell your items on a site like Decluttr.
Price your items competitively for quick sale, and keep selling until you’ve reached your goal of $700.
4. Help Your Neighbors
Many homeowners need help with household chores such as spring cleaning, landscaping, and other house/yard work. Make up some flyers and offer a variety of services to your neighbors to help them get annual or more frequently needed tasks done that very few people like to do. Some ideas for services you could offer include:
- Car washing and detailing
- Window cleaning
- Lawn mowing, yard cleaning, and pruning
- Inside spring cleaning, deep cleaning, vacuuming and dusting
- In-home laundry help
- Garage, house or basement cleaning and organizing
State your prices clearly on the flyers and include contact information that allows potential clients to contact you quickly. Commit to doing a job well and collect cold, hard cash when you’re finished.
If you don’t have the time to do flyers, check out Task Rabbit which will connect you with people looking to get tasks completed.
Another option for getting money making gigs around your neighborhood is to offer house sitting, babysitting or pet sitting services. Watching a neighbor’s house while they’re on vacation, or taking care of pets or kids while homeowners are away can be great ways to make money fast, especially during peak travel times such as holidays or winter getaway times.
5. Check Craigslist for Gigs
Every city’s Craigslist site has a “Gigs” section where people are looking for jobs to be done on a quick and/or temporary basis. The “Gigs” section has available jobs in a variety of areas to fit almost any skill set, including writing, computer-related work, domestic (as in-house work), event (working one-time events like concerts, parties and conferences), labor (hard work gigs such as construction and painting), crew (which offers an array of temporary jobs), and creative and talent sections which encompass a variety of short-term jobs.
For instance, one available gig on my local Craigslist site was an offer to work charity golf events for up to $250 per event. Another ad wanted people to DJ weddings. The hiring company provided all equipment and training and paid between $250 and $400 per event. At those prices, you could potentially make $700 in one weekend.
Just be sure when replying to listings for gig jobs that you’re dealing with reputable people and you’re your safety first.
6. Offer Freelancing Services
If you have a skill you’re good at, you could answer job ads or place service ads on sites such as Upwork. Are you a skilled graphic designer? A great freelance writer? Can you build websites? Or perform social media promotion? Maybe you’d make a great virtual assistant. There are so many options and since you can perform many of the jobs around your own schedule you can make $700 fast by working in your spare time.
My friend Kayla works as a freelance virtual assistant and earns over $10,000 per month. She’s even started a course to help others do the same.
There are all kinds of great ways to make extra money if you can find spare time in your schedule. With a little extra cash in your pocket, you can pay for necessary expenses, or use the money to achieve a financial goal such as getting out of debt.
What would you do to make an extra $700?