You’re in a bind. It’s a busy time during the year: summer camp, deposits, larger AC bills. You need a little extra cash, and fast. But how? Here are some quick ways for you to get some extra cash on your time schedule.
Uber and Lyft
Companies like Uber and Lyft have a swift hiring process, and you get to set your own hours. Whether that’s your morning commute, in the evening after the kids go to bed, or on the weekends when there are events and travelers in town, a couple of hours of driving can go a long way. You’ll need a clean driving record, a dependable and clean vehicle, and a valid driver’s license.
Clean out your Closet
If you are one to go through clothes trends quickly and find yourself with entire ensembles unworn, put those clothes to good use. Stores like Plato’s Closet, Poshmark, and ThredUp will pay you for your gently used clothing. Another tip for shopoholics—instead of buying a fancy dress for an occasion you may only use once, try Rent the Runway instead.
If you have a crafting hobby and receive tons of compliments, Etsy can help you turn it into a side hustle. Whether it’s sewing, graphic design, making jewelry, or calligraphy, your enjoyable hobby can earn you a little extra cash too.
Stay-at-home parents have tons to do during the day, but in the evenings there’s a perfect opportunity to earn cash through tutoring. Whether it’s subject-specific or SAT/ACT prep, a little extra help in academia is both a relief to students and parents. In the meantime, it allows you to save for those extra bills you’d like to have paid off.
Tighten the Budget
It’s not the most glamorous task, but tightening your budget in a few areas can quickly produce some extra cash. Whether that’s canceling Netflix, cutting cookies and other treats from the grocery budget, or saying no to Starbucks a few times a month, these little cuts here and there will quickly add up.