Money can’t buy everything you desire in life, yet money is such a powerful and important tool that without it, it is hard to survive.
The need for money has increased so much that, it is impossible to live without having any money as everything has a price and 99.9% of those needs has to be paid by using money.
In an attempt to become rich fast or overnight, many people also have resorted to illegal means by even risking their own lives.
The need for money is such a powerful force it is difficult to comprehend.
With the economy collapsing and many businesses falling apart due to the rampage of Covid-19 waves, the hunt for jobs and online business has risen and the competition is higher than before.
Many people are able to work two jobs at a time to meet their monetary requirements, while many people also weren’t able to find a job!
Not to criticize or point out anybody, the idea of a job depends on the person’s mentality because if you are willing to do any kind of job… I mean any kind, you would definitely find a job for sure!
And believe me, there will come a day you won’t have to worry about money anymore or pending bills to pay … But for now, you have to find ways to make the money you need.
While searching for ways to make fast cash online, you will come with thousands of results, while some are practical and doable, many will also be misleading.
It is up to you to decide which one will work best for you.
These money-making ideas won’t make you a millionaire easily, but they sure will help you get the money you need to get you by!
And yes, you can become a millionaire if you know what you are doing and are creative enough to turn them into something big.
And for now, we will talk about some sure ways to make fast money online and offline.
The Fastest Ways To Make Money
#1. Money Making Idea: Sell Any Physical Products
The other day, I was talking to one of the many vendors who sat near the footpath of a busy marketplace.
I asked him how much he got out of selling packets of fruits, mushrooms, vegetables and if it is profitable at all.
His reply surprised me.
He told me with a big smile and contentment that he got good money out of it as it sells like hotcakes and most days, he needed to go again and take more from the wholesaler.
Of course, it depends on the location of the business. The place he sat was near a metro station too where there are thousands of human traffic passing by and it makes sense that he sold things at almost half the price of the exact item sold in the same marketplace.
Naturally, many people would prefer to buy it from him at such a killing price rather than buying the same product from the marketplace nearby at a price that is almost double … unless they feel like it’s not their standard to buy something like that from a roadside vendor!
If you are in need of money fast and can’t wait for many days, you can consider selling those products which are in use every day.
This is undoubtedly one of the fastest ways to make money as you get your money back within a few hours.
One of the most profitable ones would be selling products that can be consumed right away.
No wonder, this is the reason why you will see those roadside snack vendors being flooded with a huge crowd.
The food industry is one of the most booming industries in the world and it will keep on growing.
You know the reason very well – no one can live without food.
And if someone sells some particular food with specialty, his business can even boom overnight.
No advertisement is needed, those customers who have tasted your specialty will automatically convey their satisfaction to their friends and family members.
#2. Money Making Idea: Re-Sell Old Product
This is also kind of the same as the first point we just talked about. However, there is a slight difference in it because it takes some time to bring you back the money.
You will sell them faster if you give an attractive price with clear images of your items..
Look around in your house. There would be plenty of things like – tools, toys, gadgets, clothes, furniture, kitchenware, instruments, etc, which were not in use anymore and are just collecting dust and taking up space in the house.
Take a good picture of those items and post them in places like the Facebook marketplace, OLX, eBay.
You will be surprised to know the fact that you can list anything on the net and there are people looking out for those things too.
If you have old gadgets like mobile phones which weren’t in use anymore, you can sell them on Cashify, instead of letting them lie there for years with no intention of re-using them.
Another thing you can sell would be your used old clothes.
You can sell them on platforms like Amazon, eBay, OLX, Facebook marketplace, Preloved, Depop, Vinted, Poshmark, Spoyl to name a few.
You can search on the internet for shops or dealers who bought old and vintage clothes.
Keep in mind that some websites accept only particular brands.
So, make sure to read the terms and conditions of the websites to which you want to sell your old clothes to avoid unnecessary trouble afterward.
Not only electronics, old clothes, but you can also sell anything like books, furniture, any accessories you haven’t used or do not need at Decluttr.
If you have good quality pricey college textbooks which are in good condition, you can make more than a few bucks out of them.
One thing you must keep in mind is to be transparent and upfront about any defects, no matter how small or un-noticeable they might be so that your customers won’t give any negative feedback.
#3. Money Making Idea: Flip Used Gadgets On Craigslist
You can take the advantage of Craigslist by buying or getting things for free and then resell them again.
You can also run that kind of business on a smaller scale by buying those gadgets in bulk and then reselling them back to those companies.
#4. Money Making Idea: Sign Up For Car Wrapping Advertisement
Have you seen an Ola or Uber cab or Bisleri truck being wrapped with the company’s labels?
A very popular site Carvertise connects brands and companies like Uber, Lyft, Doordash cars.
Your car becomes a moving billboard for the company instead of a roadside billboard for which they paid hefty prices anyway!
If you qualify, all you have to do is allow the company to wrap your car with its logo and images.
The main requirement would be for someone who travels extensively.
If you are using your car for some hours daily for traveling, this is the easiest way to make money fast without you doing anything at all but earning a monthly set income without spending a single penny out of your own pocket.
#5. Money Making Idea: Get Paid To Drive People In Your Car
Do you use your car to go to your day job?
Are there your colleagues or friends or someone you can share your ride with?
If so talk to them and charge them according to your wish because they are giving money to cab drivers anyway.
It won’t be much, but more than enough to save on gas money.
What they commonly required from you would be a clean driving record, a good-condition car, and an authorization for work.
If you met the required criteria, you can start working according to your convenience – it can be during rush hour or the wee hour of the night, completely depending on your convenience.
You will be earning on your own terms.
#6. Money Making Idea: Be A Deliveryman
If you are searching the net for how to make money as a teenager, then enrolling yourself as a deliveryman for eCommerce platforms or local suppliers is one of the fastest ways to make money offline as a teenager.
Of course, this will need you to struggle a little when you are searching for suppliers. Once you got your suppliers, you are set to work according to your preferred time.
There are plenty of small and medium businesses that are looking for a trustable deliveryman. Give your very best service and give them a first-class timely delivery. This will give you more opportunities to offer other profitable services.
Once your great work is noticed, more names will come up from your employer. They will become your advertisers for free.
This will be hard work involved as you might have to lift weights you have to deliver to the customer.
You can also enroll in Postmates and earn $25/hour doing deliveries.
#7. Money Making Idea: Sell Your Blood Or Plasma
It is illegal to sell blood or plasma in some countries.
If you stay in those countries where selling your blood or plasma is legal, this is one of the quickest ways to make fast money.
Of course, you won’t be able to sell your blood every day.
According to the American Red Cross, You must wait for at least eight weeks (56 days) between donations of whole blood and 16 weeks (112 days) between Power Red donations.
Whole blood donors can donate up to 6 times a year.
Platelet apheresis donors may give every 7 days up to 24 times per year.
Regulations are different for those giving blood for themselves (autologous donors).
If you are clean – no drugs or any substance abuse – and healthy, over 17 years old, with no allergies, you can opt for selling your blood to meet your urgent need for money.
The whole process will take a few hours and you will have cash in your hand as soon as the process is completed.
This should not a long-term practice even though there is no harm and ill effect on the body for giving blood.
As a matter of fact, you can resume your routine duties immediately after blood donation since the amount of blood donated is a small part of your surplus blood.
Make sure you ate well before going for the procedure.
And yes, while your monetary problem is solved momentarily as you can make anywhere between $ 20 to $100 (depending on the type of blood required), be on the lookout for something that can give you a continued surplus supply of money.
#8. Money Making Idea: Rent A Space In Your House
If you have more room which you didn’t use, you can easily rent it out to someone.
You can register on sites like AirBNB or lookout in your locality hostels.
Many students want to have their own room so that they can focus more on their studies and be away from distractions.
A few contacts here and there would suffice.
You can also put an ad in your locality for the same or inform the watch guard for a small commission, he would gladly help out.
The rent would be according to your agreement and the services you would include.
It is good to make at least an informal agreement so that your tenant also becomes responsible for things and the room is well taken care of!
#9. Money Making Idea: Dog Walking/Sitting
Many people love dogs but do not have enough time to walk their dogs due to their tight schedules work.
Not only for walking, you can offer for sitting also.
You can also check in your neighborhood or check it out from social media for the requirement.
If you love dogs, this is one of the easiest ways to make money from what you love to do!
#10. Money Making Idea: Baby Sitting
As long as the human race exists, the need for a nanny or babysitter will never end.
Many parents are extensively on the lookout for babysitters whom they can trust instead of sending their kids to a daycare center or crutch.
Apart from registering yourself on such websites, you can also ask around in your neighborhood and personal contacts.
You won’t make huge money out of it, but it sure will pad your bank account quickly.
#11. Money Making Idea: Wash Carpet And Blankets
Washing carpets or blankets is not an easy job if you are doing it manually.
However, if you do not mind a little bit of streneous work, this might offer you a good way to make extra income with zero or very little investment.
If you live in an area where there is a good supply of water, you can offer your services to wash carpets, blankets, and the like.
It is not an easy task to wash carpets or blankets at home.
While many people prefer to dry clean their blankets, there are many people who would prefer soap and water for cleaning their carpets and blankets before stocking them out for the next winter to come.
Call me a paranoid or overtly hygienic, but I always prefer to wash all my blankets (six to be exact) with soap and water and that too by myself!
And it is not always convenient to use a washing machine.
I still remember slipping on the wet and slippery bathroom floor once while washing the blanket and ending up with sore legs and back.
The washing part is still fine. Carrying the wet carpet or blanket for sun drying is totally a different story.
Many homes also have the tendency to put their air-conditioners in really low mode and still use blankets during the summer season too.
If you take up the blanket wash along with washing carpets, there will be work to do all year round.
Once you get good money and streams of clients, you can invest in buying washing machines and dry cleaners and expand your business.
You can become a big name if you are willing to go the extra mile in making this business work.
#12. Money Making Idea: Wash Cars
For washing cars, you need not have a specific space although if you can have it, you could get more clients.
However, you can go to your locality and offer your service.
Most car washers charge around ₹500 a month in India for one car.
If you have 10 cars to wash daily also, you will be getting ₹5,000 a month.
That is not bad for a work that hardly takes 10 minutes to complete.
You can build up a business for a car wash by hiring a few people to work with you.
You can even build a website and make business cards or flyers to expand your reach in no time.
With time, it can become a booming business.
Invest the money you got to rent a place and offer mechanic works along with accessories for automobiles so that you become the all-in-one-place to go for car owners.
I hope you see the big picture here.
Never underestimate the power and importance of small beginnings.
#13. Money Making Idea: Tutor Students
Are you a musician? A school teacher? Fitness instructor? Chef? Nutritionist?
You can be anything. Everyone has at least expertise in something.
This is the time to make money out of it.
If you can’t have an office or space for the same, it is fine.
Take advantage of the internet.
You can also make video content for tutorials, guides, reviews using your smartphone and upload them on social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok ( if you are in a country like India, you need a VPN to create a Tiktok account as it is banned in India) and make money out of it.
Also Read: What Is A VPN For?
For starting any business that can produce a sustainable income, you need to give time, energy, and resources from the very beginning.
You need to be a little more than the average to stand out.
Nobody is perfect from the beginning.
Every successful YouTuber and Entrepreneur also started from zero.
With time, you will begin to understand more and you will gain momentum.
What is required is a little bit of that nudge to come out of your comfort zone for the sake of your future comfort.
If by any chance, you feel you do not have the necessary certificate to start what you love, then you can also take some courses from platforms like Coursera, Edureka, Udemy, App Sumo, etc. with nominal fees and get your certification so that you will confidently share your knowledge with a solid back up and prove that you are certified to teach others.
Thousands of students are searching for specific private tutors like Math, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and different subjects on the internet daily.
It’s a matter of getting one or two students at the start.
If all goes well, your students and their family members will become your best promoter.
Everybody wants to look young and good and this leads to many people being willing to pay a hefty amount of money for a good personal trainer.
The more values you have to add to those people to achieve their fitness goals, the more you will be known.
In the process, you are not only doing what you are passionate about but also making good money out of your passion.
The same thing is applicable to everything.
Like if you are a nutritionist or dietician, you could assist people in planning their meals according to their health conditions.
For example Diet for Diabetes, Jaundice, Kidney Failure, Hypertension, Hypotension, High protein diet, Diet for pregnancy, Diet for weight loss or weight gain, Special diet for the skin, kids, Specific diet for people on certain medications … the list is endless and actually countless.
You can start your own business out of it.
Make a website and put your services out there for people to see all over the world.
Your website need not be complicated.
It should be basic and easy to navigate. That’s all you would need.
You can easily build it by yourself even if you do not know any technical thing about building a website.
You can drop me a personal mail if you want me to do it for you with a very nominal price.
Also Read: How To Start With A Blog
#14. Making Money Idea: Offer To Help With Household Chores
You will be surprised to see people are looking for helping hands with petty things.
You will also see bigger tasks such as repairing, home renovation, etc.
Amazon Home Services also list different tasks you can choose from.
#15. Making Money Idea: Become A Tester
You can register to test apps and websites for companies and business owners before they hit the marketplace.
What you have to do is test and check the apps or websites for any bug or lag, usability, navigation, etc.
Since many people are registering on those sites, some sites might even close the registration for some time. You can check them after a few days.
You have to write and give your honest review for the same.
Some of these website testing sites required you to submit your live video recording of you testing the apps or website.
You will not earn a lot, however, for an hour’s work, you will get paid even up to $75, depending on the work you have to do.
Not only for websites or apps, you can also become a tester for products.
#16. Making Money Idea: Participate In Market Research
Basically, you are getting paid for your opinions.
These are mostly survey sites where you need to give your honest opinion.
Some of the surveys might require you to record yourself during the process to ensure you are really doing it.
This often involves doing surveys, answering polls, stating or writing your opinion.
You can participate on legitimate sites like Respondent.io and make quick money.
It will take a few minutes – anywhere from 30 to an hour to complete the research.
These projects won’t make you rich or give you quite a lot of cash, however, they sure will add extra income to your pocket.
Related: Online Surveys That Pay Cash
#17. Making Money Idea: Give Expert Answers For Questions
If you are a professional, industry expert – like a lawyer, engineer, doctor, scientist, or someone with specialized knowledge, JustAnswer might be the right place to make quick bucks.
You can post your answer for questions people are looking for which would otherwise cost them much for the same.
You will be providing them the solutions and earn extra money for just answering.
#18. Money Making Idea: Do Fiverr Gigs
You will find all sorts of services at Fiverr.
Fiverr has more than 54 million traffic each month.
If you know how web design, video editing, graphic design, writing, etc. you can post gigs on Fiverr.
Check the website for what services are offered.
However, the downside with sites like Fiverr is the competition is very high as people are flooding the marketplace with different types of services.
Check out for services that can be rendered with around 2000 search results.
The lesser the search result for services offered, the better your chance of being discovered.
FAQs on How to make fast money
How can I make money online without paying anything?
There are many ways to make money online without paying anything. Some of the most common ways are:
- Do paid online surveys.
- Start a blog
- Do affiliate marketing
- Be a freelancer
- Start a dropshipping business
- Do gigs on Fiverr, Upwork
- Become a tutor
- Sell old stuff
- Write ebook
How can I make money overnight?
- Become a freelance writer
- Drive for Uber or Lift
- Be a deliveryman
- Home-sit a dog or baby
- Become a tutor
- Flip old stuff on eBay or other eCommerce sites
- Do paid surveys
- Watch video ads for money
- Play games
- Become a tester
How can I make money immediately now? How can I make money in one hour?
The fastest way to make money immediately is to sell things offline:
- Sell old pieces of stuff like furniture, gadgets like old phones, and computers to a local dealer.
- Work as a handyman.
- Work as a delivery man.
- Sell your blood.
- Offer to dog walk or babysit.
- Home tutor kids.
- Teach music, dance, or any skills you are good at.
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