How To Make $1000 Fast
How To Make $1000 Fast
In today’s instant everything society, almost everyone wants to make money quickly and easily. We have compiled some of the easier ways to make $1000 quickly, without taking too much time out of your day. These ideas are as simple as selling the items you no longer require, to arranging peoples travel plans or becoming a freelance virtual assistant.
Today, almost everyone has access to the internet and the ability to communicate from multiple locations all over the world. All that would be required is a little knowledge and a bit of dedication in order to make it work. With that being said, lets jump right into it…
Selling your stuff online
One of the best ways to make some quick and easy money fast is by selling items you no longer need to buyers online local. There are a few online platforms that can be used such as Craigslist. However, one of the most popular ways is by using social media platforms such as Facebook’s marketplace.
This method has become very popular over the last few years. Essentially you would list the item you want to sell, with a definition, a price and your contact number. Think of it as the future of garage sales, the interested buyer would then get in touch with you and literally come pick up the item in exchange for cash.
Let’s say you have moved houses and you have many items that no longer fit in the space provided, or you would just like to get rid of some items you no longer use. This method is easy, fast and using popular recommended platforms you are sure to bring in some cash quickly.
You are going to be required to post some photos for potential buyers to check out your items, taking good photographs is key and shooting in natural light is a must. Some key points when taking photos of your items to sell include:
- Make sure to take the photos in natural light.
- If you are required to shoot indoors when its dark outside you should use a lighting kit.
- If you don’t have access to a lighting kit, place your items in front of a non-reflective whiteboard before taking the photos.
- Once you have taken the photos you require you could go the extra mile by editing them to make sure the colours are correct and appealing, and by cropping anything unnecessary out of the image.
There are many platforms that can be used to sell your items online straight from home, some of these sites which support local selling are Craigslist, Letgo, the Facebook Marketplace and if you are thinking of selling on a more nationwide range you could try Amazon, eBay or eBid.
The bigger more popular sites are fantastic for selling your miscellaneous items, although if you are thinking of selling more speciality items, such as antiques or your clothes it might be worth looking into an international audience. Some of these sites include:
- Poshmark, which is an online sales and social networking hybrid for selling men’s, women’s and children’s clothing items. The structure is free and simple. For clothing under $15 you will be charged a fee of $2.29 for anything over $15 the fee is 20% and the platform charges the buyer a fee of $6.49 for shipping.
- Ruby Lane, this one is for more serious, antique and vintage sellers with items that aren’t exactly too common these days. You will be required to pay a fee of $100 to set up your own store, and then pay 19 cents per item you list, you can have up to 80 items listed on your store for a monthly fee of $70. Basically, when using Ruby Lane, you would want to make sure you have a good idea or stock of items that can recoup your initial investment and turn a profit before diving in.
Driver or Delivery
Driving for companies such as Uber, Lyft, sidecar or Flywheel are filling a requirement people have had for years – transportation. Your best bet would be to sign up with the driver service that is the most popular in your area and spend your time off bringing in extra money.
On average, an Uber driver makes around $15 an hour, which doesn’t include tips and during peak or “Surge” times is when drivers are in more demand and you could make a lot of extra money. So, if you are willing to drive around your local city and chauffeur people to and from their destinations such as the airport or make even more cash on a weekday morning.
This is not necessarily the fastest way to make a quick grand but it could work. There are many other options to choose from if you are not interested in driving people around, you could deliver food for companies like Door Dash.
One user who delivered using door dash posted that it would be possible to make $1000 in one week delivering items using a motorcycle or fuel-efficient vehicle. Your hourly rate could suffer if traffic is high so it would be important to consider these factors before jumping straight in.
However, it would take about 50 to 70 hours a week to make this work. So, if you are in between jobs this can be a quick easy way to help bring in extra income.
Airbnb has proven to be a good method to make some fast-extra income although it requires you to have a spare room or rooms in your house. Maybe you are going to be out of town for a long-extended period and you can rent out your home while you are away.
How much you earn depends on where you live, the appeal of your neighbourhood and the quality of your home. Using Airbnb you could potentially increase the amount you charge by allowing pets, or by including appliances such as a dishwasher or dryer, it would also be dependent on the type of season. Holiday times are prime times for visitors and tourists, and you could charge more for festivals, sporting events or special weekends.
It would be important to be extra responsive and polite to renters as increasing your reputation has the potential to bring in more income. Airbnb’s platform has a rating system that most people can use to leave comments and share how they feel about the experience renting with you, the higher your rating, the higher the prices you can charge and more people will consider using your space.
Server or Bartender
If any of the other methods don’t interest you, you could decide to go back to the simpler yet tried-and-test way of making some extra quick easy money – take a job as a server or bartender. Usually many restaurants are hiring servers on a regular basis and with this type of work you can start straight away.
Making money through being a bartender or server lies in the tips because usually the hourly wage is a bit low. Tips are usually much greater at higher end restaurants, so choose wisely. The key to make money in this filed is in the great service you provide. If you take home $200 in tips each night you’ve got your $1000 in 5 days.
Cleaning and Organizing services
This is a great option if you are an extremely organized person at heart, there are always people who need some area of their home cleaned or reorganized. It would be possible for you to advertise your services on Craigslist or Facebook to help you earn fast easy money. Some services you can offer include:
- House cleaning and organizing
- Deep cleaning/detailing cars
- Landscaping and lawn clean up such as mowing the lawn or trimming bushes
- Cleaning windows
- Clearing gutters
- Clearing out garages
It would be important for you to charge what you’re worth to help people make their lives a bit more organized and if they have valuable items which you can sell at a thrift store you could resell them for a % of the sale price.
Working as a Virtual Assistant
Today, business owners and sole proprietors are always looking for VA’s to assist them with their everyday tasks. You could even work from home as a virtual assistant and make decent money in the process. The responsibilities of a VA can include:
- Technical Assistance
- Scheduling social media posts and campaigns
- Taking care of invoicing
- Handling accounts receivable
- Making regular phone calls
- Sending out and answering emails and other messages
- Researching using the internet
- Proofreading and editing
- Making appointments
- Data entry
- Managing Social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and any others.
- Blog management
- Graphic Design
- Basic Customer service
Businesses generally prefer hiring freelance VA’s and a beginner can earn between $12 and $15 an hour. As your experience grows so does the pay. Experienced VA’s usually make $40 an hour or more which is $1600 for a full week. Online websites such as Upwork specialize in helping VA’s find work or you could approach a blogger or business owner and ask them if they require help lowering their workload.
The key to becoming a successful virtual assistant lies in taking responsibility and being extremely efficient. If you are a responsible and efficient person you could make some quick cash doing short-term VA work and if it interests you more you could potentially turn it into a full-time career.
Perhaps you love to travel and have some experience with helping people organize their lives? People with extra money will usually pay out a decent sum for travel experiences. So, if you love to travel and you know how to arrange traveling, you could save people time and money while earning some extra money for yourself.
Let’s say you know how to book airfares for the lowest cost, or you know which hotels, popular attractions or dinner reservations would be the best for those who want to hire you. You will be saving them time and all they would need to do is show up and enjoy their vacation.
Meanwhile, you’ll be charging anywhere from a couple hundred to a thousand or more dollars for arranging flights, reservations and other travel arrangements you can manage. If your clients are busy enough and wealthy enough, your reputation with them is decent and they trust your judgement you can possibly name whatever price suits you.
Become a local guide
Perhaps you live in a location where tourists often visit, and you have adept knowledge in the local area? Maybe you know all the hidden popular spots in the area? Everyone from visitors to local shoppers might find interest in your expertise and you could potentially make some extra money out of it!
You could either find a part-time job with a local tour company in your area or start your own business by working on the weekends. It is possible to get in contact with Airbnb which offers a great, safe way to reach out too many potential tourist customers.
Make some extra money by teaching others what’s interesting about your own city, town or neighbourhood while the average tour guide company pays around $12 an hour, you could potentially double that price as a private guide. If you made $25 per hour and manage to turn it into a full-time job you could easily make $1000 in one week.