3 Jul, 2013
If you are having a hard time making ends meet without a job there are plenty of ways to obtain some money until you are able to get back on your feet. Here are seven ways to get your hands on some quick cash when you need it the most.
Sell Unneeded Items on eBay or Craigslist
Many people end up accumulating a variety of items that they don’t actually need. You can make a lot of money by selling yours on eBay or Craigslist. All you have to do is create an account and start listing anything you don’t have a use for from accessories to used clothing to old electronics. To have the most success, ensure that you provide high-resolution photos with each listing as well as detailed descriptions. If you want a faster sale you can offer free shipping to entice customers.
Open Up a New Bank Account
A very common strategy of banks is to try to attract customer through cash bonuses for opening up a new account. Review the latest offers of different banks in your area to see if the cash bonus is worth opening up a checking or savings account. You must have the minimum deposit available to be put into a new bank account, and most banks require that you keep the account running for a certain period of time before they will reward you with a bonus. This strategy can get you up to $150 without much effort.
Get a Quick Cash Loan
These loans can get you the cash you need without having to go through a credit check. Before going with this option it is important to make sure you’ll be able to repay the loan when the time comes to do so. These types of loans are designed to tide people over until they are able to stand on their own.
Borrow From Your Friends
A valid option to obtain the money you need is to turn to your network of family and friends. If you have a good reason why you need to borrow money, they may be more then willing to help. However, it’s important that you don’t let borrowing money ruin a relationship. Make sure that if you are given money from a family member or friend, you will be able to repay it in full, otherwise you run the risk of ruining a friendship or family relationship.
Seek Emergency Assistance
Although not many charities or assistance programs will hand over a check, they will provide you with an assortment of other items and services that you would have to spend your money on otherwise. In this respect, turning to charities can help free up money to be put towards other needs. The most common of these charities are food banks, waiver of utility costs, and household and clothing aids.
Sell Your Plasma
Plasma banks will pay up to $35 for a pint. Federal regulations will prohibit you from donating more than two times a week, but even then you can make a decent amount of money with little effort. As long as you are able to take the pain of plasma donation (which isn’t that bad), this is a viable option.
Offer Your Services
Being unemployed means you probably have free time on your hands, maybe quite a bit of free time. Why not use some of that free time to offer your services to friends, family or neighbors. You could do things that others do not have the time to do such as cutting the lawn, washing their car, babysitting, or watching their house while on vacation. These are all good ways to keep you busy and help you earn some quick cash.