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Quick Cash: 4 Foolproof Ways to Make Some Extra Cash

Every now and then, we all find ourselves struggling to get to the next paycheck. Whether you’ve been hit by an unexpected expense, or you just need a little extra to keep you going, there are always ways of earning a bit of extra cash quickly. We’ve listed a few below that are simple to do and are guaranteed to work!

1. Change banks.

It's a competitive world out there, and lots of banks will reward you with cashback or other incentives just for signing up with them. It’s definitely worth considering switching or even signing up for a new, additional card. You’ll find lots of offers by doing a quick Google search. Wells Fargo, for instance, is currently offering a $400 bonus for those who sign up for their everyday checking account before December 31, 2019.

2. Sell your old stuff.

You may not realize it, but your old things are probably worth more than you initially think. Whether you have some old DVDs, clothes, or even books, different websites will help you sell these unwanted items for a decent profit. eBay is a great place to start. Have a quick search, and see what your items tend to go for, take a few pictures, and you're ready to go. Other websites will purchase your old electronics and textbooks and send you the money in the span of a few days.

3. A payday loan

Perhaps the simplest and most reliable means of attaining instant cash is to get a payday loan. Payday loans are short-term and are a perfect fix for those who may be struggling with their cash flow in the run-up to payday. Websites like SnappyPayDayLoans.com offer these types of loans to just about anyone who's over 18 and employed. With a range of loan options, you can choose how much you need and how quickly you commit to repaying. These loans are entirely manageable, and there's no need to worry about surprise fees.

4. Online surveys

Market researchers rely on the opinions of consumers, and lots of companies are desperate to know what you think and what you'd buy. There are plenty of sites that offer quick cash for the completion of online surveys, including LifePoints and Survey Junkie. While these websites may not provide the amount you need, if you find yourself with a little extra time on your hands, signing up for one of these survey sites means you can earn a bit of extra cash every day. They’re also quick to do, most taking less than 5 minutes.

Running low on personal funds can be stressful, especially when your next payday isn't coming up. But then, there are always ways to tiding yourself over, and the ideas we've listed here are just the beginning. Get creative, and see what else you can think of!

This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of EconoTimes.

By Sheena Jordan
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