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Need Extra Cash?

Need Extra Cash?

ve you ever found yourself in need of some fast cash? Of course you have! For most students, a few extra dollars a month can go a long way. If you’re in a jam this summer, try some of these quick and simple ways to make money fast.

Have a garage sale
We all have some unused items stored away collecting dust. Sell your stuff to the community! Just remember, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure! If you don’t have an area where you can set up a garage sale, do it on Facebook. Post pictures of your unwanted items online and let the bidding begin. It gives you a motive to do some spring cleaning while making some easy cash!

Sell all of your unwanted clothes
Would you like cash for your gently used clothing? Sell your used clothing at Plato’s Closet or Stuff! They buy and sell gently used clothing for teens and young adults. Once they accept your clothes you will be on your way with some extra money.

Donate plasma
If you are someone who can handle getting your blood drawn, then donating plasma is the way to go! You can donate at your local plasma center twice a week and make about $35 or more each time!

Take online surveys
Are you someone who likes to share their opinion with others? Try taking online surveys to make some extra money while trying new products. Hundreds of companies out there offer these online surveys. You can’t expect to earn a large income, but it is possible to earn $50 to $100 a month in cash and free products if you take several short surveys.

Recycle bottles and cans
Instead of throwing your pop cans and plastic water bottles away, recycle them! To make more of a profit, go to your local park and search for recyclables on the ground or in trash cans. You’ll be cleaning up the environment and making cash at the same time. Go Green!

Sell your stuff on eBay
Do you have used textbooks, iPods, DVDs, video games or anything else you might find lying around your apartment? Chances are every student has at least one thing they don’t need anymore, so sell it on eBay for some extra cash. If you want to dodge the trouble of shipping your items, then sell your items locally by posting your items on Craigslist.

Tutor Students
Some parents are willing to pay big bucks to see their children succeed. If you speak a second language or have great math, reading or writing skills, you maybe be able to earn extra cash conveying your knowledge to students for about $20 to $30 an hour. Check with your local schools and universities to see if you can advertise your services on their website or bulletin board.

Posted on Jun 24, 2013, in Budgeting, Ways to make fast cash

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