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quick ways to make moneyIf you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking for ways to make money now. I know. DUH! Otherwise you’re just bored and want to kill some time while at work! But for the sake of this article, I’m assuming you need a few extra dollars, or a bunch of extra dollars. Here are 5 ways peopl

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e can start making money quickly. I have other article on this site regarding quick ways to make money, a few are the same ones only updated while a few are different and will work if you do! I’ll also prerequisite this by saying that you’ll have to dedicate some time and effort in order to get these or any other method to work for you. So if you think these are going to be easy money making methods, they’re not! So let’s get started!

1. Sell Your (and Other Peoples) Stuff on Ebay

Yeah, I know you’ve heard that before. But even though Ebay ( is not as individual friendly as it once was, it’s still a great way for the Average Joe or Jane to make money quick. I’m still amazed at what people will sell on Ebay and what other people will buy! Not only that, but you can start offering a service to your local community to sell their stuff. They just agree to pay the listing fees and your commission. Generally most people who list items for others get around 10 to 15 percent of the final auction price.

You could expand on this service by agreeing to list items on Craigslist or Etsy, but there’ll be a lot more effort in this. On a Craigslist listing, someone will have to communicate with potential buyers and arrange for the transaction.

2. Take Legitimate Surveys and/or Read Emails To Make Money

Yes Virginia, there are legitimate companies who will pay you to take real surveys. There are also companies that will pay you to read and sift through a mound of email that comes into a company. One of the leading companies that will pay you to do these things is Send Earnings (click here to visit their site). The way this works is large corporations want to know which products have a good chance of making them money on the market. You’ve heard of consumer groups? These are groups of consumers who evaluate products before they hit the market. Some get paid cash to perform these evaluations, some get the merchandise they’re evaluating, which can be sold for cash!

Many of these same corporations also get a huge volume of email each day. Can you imagine the volume of email companies like Wal-Mart, Taget or Sears must get every day? They don’t want to pay a full time employee (or more likely a group of EMPLOYEES) to sift through that mountain of email and pick out which are legitimate and which ones are junk. It’s cheaper to hire a company like Send Earnings to do it for them. This is where you come in!

3. Become A Virtual Customer Service Agent At Home

If you like talking on the phone and dealing with people’s problems, then being a Customer Service Agent may be right up your alley. A company called Working Solutions (, hires people to become service reps. You’ll need an up-to-date computer, a high speed Internet connection and a land line telephone to get started. You’ll have to fill out an application on their website and wait for approval. Just beware, if you’ve never worked customer service, ask someone who has and they’ll tell you to get a thick skin! If you haven’t learned anything from the Internet yet, you’ll soon discover people are a lot “braver” over the phone than they are in a face to face situation. Prepare to get an ear full from some people wanting to vent. On the other hand, you’ll genuinely be helping other people who appreciate your help.

Every project that you’ll be working will pay differently. Some projects will pay only while you’re talking, some will pay per phone call, etc. You get the picture. Working Solutions website says that some agents average between $7.50 and $30 per hour depending on the project.

4. What Would You Do For $5?

I guess it’s possible you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, but if you haven’t then you’ve probably heard about Fiverr ( You may have even went there and wasted lots of time checking out the gigs and getting a laugh out of them. But if you’re needing money, have you thought about actually signing up and becoming a vendor? Don’t think you have nothing to offer. After all, just take a look at what some people are doing for $5!

Five dollars may not sound like a lot of money, but it can add up really quick for the right gig. The most successful people on Fiverr seem to have multiple gigs. I’ve seen some with thousands of feedback ratings. Realizing that some people don’t go to the trouble of giving feedback, you’ll quickly come to the conclusion that I did, that these people are making a pretty good pile of cash! Five bucks at a time. Okay, so you don’t get the whole five bucks. I think it comes out to somewhere in the 3 to 3.50 range. Still, it’s money and it can add up quickly if you have multiple gigs that are popular!

5. Take Part in Medical Trials To Make Money

Okay, I honestly only put this one here for something different you may not have seen before. I personally wouldn’t sign up for a medical trail because being human guinea pig doesn’t sound like something I want to do. But I know others have no problem doing this. That’s okay with me, afterall, it’s your body! I’ve seen some data suggesting that some trials can pay up to $250 per day. Obviously there are conditions to be met with each trail. If this sounds like something that interest you, then check out Paid Clinical Trials ( Just be aware that there could be some serious side effects by taking part in these trials!

I’m betting these aren’t the get rich quick schemes you thought they would be are they? The fact is, you can make money in a short amount of time with any of these methods. Obviously there are other methods that you can use to make money quick, these are just 5 I thought might help you. So what are you waiting for!



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