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4 More Ways to Pick Up Some Quick Cash

A few weeks ago we published 5 Easy Ways to Pick Up Some Quick Cash and today we have 4 more ideas for you.

There’s nothing worse than facing an urgent and unexpected expense only to discover that you won’t have money coming in until well after the payment is due. When cash flow issues arise, however, industrious individuals are always able to find a way to eke out a bit of cash. Following are four simple strategies for making cash fast.

Host A Virtual Yard Sale

yard-saleAt one time, yard sales required advance notice, plenty of advertising and lots of patience. With the web, however, you can offload your unwanted items at a reasonable price and within a matter of days or even hours. Simply use an online classified site to create listings of your items. Set a fair price, upload a few quality photos and then wait for the offers to come rolling in. Best of all, the web is a marketplace for literally everything. You might be surprised by just how much someone is willing to pay for your old VCR or outdated gaming console.

Donate Plasma

bloodDonating plasma is a great way to help out people in the community and be able to make some extra money. While donors aren’t paid for their bodily fluids, they are generously awarded for their time. The entire process takes about an hour and a half, and you’ll likely walk away with enough cash to gas up your car and take yourself out to a good meal. There’s also the added benefit of knowing that you’re doing something good for others given that plasma donations are frequently used to manufacture a diverse range of life-saving medications.

Offload Your Unwanted Vehicle

used-carIf you’ve got a non-functioning vehicle taking up space on your property, you may be able to leverage this surprising asset for some quick cash. Believe it or not, there are countless people who would be more than happy to take it off your hands. A broken down car can be salvaged for a veritable treasure trove of parts. Even your upholstery and in-car accessories can hold value for someone. Companies like U Pull & Pay will offer you cash within a matter of hours and will even tow the vehicle away for you.

Sell Freebies

freeThere are also a number of people who are offering valuable, usable goods for free. These are usually businesses and homeowners who are looking to clean their properties up before or after a big move. More often than not, they’ll require you to show up and haul these items off on your own. Searching through classified sites for freebies is a great way to build up an impressive inventory that you can in turn offload for a reasonable price.

These are just a few of the many quick and easy ways to resolve a short-term cash flow issues. With a bit of effort, you can leverage abilities and resources that you already have to ensure that things go smoothly. Best of all, your ingenuity and fortuitousness will help you avoid cash advances, title loans and other financial products that will likely cause you more money troubles further down the road.

By: Kara Masterson- Kara is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.