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5 Ways to Make Quick Cash Right Now... Even in the Rain

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5 Ways to Make Quick Cash Right Now!

You have literally just lost your job. You now find yourself in a position where you are unable to make several payments that were all due “yesterday”. Furthermore, you can't obtain a personal bank loan because your credit cards have all reached their maximums. Your friends are also low on funds "in this economy" and it's been raining (or snowing) for four days now. How will you "pound the pavement" to find work? Will anyone help you? What will you do?

Take a deep breath. Think fast. Don't panic.

This situation is common and frequently happens to other individuals as well. It is for this reason most people create income plans or portfolios. Instead of solely relying on one form of income - your day job, why not permanently establish four or seven different ways to constantly and consistently fund your expenses? You will then spend a lot less time worrying about job loss or being out of cash. You can take a few nice trips every year, buy a few properties around the world or invest your funds towards increasing your total net worth or nest egg. Life is what we make of it. Don't limit yourself and by no means let anyone else limit you!

Nonetheless, you are still currently strapped for cash and it is raining outside. Here are five (5) real ways to earn quick cash for yourself right now. The rain, snow, cold winds or sleet can't stop you now.

Sell back quality books

Sell back quality books

  • Sell back books. If you love to read like I do, you may have your own personal library or stockpile of used books. Why not cash in those textbooks? Bookstores, such as Barnes & Noble, Shakespeare and Co. and the like, buy textbooks back year-round. Textbooks and non-fictional books can sell back for $20 - $100 each (i.e. medical books, law, finance, etc.). Newer books are worth more (unless the older books are collector's items and, therefore, retain a higher cash value). It's a great opportunity for students. Selling back books is effective, simple and fast!
  • Bottle collections. I am a big fan of collecting bottles for income, when you're in a bind. It requires no skill, it's simple and you're paid instantly. Not to mention how great it is for the planet. Everyone has to throw out their trash at some point in time. Can you say "Gold Mine"? The US is a country where rummaging for bottle collection can literally provide a steady flow of income with dedication over time. Start by borrowing (or renting) a large, spacious van or pickup truck from a friend or family member each week, setting a targeted dollar amount. This step determines how much hours you will need to devote for collecting bottles towards filling up the vehicle and attaining your cash target. Get help from your family members if necessary. Each full van load equates to approximately $100 at 10 cents/bottle, depending on the size of the vehicle. You can work all day and everyday as you choose, since the van is yours for the week. Redeem your bottles at places like Walmart and Shoprite, which are usually open about sixteen hours per day. Keep in mind that since its raining outside right now, you should dress appropriately. Thankfully because of the rain, you may not have to fight off any other bottle collectors. Awesome!
Pawn Jewelry

Pawn Jewelry

  • Borrow against (if not pawn) your collateral. Obtain an asset-backed loan from your current items worth such as, cars, jewelry, electronics, life insurance, houses, condos, etc. These types of loans have been offered for centuries in the form of refinanced mortgages, factoring, etc. It's safe, quick and easy. Most pawn brokers currently will lend cash in exchange for holding on to your valuable possessions, such as vehicles, jewelry, appliances and certain electronics, among others. Your obligation to the lender is a service fee and full repayment of the loan by its due date - or you just may lose the underlying asset for good.
  • Return unused items recently purchased. Gather all your unused recent purchases, along with their receipts and take them right back to their stores. You can then set up a layaway plan to purchase those items again in the future, if they are indeed necessary. Returning items is a great way to manage your spending habits. Instead of hoarding items you really can live without, you can return merchandise for full repayment. Stores usually provide 14 - 90 days or more to return purchases. Verify this information with the retailer.
  • Make deliveries. Since it is currently raining outside, you just got lucky! Run over to your local deli store, pharmacy, grocery or supermarket and offer to deliver orders or items to customers at their homes. Many individuals or businesses usually contact these retailers to place important orders on hold for pickup. You can offer to drop off orders, if there are no formal delivery services available at the store. Not only will you get paid to deliver orders to customers, but customers may also tip you for your trip as well.

It's just that simple! You can make money right now if you needed to - even in the rain. Opportunities are available at your disposal. The choice for financial success is yours.

For ways to make additional cash, check out this blog: "24 Ways to Make Extra Money - No Skills Required"

Check out my other hubs on making extra cash at:

Deliveries Gone Wild! - Not the appropriate way to make deliveries.


Mirza on January 14, 2015:

Thanks for your comment, Joanne. And good luck on bundiilg your dream home share some of your selection and construction adventures with us! We're going to be changing Wednesdays to Reader's Day starting in a couple of weeks. It'd would be really interesting to follow your progress.

Retta on January 10, 2015:

Stay with this guys, you're heniplg a lot of people.

Kitty on January 10, 2015:

We are currently reintng while we build our dream home so all of my pretty Christmas décor is at the bottom of our storage unit. I borrowed an artifical tree and bought dollarama ornaments and the only other décor in the house was the oodles of paper snowflakes my kids made and hung from the ceiling. This has been the most stress free Christmas ever! I keep thinking that this should persuade me to whittle down my many tupperware bins but I know I'll be out next Oct/Nov/Dec buying more to make my new house sparkle. It will all be yanked down on New Years Day though .I cant stand the clutter for much longer than that.Good Luck with your de-christmassing.

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S T Guy (author) from USA on September 23, 2014:

Thanks ChristineVianello!

Thanks for the comment visionandfocus!

I am glad you enjoyed the article Pierre Cortez! Check out my other financial blogs. Will definitely keep on writing. Thanks!

Pierre Cortez on June 12, 2011:

Nice blog.. :) Thank you for sharing this informative content :)

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visionandfocus from North York, Canada on June 09, 2011:

Great tips! I already sell back to amazon, but will check out Shakespeare and Co. Thanks for sharing!

ChristineVianello from Philadelphia on May 23, 2011:

GREAT TIPS!! I did not even think about selling back old textbooks, genuis idea.

S T Guy (author) from USA on May 19, 2011:

I actually don't believe that bottle collection works in the UK the same way it does in the US, but definitely feel free to check.

Thanks for the comments!

zanin from London, England on May 02, 2011:

I like the bottle tip. Not sure about this for UK, but will look into it. Caution should be taken with pawning items as if unemployed long term, you may never be able to purchase those items again or you risk losing items if you refinance on them. That said, you have given some very useful and unique tips. Voted-up, thank you.

sherrylou57 from Riverside on April 28, 2011:

Nice tips, thank you! Never would of thought of this.

S T Guy (author) from USA on April 27, 2011:

Sometimes people find themselves in a bind when the weather or other natural events hinder their ability to work or earn income. Well these are a few ways to still make quick cash even if mother nature unleashes her wrath. For the most part, all you need is an umbrella =)

MyMastiffPuppies on April 26, 2011:

Great ideas! We have all been in a tight at one time or another. One of my favorites is having a yard or garage sale. It's a great way to generate some cash and clean out your house of garage of unwanted or unused items.

Thanks for the great info! Voted up, useful and awesome...

S T Guy (author) from USA on April 25, 2011:

These are decent ways to make quick cash. Ever so often some people find themselves in a jam. I hope this list can help.

StrictlyQuotes from Australia on April 24, 2011:

Some interesting tips!

margie518 on April 23, 2011:

cool list for the quick dough. thanks!

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