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People Share the Easy Ways They Make Extra Cash

If you’re short on cash, unemployed, in trouble debt-wise, or just saving up for a big purchase, there are times in everyone’s life when money is a bit thin.

If that’s you, and you’re looking for ingenious ways to make some extra cash, these 15 people have some super creative suggestions.

15. It takes a certain skill set.

There are some different work at home jobs you can get.

Transcription for one. You get an audiophile and transcribe it into text, sort out who is saying what and when in the system they provide you with and get paid around 75$ for every 30 minutes transcribed.

If you have low morals there are chat operator work. You work on a platform, writing to old men from fake female profiles and they pay 1.5€ per message they send, you receive anything from 0,10-0,20€ per message you send. This is actually a big market with sophisticated systems, but highly immoral of course.

The men agree to it by agreeing to the sites rules yada yada, so the info about the girls being fake is printed and usually pretty easy to find in the agreement but they just don’t read it.

If you write fast and have a dirty mind you can easily produce 100 messages an hour.

Not very nice to the old men though.

14. Good advice if you live on the coasts.

Being an extra on TV shows.

Everyone acts as if this is some secret hard thing to do, but anyone can do it. Hell, some shows find extras via Facebook pages.

You show up, you film for a couple hours and you get 100 bucks for hanging out with people plus free meals.

However, don’t do high budget ones. Learned the hard way Amazon has money and they aren’t afraid to use it to keep you on set with insane overtime, which is good for money but you’re gonna end up with long days.

13. So maybe not “easy,” but…

How has nobody said donating plasma? $60-$100 a week (AT LEAST) for donating twice a week, plus there are usually promotions. Right now at my local one new clients can make $700 the first month by donating 8 times. The 8 sessions would on average here take about 10 hours.

Takes 2-3 hours your first time depending on how busy your local center is (as you have to meet with the doctor and get a physical), and after that it takes like 50 minutes each session plus wait time (again depends on your local center but usually 15-45 minutes)

12. Seems like a tough gig to get.

Be at the top of the pyramid in a MLM, and when you get enough money disappear without leaving any traces, and don’t forget to use a fake European name life Stefan, or Joerg and say you are Swedish.

11. The night shift.

Not necessarily really easy, but I’ve done well for myself by being willing to work off hours in jobs that do not expect me to keep busy during downtimes.

Can be stressful when it is busy since you are the only one there, but that is also great for building relationships. People will go to bat for you if you saved someone’s ass at midnight when their computer crashed or whatever.

A lot of people can’t help needing to work regular hours but if you don’t, you can write your own ticket in some industries. My supervisor is more stressed that a mistake is going to make me quit than I am it will get me fired since my shift is hard to fill.

10. Just like drugs.

Just baking bread. Find a good enough recipe, and people will beg you for it. Almost like a different thing. I mean, I did give them the first few loaves free.

9. They make it sound so simple.

Literally ask for a raise. so many people dont because of pride or fear, and they’re seriously missing out.

8. There’s always a joker.

Save money by getting your food for free.

The elites don’t want you to know this but the ducks at the park are free. You can take them home.

7. Just a little extra work.

Small stuff but recycling cans/plastic bottles is 10 cents for one where I live.

I make about $20/month doing it; not much but still ok.

6. Avoid impulse buying.

When you want to buy something nonessential, sit with it for a week or two.

You’ll avoid buying a lot of useless crap.

5. Just don’t let it go too far and end up on tv.

Not sure about “getting” money but you can use coupons and codes to save money on purchases.

Don’t pay full retail on something unless you need to. Make your money go farther.

4. This is actually a thing.

Selling pictures of your feet to strangers.

3. It really works!

I’m so glad you asked.

Honey, the free browser extension that searches the entire web to find you coupons so you can save as much money as possible.

2. This sounds risky to me.

Medical experiments are EASY money. Look for final round ones that have already been tested on humans. You probably don’t wanna be first cab off the rank with some of these…

Hell I saw one a while back for $1k for testing combined nurofen and panadol.

I got $4k for a wound hearing one. Left some fun little scars on my legs but after tax got a nice laptop out of it. No overnights.

Ones with extended overnight periods pay more but they also feed you.

You’ll have to be a non smoker and have no detectable drugs in your system.

1. Is it really easy to get?

Testing software.

Websites like usertesting.com have panels of millions of average people for companies to test their software on.

It pays something like $20 for a 10-15 minute usability session.

As long as you give it your best shot and provide quality feedback, it doesn’t matter if you’re tech savvy. It’s all on your own too, not live sessions.

I never would have thought of some of these!

What would you add to this list? If you’ve got a good one, share it with us in the comments!