We all have those days where we could use an extra $50 or so to help us out with a tank of gas or another small purchase. As much as we’d all like to pretend it doesn’t happen, sometimes our budget just needs some help and we need to add a few dollars to help. Unfortunately a lot of the time, it can be hard to figure out how to earn that extra fifty that we need. Luckily, making extra money isn’t as hard as it usually seems. In fact, there are quite a few things that you can do to add $50, $100 or even more to your budget and some of them pay pretty quickly.
Learning how to earn from home can be one of those things that people shy away from. There seems to be a really common misconception that it can’t be done. I’m here to tell you it can be because if it couldn’t? I wouldn’t be able to work from home as a full time blogger and as a social media manager/virtual assistant. It can take some work to find a work at home gig that is the right fit for you. Once you do though, you can be off and running earning from home very quickly.
10 Ways to Earn (and get paid!) $50.00 Today
The biggest thing that you’ll need to look at is how often you want to be paid. If you want to be paid daily, some of these won’t work for you. If, however, you’re okay with not getting paid right away, they’ll all work for you. Keep in mind though that these aren’t the only ways you can earn from home. There are quite a few side hustles you can do from home that should work and if not, you’ll just have to keep searching for a unique way to earn money from home that fits you and your family. No matter what though, don’t allow yourself to get discouraged. You can do it.
If your budget is really tight and you need to add to your income on more than a part-time basis, you could also start your own blog (Six Dollar Family). You can start a blog with Bluehost for only $3.95/mo and get a free domain name when you do. Once you’ve done that, I have a step-by-step tutorial that will walk you through how to start a blog on Bluehost to help you get started. Blogging can be very lucrative and it is one of the only work at home jobs that pays as well as blogging can.
Have a Yard Sale
Search your house and find clothes, toys, electronics, or other items that you haven’t used in the last 6 months or other items that you no longer need to hold a garage sale. If you’re reasonable about how you price your yard sale items and you do everything you need to prepare, you can make far more than $50.00. Don’t let a bad past yard sale stop you either. We have an e-book available that can help you become a Yard Sale Pro and have the most profitable yard sale you’ve ever had.
Become an Amazon seller
Selling on Amazon FBA is a great option for those who are looking for an actual home business. In fact, this is one of the side hustles that we will be doing soon as well. If done correctly, you can earn thousands per month selling on Amazon. If the whole process confuses you (and it likely will), I highly recommend the Amazon Boot Camp course from The Selling Family. They even offer a payment plan for those that might be having trouble paying all at once.
Sell Clothes on Consignment
If you have a consignment shop in your area,go through your closet and see if there are any clothes, shoes or accessories that you can consign. A lot of stores actually pay cash on the spot which is great when you want or need to be paid immediately, but you’ll want to check to be sure that they aren’t a store credit only type of store. If you don’t need to be paid right away or you don’t have a consignment shop near you, ThredUp.com is a fantastic option for kids and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories and I adore Swap.com. They also accept toys, movies, books and some household or baby items.
Do a quick survey, offer or task
Each day, I sit down and follow a very specific system that I devised to earn at least $225/mo in extra income. You won’t get paid immediately but you absolutely can earn each day. Those earnings? Add up quickly. If you follow my system, you’ll add that $200+ to your monthly budget with about 2 hours of work each day. It won’t make you rich but it can ease your costs a bit.
Clean Someone’s Home
Cleaning and organizing houses pays pretty well and usually it’s the same day that you do the work. Place Craigslist ads or ads in Facebook Buy, Sell or Trade groups offering to clean someone’s home or organize things for them. You can choose to charge per home or by the room, but no matter which way you charge? You’ll very, very likely make more than $50.00.
Become a Mother’s Assistant
Different from a nanny, a mother’s assistant can pay very well. Duties will vary from family to family but for the most part you would be doing things such as cooking meals and running errands. If you don’t do a certain task, be sure to let your employer know ahead of time. Place ads on CraigsliWorkst and Facebook and be sure you look to see if anyone is hiring a Mother’s Assistant too.
Sell Unused Gift Cards
We all have gift cards lying around that we very likely won’t use. Why let them just sit around and collect dust? Instead, sell them on sites like Raise.com. Raise is my absolute favorite one to use and trust me, I do use it. Quite a bit actually. It’s super easy to sell your cards once you have signed up for a Raise account and the money is paid pretty quickly. Depending on the amount of gift cards you have been holding onto, you could easily make $50.00 in a single day this way.
Did you know you can make money selling your blood? You sure can and first time plasma donors can make as much as $100 depending on where you donate. You’ll want to find a plasma center near you then check their websites. Some will actually offer a coupon from time to time that will help you get paid more. You can only do this one every so often, but it’s a great way to get a little boost to your income if you need it.
Grade Websites for cash
Do you hate it when you go to a website and can’t find what you need? Peek at UserTesting.com is a great place to earn extra cash while letting website owners knows what’s good and what’s confusing about their website. They will pay you $10.00 for every review that you complete. You must have a webcam and a mic to provide website reviews. Each review is required to be 20 minutes long and you must be honest. They are very strict about their reviewers being honest. You will receive your payment exactly 7 days after your review. They do the week long waiting period to ensure that your review is quality.
Sell Your Skills
If you know a lot about a certain subject, or are a teacher, you can sell your skills and time on WyzAnt.com. You can earn on anything from teaching math to teaching personal finance and more. This one is great for those who were excellent in a certain academic subject. Who says you won’t use algebra after high school? If academic subjects aren’t your thing, you could always create a Udemy course for something else that you’re good at. The great thing about Udemy courses is that you only need to do the work once!
Like I said earlier, some of these won’t earn you $50.00 in one day, but the great thing about most of these is that they are quick. This means you can do multiple ones per day. If you do? You should come pretty close to earning $50.00 for each day that you do them. Either way? Earning extra money is never a bad thing.