I recently had a subscriber unsubscribe from my email list who was so kind to provide feedback on why he was leaving my list. He told me that he needed cash today and that my information didn’t address that need.
Well, he’s partially right. I don’t really talk about how to fill your pockets with cash by the end of the day. I do talk about different legitimate techniques you can use to earn extra money in your spare time. Some of them take days, some of them take weeks. However, after thinking about this ex-subscriber’s comment, I thought I would share some ways you can legally get extra cash by the end of the day.
I know this has been said a million times before, but I’m going to say it again–sell stuff on Craigslist for quick cash! I just did this the other week. I sold a portable, soft dog crate that was unopened. I bought two of these by mistake on Amazon last summer. I must have hit the order button twice because two showed up on my doorstep. My dog ate through the first one, and the second one sat unopened in my garage all winter.
I checked Amazon to see what the going rate was for these dog crates and I checked the other listings on Craigslist for similar items. I found that the particular crate that I had was selling for approximately $70 and up. I listed mine on Craigslist for $60 cash. Immediately, I had three potential buyers email me. Most buyers on Craigslist are eager to pickup their purchase so you shouldn’t have a problem arranging for the buyer to come over to your house that same day, or for you to meet them somewhere.
Right before the buyer showed up, I removed the packing slip from the box and checked out the price I paid for it last summer. Guess what? I paid $36! It must have been a daily deal or a blowout sale or something like that. I’m a huge fan of arbitrage so I felt pretty good about this deal. I was making a profit on this sale, AND the buyer got what she wanted and was paying less than retail for it. A win-win all around!
Another great idea for making quick cash today, would be to sell something you have to a neighbor that needs or wants it. I’ve done this too. My son grew out of his snowboard boots and snowboard so we offered it to our neighbor who has a son that wanted to snowboard and who would fit the equipment. The cash exchanged hands and everyone was happy!
A third idea involves consignment shops. Call consignment shops in your area to see who pays for inventory on the spot; believe it or not, some do. I haven’t done this in awhile, but in the past I found a nearby consignment store that paid me for my used kids clothes the same day I brought them in. I once walked out of this store with $100 bill in my pocket!
The above are just three ideas to put extra cash in your pocket today. Obviously, if you are an internet marketer and have built yourself a list of eager buyers for whatever you are selling at a push of a button, this information isn’t really for you. But if you are someone who likes to earn extra money in your spare time and is always looking for new and creative ways to make this happen, then hopefully your money-making juices are starting to flow!
If you have some other ideas, please share in the comments below. Who doesn’t love learning about new ways to make extra money!