Ways to Make Instant Cash

Written by sabrina ashley
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People need instant cash for many reasons. In good economic times and bad, there are always people who are short on cash and need a little extra to stretch until the next payday. While instant cash is nice, all methods of getting money relatively quickly require effort. But with determination, a person can get the fast cash he needs to tie him over. There are a few proven ways to get this money.

Pawn Shops

One of the fastest ways to get money is to pawn items of value, suggests the article "9 Ways to Make Money Selling Your Stuff in an Emergency" on the Austerity Blog website. Jewellery is always good for pawning, but musical instruments, electronic equipment, and top-of-the-line- bikes are also accepted at some pawn shops. When pawning an item you are basically getting a cash loan. The items you pawn are your collateral. If you don't pay back the loan, the pawn shop gets to keep your belongings. The items are then sold to pay back the loan. Interest rates for these cash loans vary from state to state. Some are as high as 100 per cent for one year. There are also non-profit loan societies in some states. These charge a very low interest rate. You can find pawn shops listed in the yellow pages or in online directories.

Garage Sales

Austerity Blog also suggests having a garage sale to get instant cash. This option is available for people who live in both houses and apartments. Find things in your home that you no longer want or need or that you think can fetch a good price. Place flyers announcing the sale around your neighbourhood, on bulletin boards or in a local online chat room. Tell everyone you know that you are having a garage sale and encourage them to come view your sale goods.

Sell Plasma

Although you can't sell your blood, you can sell your plasma. Some people earn a steady income by selling plasma twice a week. To do this you have to provide a medical history and be healthy. Your first time at the blood bank will take a few hours, but you will leave with up to £22 in your pocket. The process is similar to having blood drawn. Call your local blood bank and ask where you can sell your plasma.

Online Instant Cash

There are many sites that will pay you to take surveys. While the surveys pay only a few dollars each, there are usually numerous surveys you can take. There are also sites that pay you to try products and services. These "get paid to" (GPT) sites can be found using a search engine. The website Top GPT Sites (see Resources below) lists many of the websites you can use to make money. Some sites pay daily, but most pay monthly. For instant cash concentrate on those that pay you each day.

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