10 Ways to Generate Cash Fast

A few days ago, a sister contacted me for advice. She’s not working. Her husband just lost his job. They have small children and they need to figure out how to start earning money right away. Been there, done that, suban’Allah…

The problem with running your own business is that it can take a while to build a steady stream of income and become profitable. The problem with finding a company that hires people to work from home, it that the hiring process is often quite slow; and once you’re hired it can take some time before you receive that first pay check. So what can you do in the meantime if you find yourself in a financially desperate situation and need to generate quick cash? Here are a few suggestions that may help:

  • Have a yard sale
  • Sell gently used clothing, purses and other accessories to consignment shops
  • Sell items on ebay
  • Sell items on Craigs List
  • Sell services as a graphic designer/writer/virtual assistant and advertise on Craigs List, Backpage and around community
  • Write an ebook (about something you know very well) and sell it
  • Babysit
  • Take online surveys 
  • Clean houses (advertise in local Craigs List, Backpage and around community)

Some of these tips are obviously not long-term solutions, but insha’Allah they can keep you afloat until you can get back on your feet. Do you have additional suggestions for making money quickly in a pinch?

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