Today, I’m going to list of 17 ways to make $1000.
A lot of these ways to make 1000 dollars can be done in a week or less. Some of these ways to make money are also long term money making strategies that you can use to make money for a very very long time – which is great if you are looking to build wealth.
But I tried to focus this list on things you can do right now to make that extra 1000 dollars in a week or less.
Not everything in this list will apply to you, so I made a fairly large list of 17 ways to make money by the end of this week.
17 Ways To Make 1000 Dollars Fast
1. Fill out surveys that pay cash
Did you know survey companies will pay you money just for filling out surveys? Basically, companies out there need your opinion to help shape their products, business policies, and basically make their businesses better. So they need customer insights. They need to know what their ideal customers want.
So in order to find out what their customers need, they created surveys to learn more. And in order to get people to fill out these surveys, because nobody does them for free, they pay people. That person can be you!
Basically, you can reasonably make about $10 an hour or so filling out paid surveys. Some surveys pay a few dollars (they are quick and easy) and other surveys are longer and can pay like $75 sometimes.
Interested in making money with surveys?
Below are 3 excellent high paying survey websites to begin making quick money with:
1(a) Save hundreds on loan payments
A really smart way to “make money” is to get a lower interest rate on your existing loans. You can do this by refinancing them. You can lower your monthly payments AND pay off your loans faster doing this.
Three popular types of loans that can be refinanced are home loans, auto loans, and student loans. Lowering monthly payments on these loans means you could have a few hundred dollars extra each month to spend elsewhere.
Use the links below to learn more:
2. Start a blog that makes money
There’s no question the easiest way to make money consistently is to start your own business that makes you money every day – even while you sleep.
Now I know the word business scares the crap out of most people because it’s like people don’t think they have any business skills. I get that. Which is why I love blogging so much. Because anyone can do it. Anyone can set up a blog and start talking about the things they like and enjoy – and then make money from it.
There’s definitely things you need to learn in order to be a successful blogger. If you want to make an easy $1000 every week for the rest of your life, then blogging is for you. The start up costs are incredibly low and the potential returns are enormous.
If you’re interested in starting a blog that makes money, click here for a free blogging tutorial.
3. Sell your stuff on Craigslist of Kijiji
Just like holding your own garage sale, you can also sell your used stuff online. It takes a bit of time to list items, but if you have some decent stuff that people want, people will find it online. If you have any bigger ticket items you’ll find it easier to unload it for the 1000 dollars you need.
Craigslist and Kijiji are free. Set up an account if you don’t have one. You’ll need a computer and a phone to take photos. Just write good descriptions and take good enough photos and you’re set.
Here’s a pretty good guide on how to sell stuff on kijiji.
4. Take out a loan
One of the most common ways to make money right away is to take out a loan. If you’re in desperate need for 1000 dollars then you can consider taking out a loan. Since it’s only $1000, it should be manageable to pay back no matter how bad your financial situation is. Just make sure you understand the terms and conditions of repayment before you pay it back.
Taking out money doesn’t “make you money” technically, since you are borrowing it. But it really depends on what you do with the money. If you take the money to invest in business or into anything that helps you make money, then technically it is making money.
But anyways, loans are popular and if you are interested in getting a loan online at reasonable interest rates, check out lendingclub.com.
5. Have a garage sale or yard sale
I guarantee you that you have stuff in your house that you can sell for money. You probably have a lot of stuff that you could sell for money as a matter of fact.
You can hold a garage sale over the weekend and easily make 1000 dollars selling stuff you have. Old clothes, old electronics, jewelry, video games, you name it. All this stuff is cash in your hand. You probably don’t need all that stuff anyways!
I wrote a pretty cool guide on how to have a successful yard sale and garage sale here.
One tip I’ll give you right here is that you don’t necessarily have to hold a garage sale at your own house. Find someone in your neighbourhood that is having a garage sale. Contact them and ask them if they would be willing to let you sell your stuff at their garage sale. You would of course give them money for “renting” a spot in their garage sale.
This way, the person holding the garage sale will make extra income. And if they have room for you, it’s really free money. And let’s be honest, the more stuff there is to buy at a garage sale, the more attractive it is. I recommend doing this if you can’t hold your own garage sale or don’t want to put up the money it costs to do it. It’s really really quick and easy. So get on it!
6. Rent out stuff for money
If you own anything, like a home or equipment of any kind, look into renting it out. Renting out a room in your home is pretty straight forward, and it can make you an easy 1000 a month if you have a decent place.
If you own any equipment like construction tools or even a playstation, you can rent it out for money. A lot of people need something just for the weekend and don’t want to buy the entire tool. For example, when I was doing my kitchen floors, I needed a few tools to install the tiles. I found someone who rented them out and borrowed it. Everyone is happy!
I would list things for rent on a free website like kijiji.
7. Cut off any expenses you don’t need
While technically this isn’t a money making thing, cutting off any expenses you don’t need will save you money that you can put towards something else. I’m talking your cable bill or maybe even lowering your cell phone bill, or not eating out as much. It’s real. A penny saved is a penny earned.
It’s hard to give up things you already have in life, but if you’re in desperate need for money, it’ likely because you are living above your means and you need to exercise self control. It’s temping to go out and eat with friends when they invite you, but you need to learn to say no because you don’t got the cash right now.
8. Use money making apps
Much like surveys I mentioned above, you can also make money with money making apps. These apps earns you cash and gift cards by doing things like filling out surveys, playing games, and watching videos using your smart phone. To see a list of apps that pay you money, click here.
9. Pick up a bartending or serving job
Probably the best night job or weekend job that can pay you a lot of money is bartending or serving. The tips you can get can be hundreds of dollars per day. Especially bartending. Any bartender will tell you that if you work at a busy place, like a nightclub or busy bar, the tips roll in hot and heavy. A few hundred dollars just in tips each night isn’t out of the question.
Not everybody wants to pick up a side job, but if there was one job I’d recommend to make a quick extra 1000 dollars in a week or so, it would be in the serving/bartending industry. Plus, this type of job is fairly easy to get since the turnover is pretty high and you don’t need any education. Just a smile and good attitude, and good work ethic. Check out indeed for jobs near you.
10. Be a freelancer
A freelancer is someone who does work for someone else on a job basis usually. For example, if you had good wood working skills, you could instal custom cabinets for random people on the weekend for cash. Technically, you are just freelancing – though it’s not really referred to that in this way.
Anyhow, since you have a computer at home and an internet connection, making 1000 dollars became a lot easier because you can freelance online. You just need a skill that people need. And you probably have it!
I’d say one of the most in demand freelance jobs is writing. There are tons and tons of websites and businesses that needs content to be written. So that’s where you can come in. You could write for these blogs and make money. Usually you’ll be be paid per article. It’s reasonable to get paid $35-$50 an article if you are knowledgeable about your topic. Once you become an expert and have real authority, you can easily charge $100+ per article.
Article writing isn’t the only thing that you can freelance though. You could also proof read, do data entry, answer emails, etc. Check out places like upwork and freelancer for these types of jobs. You may not be able to make 1000 dollars in a week to begin with, but as you gain experience and build your portfolio, yo can demand more money.
If you live in an area that has a lot of tourists or is just popular, why not show off some of your skill and busk! Buskers are those people who do entertaining things for money on the street. Could be anything from doing magic to being a robot. How much money you make really depends on how entertaining you are and how engaging you are, along with how busy your area is.
When I was visiting Barcelona, these break dancer guys did their gig for about 15 minutes and walked around with a hat after. Tons of people gave them money. I don’t know how much they make, but a show an hour each day probably made them a lot of good cash. To get an idea of how much street performers make, check this out.
12. Web design
Did you know people pay thousands of dollars for a website to be built? And it’s just a simple website most of the time. If you don’t have any web design skills then you obviously can’t do this. But it’s a skill you can easily learn with some patience and time.
There are other types of skills besides web design though. Think about video edition, photoshop editing, making custom logos, etc. All of these skills are in high demand because the internet is craving so much content and everybody needs good stuff to get noticed.
I once paid a guy $40 to change a little bit of code on my website. He emailed me back 5 minutes later to tell me it was finished. It was literally the easiest $40 he probably made.
Anyhow, here’s a pretty good blog post about making money as a web designer – if you wanted to learn more about it.
13. Make crafts to sell on Etsy
Etsy is a marketplace where people like to sell hand made arts and crafts. You should head over there to see the types of things people sell. Literally, it’s anything imaginable. A lot of people want custom things you can’t buy at Walmart. They’re cute and unique, and people love that.
If you’ve got any skills in this department, learn how to make and sell stuff on Etsy. It’s amazingly fun and people are making thousands of dollars each month doing it.
You can read this guide on how to make money on Etsy if you’re interested.
14. Take photos and sell them
Got a camera? Sure you do! Even your smart phone will do. Massive websites like istockphoto and bigstockphoto always need images to add to their data base. You can make money by selling your photos to them.
There are a few ways to make money doing this, but a popular way to make money with stock photo websites is a revenue share where every photo that gets downloaded you get a commission from it. So obviously, the more popular your photo is, the more it will get downloaded and the more money you will make.
A lot of people are making a killing taking photos for stock photo websites. To succeed, you need to take great photos first of all. But something also really important is to take unique photos, as well as photos that a lot of people commonly need. It will take some skill and time to figure out how to take good photos, but it’s not impossible.
Plus, if photography is your hobby, this is a pretty cool way to have fun and make money while you’re at it.
15. Write an ebook
One of the biggest return for time invested is writing a book. Namely, an ebook, because getting it published is really simple and doesn’t cost much money. Selling books is a big business. People make thousands of dollars per day just selling a book they wrote years ago.
What you need is to have good knowledge about a subject matter that people want to learn more about. It helps if you have a lot of knowledge about something – because people like to learn from experts. But let’s be honest, there are a lot of “beginner books” and beginner how to books that are excellent sellers. And you don’t need to be a huge expert on a topic in order to write a book like this.
You could sell your book on Kindle. You’d get around 70% royalties on anything you sold.
Otherwise, you could write anything, from a dating guide for seniors to make up tutorials for teenagers. Remember, someone who’s new to make up needs a lot of help! You don’t need to be an expert to help this person. You just need to know enough to be helpful.
And writing a book about this stuff can easily make you $1000 or more.
16. Create an online course
Much like writing an ebook, an online course is the same type of teaching, however it will usually be a little more interactive and can feature videos too. But again, you don’t need to be complete expert to launch your own course. For example, if you have been investing in stocks for a few years, your knowledge will be incredibly valuable to anybody who is a beginner. You could launch a beginner course on how to invest in stocks.
You can create an online course for just about anything. As long as people want to learn about it, you could make money from it.
A great place people like to go to learn things online is Udemy. It’s an online course place that regular people like you and me could launch a course on. Courses go from 10 dollars to hundreds of dollars. You can make a lot of money if your course is popular.
Click here to check out Udemy. You can also take a course too if you like!
17. Tutor and give lessons online
If you don’t want to launch a course or write a book, you can straight up tutor people online. You can tutor people on a lot of different things not related to school subjects like math and science. You could for example teach people how to use the guitar or sing.
How online tutoring works is you need to sign up at a tutor website and then advertise yourself and find students who want to learn from you. A great place to tutor online is tutor.com – which is focused on school subjects. If you want to teach other stuff, then just head over to Google and search for online tutor guitar or something like that. You’ll find tutor websites that cater to music.
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