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You need money. You don’t have a lot of time to get it together. So, many of the options available to you online are no good.
What’s the point in signing up to get paid in 3 months or a year? That money’s not going to help with your immediate issue. So, why bother?
Well, it is possible to make some fast money online.
You definitely aren’t going to get rich on this, but it may help you sort out a minor financial emergency.
Actually, sometimes they can pay out faster than 10 days even though their terms and conditions say that they can’t! How? Don’t get paid in cash. Opt for Paypal money, Amazon vouchers, or gift cards from major brands. These don’t have the same restrictions as a cash payout and you can earn these bonuses quickly.
Swagbucks is also a major brand. You know you’re going to get paid for what you do.
We’ve found that our readers absolutely love Pinecone Research when we post a referral link – it’s the most popular click on MoneyNuts. Why? We think it has to do with getting paid the day after you complete a survey.
However, be warned – you can’t be certain that they’ll have a survey the day you sign up, it may take a week or two to find the right survey for you. So, it can be very fast money or middling fast money if you’re not so lucky.
Don’t go crazy. Ibotta is a cash back application; so, you have to spend money to make money. However, you can do your grocery shopping using Ibotta and we’ve all got to eat, right? That means you can get some cash back really quickly from them.
How fast? Let’s say 5 minutes. That seems to be about the average time from asking them to pay the money into my PayPal and it arriving! This is one last codicil here – you need a minimum Ibotta balance of $20 to cash out, and some weeks it can be hard to get to that number.
I am not going to lie to you – this isn’t easy work and the hourly rate is pretty low. However, you can earn fast on Transcribe Me as long as you can type accurately when listening to a recording. They pay $20 per audio hour (this will take 2-3 hours of actual work to produce) and they pay next day on any balance over $1.
You will have to take an unpaid skills test to get started but after that – you’re looking at rapid cash in the bank. Don’t make this a long-term gig though; you can do better.
Mechanical Turk, like Transcribe Me, doesn’t pay a great hourly rate but it has more work on offer than Transcribe Me and you don’t have to be a fast, accurate typist to get paid. They will pay out to your bank as long as you have more than $1 in your account with them – however, it takes 2-3 days to get there.
I’ve found you can make $10-$20 a day on Mechanical Turk. It really is a bad idea to do this long-term, you have much more potential but if you need cash fast – it’s one of the easiest ways to get some.
Slice the Pie pays you to review music by the track. You get a few cents per song you review. The site then pays out in cash twice a week on Tuesday and Friday.
The downsides? The hourly rate is really bad. It’s worse than Transcribe Me by a long way and it’s even worse than Mechanical Turk. But, they are reliable and it’s not an unpleasant way to make a little extra coin for the week.
We recommend InstaGC to a lot of people and that’s because their rewards program is quite generous and there are a lot of activities to make a little extra money on. You can do surveys, watch videos or listen to music and earn on any of these tasks.
Credit payments to gift cards are instantly redeemable and you have so many gift card providers to choose from. Cash payouts are a bit slower though and you should expect to wait a week or two if you want to get paid in cash.
We like QMEE. It’s a simple thing to keep in the background and get paid every time that you search the Internet. It’s fair to say that nobody is going to become a QMEE millionaire, payouts are not huge and you’re going to need to surf the net for a while to be eligible to cash out.
It’s worth noting that QMEE pays really quickly. If you ask for cash from them – it’s in your PayPal a few seconds/minutes later. You can’t say fairer than that, really.
Overall, I recommend all of these sites for some quick cash and to get your seed money together to do something better. Please, don’t look at them as a long-term career but if you want to earn in your spare time and do something relatively easy, they’re all big companies with solid track records of paying out quickly.
For the long-term Darren and I recommend that you start your own blog. It’s a no-brainer and you’ll be able to make much, much more than a few bucks an hour.