5 Ways to Make Fast Cash

Being an adult is expensive, period. From bills to boyfriends, it’s hard not to feel like you’re living each month paycheck to paycheck. Rest assured, people are finding fun and creative ways to make extra cash. According to a recent study done by finance site, Bankrate, fifty-one percent of Millenials have a side hustle that they rely on for extra money outside their regular jobs.  Whether it’s for that girl’s trip to Palm Springs or that present for your Mom, it’s getting easier to find ways to make your heart and wallet happy.

1: Be a Dog Sitter or Walker

Calling all animal lovers! The need for safe and reliable dog sitters are on the rise in cities like Los Angeles and New York. Owners want to leave town knowing their fur babies are in the hands of someone they can trust. Companies like Rover pair owners with local sitters and walkers. The Simple Dollar reported part-time sitters made up to an average $1,000 a month with Rover in 2017. Not bad for some quality time with man’s best friend.

2: Be a Brand Ambassador

Do you love Instagram, receiving free products and getting paid just to promote brands you love? Heartbeat Brand Ambassadors can make an average of $11 to $20 a post for just a photo or Story for a brand campaign they know and like. They also have full freedom to make their posts as unique and creative as they want. The more posts you do, the higher your pay rate. Heartbeat works with cool companies like Netflix, DryBar and H&M. Sign up now at heartbeat.com.

3: Sign up to be a TaskRabbit

Handy? TaskRabbit is an incredible app that pairs whatever you need done around the house with a Tasker. Whether it’s a repaired window, grabbing something from the hardware store or helping you move, TaskRabbit does it all. A Money article reported that Taskers can make anywhere between $25 to $150 an hour per task. Taskers set their own rates and can choose the jobs they want. Perfect for that Ikea bed frame you have no idea how to build.

4: Tutor English

Did you excel in English and love meeting new people from around the world? You may want to consider tutoring English. According to an article by Care.com, online tutors can make up to $20 an hour with salary determined by experience level. Companies like Teach Away require you have a degree and be fluent in English. The best part is you can work from home and make your own schedule.

5: Be a Virtual Assistant

If you’re extremely organized and love working from home, you may do well as a Virtual Assistant. They do anything from bookkeeping, setting meetings, managing social media and organizing travel for one person or a business. According to PayScale, the salary average for a Virtual Assistant is about $16 an hour, depending on experience. Check out companies like Zirtual and Clara who both pair you with clients for their specific needs.