5 Ways To Make $500 By The End Of The Month
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we may find ourselves in a financial bind ahead of time and we need to use that time wisely to make up for the coming financial shortfall. Using a tool like Pocketsmith or Buxfer, we can know ahead of time instead of being blindsided with a negative checking account at the end of the month or a missed payment.
Here are a few option for those who need to earn $500 fast.
This has become an option for many who want to control their time while making more money on the side, or in some cases a full-time income. There are some basic requirements that need to be met, however you can make $500 in less than a week by putting in a few hours over the course of a few days. You set your own hours and get to meet some interesting people along the way.
Sell old phones and laptops on Gazelle
Gazelle has become a sweet option for those who need to liquidate electronic assets for quick cash. This can include, but not limited to, Macbooks and iPhones. Armed with your serial number and information about the physical state of your device, you’re given an instant quote and information on how to complete the sale. Note, that the quote might be less than if you were to take your chances on Ebay or Craigslist. However, if you don’t have time to setup an ad and wait for someone to bite then it makes sense to make the extra cash where you can get it.
Buy and sell on Craigslist and/or Facebook Marketplace
Similar to selling your electronics on Gazelle, Craigslist has been a longtime option for those who need to sell items for extra cash. However, there’s a new kid on the block, Facebook Marketplace. This new option for online selling makes it easy to connect with others because you don’t have to leave the Facebook app in order to post your item for sale. Take a picture, add a few words to your description and post the item for sale. The process is rather simple and you make arrangements for payment with the seller outside of Facebook.
Using both Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace, you can advertise your pet sitting services easily to those in need of someone to watch their furry family members in their absence.
Let’s do the math to make $500 in less than a week. You can offer to pet sit overnight for $50 for three pets at a time. That leave you with $150 per night and if you do this for at least four nights then you will earn $600. This option may take some time to build up some clientele, however if you live in a fairly urban area where there’s a high demand for pet sitting then your client acquisition may not take that long.
EPMS is in the business of apartment mystery shops. Essentially, you accept the shops available in your area, follow the instructions and then submit the report online. They are often contracted to ensure the leasing agents at the apartments are conducting themselves professionally as well as abiding by sales training requirements. EPMS has been a long-time player in the work-from-home part time space. You can get paid weekly and the mystery shops all have the ability for you to submit the information online without mailing anything in. Payment is issued via direct deposit which makes getting your money faster and directly to your bank account.
Financial shortfalls happen. What’s important is that you prepare for it by becoming resourceful until you can address the source of the financial issue. Once we know the shortfall is on the horizon we often have to become more resourceful than we’d planned because it’s best to avoid missing a payment or a negative checking out at the end of the month.