8. Ask for a loan from a family member or friend

16 ways to find fast cash

Here are some of the best places to look for a legitimate source of funds if you need fast cash.

If you have anything sitting around your house collecting dust, then you could turn it into cash. Whether you have old electronics, collectible items, furniture, household equipment or something else, you can list items for sale on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace.

2. Hold a garage sale

Not a fan of listing items online? You can hold an old-fashioned garage sale to turn your clutter into cash.

3. Pawn something

A pawnshop loan could be an option for you. You can pawn an item to put money in your pocket today. Then, you’ll have some time to come up with new funds to reclaim the item.

This is far from a perfect solution (there are finance charges, for example), but it could work in a pinch.

The well-intentioned gift could turn into some of the cash you need with the help of online gift card resellers like CardCash. However, it will take a few days for the transaction to clear and for you to receive your funds.

5. Access your paycheck earlier

If you are facing a temporary cash flow issue, then receiving your paycheck a couple days principal site early could help you solve your short-term liquidity issue. Earnin, for example, is an app that will allow you to get early access to your paycheck without any fees or interest payments involved. The company does ask for tips, however. Also keep in mind that your next paycheck will be lower as a result.

Some banks, like Fifth Third Bank, and challenger banks, like Chime, let you access your paycheck a couple of days early, too.

6. Pet sit

Pet lovers will find this option an enjoyable way to earn fast cash. Take advantage of the apps out there, like Rover, that are designed to connect you with pet owners that need your help.

You can choose to watch the pet in someone else’s home or bring the pet to your place. Either way, you can set your rates to earn between $20+ per night.

7. Babysit

If you aren’t a fan of pets, you could choose to babysit instead. makes it easy to connect with families that are looking for a babysitter. Depending on your location, you could earn at least $13 per hour.

If you are struggling to come up with the funds you need, it might be time to turn to family. Before diving into this route, make sure you have a solid plan to repay the loan in a reasonable timeframe. Otherwise, you run the risk of upsetting the relationship.

9. Earn money on the side with food delivery services

Food delivery services have become a big business in recent years. You can join one of the many services as a deliverer to bring home some fast cash.

10. Rent out extra space

Have an extra bedroom? You can turn that space into fast cash with the help of a service like Airbnb. If you live in a popular location, this is an especially lucrative opportunity.

11. Consolidate your debt

If you have decent credit and several outstanding loans with high interest rates, you could benefit from debt consolidation. Although you won’t technically earn money from this strategy, it can help to reduce the amount you’re paying in fees, therefore leaving you with additional cash flow each month.

12. Flip items

You can find freebies on sites like Craigslist to flip for cash. Seek out items that have some inherent value but are in need of a little bit of TLC.

About Michelle Catherine

Michelle is co-founder, editor and #1 fan of Woolf Woolf. She lives 50% of her life in the real world, and the other 50% on twitter. Michelle is into recreational feminist problematising, vintage decadence, cycling, swing-dancing, and cultivating her Bettie bangs.