We all go through tough times every now and then, and there’s nothing good about falling short in the money department – especially when that next payday is still nowhere in sight, or it simply isn’t going to cover your expenses. Whether the bills have piled up, the car has broken down, or an emergency medical expense has hit you when you least expected it, one thing is sure – some quick cash can come in handy.
Luckily, there are many ways you can get your hands on some extra funds when you're short on cash, and we’ve listed our top 6 here:
1. Find "get paid today jobs"
You’ll be surprised at how many results you’ll find online by simply keying in the phrase “get paid today jobs”. So, if you need some quick cash, it’s definitely worth doing a bit of research and finding a job that pays as soon as you’re done with it today!
We found over 1,000 of these companies around the country on LinkedIn alone, plus Indeed and Seek are also great places to check out. And the best part – these are mostly remote jobs that you can do in the comfort of your own home. So, this could be the way to go if you have the rights skills, experience and qualifications.
2. Turn your hobby into a part-time job
If online jobs are not for you, you can still get one that pays you the same day you’ve rendered the service. The best thing about it is that you can even turn your hobby into money. For example, you can become an Uber or Ola driver if you love driving around town.
Or, why not try dog sitting if one of your favourite pastimes is rubbing cute little pooches bellies and taking them for a walk? The average pay for a dog sitter in Australia is about $25.62 per hour, but it’s best to check what others in your local area are charging so you can set your prices accordingly. You can promote yourself on social media (don’t forget Facebook Marketplace) and it’s super quick and easy to set up a fast and free website these days. Imagine how much extra cash you’ll be able to start getting your hands on!
3. Sell your unwanted items
Here’s another excellent way to get your hands on some extra funds when you’re short on cash. Anything that’s sitting around your home quietly gathering dust while it’s not being used is not doing anything for you other than taking up space and creating more housework - so it’s time to move it on to a new home. Electronics usually have a pretty good resale value so if you have any mobile phones, tablets, computers, gaming consoles or TV’s that are in good working order, you can turn them into cash quite fast.
Other good sellers are quality and branded clothes, household appliances and furniture. There are so many ways to sell your old stuff we even wrote a blog about it – check it out here.
4. Rent out your car
If your car has plenty of down time, you can turn it into cash when you’re not using it. Car Next Door is a service that matches people looking for the (usually) short term use of an available vehicle near them. Every booking includes damage cover and 24/7 roadside assistance, and all borrowers are fully licence-checked. Listing your car only takes a few minutes and once it’s done you can manage the listing through the app or website. Best of all – you choose what your charge-out rates are, but it’s always a good idea to check what others in your area are charging.
5. Rent out your extra space
Whether it’s a spare bedroom, an empty garage or a storage shed out the back, space is in high demand, so if you’ve got some, it probably has earning potential. If you have a spare room but don’t want someone in there permanently, then Airbnb is a great option as you can list it as available only when it’s convenient for you. Another great option to include is Spacer, where you can advertise your garage or storage area for some extra cash. And, according to their website, they’ve helped Aussies turn their unused space into more than $20 million in extra income.
6. Take out a personal loan
One of the best ways to get your hands on extra cash when you need it most is to take out a personal loan. It’s called a fast cash loan because it’s one of the quickest loans you can take out.
And once a loan is approved, many lenders can deposit the cash into your account on the same day or within as little as 24 hours! And the best part is, typically it’s unsecured - meaning you don’t have to provide an asset to assure the loan.
Get your hands on those extra funds today!
We know that being short of cash can take away your peace of mind and leave you anxious. We hope this blog has provided some food for thought on how you can alleviate a tight financial situation. And if you need that cash really fast, we’re here to help. Just take a look at our cash loans to $5,000 to find out how quick and easy it is to get your hands on some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, the cash is usually in your bank account within a few hours – so you can make use of that cash straight away.