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The current COVID-19 crisis has caused hard times to come upon many Americans.
Maybe your bank account is overdrawn, or your rent is past due.
Don’t worry; we’ve all been there.
And thanks to technology, it’s easier than ever to make quick cash.
Here are a few ways to make $600 fast. Do a combination of all of these, and you’re bound to make $600 quickly.
Note: There aren’t crappy ideas here like taking surveys. I’ve tested survey sites and ended up making like $3 an hour. You’d literally have to spend 200 hours taking surveys to make $600. That’s hardly making $600 fast! But hey, if you have all the time in the world right now, I invite you to check out our survey site ranking.
1. Get $250 From Andrew Yang
Right now, due to the coronavirus crisis, Andrew Yang is giving away $250 to people in hard times right now.
No, it won’t make you $600 in one shot, but it can help you get closer to your goal.
Want to learn more? Watch the video below that gives you a walkthrough of how to apply.
2. Add Users to Your Credit Cards
If you have good credit and high credit limits (at least $7,000 per card) on your credit cards, you can add authorized users to them for extra money.
You’ll need to partner with a reputable company connecting those with high credit limits (like you) with those willing to pay them to be added as an authorized user.
These companies obviously give you a cut.
I routinely make over $800 a month with this strategy (like clockwork).
If you’re interested, email [email protected], and we can put you in contact with the broker we recommend.
3. Teach English Online
If you have fluency in English, a Bachelors’ degree, and at least some experience working with children, then you can make $14-$25 per hour teaching English from home.
By the way, don’t let the “experience working with children” requirement scare you away. This could be simply be babysitting or caring for your own children!
4. Get the $600 FPUC
If you’re unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19, you should apply for unemployment through your state ASAP.
Not only will you be able to collect your normal state unemployment benefits, but thanks to the CARES Act, you will be eligible for the additional $600 weekly through FPUC.
Note that this extra $600 weekly expires on July 31 unless extended by Congress (and Trump).
However, Senate Republicans aren’t in favor of extending it (though Democrats are).
Learn more about the proposed $600 weekly unemployment extension in the video below.
5. Deliver Food
While not as easy as the previous two options, food delivery is a booming business right now with many people staying at home and restaurants closed.
So if you have a little bit of spare time every week, DoorDash can provide you with an opportunity to set your own hours and put extra cash in your pocket.
If you’ll be using your car to deliver, you simply need insurance and a decent driving record.
Even if you don’t have a car, you can still make Doordash deliveries via alternative vehicles such as bicycle, scooter, or motorcycle.
Logan is a practicing CPA, Certified Student Loan Professional, and founder of Money Done Right, which he launched in 2017. After spending nearly a decade in the corporate world helping big businesses save money, he launched his blog with the goal of helping everyday Americans earn, save, and invest more money. Learn more about Logan.