How to Make $200 Fast
Updated August 02, 2022

How to Make $200 Fast

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Sometimes life sneaks up on you, and you desperately need $200 fast, but you don’t really want to sell your body just yet.

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 7 ways to make $200 fast. Do a combination of all of these, and you’re bound to make $200 quickly.It’s almost the first of the month, and you know what that means: the rent money is due.

The only problem with this scenario is that you’re a bit short this month and need to stuff your wallet fast.

If this sounds like you, read on.

7 Ways to Make $200 Fast

Check out these tips and tricks to earn $200 in a jiffy.

1. Take some quick online surveys.

Look, I’m not going to lie to you.

You’re not going to get rich taking online surveys, no matter what some spammy survey sites say.

But if you’re willing to take the time to share your opinion on your laptop or cell phone, you can make enough money to hold you over and make a few bucks.

Our favorite survey site is called Survey Junkie.

It has an 8.7 out of 10 trust score on TrustPilot, and it doesn’t spam your email address with spammy offers.

And the surveys that Survey Junkie dishes out can be pretty interesting oto.

2. Try your luck in this free slots app.

Feeling lucky? Check out the free Long Game Savings app, which acts as both a savings account and a free slots app with prizes up to $1,000,000!

Here’s how it works: you download the app and make a deposit into your savings account within the app.

This money that you deposit belongs to you, and you earn interest on it, just like at the bank. And you can withdraw your cash at any time.

Long Game does not collect any fees from this balance; the app is absolutely free to use.

Depending on how much money you deposit, Long Game gives you coins to play slot and other games where you could win $10, $100, $5,000, or even $1,000,000!

Granted, the odds of winning $1,000,000 are pretty slim, but you may be able to win smaller prizes to help you make the $200 you need!

3. Get paid just for having an app on your phone.

Maybe you’re short not only on cash, but on time as well.

In this case, consider downloading the Nielsen Mobile Panel app, which pays you just for keeping it on your phone!

The catch, of course, is that the Nielsen company gets to track your mobile usage habits.

Sound a little sketch? Don’t worry; Nielsen Holdings has been around since 1923 and is one of the most secure and reputable research companies in the world.

So if you don’t mind giving a market research company insight into how you use your cell phone, download the Nielsen Mobile Panel app and start getting paid.

4. See if you can get some bank and credit card fees refunded.

If you’re having trouble coming up with $200, you may have trouble making other payments as well.

And often when you don’t make payments on time, you get charged a late fee.

Did you know that there are tactics you can use to potentially get these late fees refunded?

It’s true! The only thing is that you have to go through the trouble of awkwardly calling up your bank and credit card companies and asking them to refund your late fees.

This can be time-consuming, and you often need to know the right language to use to get a refund.

The good news is that there is a new website called Cushion that aims to help you get refunds on these late fees without you having to talk to anybody.

You simply sign up on the Cushion website and let it do the work for you.

5. Apply for rent-assistance grants.

Did you know that the government provides Low Income Housing grants to low-income people who are in a tough spot and need help with making rent?

It’s true!

These benefits can help you get right back on your feet again.

It may be with your while to see if you qualify for any rent assistance grants in your area.

6. Get paid for walking into stores.

We’re a big fan of cash back apps, but the issue with most of them is that in order to make money with them, you have to buy something first.

And if you’re having a hard time making $200, you may not be in a position to go on a shopping spree right now.

Good news: there’s an app called Shopkick that will pay you simply for downloading it and walking into stores like Target, Walmart, Walgreens, TJ Maxx, and more.

So why not learn more about the Shopkick app and spend the afternoon doing a little window shopping and earning rewards while you’re at it?

7. Evaluate products before they hit the shelf.

Pinecone Research, a company operated by market research company Nielsen, focuses on product testing for goods yet to be publicly launched.

When you sign up to become a Pinecone Research panelist, you typically receive merchandise in the mail and then evaluate it.

You are compensated $3 for each product evaluation.

In addition, your name is added to a sweepstakes, with prizes ranging from $500 to $4,500.

The best features of the Pinecone Research program are that you can test new products, they are delivered right to your door, and sweepstakes are a lucky bonus for those who win.

Any Tips for Making $200 Fast? Let Us Know!

Some of the best tips on our site have come from our beloved readers, letting us know their best financial tips and tricks.

If you’ve ever made rent in a creative way, be sure to let us know in the comments below!

Author:

Logan Allec, CPA

Logan is a practicing CPA and founder of Choice Tax Relief and Money Done Right. 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.

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Russell Barbour
4 years ago

Nice article guys. I have been following you on Facebook blogging groups for a while now. I have tried most of these ideas except the money back Paribus app. Will give this a shot for sure! Anyways, I shared this on our Facebook page.

Yani
Yani
Reply to  Russell Barbour
4 years ago

it really does work…i pretty much only use it for Amazon but it has gotten me refunds for late deliveries…

Joyce
Joyce
4 years ago

I am interested to know how to qualify for the surveys. Most of the time I try to take the surveys I am told that I do not qualify. I have only made pennies on the surveys. I have signed up on many sites, and have yet to get a survey that I made a lot of money. It certainly is not paying my bills.

Ginny
Ginny
Reply to  Joyce
3 years ago

I’ve been doing surveys for 2 months and have cashed out $150 in Walmart e-cards.
You got discouraged too soon.
The more surveys you take, the more the money amount increases.
I’ve been doing $1 and $2 surveys.

Leah
Leah
Reply to  Ginny
3 years ago

What sights are you finding these on?

Sherri
Sherri
4 years ago

I have signed up with several surveys and every once in a while ill get on that I am qualify for worth a dime …so what am I not doing or what I need to do …help me understand

Dominic Kithendu
Dominic Kithendu
4 years ago

I take surveys from several panels but I have never made a lot of money to help me pay for example my rent. So take the surveys for fun and the little you get should be a kick back.

Missy
Missy
4 years ago

I do about 12 different surveys and I make about 2,000 a year just extra money to spend

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Missy
4 years ago

Which ones do you use on how to maneuver. Where you make money real good money

Jennifer Rothstein
Jennifer Rothstein
4 years ago

I think most of these surveys are a scam. They collect all your info(age, gender, zip code), who knows who is seeing this info. I took 1 very detailed survey for 25 minutes , then they cut me off saying I don’t qualify for this survey. Don’t make me waste my time for 25 minutes, then just cut me off. The payoffs suck also.

Madeline
Madeline
4 years ago

The only one I think would really make me money never sent the email.to start my account. I only do the ones that will pay me, not the ones I have to pay for.

Joyce
Joyce
4 years ago

Ive done the surveys and they go from one to another asking the same questions and then. I dont qualify or i need to purchase something to recieve anything

Darrell
Darrell
Reply to  Joyce
4 years ago

Same here.

Dianne
Dianne
3 years ago

Well, for me the survey comments say that the No’s have it and the jury has spoken. Does not appear to be a profitable avenue to take. As for winning gift cards – my electric company does not accept gift cards, neither do any billing companies. Not

Sta
Sta
3 years ago

Anyone do the vo Genesis thing? Does it cost v to start? I couldn’t take that lady repeating herself in the video…

Tracey
Tracey
3 years ago

The best survey sight to do is Survey Junkie. It is the easiest and quickest. I’ve been doing Survey Junkie for years.

carol
carol
Reply to  Tracey
3 years ago

I just signed up Hope it works