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Sometimes life sneaks up on you, and you desperately need $500 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 $500 fast. Do a combination of all of these, and you’re bound to make $500 quickly.
Keep in mind that there may be other, longer-term ways to make money from home, such as blogging (we make over $10,000 a month), but the items below are ways to make a quick $500 in the short term.
1. Take online surveys for quick cash via Paypal.
Surveys are one of the quickest ways to make money online.
The trick is that there are only a few legit survey sites. We recommend Survey Junkie.
It’s 100% legit, and they do not send you spammy junk emails.
Their payouts are excellent, and they pay you in cash via PayPal.
Top Survey Site
Survey Junkie has an 8.9/10 rating on TrustPilot — the highest of any online survey company.
And they also have some really fun surveys.
For example, in the screenshot below you’ll see a pretty awesome music review survey that I recently did. I made $50 reviewing music! ?
Now, I must tell you that not all surveys are this fun, and not all pay this well, but every once in a while you get a great one like this!
Also, it’s satisfying knowing that companies will use my opinions and inputs to make decisions about not only music, but also food, restaurants, consumer products, movies, and a lot more.
2. Play a free slots app to win money.
Long Game is a free app that basically gamifies and rewards you for your savings.
Here’s how Long Game works:
(1) You deposit money into your Long Game account and earn interest on it. Note that this money belongs to you, just like it does in your bank account.Long Game does not collect any fees out of the money you put in, and you can withdraw it at any time.
(2) Long Game gives you coins depending on how much you have saved in your Long Game account.
(3) You use these coins to play slot games with prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000,000!
So while you do have to put money into the app to play, this money belongs to you, not the house!
How does Long Game make money to pay their employees as well as your winnings?
Easy. Long Game earns interest on the money you deposit, and it’s out of this interest that it pays out the winnings.
3. Make $1,000s playing mobile games.
Mistplay is a free new app that rewards you for downloading games from the App Store or Google Play Store through its own interface.
As you level up in the mobile games, you earn more points that you can redeem for gift cards at Amazon, VISA, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple, Starbucks, and more.
4. Use a free money-saving bot.
Sometimes the best way to make money is to save money.
Subscriptions, especially those that go unused, can add up over time.
Thankfully, there’s a free money-saving bot called Cushion that will go through all your subscriptions, let you know how much you are paying for each of them every month, and cancel them with a simple text message if you’d like.
And Cushion not only keeps track of your subscriptions, but it also negotiates your monthly bills such as cable and Internet so you keep more money in your pocket.
Cushion users have saved over $8,000,000! To learn other benefits that Cushion can offer you, check out our full-scale Cushion review.
5. Get paid to have an app on your phone.
There’s an app that will pay you just for having it on your phone.
You heard me right. They will pay you $50 per year per device just for having your app on there!
Talk about the ultimate passive income opportunity!
6. Rent out your spare room.
Renting out lodging can be an incredible way to earn extra money between now and Christmas. I know some people making thousands of dollars a month, all by renting out an extra room to short-term guests.
Now, if you wanted to do this 10 years ago, you would’ve had to post an ad in the classifieds or on shady old Craigslist. Gladly, those days are over. You can now list your spare room on Airbnb and screen out prospective guests. (Guests are rated by their hosts for things like cleanliness and communication.)
7. Do voice over jobs from home.
Every day, there are literally thousands of pieces of content produced — from TV commercials, web presentations, radio jingles, and video game characters — that need voice over work.
And the majority of these content creators don’t want to pay a Hollywood actor or actress thousands of dollars.
So they’re willing to pay everyday people $100 to $1,500 for lending their voice for 10 to 180 minutes of voice over work.
But the trickiest part of the voice over job game is finding the right opportunities.
There are a few resources out there to help new voice over professionals land these opportunities, but the one we found to be the best is VO Genesis.
They’ve been around for a while and have several proprietary partnerships with large corporations looking for writers.
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.