20 Ways To Make $20 Fast

on July 16, 2014
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1. Sell Items Online

Try selling your stuff online directly to community members on Craigslist.com or a wider online audience using Ebay.com.

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2. Do Yard York

Own a lawn mower? Offer yard work services to neighbors or senior citizens.

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3. Sell Your Plasma

Blood banks pay upwards of $100 per plasma donation visit. The plasma is given to patients with certain medical disorders, so you're helping people, too!

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4. Become A Driver

Land a gig as a part-time driver for companies like Lyft or Uber. Earn money for giving neighbors, community members and tourists a lift in your very own car.

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5. Sell Things You Make

Try selling handmade goods at your local farmers' market or at an online marketplace like Etsy.com.

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6. Become A Sitter

If the idea of babysitting doesn't interest you, consider offering house and pet sitting services in your community.

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7. Produce And Sell Stock Photos

Photograph and upload collections of images to stock photo sites such as Thinkstock.com to earn some extra cash.

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8. Take Online Surveys

Supplement your income by taking online surveys on reputable sites such as pineconeresearch.com, inboxdollars.com, and cashcrate.com . These sites can pay up to $10 a survey!

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9. Sell Your Hair

Once your hair is more than 10 inches long, you can cut and sell it to companies that make wigs or extensions. The less damaged your hair, the more money you can make!

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10. Become Part Of A Study

Get paid up to several hundred dollars for participating in university, research, and pharmaceutical company studies. Be prepared to make yourself available to a team of scientists and take an experimental drug or placebo—certain qualifications are required for medical studies, so not just anyone can participate.

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11. Take Advantage Of Sign-Up Bonuses

Research various checking account and credit card sign-up incentives that will earn you cash.

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12. Start Freelancing

If you have marketable skills, try picking up a few freelance gigs on sites like Fiverr or Elance.com.

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13. Sell Your Eggs Or Sperm

Ladies can walk away with up to $10,000 for selling their eggs, while men can earn up to $100 per sperm donation visit. Restrictions do apply—women above a certain age won’t be accepted to donate eggs and men on certain prescriptions won’t be allowed to donate. Do some research and find out if it is right for you.

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14. Collect Spare Change

Locate all the spare change around your house—in drawers, jars, coat pockets and under couch cushions. You'll be surprised how much you can find!

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15. Sell Your Media

Consider selling your books, used clothing, CDs, or video games to a local used entertainment goods, pawnshop, or consignment store.

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16. Rent Space

If you have an extra room in your home, rent out the extra space. Consider renting basement space or even parking if your home is located on a busy street.

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17. Have A Yard Sale

Everyone has extra stuff laying around that's either not needed or wanted anymore. Clean out some drawers, cabinets and even the attic, and reap the benefits.

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18. Sell Advertising Space

If you have a website or blog, set up a monetization platform that will yield revenue from ad clicks, impressions, or affiliate links. Start by creating a Google Adsense account and join Amazon's Associates program.

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19. Sell Metal

Aluminum cans, gold jewelry and scrap metal can all be traded in for cash. Start collecting cans or gather your old gold, and see how much you can get. (Hint: For gold, find out the going rate before you head to the gold buyer; rates can change every day.

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20. Track Down Unclaimed Money

Search sites like Foundmoney.com or Unclaimed.org to see if you have any money you forgot you had or to claim property that may have been left to you by a deceased loved one.