Everyone has months where ends don't quite meet. When you're short on rent or need gas money to get to work, there are many things you can do to keep you going until the next payday. Fortunately, all the methods of gaining a few extra bucks means that at least one will work for you.
One of the easiest ways to get some spare money is to look for hidden money. Check your car, your old coats, or purse for spare change. Have a gift card for a restaurant you hate? You can sell unused gift cards online. These methods will usually net you a small amount of cash, but can make you a lot of money if you have lots of old gift cards.
Sell, sell, sell. Almost everyone has items around their home they don't use or need. Organizing a garage sale is usually worthwhile, depending on what you have. You just need small bills and change to make a cash box.
Higher-end products like collectibles and electronics do best when listed on online auction sites. This gives you a larger pool of people to sell to, so you are more likely to find someone willing to pay what your belongings are worth.
If you have a reliable internet connection and some time, you can get paid to work online. Many things you see online were created by someone who was paid to make it. You can write a short book and self-publish it. You can also write how to articles in your area of expertise. There are many sites where you can find all kinds of freelancing jobs, from writing to coding to design.
If you don't have the time to do online work, but you receive predictable paychecks, a cash advance from a company like USA Cash Services is a good option. You can also get a cash advance on a line of credit. You can easily get a few hundred dollars, which you need to pay back by a certain date plus interest. This is the best option if you only need a few hundred dollars until payday.
Lastly, find odd jobs. If you have a car and a smartphone, you can rideshare for extra money. You can also babysit for a friend or walk your neighbor's dog. Odd jobs usually only cost you an hour or two and pay in cash.
If you need $30 or you need $300, there are many ways you make some extra money. The money is out there, it's just waiting for you.
When I got my first credit card, I had no idea how to manage my money. I made a lot of mistakes that I later regretted and had to spend many years rebuilding my credit. I didn't realize that even one mistake can cause serious damage to your credit score. I did a lot of research into money management and credit repair options and put the effort in to rebuild my credit. This site is a compilation of the things that I've learned and the steps that worked for me. Hopefully the information here can help you to avoid some of the struggles that I faced.