15 ways to make $200 quick

Ways to make money quickly

I was recently tossing around some ideas to make some quick money. I decided to tap the wisdom of the crowds so I asked some of the PF bloggers around to share what they would do if they had to find a way to come up with $200 in two weeks or less. (If you are looking for some longer-term methods of making money online, check out the article I wrote about how to make money blogging or how I make money writing articles for Hubpages).

I noticed some trends…

  1. Selling stuff on Craigslist.org
  2. Selling stuff on Ebay
  3. Get a freelance job

There are many others listed, but the above 3 seem to be the most popular ways of making extra cash.

Ways to make money quickly

How I would make $200 quick…

I would probably sell some more stuff on Ebay and look for a simple freelance job just like everyone else ;) . If I had a lot of time to devote to it I would earn every way I could in Swagbucks.

I would also probably fill out a few surveys on CashCrate. Together it probably wouldn’t be too difficult to come up with $200. (added 9-1-08, I wouldn’t waste my time with CashCrate – you can find out why in my CashCrate review)

Below is how everyone else would come up with the $200. Feel free to share how you would come up with the money in the comments!!

How to make money quick ($200 in 2 weeks)

making moneyIf I had to make an extra $200, and it had to be quick I would probably end up selling some things on ebay and/or craigslist. When I’ve had to make money fast in the past I’ve sold old electronics, video games, or other things I don’t need on Ebay.

Peter @ Bible Money Matters

If we needed $200 and only had 2 weeks to do it, we would definitely have a garage sale. Not only can we quickly make some money by selling our things, we can quickly reduce some of the clutter in our home!

Tricia @ Blogging Away Debt

  1. Pray. We are often given unexpected, small sums of money by friends and family.
  2. Sell something on Craig’s List or Ebay. We only have a couple of items that are worth that much and that we would be willing to part with, but we could get most of the money in a pinch this way.
  3. Roll it over to the next month. Use part of our emergency fund to care for the immediate expense and then make sure that we cover it in a future month. Get it today and then figure out how to pay for it later.
  4. Find a freelance job. I have experience in painting, roofing and wood finishing. I am confident that if I needed to make extra money in the evenings or weekends, that I could pull it off.
  5. Qualify for a bank bonuses or credit card rewards. I am trying to avoid this particular revenue stream right now, but this is how we solved our money problem last year.

Josh @ Rocket Finance

I would try to get a few extra hours at my part time job. If that didn’t work (or pay day wasn’t right), I would look for freelance work (cash pay) on craigslist or other sites like that.

Diva @ Saving Diva

I would immediately pick up my local yellow pages and make a list of temporary agencies. I would then find out which of them have weekend and weeknight work, and sign-up with those companies. Those jobs are not guaranteed, so while waiting for a call, I would look around my home to see if I have anything that could be sold on EBay or craigslist to raise some cash. Next I would see if I have any skills that others might pay me for – this could be yard work, sewing, painting, dog walking, cooking, running errands – just about anything. I would then craft an ad outlining my services and hourly rate and post that on craigslist.

Boston Gal @ Boston Gals Open Wallet

I would sell ad space on my sites or permanent links to raise money quickly. I would go to the garage and sell anything worth selling on ebay. @ Cash The Checks

That’s easy. I’d sell my stuff. Have a garage sale. DVDs, CDs and books can sometimes go for a good price. Some used books, especially up to date statistics or economics textbooks can go for as much as $50 to $75 dollars when they are in good shape.

Another idea would be to sell your body to science. Many local universities and some companies are often hiring subjects to be in research studies. The best way to find these is to look on-line or to check the newspaper. Typically the ads are in the local weekly or neighborhood publications. While you won’t get rich participating in studies, you can definitely bring in a few hundred bucks if you find the right studies.

James @ Dinks Finance

  • Sell a bunch of stuff (clothes, furniture, etc..) on CraigsList and at Half Priced Books (books, CDs).
  • Return any recently purchased items I had a reciept for.
  • Place an ad on CraigsList for Web Development Services ($50 for a small biz website setup, etc..)
  • Ask all my neighbors if they needed any hired help for odd jobs (lawn care, handyman, car wash, etc..)
  • Place an ad on CraigsList for hired help services.
  • Rent my truck out (for movers) on CraigsList and other local community boards.

PT @ Prime Time Money

Ebay immediately comes to mind — selling some unused stuff. Also, I would look at changing my tax withholding for a pay period or two. I might offer to pet sit or baby sit. I would possibly get a second job that paid some tips such as waiting tables. I might consider selling blood plasma to the local blood bank. I might reduce my food expense by eating at the local Sam’s club (samples!)

Ron @ The Wisdom Journal

1. Have a garage sale 2. Take a consulting gig 3. Teach a college course or be a guest lecturer (only applicable if you have the proper credentials) 4. Teach private swimming lessons 5. Tutor

Heidi @ Banker Girl

If I only had 2 weeks to make $200, the first thing I would do would be to gather any and all DVD’s and CD’s and video games that I had in my house and sell them to a local store or on Craiglist. If that didn’t bring in enough money, I honestly would get a part-time job at night to cover the difference, and then quit as soon as I made the money!

David @ My Two Dollars

If I had two weeks to make $200, here’s what I would do: First, I would clean out my basement and list anything worth more than $5 on Craigslist, eBay or Amazon. Then, I would have a garage sale that weekend for anything that doesn’t sell or isn’t worth more than $5. Of course, for the garage sale, I’d want to put a free ad on Craigslist and post signs around the neighborhood. If I didn’t have a lot of items to sell, or the selling wasn’t going so well, I would head down to the plasma donation center in my neighborhood, where I can make $20 for my first donation and $40 for my second donation in the same week. So, in two weeks, I could make $120 just from donating plasma! However, I’m pretty squeemish, so this would be my second choice.

Also, another idea is to call your local marketing research facility (a place that does focus groups, taste tests, etc.), and see if they have any opportunities for people of your age/gender/etc. to participate in. These studies typically pay between $20-$60 for 1-2 hours.

Finance Girl @ Finance Gets Personal

  • Earning $200 extra income in two weeks is not hard, the most obvious way is selling stuff that you no longer use at places like eBay, Craigslist, or at thrift shops.
  • Another method is to search for sign-up bonuses
  • However, the more challenging task is figuring out how to earn $200 extra income regularly — i.e., monthly. This is not hard either, but it does require more time and commitment. Instead of trying to explain it all here you can read about the 7 Factors to Build Successful Alternative Income Streams

Pinyo @ Moolanomy

My number one way to make $200 in two weeks? My first choice would be to sell anything that I’m not using. My preferred method is to use eBay but a good old fashioned garage sale will work, too. Most of us have some things lying around that still have some value that could be sold. This stuff can easily add up to $200 for a weekend. Just go through your house, attic, garage, miscellaneous storage areas for anything that could be sold. Clean up a little and take a weekend to gather the items. Then the next weekend (Saturday probably works best) get up early and start putting out the stuff. The key to a successful garage sale is marketing. Roads signs always work great even if it’s written with a sharpie on a piece of cardboard. Consider putting in a small classified ad in the paper if it’s a large sale. You could also list it for free on craigslist. Enjoy your new found money and consider giving the unsold items to a local Salvation Army or Goodwill.

Henry @ Christian Finance Blog

Making $200 in 2 weeks can be incredibly easy or difficult, depending on your outlook and situation. If I absolutely needed $200, I would first try to sell some items via Craigslist. I prefer to sell them locally via Craigslist because you can get cash in hand more quickly than an on-line auction like Ebay because you don’t need to wait for the auction to close or to transfer the money. Pawn shops could be another option for selling items.

The other thing I would try is to get a job that would pay me that amount of money. Unfortunately, a lot of jobs only pay out every couple weeks, so you may miss the deadline. So you would need to look for a job that pays either weekly or in cash. Examples could be babysitting, landscaping, washing cars, etc.

Patrick @ Cash Money Life

Sell some books, dvds, baby clothes, etc. on eBay… Have a yard / garage sale… If it was an emergency I’d drop my cable / cell phone / netflix or blockbuster / other subscriptions… In a pinch, I’d get a second job or sell my golf clubs…

NCN @ No Credit Needed

If I needed $200 in two weeks, I’d sell some of my stuff. During my years of living on credit, I accumulated a lot of things I do not need or use. I’ve been purging these things gradually, but there’s still a lot of stuff around the house, and some of it is worth some money. If I needed quick cash, I’d get on Craigslist or eBay and sell CDs and comic books and board games. I might also consider a garage sale. Selling stuff serves two purposes: it clears the house of clutter, and it converts unused things into cash.

JD Roth @ Get Rich Slowly

Need more ideas? These are 20 Real Companies That Pay You To Work From Home. Do you have any ideas of your own? How would you make a quick $200?

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  1. Great job putting this together. Cool to see all the responses. Funny how most were the same. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Almost everyone wants to sell something. I guess that’s because we have a lot of stuff. I would rather try to earn some money by asking a few neighbors if I could help with something, like cutting their grass or cutting wood or picking up leaves (next month) or babysitting their kids.

  3. Thanks for the compilation and including my suggestions! Great list.

    Looks like people have a lot of ‘stuff’ sitting around that they’d be willing to part with. To that end, my new mantra is “Simplify.”

  4. @PT
    no prob – BTW I saw your video for the FNBO challenge – I loved it!!

    @Curt
    yep, there are a lot of sellers and I agree with you because you can only sell so much… but I guess the way I posed the question caused those responses…

    @Heidi
    I agree, I am very intrigued with living a minimalist lifestyle… I am not quite there yet, but making progress!!

  5. @bob – hey, I saw you in there as well. nice job. thanks. i won the $500 and will interview for top 5 next week. here’s hoping i get in. an extra $5k will be nice. :)

  6. Yeah, great job. This list motivates me to get thinking about all the lovely books I have that I could take to a used place… unfortunately you never get enough back for them, though:)

  7. I would take an options play on a couple of finanical and resource stocks I have been keeping a close eye on. If things go to trend, I could make $200 in about 20 mins with just a couple of clicks to place the buy and sell orders. But like the saying goes, easy come, easy go and I could lose that money just as quickly. For a safer bet the above commenters options are much better (though less fun!)

  8. @PT
    I made it to the top 20 as well… that would be great if we both made it to the top 5!!

    @MoneyEnergy
    yea, I am about to have a massive sell off of a bunch of my junk – clothes, books, CDs, etc on Ebay and perhaps amazon…

    @Andys
    fun yes, surefire way to get $200 -no, for me anyway… maybe you can give me some lessons ;)

  9. This is excellent. One word of advice (from a Randy Travis song): Never Sell Your Saddle. If you make money by using it, don’t sell it, even if it is an emergency.

    I’m a musician, and I’ve had musicians friends who have sold their guitar, piano, recording gear, etc., I can’t play a gig (or play for pleasure) for years afterward.

  10. Sorry, I meant “AND can’t play a gig…” I’ve never done it…and hopefully I never will.

  11. Great list! Now I’m scanning my house looking for things to sell and I can’t believe how much stuff we have.

  12. @Cory
    yep, I have yet to sell my saddle, or purchase one for that matter ;)

    @Frugalchick
    I know me too!

  13. @Bob and @PT

    Did FNBO email you guys letting you know if you’re in the top 20?

  14. Hmmm…I don’t have anything to sell, my previo9us landlord threw out/donated everything I had except the clothes I was wearing. I’m signed up with a few temp agencies but since I am unskilled they don’t give me any work assignments.

    At one temp agency, I sat around with a bunch of other people several mornings from 6am to noon waiting for nonexistent work – I finally gave up on that one.

    I couldn’t afford to keep my landline, so now I have a pre-paid cell phone that costs me 25 cents a minute to use. Actually that costs $5 every 30 days; the airtime is good only for 30 days and you lose unused time unless you add another $5 which adds time and rolls over your unused minutes for 30 more days.

    I would have a pretty hard time coming up with $200 in two weeks.

  15. @Christianfinance
    yea, they sent me a fedex package

    @Broke
    yea, I would suggest signing up with a few more temp agencies so you could get work from any of them. I used to work for a few of them and did some unskilled jobs. And just stay on them and tell them (kindly) how much you need the work and if they are anything like the ones I worked for they will help you out…

  16. It’s so interesting that we all said to sell stuff. I guess it really is the fastest way to make money!

  17. Found this article through The Simple Dollar and realy enjoyed it. I liked the idea of selling ad space in a crunch. Most bloggers/site owners have space for sale, but we sort of market it passively. I bet it you actively marketed the space you could find a buyer pretty quickly, especially a high-traffic site.

  18. I babysit for extra cash. I babysat last Friday night from 6:45 – 1:30 am (kids went to bed at 10 so I could relax and sleep on the couch during the second half) and made $75. I babysat again last night from 6:15 – 11:20 (kids went to bed at 9) and was paid $60. At first I was just paid $10 an hour, but I’ve sat for these families enough that they know I do a great job and always overpay me. A few nights of that a month and that’s an easy $200.

  19. If I had to raise $200 in two weeks, I’d have me and my husband sell plasma. You can do it twice a week. In my poorer days I sold it to have money to eat, so I know what I’m talking about. I received $20 for the first batch of the week and $30 for the second. Therefore, with 2 people, you would have $200 in two weeks.

  20. @Kelly
    that is the most interesting one I have heard yet ;) I didn’t know it paid that much… DOesn’t it hurt? I hate needles ;)

  21. It doesn’t hurt too much. When the needle first goes in it stings a bit, but it doesn’t hurt after that. You lay still for an hour, and they take out the blood, separate the plasma from the rest, and then return it to your body along with some saline. It feels chilly, but it’s not painful. Plus, at the place I used to do it, they had monitors on the walls showing movies to pass the time.

  22. I would ask family or friends for the money. The question is what would you do if you “had to find a way to come up with $200 in two weeks or less”. It doesn’t specifically state “earn” $200. If I was in such a tight bind that I really needed money, I am sure that someone close to me would help me out. Of course I would pay them back when my situation was rectified.

    Selling my personal stuff would not be an option for me. My first thought is that I would need to buy whatever I sold at a later date. When I purchased the items, it would almost certainly cost more than what I sold them for in the first place. Maybe I am a minimalist, but I don’t have things laying around that I do not use and could sell them and not miss them.

    Getting a freelance job would take up way to much time. Between my primary job and other personal commitments and responsibilities, I don’t think it would be a good decision to take on a freelance job.

    Did anyone else think of calling upon family and friends for the money?

  23. My post is more about how to free up money in your budget that you might be spending on things you don’t need rather than actually “making” money. Freeing up money will actually allow you to spend more money on things you do need. It is easier to “make” money by cutting out excess stuff.

    - sell something or lots of somethings I am not using (ebay, craigslist, yard sale) – the possibilities here are limitless

    - cancel Netflix service (I don’t have cable or satellite, for those who do, I would recommend cancelling it.) – I currently pay $25.00 for Netflix.

    - cancel other unnecessary services (call waiting, landline phones if you already have cell phones, beepers if you don’t use them)

    - stop driving so much (walk, bike, etc. to work or to other places nearby to home) – I have been walking to work about 4 blocks away since July 1st and only have to fill up my vehicles’ tanks about 1 time a month now. I calculate this is saving me at least $50 per month.

    - take lunch to work – this saves me at least $30 a week – I also take teabags with me to work to make my own tea. Otherwise, I wind up spending money on Coke. Ick.

    - trade services or goods with someone else – if you can provide a good or service to them and they to you, it could save you a lot of money

  24. Great post. And thanks for taking the time to survey the top people and letting us know your findings. I am really seeing the trend of freelancing picking up more and more. I think it will continue especially with more sites going online and needing these services. Also as more and more people need to make some extra money fast.

  25. poor boomer

    I have negligible marketable skills; I’ve been to temp and day labor agencies with no success. I signed up, called repeatedly, and hung around their offices with a bunch of other guys waiting for nonexistent work.

    I reply to “gig” postings on Craigslist and rarely get a response. I’ve had a little more success getting replies from Craigslist, but not much. I think there are unemployed people who practically live on CL, waiting to pounce on an opportunity to earn money – if you don’t reply within an hour of a posting, you’re way too late, the opportunity is closed, and you’re not going to hear from them.

    Coming up with $200 in two weeks seems practically impossible for me; I haven’t been able to do it and I end up late with rent until the next month begins.

  26. This is why it’s good to have an emergency fund. But, since I don’t have one of those yet -

    I would take a little money from my food, gas, entertainment, clothing, and gift budgets and cut back in all of those areas for one month.

    I’d go to a temporary agency and be willing to take any job that they offered me.

    My husband would look for a part-time remodeling job, return an unused item that he shouldn’t have bought in the first place.

  27. All I know is I’ve tried all of those things and I’m now tapped out…nothing…nada. Nothing to sell,no one will hire me,too much competition in the area to try and do my own thing,even tried selling blood plasma and strangely there’s no place within about 50 miles to do this…if they even accept me. Maybe it’s the city sucking the life out of me. So here I sit,rejected and waiting for either something to come or the end.

    • Similar situation here. I’ve been a mom raising my kids the past 15 years. My husband had to close his store 5 years ago (our only source of income) due to the recession. Since then; from the stress of it all he’s had 2 heart attacks and a triple bypass. He’s only 53!! No one will hire me….I have basically not much experience. Car was reposessed, 1 year behind on mortgage, cant pay credit cards, utilities barely on. I tried a temp agency, and the younger, quicker kids seem to get the job instead of me. I went on 1 assignment doing data entry, and I was the slowest person there typing about 40wpm with some mistakes. They fired me before the end of my first day. My husband finally got a job this past October for much less pay than we need. Have had yard sales, nothing left to sell anymore. Just struggling to make ends meat!!

      • Eligible for food stamps?
        Eligible for heat assistance?
        Eligible for at least one house payment through your county community service office?
        Is there any State medical help? In Iowa we have Iowa Cares. Charged according to income. You may end up paying nothing.
        Advertise on any free bulletin boards in your town – laundromats, grocery stores, carwashes, gas stations/convenience stores – to do housecleaning. It pays $15 to $25 an hour, their vacuum and their supplies.
        Go door to door to the chiropractor, the man you buy your car insurance from, and ask them if you can put a few business cards on their desk.
        Can you sew? Tell people you will do alterations or simple clothing repairs, like zippers and patching elbows. Check with your nursing homes or the hospital, and see who does the mending of blankets, sheets, clothing.
        Recycle cans to put gas in the car.
        Mow your neighbors lawn or weed their flower beds.

    • Sir, please try to be optimistic! Something will come through for you one day. If you have a talent, use it to make money…market yourself! You might become a self-made entrepreneur that way..Your comment is sucking the life out of me(sorry)! Put a smile on and tackle the world

  28. My first thought on needing to earn $200 was to call all my friends and family with children and offer to watch the kids that coming Friday or Saturday evening (or over night) while they go out on the town. I know how hard it is to find reliable child care in the evenings, especially out of home. I know my husband and I would love to have an evening at home without the kids once in a while…if for no other reason then to sort their rooms!! I would ask for $25.00 per child from 8 pm – 8 am. That would include bedtime snack and breakfast for that price. If you did this two nights in a row you could easily make more then $200 in a weekend.

  29. Selling things on Ebay and Craigslist are my two favorite ways to make some extra money from things I no longer need.

  30. Sell plasma. You can get up to $250 in a month.

  31. Not sure if this was covered…but here are some great ways to make $200.

    Buy some cases of water from BJ’s, Sam’s Club or Costco and sell it any busy event, park or city intersection for $1. per bottle. You can easily make $100 every 4 hrs or so. I’ve done it. You can step that up a little and have a shirt imprinted front and back in bright yellow or orange that says in large letters, ICE COLD WATER $1. Then keep a cooler in your car where you’ll keep your back ups and pack a plastic bag with ice and put it into a backpack with as many bottles as you can carry. Then when you run low…run back to the car to refill. We’ve done this for party money, bills money…just about anything and with a few people doing it you can make $400 or $500 per day…easily. All the best and check out http://www.howtogetpaiddaily.info for more great tips on making $100 per day.

  32. This is easy to do, but remember to think long term.

    Last year when we needed to catch up financially,

    1. I found some work at a temp agency. I kept my spirits up by thinking how great it was to do a great variety of jobs I never even knew existed.
    $10 an hour, but did the trick

    2. Depending on season, (we have a lot of snow in winter and a lot of weeds in the summer)
    Shovel neighbourhood’s snow in winter for 10-20/ driveway
    Tend to the gardens of busy neighbours – going rate for professional companies is 25-50/ hour.

    3. I have to say I love the idea of selling things you no longer use on ebay.
    I’d first get rid of the x-box.

  33. Definitely have a yard sale. Or if you have knowledge of Ebay and items that sell well on there..go to yard sales yourself and make some extra cash that. I love doing it and just the hunt is fun. I have found some great high dollar items that I got for real cheap and doubled my money on them on Ebay within a few days. Notify me and maybe i will blog about it one day with enough response.

  34. http://www.squidoo.com/tip4money this is how did i make a lot of money heh

  35. Joel -

    I really like the ICE COLD WATER idea but I don’t have a car, so I’d have a hard time carrying around several cases of bottled water AND a cooler full of ice!

  36. You can make quick money by selling your books to mybookbank.com. They give you cash for used and new books. It’s quick and easy.

  37. Uhm hi guys, im 12 i want clothes and some new kicks but i need at least 160
    bucks.,and ii haven’t got new clothes for at least 1 year….Any ideas on how to get the money????

    • Brenda

      offer to pull weeds….people will pay for that. I would pay someone $25 just for sporadic weds adnd in flowerbeds.

  38. crazycatlady

    Try going to Garage Sales,Flea Markets ect to look for bargain books.
    Sell your bargain books to Second Hand Book Stores.Remember to call the store first to see if they are interested in the books you have.(You don’t want to lug really heavy books there and back again!)
    Don’t go for General Fiction (unless it’s a new release)or romances,they generally don’t sell well in my experience.Try looking for fantasy books.

    This isn’t a get rich quick method,because it does take a while to collect enough books (depending on how good you are at spotting bargains)
    The best money I’ve made using this method is $30 on a $5 investment (I got a bunch of Raymond E Feist hardcovers for 50 cents each and sold them to a bookstore)

  39. Call me crazy, but if I really needed to come up with $200 quick….
    I’ll tell you how I do it right now…on a daily basis….

    Get a large piece of blank plastic or cardboard material and a jumbo marker and write something like

    “Homeless with family/mother”
    and in a good spot, you can make $200 in matter of 2-6 hours of sitting
    lol you may laugh, but I’ve had to do it just to have a place to live and as embarrassing as it is….it works…

    Find a busy shopping center where there is an exit with a lot of traffic…
    and use a small folding type chair to sit in and hold the sign in front of you….and just stare to the side and make a not so happy face….but not angry or upsetting but just listless… and people will hand you the money….trust me…

    you may say this is only for the truly desperate, but in my opinion it beats crime and prostitution…

  40. Great post,

    its really not that hard to come up with $200 if you incorporate all the above tactics.

    Chris

  41. Another great post. I am trying make a little extra money for myself and my family. I am working on the affiliate stuff trying to see how quickly I can make $200.

  42. Joe Costa....

    This one takes some hard work and heavy lifting but is generally pretty quick. SCRAPING METAL! First you’ll want to check online for nearest or best rate metal scrappers. Varying metals are worth more, obviously, however they will usually range anywhere from 10-70 cents per pound. Don’t worry it adds up quick. The best thing of all is that free metal is everywhere. Look around your home, your alley, your neighbors recycling, even some local business will let you grab their *junk*!

  43. Trying to sell on craigslist is very time consuming, I won’t be able to make 200 fast in 2 weeks.

  44. Christy

    My husband and I occasionally do mystery shops. Sometimes they are out of town. We only do them out of town when they pay $50 or more. Depending on the company it can be less than 2 weeks before they deposit the money in your account. Never ever pay for someone to give you the websites to market research or secret shoppers. They are easy to find if you google mystery shop forums or such. The forums usually have a list of all the different sites that you can sign up to do mystery shops. There are hundreds of them. We have had our oil changed for free up to getting free food at mcdonalds. They usually reimburse you a certain amount for your purchase and then pay you a set fee for doing the shop. Our children get a kick out of it and since my husband loves mcdonalds he likes it just as much.

  45. Bret Bennett

    It seems like every two years I can change my car insurance company and save almost a hundred a month. Then it starts the process of going up slowly over time and I switch again. I also switched my electric provider and that “should” save me 10% or $40 per month. I also went cancel my gym membership and they said if I stayed they would take it from $29 to $9 per month for both my wife and I. I also canceled some online memberships like a guitar lesson site, tech support site and one my wife had signed up for that gave coupons. Those totaled up to $45 per month. With just these changes, (not counting the car insurance) that saves me $120 per month or $1,440 just this year.

  46. Hi,
    I’m 15 and i’d like to know how I can earn some money.
    If you know any websites that WORK and AREN’T SCAMS please let me know!
    Thank you in advance!

  47. amanda

    yeah, im 12, so i cant exactly cut my landlines or stop using so much gas. the only 2 ways i can make money(since my neighbors wont let me babysit) are (1) to have a lemonade stand and (2) to have a bake sale. buy some cake mixes, some cookies, and some brownie mixes, and my last one made me over 300 bucks. sadly, it was a mandatory charity thing for school, but seriously!

  48. Ok so im not the only one here thats young.
    how much would a PS2 run for?

    • Not much, pawn shop?

    • you could also check fiverr.com for inspiration to offer any service or services you can. There are many odd offers over there and you never know which will fit you. Once you get to know how to get around on fiverr, you will be amazed how easy it is for you to earn 200 or more from there.

  49. If I had to make $200 I would buy a bucket, sponge, some towels, and a squeegee. Price window cleaning by the window not by the job. You can charge between $5-$10 per window. Do house windows because the jobs will pay more per job. Charge a minimum of $50 no matter how small the job. I have done houses where the bids came out to $400-$600. If you are willing to give free estimates and leave a number where you can be reached you will get work.
    I know because I did it for a living for about 20 years.

  50. Ex Mortgate Funder

    You can puchase 4 boxes of with 30 items each from 5.00 to 10.00 each
    sale for one dollar each. (breakfast bars, anything healthy or that comes in own wrappers. )
    120.00 – 20.00 equal 100.00 want more proffit get more boxes. (got on sale)
    120.00 – 40.00 equal 80.00 want more proffit get more boxes. (regular price)

    You make your $20 to $40 back and $100.00 or $80.00 proffit.

    Try it let me know if it is successful.

  51. Vanessa

    Personally, I have been to research labs that do offer quite a bit of money to test their drugs for a certain amount of days. The two companies I have used is called Quintiles and PRA International. You can make from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand. I received about 7000 to take an experiemental drug almost everyday for 3 months. I had to stay at the facility off and on so they can monitor my progress. But it was well worth it. Although it is rare to get in a study that pays so well. But the best part is that it is quite safe. You will get the chance to speak to the doctor and ask questions about the drug. You can look them up on google. It is well worth it!!

  52. yo ppl. im 13 and need at LEAST $250 within the next 2 weeks (not going into deatails, long story). im 4 sure going 2 sell some things, iv’e got 2 nintendo DSI’s and a DS lite that never get played, and a PS2, that could possibly add up 2 $100. but as for the rest…

    the 4th (of july) is coming up so im sure i could get a buttload of cash selling water. but i was wondering… how old do i have to b to sell plasma? and can 13 year olds work part time @ daycares?
    PLZ RESPOND

  53. im 13 and i need to get $3,000 by the end of this week but im doing vbs at my church and im trying to do a yard sale but most of it is clothes and in this i will be blessed by God to get $30 but i have to get it some how
    but how is the big ??????? my family is poor but we get by with God i need a ton of prarys that would be so much of a help thanks ;)

  54. Crystal

    I’m surprised no one mentioned working as an extra in movies, just pick up a newspaper (or look at online classified ads) and they pretty much always have SEVERAL ads for this. They need people of all ages, races, etc. Some i’ve seen recently were $100 a day some were up to $500, by the end of 2 weeks you could have $1400 minimum. Also check with any local hotels as they sometimes have inside info as to where the movies are being filmed in your area. Very simple work, sometimes they might want you to dance, other times you might just be walking by or even sitting. PLUS they will feed U. Easy Peazy!!

  55. If I had to make two hundred dollars and only had two weeks to do it, I would paint address on curbs for home owners four hours a day for two days then take 12 days off :)

  56. If time is the factor then I’d let time play in my favor. I would advertise a product with a sense of urgency. The Lord Jesus was always helping people, completely selfless, and He was never in need. So I believe if you help other people get what they want then I’ll get everything I want. Looking out for others is the key.

  57. You could easily make that through successful online gambling. Not guaranteed but if you do it the right way then you should do $200 with ease. Best way would be to sign up to as many free offers as possible.

  58. Payton1221

    Hey yeah so Im twelve too, and I dropped my ipod… (yeah stuipid ikr) lol and the screens all screwd up, so I need to come up with about 110$ to buy a new one, plus tax and shipping and everything. Itd be nice to have some extra money to for clothes and stuff. Any ideas? Thanks:)

  59. Payton1221

    I dont live on a busy street or anything so garage sales would be hard and my friend offord to do like a lemonade or cocoa stand with me. i also might sell my dsi on ebay… Do you guys know if you can take a used Dsi into Game Stop and get money?

  60. There are many ways to earn money online’ adsense and blogging which is one of them.

    • James i think the topic here is about getting $200 in two weeks or less, adsense even though a great money making idea is not practical in two weeks unless you already have a successful blog or you have money yo run ads.

  61. James !! can you tell me how can i get the assignment?

  62. The best way for me is blogging + Adsense.People just can create a little blog and to place adsense code there.Google will pay you per click.

  63. Art of the deal-

    it takes as much energy to manage 50 units as it does 1200 units-

    —-so instead of going for 200- go for $40,000- think big- have some ….s

  64. Unclaimed

    I cannot believe I didnt see this one….check for “unclaimed” funds in your name, in your home state, and also any other state you may have lived in. But BEWARE! Do this tactic ONLY THROUGH the states’ websites…they do it for free…if you go to any OTHER website that is acting as a 3rd party, they are going to charge you a fee for their services. Also, you may have to narrow your search down, too, due to many ppl having your name, so fill out the forms in your WHOLE name. I got excited when I found out I had over 5000 dollars coming to me, and then got my little heart broke when I narrowed my name down, and found out it was SOMEONE ELSE! LOL!!! So, watch that, too. Good Luck!

  65. I Agree, it is hard to make money quickly on the internet. You have to be motivated and creative to come up with ways to get what you are trying to accomplish well known.

    We all know that all big websites like Facebook and Google are free but make money from selling advertisements based on how many they have visiting and using there sight.

    A new and profitable way has come about that the users of a website that have joined get part of the monthly income based on how many they get to join the website.

    If the owner can get you to sign up 3,000,000 people he can charge more for the advertisement on his website. It makes everyone happy and willing to help.

  66. Yeah adsense and blogging is very good for me also. Don’t do cpa but I think I will start promoting offers. These 15 ways are good also.

  67. Donate plasma!!!! Sometimes they have specials so you can get $50 for a donation!

    • Daystar

      Been giving plasma for 9 months with Cangene for $25.00 X 2/week = $200/month!

      BUT I have negative blood type so I have applied to see if my blood passes for their RH negative program where they give you positive red blood cells to see if your body will create antibodies. This plasma will be given to mothers who are negative and their blood attacks the positive type of the child in the womb and the baby usually dies – or something like that.
      If/after you build up the antibodies, you get $75/donation – for life! $600/month.

  68. i need to get olly murs tickets but i dont know how to get money would holister cloths sell

  69. I’m 12 i would find this very useful if i were a grown up and i cant really sell stuff without getting spanked. i was really hopping this would give me some tips on how to save but im to old for the leminaid stand, and i cant look through yellow pages for a job.well thanks any way sorta…..and what i was saving up for cost $220 dollars(already with tax)!!! :[

  70. Excellent article, I thing that to earn some money online is not so hard, but requires to learn to do it and takes time.

  71. Sharing the experience of making money here is very interesting. To give inspiration to anyone to try to earn extra income. I once watched a movie about a confused young man had no job. Her colleagues offer to create an ad offering a baby sitter. Apparently there is people who call to give the job. She not only get work, even eventually become suppliers of baby sitters. The film is very inspiring.

  72. i found a way to make some quick doe. i found these, “8 point and 7/16 wrench catv cable star key security tool” listed on eBay for $50.00 each. Found the source (newelectronx) that sells them for $5 to 15 bucks per piece. I sell them on craigslist for a good return. i’ve been making good money every since. i’m not wealthy yet, but income is going smoothly and sell aren’t that bad. profit is at least $35 per sale. if i sell eight pieces per day then i make like $280 which is better than a 8 hour job to me. so online selling works.. try it

  73. I am to trying to make money with my blog. These post is really helpful to me. Thanks to the author.

  74. I need a $166 bus ticket for a convention that happens in two weeks, so yeah-it’s hard. I’ve even thought of some slightly taboo things, would I let someone pour condiments in my pants for $150 right now? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZoYFvypP10) Heck yes.

    …sigh, I miss having a job.

  75. Well, if you keep your eyes peeled sometimes you can find google ads for sharebuilder that will give you $50 or $100 if you put about the same into an account. You could get it inside 2 weeks, but it’d be tight and pulling it right back out would definitley not make them happy.

    Myself I just left it in there until it was needed. When I need money in a hurry, I usually just bite the bullet and get a cash advance from the least expensive place I can find. Sometimes it’s the shark down the street that charges %50, >.<

    other times I can get a couple hundred at about 12%. all legal. the key is keeping your eyes open and looking for opportunity wherever it lies.

  76. When I feel like I need a little extra money, I come onto sites like this. I occasionally get good ideas about what to do, all the while feeling better about my situation at the same time. Anyway, here are some ideas. Do you have any kind of scrap metal to sell? Do you have a pick-up truck or low-boy and can haul other people’s scrap metal? If you have two or more vehicles, do you need two or more vehicles? Do you need to keep those books/CDs/DVDs after you’ve read/listened to/watched them x number of times?
    If you work, do you get days off? If so, think about doing temporary work on that day off. If you have a marketable skill and are not using it to help financially, then use it. Anytime you make any money from work or selling something, don’t spend all of the money. Learn to save so in the future you can borrow from emergency savings. Curb your spending and intentionally save the money you were going to spend when you had the larger outgo. Credit scores may have some importance, but in the end it’s just a number.

  77. Odessa Vivanco

    I think you guys should check out http://www.formvote.com because you can ask this type of stuff there. It’s an awesome social network.

  78. When are people spending the most of the money?

    When they are having problems they want to solve and man.. there are a ton of people looking for solutions on the internet. I’ve come across the most hungry people on warriorforum. Recently I was brainstorming ideas to feed that hungry crowd.

    When we talk about selling stuff don’t just limit ourselves to selling items. People are looking for answers all the time and information will always be something which you can sell.

    What if you find some info people search really often and you don’t know anything about it? There is a free tool which you can use to gather information and you can put together an ebook with. It is called “niche browser”.

    You next move is just to start a blog on the topic and you can already start selling that information.

    But if you don1t want to do any work just find any instant paying affiliate program linke JVZoo or warriorplus and connect the crowd with products you want to sell.

    Tha online game is all about traffic. It is easy to make money online.

  79. I have nothing to sell, can not work have R.A. and Lupus, and need to make money asap? Can not give blood, my blood no good to give. Can not go anywhere, do not have car or anyone to take me anywhere. Want to move from room 10X20 and need $3,000 to move and pay some bills. Have computer but do not know how to do anything online, not computer sabby and my eyes tired easy and can’t be online long. What else can I do. Any more sugestions? I need lots of prayers and a miracle.

  80. @Broke
    I hope this helps, ive been there.
    I work at a car was for 7.25 an hour. Plus the tips its around 11-14 an hour. I’m also getting married so I know EVERY way to make quick money.
    First off I’m signed up on almost every legit payed survey website in the us.
    I pawn old things, sell old things online and in yard. I flip stuff I find at others sales too for profit.
    I burn my old CDs and DVDs then sell the originals
    I offer things on Craigslist like singing/guitar/art lessons.
    I sell art on etsy.com
    Sell what I find metal detecting
    Donate plasma twice a week
    Donate blood sometimes
    Grow my hair like 30in long then sell a portion of it.
    Have the apps wereward, checkpoints, gigwalk,
    Enter all the sweepstakes and free contests I can
    Gather and recycle bottles cans scrap metal worthless computers for parts
    Get paid bumper sticker advertisements
    Get paid for focus groups, paidfocusgroups.com
    Do amazon mechanical turk
    mow lawns
    Babysit for friends
    house/pet sit for friends
    Walk dogs
    Be an errand runner/ driver
    Search everywhere for change, it adds up
    Sign up for the non extreme medical tests
    Make my fiance do sperm donations
    Be an extra in movies n TV when I can.
    Have a blog n do AdSense.
    and gamble FOR SURE bets.

  81. I enjoyed reading this article. I look forward to learning more about master script writing. Thanks again. I also enjoyed reading the comments left by the other readers.

  82. I agree that selling extra things is a great way to earn extra money–good tips! We all have things we don’t need. :)

  83. What a great article! I’ve been searching for ways to get money fast for 2 weeks but without any succes. I asked friend, neighbours and nothing! I couldn’t figure out how to get money. This site helped me a lot! I’m so glad I’ve found it! I will try freelance job. I think about writing articles and selling them.

  84. I am graduate student,…I have to get 200$ in this 4 weeks…… my family cant give me that 2 me…. and i don’t want to beg any body… please tell me how to get that….

  85. if I needed two hundred dollars in a pinch i’d probably pawn something. like say a tv or game system. there have even been times where I’ve pawn an old not working car. the thing is I don’t consider it pawning so much as a guaranteed sell for something I need i.e. cash

    if I really want it back then I can either overpay to get it or buy something new.

  86. I’m tempted to sell a few of my old consoles now actually it would give me a wee bit of wiggle room with the finances this month and hopefully I’ll reach my savings goal for January!

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