The 7 Fastest Ways to Make Money in 24 Hours or Less

Debby Epps

Before I share with you the 7 Fastest Ways to Make Money in 24 Hours or Less, I just have to say this, promise yourself NEVER AGAIN!

Listen at some point in our life we all have found ourselves in desperate need of cash. Our car breaks down, we have an unexpected medical bill, the list goes on and on.

However, many people seem to accept, “desperate need for money” as a way of life, a lifestyle if you will. So when I say promise yourself, never again!  I MEAN IT!

Life is too short to live that way. Here at SaveYourBucks.com, we share many articles with our readers covering many legit ways to create additional income streams and get ahead of the game. There is simply no excuse in today’s digital world for falling behind.

If your goal is to always be able to pay your bills on time, and granted that is the way many people live, that is normal. But if that is your ultimate goal, when unexpected expenses happen, and they always will, you will be right back to a state of “desperate need for money”.

So, let’s get to the 7 Fastest Ways to Make Money in 24 hours or less, but please promise yourself NEVER AGAIN. After we get through this tiny crisis, you are going to change your mindset from the mindset of having enough to pay your bills, to working on a side gig to get ahead, is it a deal?

Ok, with that lecture of love out of the way, I will share with you the quickest ways we have found to earn money within 24 hours or less. Depending on how much money you need, I hope one or a combination of all 7 of these ways will get you through. One more thing, I need to share with you a quote that I have shared with many people over the years, and I hope that it gives you a little bit of peace, because it is so true, and something we should never forget.

This was a quote by one of Save You Bucks Founders, Dale Calvert. Dale is pictured above with his two adopted grandsons, Tyce & Jude, his granddaughter Chapel & 3rd grandson Trust. When I first heard Dale say “If money can fix it, it is not a problem” he was sharing how his grandson Trust was never supposed to be born alive. How he will never be able to walk or talk and that no amount of money in the world could take care of that real problem.

He also went on to explain how much joy Trust provides to everyone in his life. “If money can fix it, is not a problem” is a quote that I hope will provide you some encouragement.

OK, here are the 7 ways, choose one or all five, and then DECIDE now, NEVER AGAIN!

1. Sale Something or Multiple Items on Facebook Marketplace

I have been buying and selling and creating side gig incomes to fund various investment accounts for years and I have never experienced a platform that even comes close to Facebook MarketPlace.

You can sell things quickly and easily with this platform. You name it will sell, especially furniture, appliances, home goods, and brand name clothes at the time of this writing this platform is still fairly new, if you have never used it, you are going to be shocked how fast you can generate cash with it at Save Your Bucks we have an entire article on how to easily get your items listed. You can literally have 10 items online within the next hour, and money in your pocket within the next two. You can read that article here:

How to sell anything on Facebook MarketPlace and make money immediately.

2. Hold a Yard Sale

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays are usually the best days to hold a yard sale. So granted if you are reading this on a Sunday, you have 3 days to wait. However, if you are reading this on Wednesday you can start collecting money fast with a yard sale, in the next 24 hours.

If you have a lot of stuff hanging around your house that you don’t want or need I would first list them on Facebook Marketplace, but holding a garage sale could be a great way to get cash fast.

Go through your house, gather your stuff up and price it competitively. This is important, if you are asking 70% of retail, bargain hunters will simply look at your prices and turn around and leave. If you are reading this article, you probably cannot afford to argue over pennies and miss out on a lot of dollars. Sell it, if you need to, you can always buy another TV.

Display your stuff attractively and organize it well to make it easy for people to shop. Get a crowd by posting your garage sale on Craigslist and hanging up signs around your neighborhood. You can find the best price on poster board and yard sale signs at your local Dollar Tree.

Be willing to bargain too. Getting something for an item is better than having it still be sitting there at the end of the day. Remember you can always buy more! You can also offer snacks (You Buy at Dollar Tree) cheap and lemonade or ice tea.

3. Sell Gigs on Fiverr

FIVERR works kind of like Upwork where you are paid to do a short-term job or task. The difference is that many of the jobs on Fiverr are fast and only pay $5.

For instance, somebody might want you to write a poem for their loved one or draw a quick picture of their pet. Just search through the jobs on Fiverr and apply for the ones you can do quickly, or create your profile there and offer your services.

Honestly, you may have a challenge creating cash in 24 hours with websites like Fivver or Upwork if you haven’t already established accounts with those websites. However, understand, you have skills, and there are people around the world that are willing to pay you for those skills. As I said earlier in today’s digital economy there are countless ways for you to create extra income.

4. Turn old Electronics, Cans, and other Metals into Cash

Recycling scrap metal can make you money today. Many people don’t know that most scrap metal can be recycled for cash payments at local scrap yards around the country, keeping this useful material out of landfills.

Just do a google search for Selling Scrap Metal Near Me

Scrap metal yards deal with customers in industries that handle metal on a daily basis. For example, construction companies may have tons of steel beams from structures, electricians could have old wires and electrical equipment, or plumbers might have old or broken copper piping and brass fixtures that they need to dispose of. While scrap yards see a large quantity of metal from the trade industry, they also welcome homeowners and other individuals like you.  There is a Scrap Metal facility near you that would love for you to sell them any and all metals.

By bringing your metal scrap to scrap yards, you can make money and recycle the materials at the right place.  Aluminum, Copper, Steel & Brass currently will pay you the most.

Scrap metal is any object, appliance, or machine that is damaged or no longer useful but contains metals of some value — and many recycling facilities and scrap yards will pay good money for it (especially after a recent boost in demand from overseas).

There are many people who regularly scavenge discarded roadside items as their side gig income plan. Do you know that old range oven sitting in the drainage ditch that you drive past every day on your way to work? That can easily be sold as scrap metal! Even rusty, crushed items that seem like complete junk can have value, and make you quick money.

Not to mention, aluminum on the highway from wrecks, tire rim, mufflers, you get the idea. All metals can be sold to a shop near you. Of course, it should go without saying, never take items from private property or from behind fences or gates; this constitutes trespassing and theft, and you can be prosecuted for it. Only take items that are clearly not on someone else’s land.

Be careful not to upset any creatures that may have turned the roadside junk into a home. Snakes, bees, spiders, or rodents could be inside the item, so inspect it before picking it up and putting it inside your vehicle. It is a good idea to remember your gloves before you hunt for scrap metal.

Many people have old electronics that no longer work in their attacks, closets and garage that could be sold today to a scrap metal buyer in your area.

5. Take a Walk Right Now & Make Money with GigWalk

As their website says: Whether you’re looking for a little spending money or want to earn an entire extra paycheck, Gigwalk can help. Work when and where you want to – start making money today!

Gigwalk is a different type of task site. Gigwalk is a company that helps consumer brands identify and fix potential marketing issues. It is like a Mystery Shopper program you may have heard of except you don’t buy what you just observe.

When you sign up to be a gigwalker, you’ll have the chance to do a variety of tasks that help the company get feedback for their retail clients. This is a great gig. The reality is there are dozens of ways to make money on the side for everyone who simply decides they are going to.

Gigwalker tasks take anywhere from five minutes to a few hours, and you get to see the task and the pay before you decide whether or not you’ll take it. Everything is in your control when using the Gigwalker App.

You find out which jobs are available on Gigwalk by downloading their app onto your phone. The range for a Gigwalk task might be anywhere from $3 to $100, depending on the task. There are many Save Your Buck Readers that have reported earning hundreds of dollars in extra income monthly with this one app alone.

A gigwalker might be asked to take a picture of a menu at a restaurant or give feedback about a product display at a store. A variety of gigs are available and this is worth investigating.

While we are talking about Apps, we suggest you also check out the article here:

The 7 Best Grocery Apps to Save You Money

6. Find & Flip on Craigslist

Why we are on the subject of Gigs I thought I should share two ways to make quick money with Craigslist. The first way is to find gigs.

Craigslist has a “gigs” section where people are looking for help doing what usually amounts to quick tasks. In the “gigs” section you might find somebody asking for help moving, cleaning their home or doing a car repair job.

The gigs section has different types of jobs too, from labor jobs to writing jobs to computer-related jobs. You may find some out-of-the-box strange requests on Craigslist as well, so be careful who you are talking to, and keep your personal info private.

The second way you can make quick money with Craigslist is Flip Freebies from Craigslist, another very popular way some of our readers earn money fast is to pick up valuable stuff from the free stuff section on Craigslist and then sell those items. Have you looked at the Free Section on Craigslist lately? It is shocking sometimes what people are willing to give away if you just come and pick it up.

You can pick up free items on Craigslist and then resell them on Craigslist or Facebook MarketPlace.

Every week people give away valuable stuff on Craigslist simply because they don’t want to deal with the selling process. I know that may sound crazy, but go check out the Free section and see for yourself.

As I was researching for this article, I found a nice baby crib in the “free” section. When I looked on eBay, I found the exact same crib had sold for $110.00. For larger items like this, we again believe the quickest, fastest way to sell is with Facebook MarketPlace.

7. Be a Tasker on TaskRabbit

Have you heard of TaskRabbit? TaskRabbit is a site people visit if they need a small (or large) task done. I have used it a couple of times over the past few months. I needed some carpentry skills to hang a large whiteboard on the wall in my office. I was also looking for someone to assemble some bargain furniture I found on closeout at IKEA which I sold and made money on within 24 hours on Facebook MarketPlace.

If you register to work with TaskRabbit, you might find yourself putting together furniture, running an errand or helping someone with a small home repair such as fixing a leaky faucet.

TaskRabbit clients also request tasks such as virtual assistant work, delivery work or cleaning jobs. For instance, they may request to have their home deep cleaned before they host a holiday party.

Here’s how it works: first, you sign up to be a tasker on the Task Rabbit site. After being approved, you’re notified by the company of available tasks in your area via their free app. You get to choose the tasks you want to take, and after you finish the job you submit your invoice directly to TaskRabbit, and they collect the payment from the client. As with Lyft and Uber, taskers for TaskRabbit often get tipped by clients, which could mean extra money in your pocket extra fast.

Your regular paycheck for the work you do for TaskRabbit comes to you weekly.  And because you can pick and choose which tasks you want to do, you get to decide when you are available for work with TaskRabbit and when you aren’t. With TaskRabbit you may not be able to register today and make money today, but many Save Your Bucks readers use TaskRabbit as part of their overall side gig income strategy so we felt we needed to make you aware of this app.

I sincerely hope that you will take a couple of these ideas and put them into action immediately to take care of the money crunch you find yourself in. More importantly, I hope you have made a conscious decision to never be in this situation again, and more importantly get a clear understanding that in today’s digital world, you never need to be. If you found this article valuable, please let us know and maybe the Save Your Bucks team will let me write another one for you in the future.