The Internet offers many possibilities to earn some cash from home, by generating some residual income from your blog to actually making enough money to pay your bills and start your own small home business.
Tricks to get money as quick as possible
There are many ways to earn money online, but some of them may take a while to pay off. If you need cash now, you will need to pay careful attention to the payment terms of your clients or the websites you participate in.
While there's nothing you can do about websites that take 60 days to pay, there are a few tricks that you can use to get your money as soon as possible.
Minimum earnings requirement
If a website or affiliate program requires a minimum amount of money before paying, the best way to get your money fast is selecting the payment system with the lowest balance requirement and focusing your efforts in just a few programs instead of diversifying. For example, if you want to make money writing online, choose multiple revenue share sites that allow you to place your own Google AdSense publisher ID or focus on a single site that pays you upfront. Otherwise you'll end up having lots of money, but being unable to claim it and get paid. Ask for payment upfront if working for clients
If you are doing a project for a client, it's a wise idea to take a look at the "standard" payment terms provided by the client. Never sign a contract without reading it first, or you risk working for two months and having to wait a further 90 days for payment of the invoice. If you want money quickly, explain your client that you need to pay the bills while working for him and ask for an upfront payment of a percentage of the project value, and set a payment schedule based on project milestones. This way you are also protected if the client decides not to pay or the project gets canceled mid-way.
Quick ways of making money online
If you just want to make some fast cash now, instead of working regularly online, the Internet also offers many possibilities:
Organise an online garage sale
eBay and Amazon are just two of the many available auction sites where you can sell your unwanted goods. Do you have a second TV that nobody really uses? Why not try selling it on Gumtree to earn some fast cash? Sell handmade items
If you have an artistic streak, you can sell items on marketplaces dedicated to handcrafted items, such as Etsy. Provided your items are in demand, you can make large amounts of cash very quickly by selling things you made.