How to Make Money Fast Without a Job
Everyone wants more money. But finding a job can be hard and time consuming.
So instead of filling out applications and going through entire interview processes,
try one of these easy ways to make money fast without a job.
Have a garage sale.
A garage sale is a great way to get rid of unwanted household items and make
money in the process! Staples of garage sales include old clothing, books, toys,
ousehold knickknacks, lawn and garden tools, sports equipment, and board games.
Larger items like furniture and occasionally home appliances are also sold. Garage
sales take time and preparation, so make sure to start planning well in advance.
Set a date. Pick a date 2-3 weeks ahead of time. Advertise your garage sale in
local newspapers, on community bulletin boards and on Craigslist. The more people
who are aware that your garage sale is taking place, the more people who will show up.
Gather items for sale. This should be done in the weeks leading up to your garage sale.
Go through old boxes in the garage, attic and under the stairs. Walk from room to
room and gather any items you no longer want or need. Attach a clearly written price
label to each item. This will make it easier for customers and save you time on the day.
You can use small adhesive labels, bits of masking tape or a sticker gun.
Enlist help from friends, family and neighbors. This will make your garage sale more
manageable and less stressful. You will also have more fun this way! Have plenty of
change. Go to the bank the day before your garage sale and get rolls of quarters,
dimes and nickels and plenty of dollar bills.
Add interest to your garage sale by selling crafts, baked goods and beverages.
Items like cookies and lemonade will sell well while also encouraging people to stick
around a bit longer.
Participate in a flea market.
A flea market is a type of bazaar that rents space to people who want to sell or
barter merchandise. You can sell all types of used goods at a flea market, though
jewelry, household furniture and sports equipment are popular and profitable choices.
Find out the location of your nearest flea market. Talk to the vendors and find
out if they are happy with traffic and sales in that location. Find out how much it costs
to rent a booth at the flea market. Compare with other flea market locations. Find out
when the flea market is open. Some flea markets are open every weekend and some
only once a month. Find out how booth space is reserved. Can you just show up on the
day or do you need to reserve your space in advance? Are outdoor and indoor booths available?
Figure out if you need a permit to sell goods at your local flea market. One time
vendors may not be required to have a permit, but if you intend on vending on a
regular basis a permit may be necessary.
Think about whether you'll need tables, chairs or a tent to sell your goods. Find
out if these items are available to rent.
When selling, make sure to have plenty of change available as customers may only
have bank notes. Offer paper or reusable bags for your customers to use.