Sometimes we can get ourselves into a situation where we need money really quickly. Perhaps we have a bill come in that we have not budgeted for, need to replace something that has broken or just need money to manage until the next pay day. In this situation many of us might panic and think that we need to borrow money to get out of trouble. However, there are ways that you might be able to make some money really quickly to help get yourself out of trouble.

To start with have a think about whether you own anything that you could sell. Any clothes that you no longer wear, items you do not use or even expensive things that will raise some cash that perhaps you like but do not need. Have a think about this as you could sell on an online auction site, classified listing, social media page or local paper and get some money that way. If you just have small, cheap things, then you could try having a garage sale, or going to a car boot sale or jumble sale and selling there.

You could also look online for opportunities to make money. There is an increasing amount of websites now that have freelance work listings or other work from home opportunities that you may be able to have a go at. It is worth doing a bit of research to check that they are genuine sites and that you will get paid. There are many genuine ones out there so you do not need to be overly worried, but it is always best just to be sure before you start so that you do not waste time. There are many different ways that you can make money online and it is good to find out about a selection of them so that you can choose one that you think will be most suitable for you. Some will pay out quite quickly and others take time to build up funds before you can withdraw your money and so it is worth checking this, particularly if you need the money in a hurry.

As well as looking online it could also be worth thinking about whether you can get work locally in shops or businesses. Sometimes there are places that want temporary help. You could always go to a temping agency and see whether they have any work that you could do. You may of course work full-time anyway but they may have some evening and weekend work that could give you some extra money to help you out. You could also knock on some doors in your neighbourhood and see if anyone needs any cars washing, gardening doing, windows washed, gutters cleaned or any general cleaning work, if you have skills in these areas and you may be able to generate some cash that way.

Short term money making can be fairly easy but getting paid the same day is harder. However, there are some things that you can try and if you keep going with them it could mean that you will be able to permanently boost your income so you will not be in the situation of needing money quickly again.