April 27, 2023
Money Hacks

The Best Ways to Get Quick Cash

An overview of the fastest ways to get cash when you need it ✨

Quick cash and Getting Money Quick

If you’re in a financial bind or you’ve been hit with an unexpected expense and need to get money quick, there are plenty of ways to earn quick cash if you're willing to put in the effort. In this post, we’ll run through some of the best ways, and give you some helpful tips and tricks to make the most of your efforts.

(In a tight spot right now? We’ll just mention that Cleo can potentially spot you up to $250*. No credit checks. No interest. No stress.)
Eligibility requirements apply.

#1 Do Odd Jobs

Ok, might sound weird, but hear us out…

If you’re handy or enjoy doing odd jobs, you can run errands on websites like TaskRabbit to earn quick cash. Small jobs like lawn mowing, dog walking, or house cleaning can all be completed in a few hours and pay well.

And you can be your own boss. 💅

You can set your own rates and keep 100% of what you charge, plus any tips. You’ll get paid directly through TaskRabbit’s secure payment system.

The categories of work include:

  • Cleaning
  • Deliveries
  • Electrical help
  • Painting
  • Garden work and waste removal services

#2 Earn Gift Cards

There are tons of giftcards available for you to get hold of. It’s just about knowing where to look.

To help get you started, here’s a couple of popular ways you can get some quick cash. 💅

🗒️ Paid Online surveys

If you enjoy completing quizzes on social media in your spare time, why not get paid for it?

There are lots of websites and apps out there that offer gift cards as a reward for your time spent completing surveys.

One of the most popular survey sites is Swagbucks.

It’s one of the leading rewards programs. You can earn points called SB by filling out surveys. You’ll get rewarded for literally just watching videos, playing games, or browsing the internet.

So pretty much what you do anyway.

You can cash out when you’ve made as little as $1. And there are recurring sweepstakes open for even better gift card prizes and giveaways.

Each point is worth approximately a cent, so you’ll need 500 points for a $5 gift card.

‍🤝 Sell or trade your stuff

If you have unused electronics which you can no longer return to a store, you can trade them in at popular retailers in return for gift cards.

Walmart’s ‘Gadget to Gift Cards’ program gives you a Walmart eGift Card after your items have been evaluated. You’ll just have to answer a few questions first about your items and ship them with FedEx.

And the best thing?

You don’t even need to pay for the shipping. Just download and print your free shipping label.


Target also has a trade in program which can be done online or in a store. Similarly to Walmart, you’ll just need to answer a few questions about your item (such as the quality) and once the item is evaluated, you’ll be sent a Target Gift Card.

#3 Sell Stuff Online

One of the quickest and easiest ways to earn some extra cash is to sell items you no longer need or use. Go through your closets, garage, or attic and gather up items that are still in good condition. You can sell these items on platforms like eBay, Depop, Craigslist, or Facebook Marketplace. Clothing, electronics, furniture, and even old textbooks can all be sold for a decent amount of quick cash.

Tip: Take good quality photos of your items and write detailed descriptions to attract potential buyers. And make sure you research comparable items to set a fair price.

#4 Payroll Advance

One of the easiest ways to get money quick is by politely asking your company for an advance so you get a portion of your upcoming paycheck, and then repay it with your next check.

Not all companies offer this option (rude of them), but it could be worth asking if you're in a tight spot.

Make sure you have a good case for why you need the money early. Maybe you have an unexpected bill or expense… Whatever your reason, be honest and upfront about it. 💙

However, if you want to get paid today, an instant cash advance may be the answer. If you need an instant cash advance, you’ll need to pay an express fee which ranges depending on the company. It’s $3.99 with Cleo 👀

#5 Cash Advance

If you’re in need of a quick spot, the Cleo Plus feature can offer up to $250*. There’s no credit checks, and none of that dumb interest.

Why Cleo?

Because Cleo doesn’t require a specific income, and she doesn’t need to verify your employment status, making Cleo the ultimate gig worker cash advance app.

It’s easy…

1) Download the best money app (us, obviously)‍
2) Connect Cleo with your main bank account ‍
3) Find out if you're eligible for the cash advance ‍
4) If eligible, confirm your details ‍
5) Decide when you want the money‍‍

💵 Maximum amount: $250  ‍
🏦 Fees: $5.99 monthly subscription and no late fees  ‍
🚀 Speed: Three to four working days or today if you pay an express fee of $3.99 ‍
✅ Repayment: It’s up to you when you want to repay ‍ ‍
🔎 Credit check: No ‍
📈 Interest: Hell no

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*Cleo Plus is our subscription service, which offers eligible users cashback on your money, information on your credit score, and access to cash advances ("Cash Advance"). Advance amounts will vary based on eligibility. To learn more about eligibility, repayment, and overall terms, please visit: meetcleo.com/terms.

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