Do you find yourself hurting for a few hundred dollars? How about 500 dollars, would that do the tick to solve your money problems? If so, you have a number of ways that you can go about getting it. Here are some of the best ways that I have come up with to get it.
Get A 500 Dollar Loan
Nobody wants to take out a small dollar loan, but if you need money fast, then it is probably going to be the quickest and most sure fire way.
You have a number of options when it comes to getting a short term, low dollar loan like $500. One is to turn to a company such as Check Into Cash. You can go there and get a free quote for the money that you need. Just filling out a quote form in no way obligates you to accept it, so it does not hurt to see what kind of offer you can get. It might be a good fit for you.
Another option, might apply to you if your credit is a bit more sketchy and you need a bit more than just 500 dollars. That is to look at a company such as Bad Credit Loans. As the name implies, they are used to working with less than perfect credit and they can even get you more money, if you decide that is what you need.
A loan might not be for everyone, but it sure does the job fast. If a loan is not for you or if you want a way to pay off an emergency loan, keep reading.
Earn 500 Dollars Fast
If you would rather earn the money or want to take out a loan and then find a way to pay it off quickly, you also have a number of choices.
With the economy being as good as it is and the unemployment rate being very low, employers are scrambling to find workers. Here are some easy “go to” places for work.
If you have a four door vehicle that is less than 10 years old and a decent driving record, you can make money very easily, on your terms. Simply turn on the app when you are ready to earn and start making up to $25 an hour, on average, with the company often offering bonuses for new drivers.
The good think about driving with a company like Uber or Lyft even is that you can work when and where you want. This means that you can fit work into any schedule. Work 2 hours during rush hour or 8 hours overnight, it is your choice. It just depends on how fast you want to earn that $500 or pay back a loan if you went that route.
Walmart & Target
These two stores are almost always looking for help, not just around the holidays. Their problems fielding a work force has had some huge benefits to their employees.
The biggest advantage is that the starting pay has gone way up. It used to be pretty meager, especially at Walmart, but now, starting wages are in excess of 13 dollars an hour. That means that you can make the 500 dollars that you are seeking in about 40 hours or less.
Another advantage of these retailers being short on help is that shifts are available at just about every time of day. Gone are the days when you had to take what they had available. Now, you can typically tell the retailers when you can work and they will facilitate it.
Find Misc. Work
These days, everyone is looking for help. This means that you might be able to get some part time work doing just about anything.
If you want to make a little side money, it could be as easy as looking at the Craigslist employment section. Jobs are all around you, stocking shelves, walking dogs, etc, etc. You could even make money holding a sign on a corner for a “going out of business sale”. Take a look at the classifieds and see what sparks your interest.
Go Out On Your Own
Do you have skills? If so, why not use them to make a little money. You can make money for all sorts of things from web design to crafting.
If you are a web designer or produce any kind of a digital product, places like Fiverr can be a godsend to you. And no, not everything there sells for just 5 bucks.
If crafts are your thing, an Etsy store can get you the money that you desire. Post some samples of your craft and see who takes the bite. You might be surprised at how many people are looking for someone with your skills.
The only thing better than making $500, is making it on your own.
Sell 500 Dollars Worth Of Junk
Well, maybe not junk, but stuff that is no longer of value to you. One quick sweep of your home will probably reveal dozens of items that you can sell. You might not find one that can get you 500 dollars, but maybe 10 that add up to that amount. Take a look at some good places to start.
If you are like me, you used to keep an old cell phone around as a back up. I got a new phone and instead of selling the old phone for 100 dollars, I kept it in a drawer. Well, I have never had to use a backup phone so by the time I ended up trying to sell them, they were worthless.
Don’t make that mistake, especially if you need $500 right now. Take your phone and sell it to a place like Gazelle and cash in while it still has some value.
Gold & Silver
If you have old jewelry, it is usually best to sell it whole at places like eBay. But what do you do if your stuff is so “fugly” that nobody wants to buy it. Well, you sell it to a gold and silver store. They will melt down your out of fashion jewelry and sell it by the ounce. In return, they will pay your to take it off your hands.