American Consumer Credit Counseling gives nine ways consumers can make some extra money
Boston, MA – May 1, 2019
There are some months when consumers are in need of fast cash – not large sums of money, but enough to stretch until the next payday or to have some extra spending money. Fortunately, there are several ways for consumers to make a little extra cash here and there. To help, national nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) provides consumers with nine helpful tips on how they can make money fast.
“Making money fast may not pay off that $3,000 debt, but it could make you $100 to $200 over a handful of days,” said Steve Trumble, President, and CEO of American Consumer Credit Counseling. “If you are looking to make money in a short amount of time, take a look online and see what options are available to you, whether it be working at a restaurant as a side gig or selling your used clothes.”
According to a survey by Bankrate.com, side hustlers make an average of $686 per month. Majority of those with a side hustle (59 percent) are using the money as disposable income, followed by 38 percent who use it to cover everyday living expenses. The survey also found that only 11 percent of consumers work their side hustle every single week.
ACCC provides consumers with nine ways they can make money fast.
- Babysit – Families are always in need of babysitters. Consumers should ask around their neighborhood and to their network for opportunities. Websites like Care.com can also set consumers up with families, especially ones looking for a reoccurring help.
- Dog walking – Consumers should knock on neighbors’ doors or post on social media advertising their dog walking services. Networks like Rover can also connect consumers to those looking for a dog walker in their area. The better job a consumer does, the more opportunities there are to make more money.
- Drive for Uber or Lyft – The best part about driving for Uber or Lyft is that drivers get to make their own hours and they can make money quickly depending on how many hours they want to put in. All a consumer needs is a car and a clean driving record.
- Tutor – Consumers who are well versed in a particular subject should consider tutoring. Parents love to invest in furthering their child’s education, so the opportunities are limitless and are a cash gig. Post your tutoring ads on school networks and social media to get the word out.
- Participate in medical studies – Companies will pay consumers willing to take part in drug trials or medical studies. If consumers accept the risk of potentially experiencing side effects, this is a good way to make money quickly.
- Rent home or extra room – If a consumer has an extra room they can list it on websites such as Airbnb or VRBO to make some extra cash. If a consumer is slightly more desperate and can stay at a family or friend’s home, they can rent out their entire house.
- Sell old clothes – Go through old clothes and sell any unwanted clothes to a thrift store or on sites like Poshmark.
- Take paid surveys – Companies are will to pay consumers to take their surveys to help them better understand their customers.
- Food delivery – By delivering through websites like Caviar, DoorDash, and UberEats, consumers don’t have a time commitment and can make their hours. The best part is that they get to take home 100 percent of the money they make. Deliveries consist of take our orders, groceries and sometimes alcohol.
About American Consumer Credit Counseling
American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a nonprofit credit counseling 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial management through credit counseling, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, housing counseling, student loan counseling and financial education concerning debt solutions. To help consumers reach their goal of debt relief, ACCC provides a range of free consumer personal finance resources on a variety of topics including budgeting, credit and debt management, student loan assistance, youth and money, homeownership, identity theft, senior living, and retirement. Consumers can use ACCC’s worksheets, videos, calculators, and blog articles to make the best possible decisions regarding their financial future. ACCC holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®). For more information or to access free financial education resources, log on to ConsumerCredit.com or visit https://www.consumercredit.com/debt-resources-tools/