From weirdest to traditional ways to make a lot of money fast online.
What happens when you need to make a lot of money really fast? You can’t settle for the 9-to-5 and even some of the online methods we talk about won’t make money overnight.
Making $10,000 and more within a month or two means finding the weirdest and most unconventional ways to make money. It means trying the ideas that other people haven’t or won’t try.
In this video, I’m revealing seven legit strategies to make $10,000 fast. Some are pretty extreme but all of them will make you money.
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Making as Much Money as Possible
So we talk a lot about passive income and
creating income sources here on the channel but what happens when you just need
a lot of money really fast? What are some strategies you can use to add ten
grand to your bank account as quickly as possible?
That’s exactly what we’re going to talk about
today, seven ways to make $10,000 in as little time as possible.
Some of these strategies are a little weird,
some work within months while others take a little longer, but all are 100%
legit. None involve gambling or taking risk and every single one will make you
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Starting a Meal Service Business
Our first strategy is starting your own meal
service business and this one is trending huge right now.
I love this idea for a small business or just
to make some quick cash. Face it, most of us hate spending time in the kitchen.
The average family spends over three thousand a year eating out and some groups
like my own Gen X spend over four grand a year.
That’s over $350 a month eating out and
doesn’t include the thousand or so a month on groceries.
I actually think people would spend more
eating out if it wasn’t so damn expensive…and that’s where you come in,
offering home cooking at half the cost of a restaurant. Think about it, the
average dinner out for a family of three is over $50 and most families are out
just because they don’t want to cook.
This doesn’t have to be a big business idea. If you cook just three meals a week and have on average five customer families each meal, you’re making $300 to $500 profit each week and the best part is, if you’re cooking for your family, it’s something you have to do anyway.
It costs less than $5 a plate to cook at home
and meal delivery businesses typically charge at least $10 to $15 per serving
with delivery. That’s a 200% profit on your costs and there are a few things
you can do to make this an even bigger money-maker.
First, you want to plan a menu for each week.
This means you’re not making dinners to order, people aren’t calling up like
it’s a restaurant. You plan on making a specific mean each night. You take
pre-orders from a website or social media a night or two in advance so you have
an idea of how much to make. This really cuts down on costs because you’re
making one meal in bulk to feed your own family and all your customers.
Also, while you’re preparing your meal plan,
look for the meals you can make with the biggest profit. A study by Wellio
found the difference between restaurant prices and home cooking as high as $32
per serving for some dinners. Some dinners like Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli
Alfredo Pasta even cost less than two dollars a serving to make.
You can offer delivery for an extra fee or include it in the cost. Any way you do it, this one can grow into a full-time money maker.
This is probably one of the fastest ways to make $10,000 on the list because you get paid immediately for your work. Some of the other ideas might take longer but create more income over the long-run because you’re creating a money-making asset…it just depends on how fast you need that money!
Making Money Flipping Websites
Our next way to make $10,000 fast is creating
and flipping website domains.
There are actually two strategies you can use
here and you don’t need to have any technical skills.
The first strategy is less profitable but also takes less time. You buy a website through a site like Flippa or through a network of bloggers, so we’re talking a legit website already with content and some age. Then you boost traffic, increase sales and flip it inside of three months.
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I did this with a dating website I bought in
2015 from another blogger. The site was making less than $100 a month but had
legitimate content and I knew the blogger had genuinely tried to make it work.
That’s the key with buying a website, it has to be a legit site and not some
spammy site set up just to sell.
I bought the site for $500 and started boosting traffic with regular posts and some search engine optimization. I was able to increase income to $350 a month within three months and ended up selling it for $5,000 nine months later. That’s $4,500 on one site alone and I know people that do this full-time, working on five or six sites at a time. Flippa.com makes it easy to buy and sell websites though you’ll also want to get involved in an online community of bloggers to pick up sites.
I’ll share some ideas on boosting traffic and income next but that second strategy would be to just create new websites for sale. This takes a little longer because you’re probably looking at six months working on a site to sell it but it’s also a little easier because you don’t need any money to buy the site and you don’t spend time searching for legit sites for sale.
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I was making over $200 a month within six
months of starting my blogs which would sell for more than $3,000 if you were
going to flip it.
Whether you’re planning on creating sites to
sell or flipping, there are a few things you can do to boost traffic and income
that will get you a better price.
First is to get involved in a community of bloggers,
either one in a specific niche or just general blogging. Look for groups on
Facebook that are active in posting but not just spamming their recent article.
You’ll learn a lot from these groups and they’ll be an instant source for
sharing your articles.
Don’t try to be on every social media platform for your blog. You don’t need to jump on the newest platform, just focus on building a community on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest at first by sharing your posts and engaging with others. For new blogs with little Google traffic, this is going to be your biggest traffic source at first.
Finally, make sure you diversify your income on the site. This is the biggest mistake I see with bloggers where maybe they rely exclusively on ads or affiliate income. By doing some sponsored posts, printables and even self-publishing, you can grow a blog to making a couple hundred a month very quickly and it’s going to be more consistent.
The real money in this flipping websites idea is if you can create an entire online business around the website brand. That means building strong social media followings and an email list to sell as a package deal with the site. Even a small YouTube channel can double the money you make selling a website.
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Weirdest Way to Make Money Ever
Third on our list to make ten grand is selling
No lie, a company in Medford, Massachusetts
called OpenBiome actually buys fecal samples for $40 a pop. They use the
samples to help doctors treat infections of a bacterial infection called
Clostridium Difficile and you can earn a $50 bonus if you come in five days a
Now this one isn’t really an option for most
people since you have to be local to Medford but I couldn’t resist.
What it does is show that you have to keep an
open mind and look at every possibility. Your $10,000 payday is out there if
you’re open to these weird ideas.
Traditional Ways to Make $10,000 Fast
Next on are list is a little more traditional
and that’s to get started freelancing.
This one is a little harder to talk about
because there is so much you can do freelancing. Basically, it’s just working
independently so anything you do as a traditional 9-to-5 can be freelanced at
home and on your schedule.
The trick to freelancing is understand there
are two types of jobs you can do. One is the skilled work that you get after
years of experience and then there’s the stuff that people just don’t want to
do. You’ll make more money for these skilled jobs but there’s a time for the
other type too because they’re super easy to get and start making money.
I’ve got an entire video on part-time work from home jobs that highlights ten of these easy to get jobs that pay from $10 to $30 an hour. These are jobs like transcription, lead generation, travel planning. All kinds of jobs you can do in 15 or 20 hours a week from home to make a couple grand a month.
Going after those skilled types of jobs though like consulting, social media management and marketing, you can start charging from $50 an hour and up. Almost all the freelancers I know average at least $20 an hour and most charge between $30 to $100 an hour.
Even working part-time freelancing, that means less than three months to reach that $10,000 level and I know freelancers that do it every single month.
The key to freelancing is having more than one
income stream. In the Payoneer survey, 80% of freelancers were working on three
projects at a time and 12% worked on between four and six projects at once.
That means even as some projects are ending, some are starting and you’ve
always got that steady stream of income.
Visit a few freelancing sites to get a feel
for how to get started. These include sites like Upwork and freelancer.com. The
pay isn’t always great for projects on these because you’re competing with
freelancers from all over the world. Do a few projects though and you can start
charging higher rates on the quality of work and you’ll start getting
How to Make Money $10,000 and More on YouTube
Our fifth way to make $10,000 fast is starting
a channel here on YouTube and this one will surprise you.
I started devoting ten hours a week to my
YouTube channel in January of 2018 with just 20 subscribers. By the end of
2018, I was over 37,000 subscribers and had made over $10,500 from ads.
That’s not including nearly $8,500 in sponsorships and affiliate commissions. I now average $3,500 a month in YouTube ads and another thousand or two in sponsorships and that number is growing every month.
There are a lot of great channels here on
YouTube about growing your own channel and I’m sharing my experience on my
blog. The most important point I’ve found, and I know this doesn’t seem like
much of a secret, but to just be consistent. Commit to producing at least one
video a week, publishing on the same day and time every week.
Put in the time to really engage with your
community and put out some solid content. This isn’t something that’s going to
be quick and easy. In fact, it will probably take more work than some of the
other ideas but this is one that can quickly grow way beyond that $10,000
Your biggest hurdle to making money on YouTube is just getting started. I know for a lot of people it can be intimidating to put yourself out there, create a video and post it online. You need to get over that and just get started. Spend a week learning how to create and grow a YouTube channel but set a firm deadline for uploading your first video.
Making Money Growing Crickets and Animals
Sixth on our list is another fun one, growing
crickets, mice and other live pet foods.
This one surprised me the most researching for
the video because it’s so odd but makes more money than you think. Live
crickets are bought for fishing, as pet food and some people even eat them as a
source of protein.
The beauty of farming these is that it can be
done in very little space, with very little work and the market is booming. I
talked to one guy that raises crickets and mealworms making $4,000 a month on
Now at that rate it would take over two months to make $10,000 so maybe not as fast as you need…but this idea is very passive once you have it set up. Just look how easy it is…
With crickets, you need one container for the
adults, one to incubate the eggs and one for the baby crickets. You put a small
tray of topsoil in the adult container and wait for the crickets to lay eggs in
it. A single female cricket can lay 10 eggs a day for life so it’s not going to
take long to grow your farm.
Every day, you mist the topsoil to keep it
moist. Take out the trays with eggs to put them in the incubator. When the
crickets start hatching, you move them to the kindergarten container until
they’re ready to join the adults. That’s it, less than an hour a day for a
small operation that can easily make a few hundred a week. You can sell your
crickets, mice, or mealworms to pet stores, zoos or through your own online
Ways to Make Money when You’re Desperate
Our seventh way to make $10,000 fast is to
sell everything you own.
This one sounds extreme but sometimes that’s
what you need to get out from a bind. Research out of the insurance industry
estimates that the average American has $20,000 worth of personal belongings.
Now I’m not talking about just selling that
treadmill that’s become a coat rack or the ab roller you’re clearly not using.
If you need to make ten grand, you’re going to need to sell everything.
Where you sell your stuff is going to be the important part here because you’ll get far more for it online than you will with a garage sale or consignment shops. Start by selling anything you can on eBay. Do a search for each item to see how much you can get and estimate your shipping costs. Odds are that this is the best you’re going to do so give it a couple weeks before you try another strategy.
You can use Amazon if you have anything in the
original packaging or with the UPC barcode. One trick is if you have the
original box, you can always get it plastic-wrapped to make it look new. Look I know you think
you need a microwave, the blender, and all the little gadgets and electronics
around the house but if you need a lot of money fast, this is going to be one
of the easiest sources.
Don’t stop there! What’s your favorite way to make money fast? Do you prefer the offline business ideas in the list or the online ways to make money?
Making money online isn’t as difficult as it seems and there are lots of ways to make 10,000 dollars fast. From the weird and unconventional ways to make money to the more traditional, it’s all about finding ways that match your interests. Get out there and make some money!