5 Work from Home Jobs for Extra Cash NOW

5 Work from Home Jobs to Make Money Now

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How does the regular person raise cash when they need money now? I’m going to show you 5 work from home jobs for extra cash now, perfect for those times when you are short on rent a few hundred dollars or need to pay an emergency bill, cope with extra food shopping during a national disaster or other needs.

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5 Legit Work from Home Jobs to Start Now

There are tons of work from home jobs but the ones in this list are for quick cash. That means you don’t have to wait 2 weeks or longer to get your first paycheck and there’s practically no down time in getting started (for training, setup, etc.).

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5 Work from Home Jobs to Make Money Now

1. Dropservicing

You might be surprised to hear that some businesses may thrive during tough economic times. If you’re facing a pandemic and forced to stay home with no pay but need money, dropservicing is a great way to use your skills to make money on demand.

How it works?

Dropservicing is dropshipping for services. So, you will connect businesses with service professionals and as the middle man you will keep a fee for your services.

Let me break it down.

For example, if you operated a content dropservicing company, your business would be in charge of businesses getting content for their company.

This could be articles, white papers, resumes, website content, blog posts, etc. Businesses need written content for a variety of purposes so this would be a smart niche to explore.

You would find clients in need of such services and then charge them for the service. You then, find a freelance to do the work and you keep the different (between what you charge the client and what you pay the freelancer) as your profit.

Example: You book a 10-blog post content pack with a client for $1,000. You then hire a freelancer from Upwork or iWriter to write all 10 posts for $300. You keep $700 as your profit ($1,000-$300=$700).

Make sense?

Do this with any niche you’d like from content, social media management, digital marketing, or any service you can think of that could work.

Wanna know how to do it right? Check out this training.

2. Affiliate Marketing

As an affiliate marketer, you get paid a commission for referring products to customers.

For example, you could refer family to an Instant Pot you bought on Amazon. If you share your affiliate link with them and they make a purchase, you earn a commission, at no additional cost to them.

There is a lot of money to be had doing affiliate marketing and if you want to learn the ins and outs of it, check out Cracking the Code, an ebook that shows you how to make money with the Amazon affiliate program. The creator of this book makes $5K to $7K+ per month just from the Amazon affiliate program.

Where to find affiliate programs to join?

You can join networks like Flex Offers. For networks that pay quickly, look at Warrior Plus and JVZoo.

3. Babysitting

During times when schools are closed during a pandemic or other reasons, parents need care for their kids. And that’s where babysitters come into play.

Put up flyers in your neighborhood, post on social media and make an announcement on neighborhood groups like Nextdoor.

This is a great gig that will pay you in cash on the spot in most cases.

4. Freelance Copywriter

If you are a strong writer, you can get paid on the spot and up front for copywriting services including:

  • White papers
  • Reports
  • Resumes
  • Product descriptions
  • Articles
  • Blog posts
  • And, more!

A copywriter that charges $.10/word can make $100 per article for 1,000-word piece easily. This can be very well-paying and no waiting 2-3 weeks for payment. Most copywriters collect payment up front.

Find clients on social media networks like LinkedIn or freelance job banks like Media Bistro or Upwork.

5. Freelancing

Aside from being a freelance copywriter, you can explore other freelance work to get paid quickly in advance.Think about skills you have and monetize them.

Examples of freelance gigs you can do:

  • Video production
  • Video editing
  • Graphic design
  • Translation
  • Transcription
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Copywriting
  • Voiceover
  • Animation
  • Illustration
  • Web design
  • Web development
  • Consulting
  • Coaching

The list goes on. Join Upwork for free and then start bidding on jobs to see what you can get! I just secured a $100 short freelance project in less than 24 hours of bidding for the project! Give it a try.

Final Word

And there you go, 5 work from home jobs to get paid now. What do you think? Which one will you be pursuing?

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Jenn Leach, MBA

Jenn Leach is a Houston-based MBA with over a decade of experience in the banking industry. She writes at Millennial Nextdoor where she writes finance, money, business, and lifestyle content to help millennials create additional income streams online. Join her on Substack at https://jennleach.substack.com.

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