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How to (legally) Make Quick Cash - Making a Lot of Money Fast

Updated on February 20, 2017
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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"What is the best way to (legally) make a lot of money fast?"

This is an inspiring and thought provoking question that I can actually answer intelligently by offering viable solutions for making money pretty fast.

I have been employed, and self-employed, under-employed and unemployed.

Like many Americans experience at one time or another, when I couldn't find a job I had to resort to my creative instincts. Although there were times when I wanted to get fast cash through illegal venues, I usually managed to stay above the law, and work for my money by earning it legally.

Since most of you will request legal methods of manifesting cash, I am immediately ruling out the top three illegal methods of acquiring cool, hard cash...

  • NO dope slinging,

  • NO car heisting

  • and NONE of the proverbial bank robbing....

..Plus, I'll simply toss out these two extra kilos of Peruvian cocaine that I was gonna mail to you to help you out for a quick cash fix.

Now, with that said and since we've ruled out the easiest illegal methods of quick cash accrual, let's get to some real solutions that can work for your benefit, without too much manual labor.

But you have to remember the golden rules:

You can't get something with nothing!

and

If it sounds too good to be true...IT IS! ...

Ain't No Money Trees Growing In Our Neighborhood!

...which interprets to:

You have to make an effort to make money because money trees are only in fairy tales...

and secondly, get-rich schemes are precisely that....schemes that don't work and usually leave you with less than you already have.

Unfortunately, the best ways to make fast money is by utilizing assets you already have...since we all know, that (99% of the time) you gotta have money to make money. The more money you have, the more money you can make in fairly reasonable amount of time.

But, when a person posts a question on the internet and asks how to make money quickly, I have to base my answer on the assumption that they are sitting in a single room studio dwelling and the electricity is about to, or has been shut off, and they are seeking a quick fix cause they don't have any money...

Just in case, I am wrong, I will offer you solutions that don't cost too much to start. These methods utilize capital that you already have. With the way our economy has taken such a huge dump, many of us are finding ourselves broke and out of work. But with a little creativity, and by using resources that are easily accessible and already available, you can make money. By utilizing some common sense it is fairly simple to create cash.

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Selling Items You Already Own

One of the most beautiful things about this day and age is the fact that we have access to the world wide web, and along with it, tons of potential ways to make money and millions of potential customers. You have the world at your finger tips. Realize it and use it to your advantage.

You can do the 'buy and resell' method with a number of profitable items. If you don't have any cash to start with, you can make money with items that you already own.

At this point you need to make a conscious decision about how much value you place in things that you already own. At first it may seem really hard to let go of personal possessions, but in order to get that food on the table, you have to let go...

Don't worry. You can replace these things later on in life when you have a solid stream of income coming in, but until then you have to sacrifice some things that you may hold dear to you. Start small, but make wise choices on what you are willing to release, in order to make some fast cash. You may find that you are making a pile of stuff that you don't really care about, but in all honesty, the stuff you own, that you really like owning, are usually the things that are the faster sells.

Go through your closet and pull out items of clothing, shoes, purses, belts, and scarves that you are willing to get rid of. Take this stuff and get it ready to sell by getting everything looking as nice as you possibly can. Sew missing buttons back on, mend any small tears, wash and iron the clothes, then fold them nicely and place them into a travel bag.

Now, you are ready to sell.

I found two stores that are on our main street downtown that buy clothing from the public and they pay you cash on the spot! Check your phone book or internet for locations for clothing resellers like the one I described. Look for a listing in your town for a store called Cross Roads Trading Company!

It took me a couple times of failed trips where Cross Roads Trading Company didn't buy anything I offered, but I had to figure out styles they prefer. Then I had to let go of some of my favorite blouses and dresses, because these were the same items they wanted to purchase from me.

On my third attempt, I hit pay dirt! They paid me $70 on the spot!

So, don't give up if they turn you away a couple of times because persistence pays. They offer little reference post cards that list items that they are currently buying.

I'm now known as a regular there and the employees know my name when I walk in with my arms full of clothes.

I have even gotten to the point where I shop for clothing items at our local thrift stores for a dollar, and then I turn around and sell these items to Cross Roads Trading Company for $3 for a 200% profit.

Buying and Reselling Vehicles

Another way to accrue a bank load fairly quickly is by buying and reselling vehicles.

If you can find a junker that has potential, you can turn it over and end up with a few thousand bucks more than you started with.

I found an old Ford Bronco last year for only $300, listed for sale on craigslist. It had been sitting in a guy's driveway for over a year, covered with cobwebs and other nasties that tend to appear with time and the keys were still in it. I jumped into the drivers seat, turned the key over, and to my delight, that bad boy started right up.

I paid the man, and drove off. I took it home, gave it a good scrub down, installed new carpet remnants that I acquired on craigslist's 'free' section. Then I painted the interior with some liquid truck bed liner paint that I purchased at the auto parts shop for $17. I took pictures with my phone, then wrote an ad with a headline that made every potential buyer click on it in curiosity, and of course, re-listed it on craigslist.

It read..."Bad-ass Old School '86 Classic Full Size Bronco- 4x4". Two weeks later, I had a buyer and walked away with $2500, making my profit a whopping 820%.

The game of easy money
The game of easy money

The Monopoly Game

And lastly, on a bigger scale, you can buy and sell homes and make a gang of cash within a matter of just a few years...

...Also referred to as, and inspired by, our old friend Parker Brothers' Monopoly (the game).

I bought and sold four homes by doing this. I got started by buying a mobile home in a park. After two years, and numerous hours of manual labor, I sold it and moved into a small two-bedroom Victorian beauty. Five years later, we bought a huge house with the capital from the two previous sales.

I have utilized all of the methods I listed for making lots of money quickly and legally, and all three methods were profitable.

These are proven successful methods of creating income and fun ways to come up with dough pretty quickly without breaking any laws.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in 30 Seconds

© 2012 Helen Kramer

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      MerCyn60 4 years ago from New Jersey shore

      Interesting, informative, amusing and well-written. Good work!

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      Helen Kramer 4 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA.

      Thank you, MerCyn60. It still stuns me every time I think of all the different methods I have utilized, in order to survive. I can, and probably will, write seven more hubs on the numerous ways to make money, when you don't have a job. What we do when we're hungry....... hmmm

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      Willette 4 years ago from Michigan

      Good list. I plan to share with my children that have left home (but not really) seem like, you know what I mean. They need a helping hand every now and then and this list will help. I'm checking out your amazon hub next. Thanks for the tip. A big thumbs up and useful!

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      Helen Kramer 3 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA.

      Hello Kellyteam! Yes, I do know what you mean...lol. By the way, with the Amazon hub, a good tip on a source for finding books to sell, is your local public library. They always have a 'for sale' section where you can get good popular books for about a buck a piece. I have found books there that I sold for over $50. This is a great source.

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      Corrisa 22 months ago

      Another way a lot of people make money selling other people's stuff from garage sales, etc... is by selling stuff on Amazon and eBay. Books sell very well especially books that are hard to find or rare.

      Another benefit is that you usually can sell items for a lot more money online.

      Great hub Miss Cue!

      Corrisa

      owner: http://HomeBusinessIdeasThatWork.com

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      jessica 20 months ago

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      TAYlOR MARCUS 9 months ago

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      MerCynAry 7 months ago

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      Everybody want to be rich. Yeah, your tips are fine, but I really don't think you can earn a lot of money from selling your old clothes. Or maybe if you are owner or some Chanel and Prada things. But if you have those things, probably you are rich right now :D

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      Helen Kramer 6 months ago from Santa Barbara, CA.

      What are hits?

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      Helen Kramer 6 months ago from Santa Barbara, CA.

      I know that by selling stuff you can at least get money for a meal, or perhaps pay the electric bill down a bit in order to avoid a shut off. Payday loans are expensive and cost money, plus you need a paycheck to get a loan.

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      andy 5 months ago

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      mts monica 5 months ago

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      Abdul khader m 5 months ago

      Assist the poor people to earn more money for a better future life.

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      Carla Smith 4 months ago

      Some of the easiest illegal ways to get rich is to become a contract killer and get customers online through the latest security techniques to keep your identity private.

      For example, buy a sniper rifle, do some basic training.

      Then, download the Tor Browser to browse Internet anonymously and to hide your IP, or use some disposable laptop and connect to Internet from some public wifi ..

      Signup on some dark net marketplace providing murder for hire, such as Chechen Mob on deep web ( you can google that keyword and find some ) .

      You can register on their site for free, but they usually ask for a test job and video proof before approving you.

      Once they approve you, you get jobs from customers, prices vary between $5000 to $200 000 for important hits . Payment with Bitcoin, through escrow, basically customers put the money into escrow to proof that they have the money, you do job, and when the job is done, the money is sent from escrow to you.

      The chechen mob on deep web gets a commission out of each deal, but you get the large part of the payment.

      You can cash bitcoin anonymously using online bitcoin to cash exchangers.

      Do 3–4 important murders and you earn over 1 million usd, just by staying hidden on some building and shooting some people .

      I am not talking about presidents here, but business men, lawyers, prosecutors, small celebrities, etc…

      The chechen mob site nor the customer doesn't’t get your name, nor your picture, nor your address, nor your IP, you never meet the customer in person, so you are fully safe.

      No undercover cop can arrest you because he doesn't’t know where to find you.

      If undercover cops place fake orders on that site; they need to put up the money in escrow, and they provide the address and picture of the target, and house where he live.

      You can walk around there first without the gun, as a simple passing by human the same as hundreds of other people passing by, they can’t arrest you for being there, they don’t even know which one of the hundreds of people passing by on the street is the hitman .

      If you smell some undercover cop or some thing suspicious, you can cancel the deal.

      If you think it’s safe, you can get to a high ground and nice location, do the shooting and escape

      For those who don’t have the guts to kill they need criminals to do beat up, setting cars on fire, etc .

      I am against their services, and I am giving this information with the hope that the authorities will close down their site

      You know, the more people know about their illegal services the biggest chance is that more will complain to authorities and they will be taken down by FBI

      I don’t advice anyone to do murder, nor to use those services .

      I am just answering to this question, with an informational purpose of how one can make lots of money illegal and quickly

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      Mike 4 months ago

      annie from post above how I contact you

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      Spirin 3 months ago

      I hate u nigerian scammers. There is no "blank unlimited atm card" at all. U send themm 100 to 5000 dollars and u never get the card.

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      ZOLA 2 months ago

      hmmm

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      Helen Kramer 2 months ago from Santa Barbara, CA.

      OK Everyone.... I have reviewed each of the comments and I have one thing to say....QUIT SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT BOGUS ATM CRAP!!!!! Like I said, if it sounds too good to be true...IT IS. Anyone who reads the previous comments about the ATM scam, please do not respond. At first I was curious about those comments, but then when I saw that all kinds of folks are posting about the scam, the more curious I got. But after some thought, it makes no difference anyways. If it sounds illegal...IT IS. So, anyone who reads those comments and wants to make a quick buck...no money is worth spending the rest of your life in a Federal Penitentiary... It's as simple as that...common sense!!!

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      RICHARD 2 months ago

      PLEASE READ!!!!

      Hello Guys,This is a Life Time transformation !!!I have being hearing about this blank ATM card for a while and i never really paid any interest to it because of my doubts. Until now i discovered a hacking lady called Annie . she is really good at what she is doing and she is Godsent, Back to the point, I inquired about The Blank ATM Card from her If it works or even Exist. she told me Yes and that its a card programmed for random money withdraws without being noticed and can also be used for free online purchases of any kind. This was shocking and i still had my doubts. Then i gave it a try and asked for the card and agreed to their terms and conditions. praying and hoping it was not a scam i used the blank CARD and it was successful i withdraw nothing less than 8,000 dollar daily the blank CARD worked like a magic and now i have am rich and famous in my society,im grateful to Annie because she changed my story all of a sudden,The card works in all countries except Philippines, Mali and Nigeria. Annie's email address is anniemellor2333@yahoo.com

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      rwg 2 months ago

      crap

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