#4 Miscellaneous Jobs: Odds and Ends that Equal Money

Sometimes there are ways to make money that fit outside conventional labeling. You have learned about writing, sales and administration and clerical jobs that you can do to make some fast cash.

Now learn about some different jobs that can also get you quick money. These “jobs” may sound a little obscure and even strange (like Plasma Donation!), but you may find some of them useful to get some money today.


Plasma Donation

You may not know this, but you can get paid to donate plasma. It takes only a few hours and you will get a free physical. You usually go in, sign up and donate all in the same day.

There is a limit on how many times you can donate plasma in a certain time period. You will have to check at the clinic to get the details about donation.

This is an amazing way to make some money fast. You get paid the same day and you can earn an average of about $35 per donation.

Impromptu Business Ventures

Sometimes all it takes is a little creative thinking and you can earn some fast cash right away. Find a need and meet it. For example, if you notice that local buildings seem to have dirty storefront windows then find the owner and see if you can wash them.

All that you need to do is just: Ask. You will be surprised how many people are looking for you to do a job.

You can find all sorts of needs if you only go looking for them. Perhaps there is a local festival this weekend; put out a babysitting ad to watch kids for the evening hours so parents can have a night out.


It is fairly easy to find a variety of ways to take advantage of a need that is not being met. Just keep your eyes open and think creatively. You can make some fast cash today when you put your mind to it.

Welcome Wagon

Another great business to start up is as a welcome wagon for new residents. The way to make money with this is done through the information you provide to new residents.

You will want to put together a welcome package. Ask around for donations from local businesses. They will often give you pencils, pens, magnets and other promotional items. At the same time ask them if they would like to be on your resource list. Explain that you are compiling a list of local businesses as a resource for new residents.

Each business on your list will pay a fee to be included. This is how you make your money. It is pretty simple and requires updating only about once a year. Plus new residents will be grateful for your help.

Proofreading and Editing

This may fall under the writing section, but it is here because it is not so much about writing as it is about management. You can offer freelance proofreading and editing services.

If you spend a lot of time online you have probably recognized many websites that could use these services. Sometimes people fail to proofread their content on their website and it results in errors. Other times people simple do not have the skills to know something is wrong.


You can offer your services for a low rate and proofread and edit websites for businesses. You can offer a report at the end documenting changes you made or changes you suggest.

This could be a great business once you start getting customers. It is a useful service that many business owners would gladly pay for.

Give Advice

This is my favorite section. I mean, you are PAID for giving advice. Isn’t that good? Here’s what I mean…

There are a few websites out there that let you create an account and sells your services as an expert. You can give advice on any topic that you are knowledgeable in. Many times you do not need a degree. Sometimes practical experience is better than a degree. What you need to do is to be able to give advice that is clear and helpful so that it is good enough for you to get paid.

You can do tarot readings, give relationship advice, offer parenting advice or give advice on almost any topic as long as you have some experience to back your services up. People want you to at least know something about your topic.

Usually these companies will allow you to give advice on the phone, through a chat room online or thorough email. Some of the websites are more professional advice in nature while some are mainly academic. If you are a professional in certain fields or a teacher, you will definitely find this workable for you. It can really be a great way to earn some fast cash.


Some of the recommended companies include:




http://www.ether.com (Recommended!)

The following sites cater for more academic advice. (Yes, students paying YOU for answers!)



Visit the above sites, sign up for some of them and try them out. This is a great way to make money!

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