Sometimes an opportunity falls in your lap that you can’t refuse. An eccentric Texan billionaire could enter your workplace and hand you a million dollars. A CEO could give you the job of your dreams. A mad oligarch could offer you presidential control of his company. But while these madcap fantasies might seem unlikely, there are plenty of more feasible strategies to make the big bucks fast.
When you’re circling the rim of your overdraft, finding an opportunity to make money is like a dream come true. With that, in mind, what could you do to gain some cash?
The Profits of Accidents
Have you had a trip or a fall at work or on the street? Then chances are you’re entitled to compensation. Injury claims can pay out thousands to aggrieved parties, and give you both money AND closure.
Moreover, making an injury claim is your civic duty. Just imagine how long an apathetic boss could shrug off accidents for without the claims process in place.
Employees would have to endure more injuries than an episode of Jackass. A quick call to a solicitor and you’ll be on the fast-track to a successful claim. For some, the process can be stressful – but the payout at the end of your journey will make it more than worth the effort.
Now, I’m not in any way suggesting you come up with some frivolous claim just to make a quick buck. But if you have been hurt and it warrants seeking the help of an attorney, then by all means pursue it.
Become A Test Monkey
No, I’m not talking about medical testing (yet). I am talking instead about testing websites. When you test a website, you help site owners find broken links and pages on their sites. You also help them see how a typical user navigates the website.
For just 20 minutes, you can earn $10 testing websites. A great one to get started doing this is UserTesting.com.
Let’s Get Clinical
Clinical trials involve a short stay in a hospital, testing pills and making tons of money. The preserve of students and unemployed people everywhere, trials (otherwise known as medical testing) have become less frequent in hospitals across the UK, in part thanks to funding cuts. But when the opportunity does present itself, it can pay thousands of pounds for a relatively small amount of your time.
In the US, there are many opportunities for medical testing. You just have to make sure you are dealing with reputable companies.
Naturally, anyone uncomfortable with the idea of taking pills for money need not apply. But for those of you with the mettle for medical, this is a great opportunity.
A Massive Junk Sale
eBay is the world’s largest car boot sale, taking hawking your unwanted goods to a global level. And there are plenty of people who have made a profitable living finding saleable products for the site. Take a look around your home for anything you don’t mind parting with, and set your staring bid at a reasonable price. If you’ve chosen a popular item, you’ll soon start a bidding war that could net you a lot of money.
Despite existing for over two decades, eBay still attracts millions of users every week. Take advantage of that in-built customer base and you’ll enjoy seeing your bank account in a healthy state.
Use Your Skills
Do you love to make crafts? If so, you can easily make some extra money selling your products. Back in the day, this meant you had to find craft fairs and set up shop. But now you can sell 24/7/365 online by using a site like Etsy.
While they will take a small cut of your revenue for allowing you to sell on the site, the opportunity to make some serious income is there if you have products that others want.
Additionally, don’t forget about your own skills and abilities for making some extra money. If you work hard and make yourself invaluable at work, you can earn larger than average wages which will help you grow your income quickly.
In this post you can find some great tips you can start applying today to earn a nice raise.
Be Open To Possibilities
Lastly, a key to increasing your income is to be open to opportunities. Put yourself in a position so that when opportunities come your way, you can take advantage of them. This means connecting with others, staying or getting out of debt and being open to change.
Of course, keeping a positive outlook on life goes a long way too. When you stay positive in life, you are more open to the great things that happen in life and are more likely to act when they present themselves to you.
These are just a few outside the box ways to make some extra money. There are plenty more ways, some easier than others. The key though is that you make the effort to bring in more income. As I mentioned at the start, the odds of wealth suddenly falling into your lap are slim. You control your destiny, so start taking action today! Just make sure you don’t chase money for the sake of happiness. Find happiness within[Photo Credit: Pictures of Money]