These days you have to be a bit industrious to bring in some fast part-time income, since it's really difficult to land a regular job for a few hours a day. When it comes to paying your bills and having enough money to buy food, you do not need to do anything out of the ordinary. There are some reliable, tried and true methods of bringing in money whenever you need a quick cash infusion.
Here are some fast ways to make money from home:
Watching small children is not just for teens who want to make money to buy extras. Adults can also be good babysitters when parents need assistance. And, there are always parents who need someone to watch their kids.
Now, to make yourself stand out, you could advertise your babysitting services to parents who need an emergency sitter. Sometimes things come up and parents can not be there on time to pick up their child from daycare or school, or they need to run out of the house for a few hours and can not easily find someone to watch the kids.
If you make yourself available to help out during these times, then you can probably charge a little more than the average sitter.
There are many people who absolutely hate cleaning their apartment or home. They would do anything to avoid this annoying chore. This is where someone like you could step in and be their hero by offering to do the dirty task for them.
You can get started by asking your family and friends if they'd like you to come and clean for a set fee. You can also ask them for referrals, because there's a chance that they know someone who could use a service like this. Single businessmen may also be a good market for this business.
You can even specialize in "green cleaning" where you only use environmentally friendly cleaning products. This will help you to stand out from your competition.
If you have your own transportation and enough free time during the weekday, running errands
for people can be a nice way to make extra cash. Many seniors, and disabled people, are not able to get out and take care of simple chores like grocery shopping, going to the post office and other things.
You can be their "go to" person when they need a small errand done and nobody is available to help.
Are you good at English grammar, spelling, reading and math?
If so, then you can advertise yourself as a private tutor for young people who need extra help in understanding their lessons. There are also many adults who need to learn how to read and write better, or need help with adult college courses.
To be good at tutoring, you need to be a people-friendly person, have a knowledge of the subject and lots of patience.