10 ways to make money in an hour or less

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Have you found yourself in a situation where you need to make money really fast? Whatever the reason, would you like to make money in an hour or less? Here are ten things you can do to make some money in an hour or less.

Sell your unwanted gift cards to make money in an hour

Do you have gift cards that have been sitting in your purse, wallet or on your desk for awhile now? If you need the cash fast then try selling your unwanted gift cards to friends and family, and be sure to offer some money off the face value to make it a great deal for them too. If you have a bit more time before you need the money then you can sell your unwanted gift cards to Zeek to free up some cash.

Return your recent purchases

Whilst this one isn't technically making any money, it can help you to release some cash. If you have recently made a purchase that still has the tags on and it within the usual 28 day return period then you might want to consider returning it to get some money freed up.

Collect your debts to make money in an hour

Do you have a friend or family member who owes you money? Asking them for the money back might be extremely awkward, but it is a quick way to get some extra cash in your pocket. The best thing is that it is money that you are already owed, so you don't even have to work for it. It doesn't have to be as awkward as you think –  check out how to ask someone for the money that they owe you.

Sell your gold

Whether it is a broken earring or something a lot more valuable, selling your unwanted gold is a quick way to make money in an hour or less. You will get the money quicker if you visit jewellery stores or other cash for gold places on the High Street, but you will probably get more money from an online website such as Hatton Garden Metals, who I have been using for years.  Whether you are looking to sell on the high street or online, be sure to compare the prices that you are given.

Start matched betting

Matched betting is my number 1 side hustle of all time. It is a system where you make use of offers from bookmakers to turn a guaranteed profit, risk free and tax free. It is a popular way to make money whether it is for a one off such as a holiday or Christmas, or upping your monthly income. I made £12,000 in just 12 months of matched betting, so it makes an excellent side hustle. There are free training videos available to get you going.

Cash in coins to make money in an hour

Do you have a change jar that you have been lovingly saving money into? If you need cash fast then this can be one of the easiest ways to make money in an hour or less. Lots of banks now have machines where you can just throw in the coins and it will deposit the money into your bank account, or you can throw the coins inside self service machines in supermarkets and the overage is usually given back to you in notes and higher denomination coins. If you are absolutely stuck then you can usually find Coinstar machines in supermarkets, although these charge a fee per £1 that you exchange.

List items for sale on Facebook

Local Facebook selling groups are great for shifting items fast. If your post is seen by the right person then you could make a sale within a matter of minutes. Simply photograph your item or items and upload them to local selling groups with a description, being sure to include a price.

Then group members can leave comments to express their interest and you can privately arrange the sale. There are no fees when selling on Facebook, making it a great place to sell.

Make money fast with Ziffit, Zapper and Music Magpie

If you are looking to make money in under an hour and you have games, DVDs, CDs and even books to get rid of then you want to check out Ziffit, Zapper and Music Magpie. Simply pop in your item's barcode and the websites will offer you a cash price for buying it straight away.

Once you have agreed a trade then simply parcel up your items and print off the free postage label. You can then arrange a courier collection or drop them off somewhere locally, whatever works for you.

The offers from these sites are usually pretty low, but you can clear a lot of stuff and get cash in your bank extremely quickly. I would recommend that you take a few minutes longer to compare the prices between all 3 websites as they can often differ.

Sell your services to your friends and family

If you need to make money in under an hour then consider offering to do paid chores or other work for friends and family members. Not only will they get a break from a job they don't have time to do (or don't like doing), they will often be happy to help you out financially if you show this initiative.

It could be anything from offering to mow the grass to doing some admin jobs that they hate. Make sure that you agree a fee upfront and set a deadline for when it will be completed.

Sell scrap metal

It isn't the most glamorous of tasks, but selling your scrap metal is a quick way to make some cash. Simply find your local scrap dealership and take along whatever you have – it could be some old metal frames or anything else that you have around. You will be paid by the weight, usually in cold, hard cash.

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4 Comments on “10 ways to make money in an hour or less”

  1. Selling on Facebook is a big one for me. We’re currently starting to go through our 7 months old’s old stuff (baby bath etc). If you list at a reasonable price, someone will always be interested on Facebook. Also make sure pictures are nice!

  2. Just a quick one about scrap metal. They are not allowed to pay cash now. Money will be transferred into your account instead. New laws.

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