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Karin Slyker, a 40-year-old working mother of three children, who lives in Lubbock, Texas, earns money donating plasma. She started in 2010, when she got the first payment for her service. In March 2011 the plasma center began to give her prepaid cards, so that it was easy for Karin to keep track of her income. Since that time she has earned about $7000. It was enough to pay debts for her business that went bankrupt.

Karin states that "Even if I was debt-free, I might continue doing it. It's easy money, and I'd love to save it up and invest it perhaps”.

Plasma donation is one of the easiest ways for anyone who wants to make quick money being in a crunch. So, if you decided to try this, here are some more pieces of information about Slyker’s strategy. Using it you can boost your earnings practically in no time and without and considerable effort on your behalf.

Plasma donation

 Let us first explain what plasma actually is. Plasma is the liquid component of the blood. Its function is to carry white and red cells. It consists mostly of water and proteins dissolved in it. Plasma serves as a component of a whole number of medicines and medical treatment. It’s also used in medical research.  

How much can you earn?

It depends, but you can make something between $15 and $40. The crucial factor is your weight. The more you weigh, the more you earn. Every plasma center has different prices. There are lots and lots of them all over the country.

How fast will you get the money? 

Fast enough. When you do it for the first time, you have to be examined to make sure that you’re healthy enough to donate. It takes time. But after this is done, you will be able to donate plasma for an hour. Mind that you are not paid for your plasma, but for your time spent in a plasma center.

Slyker says that in the center where she usually donates, she gets the money to her prepaid debit card as soon as the lab technician scans the label on the bottle with blood.


When you are no longer a teenager you hardly ever think about babysitting as a source of income. But it’s a really quick way to make money.  

How much can you earn?

You can decide it yourself. But in order to stay competitive, you should bear in mind the average babysitting price per hour. It usually depends on the area you live and ready to work in. It can vary from $10 to $14 per hour if you look after one child.

How fast will you get the money? 

You get paid immediately, as soon as the parents return and see that everything is okay.

But if you liked this experience and now want to make it your regular job, you can join a care-giving site. Remember that you are going to compete with professional babysitters, who are very likely to be able to render first aid if necessary. Nevertheless it’s possible to find a job in rather a short period of time.

A good way to do it is to spread the information about your new occupation among family and friends. They can advise your service to some of their friends or acquaintances. There are actually many people who prefer to hire adults who have their own kids rather than teenagers that know nothing about children.


Just look around your house and your belongings to see what can be recycled. Some people manage to recycle tires to retread stores; others do it with cartridges for printers. There are also a lot of those who rely on the tried-and-true aluminum cans.

How much can you earn? 

It depends directly on what you're going to recycle. It’s about 40 cent for half a kilo of aluminum but it may amount to 50 cents if you recycle large quantities of aluminum cans.

If you have some computer equipment that is old and no longer used, you can recycle it too. You won’t get much though: It’s generally a few cents for a kilo, but it largely depends on the age of your electronics. The point is that old equipment contains more precious metals, like copper. It means that you can make more money on it. But it’s also the brand that matters a great deal. If you want to recycle a relatively new iPhone, for example, you can expect to make a few hundred dollars, because it can still be refurbished and sold.

How fast will you get the money?

If you recycle aluminum or tires, you get your money right away. But if you send an iPhone to a re-commerce site, you will get your check in a few weeks only. So, if you need money at this very moment, this variant won’t do for you.

Garage or yard sale

This method has many advantages. You not only get money, but also get rid of many unnecessary things that you cannot just throw away.  

How much can you earn? 

Again, it depends on the prices that you set.

How fast will you get the money?

If you are industrious and enterprising, you can finish the sale by the end of the day and in any case by tomorrow. Well, you see, it’s not as easy as it may seem. So, if you are really pressed for time, you should try some other way. If you want to sell many things, you need time for gathering them in a pile. Setting prices also requires time and consideration. You should post signs or an ad in the paper or on the Internet. If you’re in a hurry don’t take trouble. Or try this guide >>

Selling gift cards

If you have a lot of gift cards collecting dust in your drawers, think about selling them. After all, you don’t really need them anymore.

How much can you earn? 

It depends of the site that you choose for your purpose. Generally you get about 90 percent of its initial value. Some of the most popular sites where you can sell your gift cards include, and

How fast will you get the money?

If it is possible to type in the online code of your card, you will get paid within 24 hours. But in case you mail the cards, you can get more money for them. In this case you will get paid in three to seven days after the site receives your card.

So, now you know some easy ways to earn quickly without effort.