Need to make $1000 fast? You’re not alone! We’ve rounded up the best ways you can make a lot of money in a short amount of time.
Wondering, “How can I make $1,000 dollars in a month?” Well, I’ll show you how to make $1,000 fast — in a week!
How to Make $1000 Fast (Legally)
Here are 12 ways how to make $1000 dollars fast:
- Deliver Groceries
- Deliver Food
- Rideshare with Uber or Lyft
- Sell Used Stuff
- Clean Houses
- Take Care of Dogs
- Advertise on Your Car
- Pick Up Odd Jobs
- Rent Our Your Place on Airbnb
- Teach Online Classes
- Become a Freelance Writer
1. Deliver Groceries with Instacart
Going beyond $1000 fast, you can actually earn $2,000 quickly with one app: Instacart!
Apply instantly to Instacart, get approved with no interview, and you can be making $1,000 dollars in a few days! You can make $2,000 dollars fast, even in just one week.
Chris in Minnesota is one of our readers doing Instacart. He emailed us saying he’s making $25 per hour or more by working with Instacart. He made $2,190 in one week with Instacart.
He sent us his phone screenshot to prove how much money he made:
Chris’ payment comes out to $37 per hour, although he says it can go even higher with the right order and quick pick time!
With Instacart you get notified of gig jobs delivering groceries for stores like Costco, Target, Publix, and Total Wine.
If you don’t have a car, truck, or van, you can still work for Instacart as a product selector. Simply look at the app and select the products your customers want off the shelves. Someone else will deliver them for you.
Instacart has already hired 300,000 new workers and just this month announced they’re hiring another 250,000 workers. This is by far the easiest and fastest way to make $1,000 dollars in a week or less.
Thousands of our readers have been signing up for Instacart to make $1,000 dollars fast.
Since you shop and deliver orders, each order will take longer – but this also means you’ll earn more per order! Plus, you may be able to take advantage of Instacart's guaranteed earnings promotions that rotates through regions.
2. Deliver Food with DoorDash
Within 7 to 10 days you will be able to make $1,000 dollars working for DoorDash.
With DoorDash you get pings from customers who want food from local restaurants. You just go in, grab the food, and deliver it! You don’t even need a car. You can deliver on a bike – in fact, we’ve found that in some markets, bike couriers can earn a little more than their driving counterparts!
Two of our readers in different cities, Kelly and Joe, are each clocking $25 an hour with DoorDash. That means they will make $1,000 dollars in just 40 hours.
Anyone who tells you that you can make $1,000 fast doing nothing is trying to scam you. But you really can make $1,000 fast hustling!
You’ll feel great when your week is done and that $1,000 is all yours. Some of these apps even let you cash out each day.
DoorDash is one of the best delivery apps because it pays a minimum rate per delivery (DoorDash will make up the difference if your pay per delivery is below their threshold!), and encourages generous tips that you keep fully.
3. Drive for Uber or Lyft or Via
Driving for Uber, and Lyft is a very fast way to earn $100 dollars. You should be able to earn $1,000 in about 10 days if you hustle or in a month if you drive part-time.
In fact, if you really, really, really need to make a ton of money fast, you could potentially earn $4,000 in one week… but don’t say we didn’t warn you – the methods are intense!
4. Sell Used Stuff with OfferUp
One of the fastest ways to make $1000 in one day without a job? Sell your valuable stuff. You might be surprised that what you’ve got might add up to $1,000 dollars.
Remember, the possessions that you don’t even use may be worth a lot to other people. For example, lots of people are looking for at-home exercise equipment, you know the treadmill you use as a closet? 😂
You can start selling locally with an app like OfferUp!
Melissa on our team used OfferUp when she was moving to sell her gym equipment, bookcases, and even a sectional sofa and received hundreds of dollars for all of it – without lifting a finger!
Selling your instruments like guitars, keyboards, pianos, drums, and saxophones is also an easy way to make $1,000 dollars fast without a job.
I packed up a bunch of my old stuff like my trumpet, DVDs, video games, and so on, and sold them on Craigslist and to pawnshops to earn $1,000 dollars fast without a job.
Other Apps to Sell On:
- Mercari: Sell name-brand clothing
- CashforGoldUSA: Sell old jewelry
- Decluttr: Sell your old technology, like your old cell phones, and laptops
5. Clean Houses
Depending on where you live, you can make $1,000 dollars fast by cleaning homes. Where I am, home cleaners charge about $100 per 2-hour cleaning for a two-bedroom home. Plus they get a tip.
Complete ten cleaning gigs and you have your $1,000 dollars fast.
You can list your home cleaning service on Craigslist, TaskRabbit, your Facebook, and by posting signs in your area. Do a great job and your customers will want to pay you to come back.
6. Take Care of Dogs
This will pick up when people get back to work. But it’s a great way to make $1,000 dollars fast in a month if you use a dog walking app like Rover.
Melissa made over $1,000 just in one month by pet-sitting on Rover – and this was very part time! Do a great job, and people will refer you to their friends. You could easily turn this into a solid side hustle gig!
Besides the usual way of talking to parents in your neighborhood and listing on Craigslist, you can try sites like urbansitters.com and care.com.
8. Advertise on Your Car
Cover your vehicle with a billboard provided by a site like Wrapify. I haven’t done this myself but it looks like you can earn $1,000 dollars within a few months this way.
You can do something similar with a company like PlayOctopus – simply put in a fun device (like an iPad – provided to you by PlayOctopus), let your passengers play games and do trivia, and earn money. Yes, it’s all passive and it keeps your passengers entertained! You can check out Play Octopus here.
9. Pick Up Odd Jobs
Promote yourself on Craigslist and TaskRabbit.
You can make $1,000 dollars fast after you do a few jobs such as:
- being a mover
- being a painter
- removing snow
- mowing lawns
- clean up yards
10. Rent Out Your Place on Airbnb
Take photos of your home and upload them with a description to Airbnb. Then rent out a room in your home until you earn the $1,000 dollars. You can earn $100 per day or more.
Depending on how much you rent out a room or even your whole house for, this can be a way to earn $1,000 dollars in a week to 10 days.
You can do something similar with extra space in your house with Neighbor. Depending on how much space you’re willing to rent out (your garage? parking spot?), you can earn hundreds in a month. It’s a great option if you can’t rent out a whole room through Airbnb!
Have some land and don’t mind offering it to campers? It sounds strange, but it’s actually awesome! Managing Editor Melissa Berry and her husband have used HipCamp as campers. How does it work? Simply offer part of your land (good if you have several acres) to campers. You don’t need to provide much beyond the space itself – you don’t even have to interact with the campers if you don’t want to!
You can rent out your land through HipCamp here. You’ll earn much more if you do offer something unique, like beautiful scenery or bathroom facilities, but it’s not required.
11. Teach Online Classes
Teaching online classes is a great way to make $1,000 dollars fast online. Before you think you can’t, consider that you might know a lot about a particular topic. Or you might be able to teach English to foreigners.
Let people know about your classes on Craigslist. You can teach adults, teens, and children over Skype, Google Hang-outs, or Zoom. When you do a good job, your students will want more lessons.
You might be able to teach subjects to beginners. For instance, you might be a pretty good guitar player, artist, you might be good at algebra, you might be a creative writer, or you might be able to teach Spanish.
You can charge anywhere from $25 for an hour lesson up to $100 or more. I’ve taught subjects online and earned up to $95 per hour.
If you have a Bachelor’s degree in any field, consider EF (Education First). It’s an online school to teach English to children in China. You don’t have to speak Chinese.
You can also create educational videos and load them to Teachable. Collect money from students who like your videos!
If you’re a teacher or have worked as a teacher before, consider selling lesson plans and other teaching materials at Teachers Pay Teachers. TpT is very lucrative for some people, not only supplementing their income but also allowing some to quit their jobs entirely and earn a full-time income from selling lesson plans!
12. Become a Freelance Writer
It’s possible to write a helpful article in a few hours and earn $100 or $200 dollars. To start, you can write short articles for $25. Sign up with sites like Fiverr or FlexJobs to get started.
This is a good way to make $1,000 dollars fast in a month for beginners or $1,000 dollars in a week for intermediate-level writers.
Making money online by writing for blogs and websites is pretty fun. In my experience doing this, the secrets to success are to get all your facts right, never miss a deadline, and try to write about topics where you have more expertise than most other people.
Find freelance writing gigs here: