If you need to learn how to make money fast, the last thing you want is to do meaningless tasks for low pay, learn a new skill that could take months or spend money out of pocket to make your first dollar.
Here's what I'll teach you:
- How to earn more money after one conversation with your boss
- How to lower every single one of your bills
- How to start making money with a side hustle THIS WEEK
Then we'll get into the best part:
How to optimize your career and job - the easiest way to make the most money FOREVER .
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I also made a video where I cover everything I talk about in the blog post. Check it out below:
The seven best ways to make money fast are:
- Negotiate your bills
- Negotiate your rent
- Sell stuff on eBay, OfferUp, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, etc.
- Negotiate your salary
- Change your job
- Find your first freelancing client
- Start an online business
Now, let's take a look at each of these different ways to make more money so you can see which option is best for YOU!
How fast do you need to make money?
How to make $ 100 - $ 500 + TODAY (without leaving your couch)
Non-scammy ways you can make extra money fast to get your head above water immediately including negotiating your bills, rent and even getting rid of old stuff on eBay.
You don't even have to leave your house to get started.
How to make $ 1,000 - $ 5,000 THIS MONTH
Mid-term systems to dramatically increase the money you make each and every month. My students have dramatically changed their financial outlook by upping their work salaries, finding a new, higher-paying job or using skills they already have to freelance.
How to make $ 10,000 + THIS YEAR
Long-term systems that build the foundation for your financial independence and propel you toward having a Rich Life. This strategy is simple, and if you follow the first two sections, you'll have the understanding and capital to start your own business.
How to Make $ 100 - $ 500 + Today (without leaving your couch)
1. Negotiate your bills
The awesome thing about negotiations is you can do it with practically every service you pay for. That includes the fixed costs you pay each month. This is a great way to make money right now.
Credit card rates and fees
Cell phone fee
With a quick phone call, you can get these costs lowered, putting more money directly into your pocket.
Because the dirty secret is that most of these companies rely on thousands of people to zombie walk through their payment process. That's why your cable company seems to jack up rates every year. They know you'll likely just shrug, throw it away, and carry on with your day.
Save $ 1,000 with 5 phone calls
By calling these companies and asking one simple question, you open the door for more money in your pocket. Just remember two magic phrases:
- "Times are tough."
- "Is there anything you can do for me?"
Example conversation script:
The key is to be nice. Be cordial and ask them what better plans they have to offer you. Nothing's going to get you shot down quicker than getting angry and screaming, “HOW DARE YOU SCREW ME OVER WITH THESE PRICES. I WON'T STAND FOR IT. GIVE ME fewer FEES… uh please? ”
If you mess up or things don't go as planned, don't worry. Hang up and call back. You can always play around with a few phone calls and see what works best.
When you get to the customer retention department, restart the sequence. This is when you pull out your competitive intel on the other services being offered.
If Verizon is offering something for $ 10 less, tell them that. That's $ 120 savings / year right there. But you can do more.
You: Listen, you know times are tough and I need to get a better deal to stick with you guys. You know and I know that your customer acquisition cost is hundreds of dollars. It just makes sense to keep me as a customer, so what can you do to offer me this plan for less money?
Notice that you didn't say, "Can you give me a cheaper plan?" because yes / no questions always get a “no” answer when speaking to wireless customer service reps (or anybody whose job it is to get you off the phone and out of their hair as soon as possible)
Instead, ask leading questions. You also invoked the customer-acquisition cost, which is meaningful to retention reps. Finally, it really helps if you're a valued customer who's stuck around for a long time and actually deserves to be treated well.
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2. Negotiate your rent
I'd bet that rent is your biggest expense. Save $ 100 on your rent and that adds up to $ 1,200 a year with ONE conversation. Or you could collect 24,000 cans and recycle them. Your choice!
Of course, you can't just say, "I want to take $ 200 per month off my rent!" You have to be ready to offer something in return.
What does your landlord really want? Tenants who are making money for them, of course. But dig deeper and you'll find there's a lot more you can offer. The goal is to give them something you don't care about in exchange for something you do.
Here are a few things many landlords will happily lower rents for:
- Prepay months in advance
- Sign an extended lease
- Offer to extend the termination notice from 30 days to 60 or 90 days
- Offer to give up your parking space if you don't have a car (the landlord could charge another tenant for an extra space)
- Promise not to smoke in the apartment (this will save the landlord money when you move out)
- Promise not to keep cats even if they're allowed (another cleaning expense for the landlord)
- Make a deal for referrals if they have low occupancy
If you know what you want and you know what they want, the chances of succeeding in your negotiation increase significantly. Here's an example script you can use to lower your monthly rent: