How to make 1000 dollars fast [12 legitimate ways]

How to make 1000 dollars fast

Do you want to know how to make 1000 dollars fast ?

You have just landed on the right place!

This website is completely dedicated to helping people make some extra money every month or start a full time online business from the comfort of their home.

In this article I have compiled 15 ways to make 1000 dollars fast which are 100% legitimate and people are really making a lot money using these ways.

Note: The main theme of this article is to let you know about the ways to make money dollars fast but most of the ways mentioned in the following list have the potential to be scaled to a level where you would be able to make a decent passive income from them.

Alright let’s get into the list,

How to make 1000 dollars fast (15 ways)

1. Participate in market research (online surveys)

Get paid for your opinion

Companies and businesses are always looking to enhance their products and services and for that they invest millions of dollars in market research.

Market research involves taking opinions of common people in the form of paid surveys regarding the products and services they use on daily basis and paying them in return.

There are some survey websites that you can join and earn cash for your opinions taken in the form of short 5 to 10 minutes surveys.

Although survey sites don’t pay much, they are still a good addition to money making ways in your free time.

Here are some of the best paid survey sites that really pay their users and have a positive rating.

Sign up to all of these sites to make sure you make a good amount of money in a short span of time.

Survey Junkie

Survey Junkie is simply the best market research site out there with quality surveys, nice payouts, honest claims, quality customer support and most importantly NO delayed payments!
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Swagbucks ($5 signup BONUS)

Swagbucks is a renowned survey site that has been on the web for the last 11 years and has paid out more than 150 million dollars to its users.You can sign up to Swagbucks free of cost and start taking surveys right away. Join Swagbucks NOW!

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2. Start dropshipping with Shopify

Start dropshipping

Dropshipping is by far the fastest way you can make 1000 dollars.

If you are not familiar with familiar with dropshipping, it is basically a business model in which you buy products from Aliexpress (a Chinese Ecommerce site) at a low price and sell them in the United states or anywhere else at a higher price through your own store created through Shopify.

Now you must be thinking why would anybody buy a product from you at a higher price instead of directly buying it from Aliexpress at a lower price?

Well the thing is that majority of people living in the United States don’t know about Aliexpress like they know about Amazon or eBay. This is the reason why this business model has been really successful over the years and it probably would be in the upcoming years.

The best thing about dropshipping is that you don’t have to personally buy the product from Aliexpress and ship it to the customer’s Address. The whole process is automated through an app called Oberlo which does the whole process for you from buying from Aliexpress to shipping to the customer.

If you are really interested to start this business, check out this video by Tobia Wilson in which he explains the whole process of Dropshipping process from A to Z,

Also check out this step by step guide to dropshipping by Shopify.

Also read: 10 realistic ways to make 10000 a month

3. Sell your unnecessary stuff

Look around you and you will find a lot of unused and unnecessary stuff in your home.

Sell all of it and you would end up with a good amount of quick money.

Take a box or a bag and start searching every single corner of your home starting from your bedroom to your back yard.

Take everything that is not in your use and put in the box.

Unless you are a minimalistic, you would end up with bunch of useless items. Now it’s the time to sell them.

In my opinion the best place to sell old stuff is Craiglist. If you have never ever sold anything on craiglist, check out this article by Moneycrashers in which the whole process is explained step by step.

Although Craiglist is a great option but I would recommend you to only sell big items on Craiglist and sell small things like DVDs on Declutter and clothes on Thredup or Poshmark.

4. Deliver food

Make money delivering food

Recently I came to know about a Food Delivering service named Door Dash.

Some people on Reddit were discussing this amazing income opportunity and according to them you could make 1000 dollars a week delivering food with Door Dash.

After digging further, I came to know that Door Dash is an on-demand Food delivery service that hires independent contractors in the United States as delivery persons who delivers food for them within the United States.

The best thing is that you have the privilege to select your own working hours depending upon your daily routine.

In order to join Door Dash you need to be a US citizen, have an insured vehicle (car or bike), 2 years of driving experience and a smartphone.

The amount of money people make mainly depends upon the amount of hours they work and the vehicle you have. Bike is better because you would often stuck in traffic in case of a car.

If you are located outside the US, you can try Uber Eats.

Also read: How to make money on Steam (6 legitimate ways)

5. Get paid to write for blogs

Get paid to write

There are a lot of blogs out there that pay you to write for them and they pay quite well.

Most of these blogs are always looking for fresh content by different people so they pay anybody who writes a quality article for them.

Although the acceptance rates on these blogs are low because of high number of low quality submissions, but if your article is right according to their submission guidelines you have a high chance of getting approved.

These blogs normally pay $50 to $500 per post so if you can write well, you can stack up 1000 dollars quickly.

Here is the list of 101 blogs that pay you to write for them.

Also read: 16 ways to make 300 dollars fast in 2020

6. Become a tutor

Become a tutor

Teaching is one of the fastest and profitable ways to make money.

If you have a strong grip on any one subject or more, you can literally charge up to $30 an hour teaching kids from the comfort of your home.

May it be Kindergarten kids or high school boys, students always have problems with one subject or the other.

If you really think you have that teaching capability, just go out and tell your relatives, friends and neighbors about it and I am sure you would start getting the students from the day one.

You can also advertise your services on social media and Craiglist.

Also read: How to make 2000 dollars fast [34 legitimate ways]

7. Organize/Clean for people

Organizing and cleaning the home is not an easy task especially when you have a hectic routine and children at home.

People are always ready to get their home or some part of their home cleaned and organized.

If you have good organizing skills, you can offer your services to people in your neighborhood and advertise your services on Facebook and Craiglist.

Though there is not fixed hourly wage for this but you can charge more than $20 an hour for this.

Also read: Car Advertising [5 companies that pay you to advertise on your car]

8. Become an Airbnb host

Make money with Airbnb

If you have an extra room or two in your home, you can make a good amount of money by renting them to Airbnb.

The earning potential depends on a lot of factors like location, address, facilities, and parking etc.

Getting started with Airbnb is easy and doesn’t take much time. All you need to do is create an Airbnb account, setup up your listing and start booking stays.

Wait! For all those who don’t have an extra room in your home, Don’t feel sad because now you can work for Airbnb by hosting appearances.

Hosting experience means becoming a travel guide for visitors and taking them to interesting places in your city and trying your maximum to make their stay unique and interesting.

9. Start a blog

Start a blog

If you have knowledge about a topic or you have a hobby which you think you can write about, I recommend you to start a blog. With your blog you can turn your passion into an online business.

Jim has a blog, where he writes about campers and he makes more than 2000 dollars a month from that single blog.

All of the content present on his blog is free but he recommends various Amazon products to his users and earn a commission on each product bought through his link.

Beside recommending Amazon products to your users, there are a lot of other ways to make money from your blog as well.

If you are interested to start a blog, check out this step by step guide which explains the whole process in a beginner friendly way.

10. Drive for Lyft

Drive for Lyft

If you can drive and have a licensed vehicle, you can start driving for Lyft and make 1000 dollars pretty much quickly if you drive full time.

Lyft also offers a nice sign up bonus for new drivers and do regular promotions every month which can facilitate the drivers to make more money.

Though the regular hourly rate for the drivers is low but you can avail the prime time to make more money in less time.

Prime time is when the demand for the drivers is high and the availability of the drivers is low.

Besides driving, you can also make a good amount of money by referring other drivers to join Lyft. If someone joins through your link and complete a certain number of rides within a specified limit, you’ll get a nice commission and he/she will get a nice bonus.

There are many ways you can promote your referral code to get referrals.

Many drivers print their referral codes and paste them behind their car to encourage others to join Lyft through their referral code. If you have a good social media following or you are active on forums you can get some referrals from their as well.

11. Refurbish old furniture and sell it

Do you have old furniture in your backyard that is of no use to you?

If yes, then it’s a great opportunity for you to make your first 1000 dollars fast!

The idea is to take that old furniture, refurbish it and sell it at a much price on eBay, Craiglist or some local retailer.

If you don’t have any old furniture or unused furniture in your home, you can buy old furniture from Craiglist, any garage sale around you or from your neighborhood.

If you really want to start this business, then check out this guide by Wellkeptwallet.

Also check out this video in which Jeff Baker refinishes a table quickly,

12. Offer freelance web development services

Web development is a hot skill that is selling like crazy. Every second company needs a professional website for them and for that they are ready to pay huge amount for that.

Web development projects range from building small business sites to big enterprise websites with huge budget.

If you have interest in this field, you can start learning web development for free of cost from this YouTube channel.

In order to learn web development, you learn HTML first, then CSS, PHP and so on.

After learning the skill, you can start providing the services on Upwork, Freelancer or Fiverr.


This comes to the end of the post on how to make 1000 dollars fast.

All the ways mentioned in this post are 100% legitimate and people are really making money using these ways but like any other business i can not guarantee you of success through these ways.

If you have any question regarding the post, you can comment below,

Best of luck!

Also read: 12 legit ways to make 400 dollars fast 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to make 1000 dollars fast without a job?

You can make 1000 dollars fast without a job through a lot of ways like dropshipping, blogging, Amazon FBA, consultancy, freelancing and much more. Read this article to learn about more ways.

How to make a quick 1000 dollars a day?

You can make a quick thousand dollars a day by selling old stuff which is present at your home but is of no use to you. You can either sell them on eBay, Craiglist, or Decluttr.

How to make 1000 dollars a month as a teenager?

You can make 1000 dollars a month as a teenager by flipping stuff online through eBay or Craiglist, dropshipping, making YouTube videos, freelancing and much more. Read this article to learn more.

2 thoughts on “How to make 1000 dollars fast [12 legitimate ways]”

    • Hey Jade,
      If you are above 13, you can join survey sites like Swagbucks and Inbox Dollars to make some money every month.
      Other than this you can learn a skill e.g web development and start freelancing.
      You can also start a youtube channel and start making videos about what you love, you don’t necessarily need to show your face. It takes a lot of hard work and commitment to get succcess on youtube but if you it with passion, you would love doing it and money would follow.
      If you want to make money offline, you can sell something depending on where you live and what weather it is at your place. If it’s summer and hot, you can try selling Lemon Soda and if it’s winter you can try French fries or hot chocolate.
      Hope this helps! If you want more guidance you can email me at contact[@]


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