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10 Ways to Make Quick Cash as a Young Entrepreneur

make quick cash - quick moneyI do get a lot of emails, questions and feedback from my readers but one question I get regularly, mostly from young entrepreneurs, is how do I make quick cash? I’m stuck, how do I get the money to keep on supporting my online business? etc.
Sometimes, things can be very tough and it is not only young entrepreneurs that are in need of money, I will be sharing 10 tips below on how to make quick cash as an entrepreneur.

I’d like you to know that I am not giving you these tips as someone who knows nothing about making money, in fact, I started my online business with my own money (Not my parents’) and I had to use some of the tips below to get the initial funds I used to start my business.

1. Freelancing

A great, simple and effective way for you to make quick cash as a young entrepreneur is by freelancing. In fact, this is the quickest way because the income you will get will depend on your skills and how you go about the work. For example, if you’re very good at designing websites or programming software products you can easily find a web design or software design job to do to make quick cash. If you’re a writer/blogger you can also find some blogging jobs to do to make quick cash.

Freelancing is very effective because your input will determine your output, if you can work 10hrs a day then you have more earning potential than someone who can’t work that long. Another thing is that your skills will also determine how much you will make, for example, before I started my blog I didn’t have any money and I started looking for ways to get money for my website, eventually, I was able to find a company that needed people who can type fast to help them do some data entry jobs and that was how I was able to get the money needed – I got enough money to start my website in just 5 days.

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2. Online Auctioning/Drop-shipping

This is another way a lot of smart kids are making money online. You probably have a few items you no longer need in your home; some of these items can be books, electronics, computer parts etc. A huge way to profit from your unused old items is by selling them on auction sites. You can list your items on eBay and with time you will easily find buyers for them.

3. Start a Home-Based Business Based on Your Skills

It can either be part-time or full-time based on who you are and what skills you have, and when I mean home-based business I’m not talking about online business.

We all have one skills or the other we can use to start a business, your skill can be in web design. You can make money from your skills by starting a business in your home, get in touch with individuals and companies around you, tell them why they need your service and render your services to them. For example, if you are very good at web design you can get in touch with businesses around you that do not have a website, let them know the importance of making use of the web technology and how being professional about it can help, offer your services on it to them and they will be very happy to hire you.

When trying to go this route it is very important to make sure you have clear knowledge of what you can do and what you can’t do – that is the best way to stay out of trouble.

4. Coaching/Consulting Services

Coaching people can also be a great way to quick cash; some people only want people they can talk to about their problems. Many of them know what to do and they only need an expert to tell them what they’re doing is right – that is where you come in.

You don’t necessarily need to coach people online, you can also offer coaching and consulting services to people locally. Let them know that you are highly knowledgeable about what you’re saying and make sure you have enough proof to back it up. For example, if I want to be giving small businesses advice on building a blog and using it for their business I can easily back myself up with some points such as having a successful blog, being featured on some of the best blogs in the world etc. things like these boost your credibility, makes your clients give you more respect and trust and helps make sure you stay out of trouble.

5. Product Creation

Many of us are already accustomed to blogging and think it is the only way to make money online. Blogging isn’t the only way to make money online and a very effective way to make money online is by creating products to sell. You’re surely knowledgeable about something, it can be what you learnt in school, it can be your hobby and it can be a little research of yours. Create a product on these things and sell it to other people.

Even though a lot of factors can disqualify this as a method to generate quick cash, it can still be referred to as a quick cash generation method depending on your audience’s demand for the product, how good you are at marketing and the quality of your product (which has a lot to do with your experience).

6. Selling Photos Online

Many of us are good at taking pictures and one little-known secret is that you can make quick cash by taking pictures and selling it to stock photo websites. For example, Shutterstock is a big image site that pays people to upload photos, you can easily take cool pictures around you and upload it to the site and anytime your picture is downloaded you will be making money.

7. Writing Paid Tutorials

Are you good at Photoshop, graphic design, web design or programming? There are many sites ready to pay you if you can provide them with high quality design tutorials. This shouldn’t take much time if you’re very good at a thing and you can earn upwards of $50 per tutorial if it gets approved.

A great site that pays you for your tutorials is

8. Be Innovative – Create Something Unique to Sell

Another great way to make quick cash is by being innovative. Take a look at your environment to see what people need seriously but is yet to be created, try to be the first to create this and with time you can end up getting a lot of attention which will lead to you making far more than you expected. A great example of someone who used this strategy is the guy who created the million dollar website.

9. Take a Part-Time Job

Yes, it can sometimes be tough beyond your expectation and in cases like this you will have to drop your ego and take a part-time job. Many entrepreneurs have destroyed their lives because of their ego, they have determined they would never work for anybody and they stayed through to their word even when it is necessary to get a job.

There are many part-time jobs you can take and it will depend on a lot of factors such as who you know, what you know etc. At the very least, you can get a job as a cleaner.

10. Affiliate Marketing

You can also make quick cash by promoting other people’s product; this is often called affiliate marketing. You will need a basic website, a product to promote and a little knowledge on marketing to the able to profit on this method.

Another thing about affiliate marketing is that it depends on you, it can take you months to make a single sale and it can take you days. It can be a great way to make quick cash if you’re ready to give it your all.

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101 Comments on "10 Ways to Make Quick Cash as a Young Entrepreneur"

  1. Max @ Japanese Kimonos says:

    Hey Onaibalusi, It is my first visit to your blog and read your excellent post here. I like that very much. I can feel that you paid much attention for this post, as all of them make sense and are very useful to young entrepreneur. Thanks so much for sharing. I can be very good , if you are same searching for all to be good. Appreciate for your time!

    • So you are selling Kimonos? I guess you are from Japan, isn’t it so? I was always attracted by that wonderful country 🙂

      Oni, I think that focusing on a product, such as an eBook or maybe a digital thing can yield big results!

      • Onibalusi says:

        @Smartabouthings Exactly! Focusing on a digital product can also be fast and effective depending on who you are and what skills you have.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi Max,

      Thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it!

    • SEM Blog Dan says:

      Another list of great tips, short and to the point.
      Great Job Oni.
      A quick question for ‘ya – do you have any affiliate marketing experience?

  2. Sathish @ TechieMania says:

    Hi Oni, Wonderful article. I am working from home and blogging is my main business. But to make money to keep my blogs alive, I was doing some freelancing jobs which helped me to make enough money during my initial days. It is always good to be start as a freelancer and then move on to a problogger, since it will help you to learn everything about blogging and how to make money online.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Exactly! Freelancing can help you kick-start your business if you have no funds and it can also be a great way to maintain it. Once you’re established you can stop doing freelancing jobs.

    • Rick owens leather jacket says:

      Oni…. Nice post…… Actually when I first came online. I didn’t know that its quite possible to make money online…. those 10 ways of making money will help all of us.

  3. Samuel says:

    Awesome post bro. Nice and cool ways to make money online. I think the most common way to make money fast is by freelancing. I would love to give freelancing a try :D. Thanks for sharing. PS: Did you get my mail? Thanks.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi Bro,

      I didn’t receive your email. I just checked my inbox again and I can’t find any email from you.

      Thanks so much!

  4. Rahul says:

    this is awesome tutorial for both newbies and experts. like sathish i’d propose anyone to work as a freelancer. it’s really a cool way to make quick cash at early stage of career. and it’s versatile, has a freedom of choice. now, freelancing job market is very vast where anyone can pick his own job and if one can show his/her ability, s/he can earn a lot of money regularly (enough for anyone to step up for next one).
    oni, your article will show many people their life path. and it’s really great. thanks for your contribution.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi Rahul,

      Freelancing is the way to go for those who are not yet established – it can also be a side income for you even if you’re established.

      Thanks so much for your compliments about the article, I so much appreciate it!

  5. Gibson Goff says:

    Oni, I really enjoy how you take a common item or theme in the whole writing and freelancing arena, and develop it into a step-by-step examination and tips guide.

    You have a keen eye and you are a very good writer. Great stuff!

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi Gibson,

      I’m so happy to hear you call me a very good writer, I so much appreciate it!

  6. William Veasley says:

    Hey Oni,

    Thanks for the wonderful article!

    I had never heard of some of the above mentioned ways to make money online quick. You are right many people dont have the funds at first to start their business. The ways you listed seem like excellent ways to make some quick money if you put your mind into it.

    Determination seems to be the key for any success. Be determined not to fail and you will find your way, whatever way that may be.

    Thanks again!

    God bless,
    William Veasley

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi William,

      Exactly! Determination – that is the *key* to success

  7. Ashley L says:

    Freelancing can be tricky, though. It’s not always easy to find reliable work. Doing something that actually improves your career, rather than wastes your time or holds you back, can be hard. Lastly, of course, you need to have skills you can actually sell.

    All that being said, it can work great! Just don’t think of it as “Money growing on trees,” so to speak.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Exactly Ashley,

      Freelancing can be very tricky – once you have the necessary skills you will have eliminated some problems.

  8. Adam says:

    Omi good list of online making money opportunities. I think the freelancing could be the best one, if you re good in something like a web designing or writing and you enjoy doing it, this could be a really nice source of stable income.

    Another making money opportunity which is “hot” right now is Fiverr, you do simple tasks for other people who pay you $5.00 per each task. I know that is not much but it could help sometimes.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi Adam,

      Exactly! Fiverr is making the waves nowadays.

  9. Wordpress Website says:

    Hi guys
    What a detailed article with wonderful information. When I started blogging I had a offline business and now blogging is my business. I needed to keep working until the blogging could make enough money.

    There are so many ways to make money if you put the effort in.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi Mitch,

      I’m glad you loved it.

      Thanks so much for the awesome comment!

  10. Dan Lew @ Make Money Online says:

    I think learning how to juggle is the key, if you know how to put your fingers in a few pies and move from one to the next but still keeping focus than you can achieve a lot of success until you can afford to move into the online business full time and make a generous living from it!

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi Dan,

      You’re right! Knowing how to go about everything is really important because that will help you save time and sanity.

      Thanks so much for the awesome comment!

  11. Freelancing is definitely one of the fastest ways to get cold hard cash to get some initial funds to become an internet entrepreneur.

    Whether you’re a writer, video editor/producer or a web media designer there are tons of people on the internet that could make very good use of your services for a nice price tag.

    The only thing I would advise before starting to freelance is to be in full understanding of why you’re freelancing, which should be to obtain some start-up capital. It is very easy to get distracted from the initial goal (starting your own internet business) when you’re making money as a freelancer. Freelancing is not very leveraged and at the end of the day it can turn into another J.O.B (Just Over Broke).

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi Hector,

      I love your comment and making sure you don’t get off-track is important.

      Even though freelancing is important and effective it can help someone lose track of his/her goal of being an entrepreneur and in this case caution is required.

  12. Geet | HobbyPainting says:

    Appreciate your ideas. You’ve covered almost everything. The idea of Selling photo was something new to me…

    • Onibalusi says:

      Cool Geet,

      I’m glad you could learn something new from this post…

  13. Alex@Indian Website Marketing says:

    Nice list of money making online opportunities. Well for me the best method that has work is freelancing. I have never tried my hand at blogging

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi Alex,

      Yeah! Freelancing is really cool and effective.

  14. Great tips (IMO, they’re really not quick, unless you write/design sales pages/the backend really fast, but could be).

    Fiverr, I’ve heard, is really good for folks looking to make quick money – you can offer to promote FB Fan pages, build lists, etc.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi Barbara,

      Yeah. Some of the above methods are quick or not depending on your skills, for example, I can write a 1500+ words article in 30 minutes. Let’s say I want to research, write and proofread it can take me around 2hrs – this will take another person a day (or more).

      Fiverr is also making waves nowadays but I doubt I would ever use it, I can’t offer any of my services as low as $5 though 😉

    • Fernando says:

      Fivver is just great for freelancing 🙂

    • Tinh says:

      Fiverr is new to me and I am exploring it too 🙂 Thanks for suggestion

  15. Richard says:

    There’s really no quick and easy way to make money blogging. The most direct methods such as freelancing, getting a job, or selling something you already own through online auction are probably the fastest way to make money, but they are not really methods of making money from blogging.

    However, those are good ways to support yourself online while you are building your passive income streams from your blog.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Exactly! There’s no quick way to make money from blogging because you have to build your audience first…and that takes time!

  16. Olusegun says:

    Nice Article Bami.

    I think people should know that focusing on just 1 avenue to make money is the best strategy they can start with. when they become more established (and richer), they can then diversify.

    As for fiverr, if you know how to leverage it, you can earn WELL on it.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Exactly Bro! Stay with one till it works for you!

  17. From the ones included, I believe that the easiest for a beginner is affiliate marketing. The only problem is that in order to make it a success, you need to have built a good list, which isn’t as quick as you’d want. Other than that you can just paste some affiliate links throughout your articles and expect for someone to click.

    One way I found interesting is selling photos. Although taking a quality shot does require some skills and knowledge, in my opinion the whole process can definitely be referred to as quick.

    Nice overview Oni! Keep it up!

    • Onibalusi says:

      Great Daniel,

      I’m glad you loved the post.

      Thanks so much for your continued support!

  18. TsarShu says:

    Thanks, Onibalusi. As usual your posts are great (I’ve been reading you in some other blogs where you are a guest blogger). But I have a personal question – what point from the mentioned above brings you most money and success? And which one is the most interesting?

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi TsarShu,

      That’s a great question. My preferences are affiliate marketing and freelancing.

  19. Tinh says:

    I am following #2 and #10 now . Thanks @Oni

    • Onibalusi says:

      Cool Tinh! You’re definitely a pro as far as affiliate marketing is concerned 🙂

      • Tinh says:

        Thanks @Oni. I am still learning the theory on how to master it but it seems not easy at all 🙂

  20. Stuart says:

    Nice! ‘Quick cash’ is something everyone wants, I’m sure, and here are 10 brilliant ways to achieve this.

    My favourite is No. 8 – Be Innovative. Because ultimately, being innovative is where you’ll distinguish yourself, and become something special 🙂

    • Onibalusi says:

      Exactly, Stuart,

      We all want quick cash, lol!

      Being innovative is the ultimate, it is the best way to make quick cash consistently and increasingly

      • aashish says:

        Of course guys, and also quick cash get paid via Paypal everybody loves.

  21. Trade Show Displays says:


    I have go through your post and found some information which is quite important for me.
    So, please keep it up with your these kind of posts.


  22. SamSon says:

    I’m a freelancer and get much of it. I can’t say that I have much positive experience with photo selling or drop-shipping. But maybe in future ….
    Thanks for your job.

    • Onibalusi says:


      I’m glad you loved the post!

  23. bryan says:

    Hi Oni,

    I think for me the easiest way is #2 and #10. Now focusing more on #1 and Product Creation.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Cool Bryan,

      I’m sure you’d enjoy it!

  24. John@Skin Mole Removal says:

    Onibalusi – Great tips on how to make some quick cash. I have actually tried a few of the tips you have outlined here. I have tried online auctioning and gotten some success with it, but I ran out of things to auction off.

    By far the most effective one to me is affiliate marketing. However, if you go into it trying to make a quick profit and not learning the fundamentals you won’t last very long and your marketing skills will suffer. Once you learn how to do affiliate marketing the right way it is definitely a quick way to get some profit.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Exactly John,

      I don’t see why you will wanting to be earning quick cash for years. I think the main thing is to get the initial cash, once you get that then you should start focusing on the long-term.

      I really appreciate your comment!

  25. Sarah says:

    These are perfect Onibalusi! I agree with Hector that it is easy to get in the JOB trap when you are working for yourself! Thanks for the reminder to focus what your end goal is!

    • Onibalusi says:

      Exactly, Sarah! Most entrepreneurs get into the “making quick cash” thing that they end up being blinded by the money, and they eventually lose sight of the the future.

  26. Joshu Thomas says:

    Nice write up buddy !!

  27. You are right about doing freelancing but these days i guess finding freelance work is quite hard.

  28. I would say for me the easiest would be freelancing. It’s one of the quickest ways to make quick cash on the internet. I take the money I make from freelancing and invest it in my business.

  29. raje says:

    for freelancers they can also use fiverr. really great website daily 2 to 3 request will come to me . becoming the forum moderator it will give you the best side income. one more thing is google addsense. if you have good knowledge in your skill set. then write yourself updated in your site and promote it the payment will automatically will come

  30. Nasif says:

    Point 8 is the most crucial point to have high income. If you can build something unique then people will normally be willing to buy it…

  31. Well Guys want to earn cash quickly because they see the future.But Onibalusi your all strategies are very good I like it very much thanks

  32. Trade Show says:

    Hey Dear,

    You Describe so many ways to earn cash in different sources for young entrepreneur. Really such a good post.

  33. Ankit says:

    Hey thanks for wonderful tips.

  34. HP Toners says:

    I started making cash online as a freelance writer. It was a nice experience.

  35. iPhone app design says:

    Thanks, I like your tips. I work as a freelance translator online, and also I plan to launch some projects to earn from advertising and affiliate marketing. And when I’ve got enough money, I’ll build my own e-shop with various hand-made stuff)

  36. mole removal says:

    I am not an entrepreneur but I want to learn some technique on how they will do this job because i’m planning to change job and I think this job is the best for me.

  37. Nice tips for yarn money on online and your ten different steps are really great resource for peoples for doing online business, thanks for your wonderful sharing.

  38. Web Design Company says:

    Great Ideas, SEO Content Writing is also a great way to earn money online and quick.

  39. build wordpress says:

    Great post, I am relatively new in money making online and I am comfortable with affiliate marketing.

  40. Juna says:

    Freelancing should be put at the top of the list! If you are confident with your skills, put them to use. Earn quick cash for start-up of your site and use networking to put yourself out there. Building a website is just like a business. You invest in domain registration and hosting but make sure you’re willing to put in time and skills in developing it so you can attract advertisers and stuff. It also helps if you are passionate and crazy about what you are writing.

    Good work!

  41. Arjun Singh says:

    Thanks a lot Onibalusi.. 🙂

    You have got awesome writing skills.. 😉

  42. Malik says:

    You really possess an art of writing. Every time a read an article I just get amazed. Just wonderful.

  43. Gloria Clark says:

    Great info! Thank you for the post. Really it will b helpful for me. I really love to read such articles for you share different body of knowledge that people should know.

  44. Prem Pandit says:

    You have written wonderful. this will be really helpful for newbie.
    This is the nice post who is looking for online money.

  45. Sanna Hellström says:

    Hi Onibalusi!
    You’re a stunning writer and I’m sure just as you are as a person!!
    Stunning I mean:)
    Thank you for sharing all that super valuable information !!
    I’m really grateful that I came across your blog many months ago!
    I remember saying that I could me your grandmother (that’s how terribly
    old I am) and how much I could learn from you:)!
    I still see you as à great inspiration and when I doubt ever
    becoming successful, I remind myself of Onibalusi:)!
    Thanks again!!
    Swedish greetings,

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi Sanna,

      I’m really flattered, and to be sincere, I’m humbled to read this wonderful comment from you! 🙂

      Thanks so much for the nice words and continued support, it really means a lot to me!

      Best Regards,

  46. Kelli says:

    I love the fact that you didnt use any money from your parents to get your start. They must be proud!

  47. Whay does there is only 10 ways.
    There should be more…

  48. David says:

    Oh and I just signed up for your course after reading this:)

  49. David says:

    Nice article… And well written. I kind of wish I could have gotten started as young as you did.

  50. William Johnson says:

    This is really great articles and this 10 ways formula is a plus for us here. thanks

  51. Trung Nguyen says:

    We only focus on 1 way that can help us make good money, dont try all ways, you can waste a lot of time.

    • Davida says:

      I would say that if you have an online business, that could be your main business focus, but then you can keep on adding different streams of income to it.

      You can freelance and sell your services, create products to sell, sell other people’s products, sell advertising space.

      An online business makes it easy to diversify since most of your business would be on auto pilot, some of your income streams could be passive, while some of them, like your service provision would be more active.

  52. SAYEEDA says:

    Hi,can any1 here help me out please.i love writing but since i have dont have any access to computer or laptop,i just have a low java based mobile,is there any site which accepts articles via email.thnkng u in advance.

  53. Reggie says:

    Hi Onibalusi

    Been following your blog for a while now…I am trying to make some extra money online and your blog is inspiring. Thanks and keep it up.

  54. Just today I was looking how to make extra money by freelancing, coz my internet business didnt isnt very successful yet and I came across a website called fiverr. I am truly amazed what everything ppl can do for $5! Its a great way to earn some extra money when stuck. I think 🙂

  55. Richard Nsimbi says:

    Thanks for this Oni, nice on short, straight to the point. I’ve recently started doing dropshipping and i have to say, it’s a pai. But I know i will get there haha

  56. Freelance Jobs sure has the top spot, cos of the independence and good returns. Also, it allows you work at your own pace without disrupting your main occupation. l enjoyed the post, Oni.

  57. Trung Nguyen @ Starting a Blog says:

    You have no way to make quick cash if you don’t take any action, someone can get cash faster than other just because they worked smarter. Let take action, you will see the result 🙂

  58. Cash@ Make money online fast says:

    I agree with trung. Without taking action, you are no where near the top! Good work you are doing here.

  59. James Hannan says:

    Thanks oni. Nice ways to make money. But I think offering service and creating own product is best for make money online.

  60. Nazmuzzaman Sumon says:

    Thanks oni for your helpful article.But how can i learn more and how can i win in a short time.

  61. what a great tips to teach as ten way to earn quick cash. thank you so much for this.. I really want to earn money online and this article is really a great help. This article deserves a lot of good comments. Thank you

  62. Great points,short and to the point..I m also agree with trung “someone can get cash faster than other just because they worked smarter.” It’s time to take action…..

  63. Android Mag says:

    According to me, blogging is the most convenient and long lasting way to make quick (sometimes even more) money.

  64. I am a new blogger in this blogosphere. can you share some pointers with me, so that i can make a way in this competitive world
    thank you

  65. Golden sauda says:

    All ideas you had given is just fabulous i was in need of some part time job and i will follow all the advices given by you.

  66. Brian says:

    Good solutions for making cash online as a writer. I also suggest that one should be original in his or her online ideas. You are not going to copy anything online and be competitive.

    Thanks Onibalusi for this great writing.


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