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Here’s How to Make 30 Dollars Fast in 2023

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If you need $30 fast, luckily there are some online options available to you that you can start with ASAP.  And, best of all, these options are all legit.  You should know by now that I only promote what works.

I have written a ton of these guides before, from making $10 fast to more than $100, and what I have found out is that you won’t make a ton fast, but if you work hard enough, I think you can make $30 in less than 24 hours.  You just need to know where to look.  This is where this post can help you.

In today’s guide, let’s take a gander at all of the options available to you today.  What you’re going to find out is that you will have to combine a few of these more than likely to meet your goal.  As long as you’re motivated and work hard enough, making $30 fast is possible.

Let’s begin!

How to Make 30 Dollars Fast

NOTE:  A lot of blogs offer a lot of garbage advice, as what they recommend only makes them money.  Some of these awful examples include shopping to get cash back or signing up for a loan.  Don’t fall for the advice as they are in it for themselves, not you.  Yes, some of these options make our website money, but I feel it’s a decent way to make $30 fast.


Swagbucks is one of my favorite options on the list.  You can get started immediately, and best of all, they will give you a bonus for signing up, as long as you meet the requirements.

With Swagbucks, it’s as easy as completing simple offers or answering survey questions.  Most of these can pay anywhere from as little as $0.25 to more than $30+ and best of all, it’s 100% free to use.  Most of the time, however, your average survey will pay about $0.50 to $1.  I wouldn’t say you can make $30 in one day, but $10 to $15 is very doable.  How many surveys you get will greatly depend on your demographics.

For instance, take a gander at my dashboard from the past:

Every SB is one point, so 350 SB, for example, would be equal to $3.50 in rewards.

Follow the link below and start working on the surveys as well as the free offer opportunities.  Once you earn at least $1, you can cash out via the rewards store (PayPal, Amazon, etc), which can take up to 24 to 48 hours to show up in your account. isn’t as popular, but I found it to be one of the better paying survey type sites.  I have used them countless times and never had a problem getting paid. While the company doesn’t have unique survey opportunities, they work with so many third parties offerwalls, which means a ton of survey options.  These are third-party companies that provide them with the surveys, in which they then pass onto you.

The pay rates are high, you can keep busy almost all of the time and what’s even better is that they offer an instant PayPal cash out option once you hit $1, making it one of the lowest minimums in the industry.

If you were to sign up, I think you could make $5 to $10+, even more, again, depending on how hard you work at it.

Survey Junkie

Survey Junkie focuses strictly on surveys, paying up to $5+ per survey.  However, like the many survey sites, I have found most to be in the $1 range.  Nonetheless, it’s another way to earn $30 fast.

Remember, you won’t get rich with these options.  In fact, you won’t make more than $5 to $10 a day, but if you combine the many mentioned here, your $30 goal is very easily within reach.

Once you hit $5 in points, which is 500, you can cash out via PayPal.  According to Survey Junkie, you can get your reward almost instantly in most cases.  In some situations, they may need to verify your account, which can cause a delay.


Prolific is one of my favorite survey sites, simply based on the fact that you can take every survey you see.  And, depending on your demographics, you can easily earn $5 to $15+ per day, again, depending on your demographics.

The unique thing about Prolific is that they work with colleges mainly, wherein researchers are trying to collect data.  So, unlike most surveys that have brands looking for input, the surveys tend to be much different.  In fact, I find them to be much more enjoyable.

Prolific will pay you in “pounds,” but when you cash out, you can convert it to your local currency in your PayPal account.  Once you cash out four times at $5, you can qualify for instant cash outs, wherein you can get your money immediately.  Even without this option, you can receive your funds within 24-48 hours.


Qmee is one of the more popular survey apps, where you can get paid cash for completing surveys.  There’s no point system or converting your currency.  It’s simply cash, so you know what you’re going to make before you take the survey.

This is one of the higher rated apps on the market with a solid 4.3/5 rating with more than 50,000 reviews.

The nice thing about Qmee is that there’s no minimum threshold and they pay out within minutes.

I wouldn’t expect to make much with this app, maybe $1 to $5 a day at most, so you will definitely want to combine this one with the many mentioned on this list.

Amazon Mechanical Turk

The Amazon Mechanical Turk platform allows you to complete smaller tasks, which range anywhere from as little as a few cents to more than $1+.   While the pay rates seem low, the tasks only take a minute to do.  For example, you may be asked to find a business phone number and input it into a field, similar to that of a data entry job.

With the platform, you can usually get started within 24 to 48 hours and easily make $30 within 24 to 48 hours, as there are always hundreds, if not thousands of jobs available.

I did create a post in the past wherein I talked about finding the best jobs as well as how you can make $50 in one day.  Like anything, once you get good at selecting the right jobs, you can maximize your hourly rate.

Joining is 100% free and you can sign in whenever you please from home to start working.

Transcribe with is one of the larger transcribing sites online that accepts almost anyone, as long as you can pass their grammar/transcription quiz.  As long as you can type what you hear in an audio file, then you shouldn’t have a problem getting accepted.

With Rev, you can earn anywhere from $0.30 to more than $1.10 per audio minute.  Depending on your speeds and accuracy, this could be as much as $10 to $15+ per hour, which could easily help you reach your $30 goal.

In many cases, the company accepts new applicants within 24 hours, but this isn’t always the case.  Nonetheless, it’s a decent way to earn an okay wage if you’re an inexperienced or even experienced transcriptionist.

Rev is one of the major players in the game, but there are many more companies that work just like it, many of which you can find in this post.

Deliver with Instacart

If you have a car and you don’t mind delivering groceries for others, this is one of the quickest ways to earn $30.  However, you won’t be able to do so online.  You will have to leave the house, but if you live in the right area, it’s not unheard of to earn $25+ per hour, sometimes much more if you choose the right jobs.

The cool thing about Instacart is that I was able to get approved within a few hours after I signed up.  Right away, they gave me a credit card, in which I could add to my Google Pay wallet to start shopping.  This gives you the opportunity to start shopping immediately.  Your results may vary, however.

As a contractor, you can choose the jobs you want to complete as well as choose when you want to work.  It’s as flexible as it comes.  Most jobs pay $10+ easily, so you should be able to earn that $30 within an hour or so, depending on your geographical location.

Craigslist Gigs

If you’re willing to leave the house and perform some small gigs for people in your community, check out the Craigslist Gigs section, as seen below here.

There’s a lot of spam, but if you weed through the results, you may be able to find someone who needs your help for something simple, such as raking leaves or maybe delivering something to them.  How many jobs that are available will depend on where you live and when you check the job board.

As long as you’re comfortable with something like this, you should be able to find something that pays much more than $30.

Start Selling Stuff

Honestly, this is probably one of the easiest ways to make $30 fast.

I’m sure there’s something you can sell for $30 in your house right now.  Whether it’s an old video game or a phone, something will have value.  Heck, even if it’s broken, it may have value.

Take a few pictures and put them up on a few marketplaces such as OfferUp and Facebook Marketplace.  As long as you’re comfortable meeting in person, you shouldn’t have a problem getting cash in as little as 24 hours as long as it’s priced accordingly.

And, if you don’t want to sell in person, eBay is a great option, too.  Set a buy it now and then ship it out as soon as you get paid via PayPal.

Final Thoughts

Whether you want to sell something or answer some questions, it’s possible to make $30 fast entirely online.  I’m hoping a few of these options work for you.  Just remember that you may need to combine a few to reach your goals, as some only may provide a few dollars worth of opportunity.

As always, everything mentioned is 100% legit and free.  It’s as easy as signing up and working right away.  You won’t get rich, but $30 is possible.

That’s going to do it for now.

If I’m missing any options or you want to comment on what’s already been written, feel free to comment below.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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