There are a number of ways to make some quick extra cash. All you have to do is think creatively. Following are some ways that you can try, to pay off bills without tapping into your regular office income.

Sell your old clothes

Rather than throwing away your used clothes, sell them . You may have a garage sale or a yard sale or you can sell them online through websites such as eBay or Craiglist. This will not only help you to earn some extra money quickly but also to make some space in your closet for your new clothes. you may also donate the clothes to a charity and keep the receipt. When you do your taxes, you can write this off.


Mowing lawns and picking out weeds is an ideal way to earn extra money. There are many homeowners in Canada who would be happy to pay you to do this chore. You may even advertise your service online.

Garage sale

By having a garage or a yard sale, you would be able to get rid of the junk in your home, and earn some extra money as well. What you consider junk may be valuable to someone else. You may even team up with your friends, neighbours, and other family members, and have a combined garage sale.

Sell your stock photos

If you are a good photographer and people genuinely appreciate your Flick and Instagram photos, then you can consider selling them. The competition is fierce; however, the demand is high as well. You may try websites such as Bigstockphoto, Shutterstock, Dreamstime, and Fotolia to market, and sell your stock photos.

Rent your parking space

If you have extra parking space, you can rent it out to someone in your neighbourhood for a parking spot. You can advertise it on Craiglist or in your local paper.

Rent your home for movies/TV shows/commercials

You can rent your home to advertising firms or production companies or film studios to use as a location, all you have to do si register your home with them. Daily rates can range from a couple of hundreds to more than a thousand dollars.

Sell extra shrubs and plants from your property

If you have many shrubs and plants in your property, you can sell them for rock bottom prices. Some of the plants/shrubs are very costly at some greenhouses. If people find that you are offering a better deal, then they would definitely go for it. You may advertise online.

Check the wanted ads

You would be able to find a lot of temporary jobs in the wanted ads, both online, as well as in your local newspaper. From backyard BBQ coordinator to children’s party decorator, these jobs will get you some quick money.

Write an e-book

If you are good at writing, you can create an informative e-book, and sell it online. If you are specialized in a particular topic and have an official document to showcase it, this will work out beautifully. Of course, you should have a thorough knowledge on the subject that you are writing about, and your writing should capture an audience as well.

Internet research

There are a lot of people who are not familiar with the Internet or are just too busy to spend on it. If you know how to extract information from the internet, you may hire yourself out as an Internet researcher for professionals like writers, lawyers, doctors, and so on.

Advertisements on your car

There are a number of advertising firms who would pay you to display their ads on your car. In effect, your car would serve as a moving billboard. There are some companies who would pay you to drive around their ad-covered car around, as well.

Online auctions

If you have a valuable item that you would like to sell for the maximum price, you can post it in Facebook auctions. There are a number of Facebook pages that you can join where you would be able to sell your stuff in and around your local area.

Cash converters

There are a number of cash converter stores in Ontario. You can give your used or new items to them, and they will give you instant cash. If you need some quick cash, and there are items that you do not need for the time being, then you can certainly opt for this.

If you need money fast to pay bill, you may consider any of the above-mentioned methods. In the long run, it is always better to curb your spending habits to save money.