“quick” money through Craigslist.
People are often asking how to make quick and easy money on here. In general, I don't think there is a quick or easy way to make extra cash. I have found, however, that if I look on Craigslist frequently, I find things that earn me a bit of extra cash. Sometimes they're one-time deals (e.g. helping someone move, helping someone paint a room in their house), and sometimes they're an ongoing and very part-time (I've found a babysitting job that is a couple minutes from me and pays very well -- I do it one night a week). Also, if you have any skills, you can advertise your services on there and you will usually get at LEAST one (I usually get LOADS) response. For example, I'm an esthetician and makeup artist by trade (though I no longer work in the industry). I've advertised on CraigsList that I do work for weddings and I've done a few that I've booked through there. In that situation, I've earned around $300 for 2 hours of work plus travel. If you are an amateur (photographer, baker, etc), you can advertise your services and just cut the price significantly from what one would pay a professional. A lot of people are looking for deals on there, and that's how they do it. If you are a photographer, makeup artist, whatever... you can also offer your services for free to a few people to build your portfolio and gain references. Lastly, there are often studies being conducted at local universities -- if you fit the criteria, they will pay you a certain amount to participate in the study.