Earn Fast Cash Online – 9 Legit Sites To Try

There are times when many of us find ourselves in a bind and we need money today, even if it's just a couple of bucks. Fortunately, there are some websites you can use to earn fast cash online.

I'm not going to lie to you, many of them are just extra cash online and will never replace your income. Regardless, they can save you in a pinch when you need it most if you use them regularly and allow the money to build up.

Below is a list of sites that just about anyone can use that will pay daily or at least once per week:

Swagbucks Pays In Ten Days Or Less

I almost didn't list Swagbucks here because, while it's a great rewards site, they list in their terms that you can't expect for up to 10 days after you cash out. However, it's still an option to earn fast cash because some people report getting paid much faster than this.

You can redeem your SB (Swagbucks) for Amazon codes, Paypal cash, and gift cards to popular merchandisers among other things.

These points build up quickly thanks the the large number of things you can do on the site to earn. I've used this site and been paid many times.

You can read my review of Swagbucks here or sign up here.

Swagbucks Redemptions

Check out this list of some of my redemptions below. I usually opt for Amazon over Paypal.


Online Surveys For $3 With Pinecone Research

Pinecone is one of the best survey panels out there for earning fast cash, and they pay quickly — usually by the next day — for the surveys you complete. The surveys don't come every week, but it's a nice little bonus when they do because of how fast they pay.

Right now Pinecone is open, but there is no guarantee you'll get in just depending on what demographic they need right now.

Go here to sign up or learn more about how to join Pinecone Research.

Pinecone Payment Proof:

Pinecone payment proof

Earn Fast Cash Online With Ibotta

Ibotta is an app that pays you back for things you buy at the grocery store. The reason I'm listing it here is because when you cash out, the money goes instantly (or almost instantly) to Paypal.

I've never had to wait longer than five minutes to get my money from Ibotta! You can also earn from referrals there, too. However, you must have at least $20 in your account to cash out. Still, cashing out every week isn't unrealistic with consistent use.

You can sign up for Ibotta here or read my Ibotta review here.

Ibotta Payment Proof:

Ibotta paypal proof


Slice the Pie Pays Twice a Week

Slice the Pie is a site I've used frequently. All you do is listen to music and rate/review it. You'll get paid anywhere from six to seven cents up to sometimes seventeen cents per song you review just depending on if they have any promos going on.

It only takes a few minutes to review a song. They pay out on Tuesdays and Fridays and you must have a minimum of $10 to withdraw your earnings, but this is very possible to do twice per week.

You can sign up for Slice the Pie here or read my Slice the Pie review.

Slice the Pie Payment Proof

slice the pie payment proof

InstaGC Offers Fast Cash Instantly

InstaGC is a rewards site you can use to redeem instantly for Amazon gift codes (and all kinds of other gift codes). With this site, it's possible to earn money for doing all sorts of things which include short tasks, surveys, watching videos, listening to music, and more.

What I love most about this one is that when you do redeem, there is NO waiting. You just ask for your code and it's there waiting for you on the next screen.

It's also possible to request a check for a cash payment, but you will have to wait several days for that to show up in the mail.

I have not yet reviewed InstaGC, but Work at Home No Scams has a very detailed review of how it works here.

InstaGC Payment Proof


Qmee Pays Instantly

This is a browser extension you can install that will occasionally show you sponsored advertisements on your sidebar when you search. Each advertisement is worth a few cents or more.

If you visit the ad shown, you receive the dollar amount shown in your Qmee virtual “piggy bank”. You can cash this out at anytime, there is no minimum.

Also, the money shows up in your Paypal account pretty much instantly after you ask for it. I put this site on this list because even though it's not a big earner, you can get paid quickly.

Go here to sign up for Qmee or read my Qmee review.

Update 9/27/19Qmee now offers paid surveys as another way to earn!

Qmee Payment Proof

qmee payment proof

Amazon MTurk Has $1 Minimum Cash Out

This is another task-based site that makes it possible to earn fast cash online. They have a variety of work to choose from in several different categories.

They pay with bank transfer and it can take about two days for money from there to hit your account, but you only need $1 to request a payout. The way to get money in your hands often from here is to request a payout every three days.

Then, within a few days, you'll start seeing a few weekly deposits from MTurk to your bank account. Is it easy to make $10 a day on Amazon MTurk? It actually is.

I don't use this site anymore, but you can see below that I was able to generate almost $500 in extra income using it off and on for a few years. And many people earn much more than that using it multiple times per week.

You can get signed up here.

Amazon mTurk Payment Proof

mturk payment proof

Transcribe Me Pays Weekly

This is a site where you can sign up to transcribe audio files. They pay new transcribers $20 an audio hour (remember this is quite a bit longer than a regular hour).

You can get in with no prior transcription experience, you just have to take a short test which I believe you can retake if you fail it the first time.

You only need $1 to cash out, hitting the withdrawal button for payment weekly as long as you have $1 earned. It might be one of the best ways to make money fast today if you can pass the skills test.

I don't have any payment proof for this site because I've never done enough work here to get paid, but they are legit and do pay according to many of Real Ways to Earn's readers.

Read my review of Transcribe Me or sign up here.

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Good luck to you if you decide to sign up and try any of these!

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26 thoughts on “Earn Fast Cash Online – 9 Legit Sites To Try”

  1. I am curious how anyone gets $63 for a payout from slice the pie. I have tried this site and get one penny for a very thought out review. What am I doing wrong?
    I’d love to get that kind of cash for reviewing music!
    I look forward to your reply!

  2. Amazon locked me out of my account because of something so dumb. Their reasoning was because I asked for too many refunds, plus I had 258$ on my balance from gift cards that I purchased, and now I can’t even use my balance. I was shocked because I never heard of anything like this. However, it’s true that I had asked for a refund several times but it was only for one purchase because they messed up and only gave me 4 out of the 6 gift cards that I had ordered, but it’s not like I ever got the refund because when they sent me the 2 gift cards that I was owed, their codes were locked by amazon, so of course I am going to Hassel them for my refund and there you have it. Locked out of my account didn’t get my refund and now there’s a balance of $258 and I cannot use.
    But has anybody ever heard of anything like that from Amazon. I can show you proof of everything. I have their emails, I have pictures of the locked codes, I saved everything because I am planning to take them to court, probably a class action, and I am planning to file several complaints on them starting with BBB, and perhaps even contacting the authorities on them. Please if anyone has any advice I would appreciate it

    • I heard of crazy things like that happen, infact when you Google Amazon and how and why they are closing accounts, it’s happening to a lot of people, which doesn’t make too much sense.

    • I’m rooting for you 100%! Sending you positive vibes for your battle. Make sure you get pain an suffering for this RIP off. You deserve to be compensated for your time an troubles. This is horrible. Make it as public as you can. I bet there’s many other people experiencing this kind of theft.

    • If I was you, honestly, I would consider starting a lawsuit. Like Mrs. D mentioned, there are ALOT of people this is happening to; and it is not right! They (Amazon) needs to be shown they can take (steal more or less) from people and nothing be done about it. Hope you get everything situated.

    • I too have been locked out of my account with Amazon. Not only locked out but they closed my account showing I have never ordered anything from them before. I had been with them for 7 years. I had a large balance left and even corporate wouldn’t do anything about it.

  3. I do a LOT of online surveys and I found a few sites that will pay instantly with anywhere from $.01 to $2 in your account. Rewarding Ways, Offer Nation, Dollar Clix My favorite one is Survey Savvy, although, at this time, they only pay by check. Another way to earn some quick cash is by writing articles for Hire Writers. You only need $10 in your account and you can get that by writing a few short articles. They pay automatically every Friday by paypal.

  4. I know this post is a few months old but I stumbled onto an app called Quickthoughts, a survey site. Unfortunately they only give out Amazon gift cards. You redeem them every time you hit $10 which is shockingly easy because every survey if you qualify pays $2 and then id you don’t qualify they credit you .10. I was skeptical because I hit 10 bucks in less than 2 hours and have cashed out 4 $10 Amazon gift cards .i took a screen shot as proof but not too sure how to post or if I am able my current valance is 5.70 doing a few short surveys just today.

    They are do far so good and send me updates when surveys are available but go ahead and check them out if you need the extra cash. I found them in Google Play looking pay apps and just took a random chance. Thanks for your ideas there’s one or two I never heard before. ,😊

  5. No matter where I try to click on the Pinecone sign up link, the page opens then automatically closes. I’m in the US so I”m not sure what’s going on.

    How did you pass the test in Transcribe Me? I’m on my third attempt now. Frustratingly, I failed my first 2 trials. Please help.

    • I passed all the tests, but Transcribe me virtually never has any work available. Also, you cannot in fact cash out at $1. You need to have a minimum of $20 to cash out.

    • YES! I have a similar issue with them too!!😠😠😠 I am also unable to access my acct, but I was not notified of being denied access. I just attempted to log in and cannot. My account contained many reviews of products/purchases I have tried and a small amount of cash and gift card funds. In addition to this, I have also been denied access to my Mturks.com and Amazon Money accts, which are also both Amazon accts. My Mturks.com acct is very frustrating for me, due to the fact that it took me alot of time to earn my rating and to earn the ability to complete tasks for each individual acct on the site. This forces me to start all over again, earning much less than previously able to.
      As I said, I have had no communication from the sites other than the typical reset psswrd, etc upon attempting to log in.
      I am planning on contacting them at the 1800 # I retrieved from the Amazon website and will notify you of their explanation and/or response to my issues.
      Ideally, I hope to regain access to each of my accts and continue to utilize them as I previously did, without interruption!! Lol.
      Anyway, good luck to you, if you remain locked out of your acct and I hope you are able to quickly regain any and all access.
      I'll keep you updated and please update us as well. Thank you.
      Candy Henderson

  7. I should warn everybody about SlicethePie. I have been a member of slicethepie for about three or four months, and while everything was going great, they are quick to lock your account for any type of reason, even when you are not breaking the terms and conditions. I made sure each and every time I used that website that I was not breaking their terms and conditions, and my account still got locked. So I would just watch out for that. That is just my personal experience with the website though. It may be different for other people.

  8. With Slice the Pie I think it’s important to note two things: 1.) You have to have a balance of $10 minimum to withdraw to your PayPal account, and 2.) It can sometimes take 5-6 days for them to release the money to your account. This is usually done on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    • Yes, you’re right. I’ll add it to the post above. But the reason it’s listed is because they do pay more than once per week and many people are able to reach cash out on both days.

  9. It’s ALWAYS good to get a little extra cash coming in, esp. around the holidays. Thanks so much for the list!

  10. I prefer SavingsStar to Ibotta, only because of what we have for stores where I live. They pay very quickly once you hit $5. Just wanted to put that out there.

    • Yes, Saving Star is excellent! I should probably add them to the list. Ibotta has made a lot of changes lately though and I think they have added way more stores than they had to start. Have you check it lately to see if they added anything local to you?

  11. Pincecone seems to have switched to paying in points and not cash. At least, that’s been the case for me. I used to get $3 per survey, but then they sent out an e-mail about a point system, which I didn’t totally read, and now every survey has been paid in points when can be collected and redeemed for cash, gift cards, or other items.

    • You are correct, I heard about that, too. I think you can still get the $3 per survey though if you redeem the points for the cash.

      • I do surveys with Pinecone, and yes they do have points now for the surveys, but you can still use the points for cash. Each survey gives 300 points and 300 points is equal to $3.00 if you use the cash option. The cash option is under the “featured” part of the rewards page. I never had to change anything and when request the cash from points, it’s still sent to my paypal which is how I had it set up before, even though it goes through confirming your address. I haven’t looked much through other rewards offered, but from what I’ve seen they look pretty decent.

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