5 Easy Ways to Make Money Fast

We all could use a little extra cash during the pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has made us all stressed about money over the year. How can you help provide for your family or bring in some extra cash to pay off some debt? Here are five easy ways to make money fast.

Work Gigs in Your Spare Time

Apps like Task Rabbit, Thumbtack, or Fivver allow people to book you and and your skill or service — like grocery shopping, moving or building furniture, dog walking, or other housework. Think of it as the modern-day yellow pages or classifieds. You can squeeze in extra work on your own time without a commitment. And once you complete a successful job, ask for a positive review. That will increase your visibility on the app and put you at the top of search results.

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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