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Work and Get Paid The Same Day! Meet 17 Companies That Pay You Money Fast

If you live in an expensive city and spend more than half your income on rent, food and other essentials, well, you might have already started doing some side hustles to make ends meet, live a more comfortable life, pay off your loans faster, or increase your savings. The reasons for getting a job on the side vary but what some people might have in common is that they want to work and get paid the same day. If you’re looking for a flexible job which pays you even on the same day or relatively quickly, we’ve got some ideas for you. We’ve created a list of 17 platforms you could consider signing up for. Check them out, and then visit AppJobs to find out whether they are available in your city.

17 Companies That Pay You The Same Day Or Almost Right After You Finish Working

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Get inspired by reading our list of companies, and choose the one you like.
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1. Get Paid the Same Day: Driver Jobs

Many people use their phone and earn money by driving passengers around their cities. Some platforms have expanded so much in the past few years that they work with a large number of drivers in several cities worldwide. Whether you need money quickly only during summer, or all year long, driver jobs could be perfect for you. Some of the sites have launched an instant pay feature, so your payment can be processed right after your shift is over.

1. Uber

One of the popular sites that has an instant pay option is Uber. Using your personal debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover cards), you are charged $0.50 per transaction, and you’re allowed to cash out five times a day maximum. If you decide to open a GoBank account and have a Uber Visa Debit Card, you can request a payout up to fives times a day for free. (You should check out whether GoBank has any other fees.)

Drive with Uber in San Diego, Los Angeles, Austin, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Denver, Portland, Seattle, Ottawa, Montréal, Calgary, and many other cities worldwide.

2. Lyft

With Lyft’s Express Pay, you can withdraw your earnings (max $3,000 a day) as many times as you want but each transaction will cost you $0.50. Unfortunately, you can’t take advantage of this service right away. You need to make at least $50 on the platform, and you have to drive your own car. In case you drive a rented vehicle, you have to complete a certain number of rides weekly or monthly to qualify for using this service. Otherwise, you’ll get your money once a week via direct deposit.

Drive with Lyft in Baltimore, Scottsdale, Norfolk, Louisville, Memphis, Akron, Richmond, Charlotte, Toledo, Tempe, and many other cities.

2. Get Paid the Same Day: Delivery Jobs

Those who love driving but don’t want to drive people around are advised to check out flexible delivery jobs. Some of the platforms have introduced an instant/fast payment option that makes it possible for delivery drivers to withdraw their earnings on the same day the job is done.

3. Instacart

Normally, Instacart shoppers get paid weekly. You can start working as a full-service shopper who not only purchases the items but delivers them as well. Or you can sign up to become an in-store shopper who hands the items over to the customers right after paying for them. It doesn’t matter which shopper you become, if you want to get your money quickly, preferably on the same day, you can benefit from the launch of the instant cash feature. It costs $0.50 per transaction and the limit is five cashout a day. Still, these are jobs that pay the same day you work.

Shop with Instacart in Boise, Spokane, Chandler, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Jacksonville, Modesto, and many other cities.

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4. Postmates

Postmates deliver a variety of goods and never have to schedule their shifts in advance. Sure, many of them are strategic about their working hours/areas to maximize their earnings. In order for you to get paid daily as a Postmate, you must have a debit card (MasterCard or Visa) issued in the USA. Whenever you request a payout, you’ll pay $0.50. Keep in mind that some banks don’t support this function.

Deliver with Postmates in Aurora, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Portland, Memphis, Montgomery, Houston, Amarillo, Lexington, Laredo, and many other cities.

5. Caviar

Caviar couriers deliver food from the most popular restaurants in their cities. Since the platform is owned by Square, you’ll have access to your money free of charge upon job completion. You need to download the Square Cash app and connect it to your Caviar account. You’ll transfer your money from your Caviar account to the Cash app, and from there to your bank account. It may sound a bit complicated now, but it will go smoothly once you get the hang of it. Remember that you may need to wait a few days to see your earnings in your bank account.

Deliver with Caviar in Fort Worth, San Diego, Sacramento, Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and some other cities in the US.

6. DoorDash

DoorDash is another popular food delivery app in the US. It differs from other sites in the sense that it requires Dashers (as they call their delivery drivers) to schedule their shifts in advance. Not only the hours but also the neighborhoods in your city must be chosen beforehand. To use DoorDash’s Fast Pay, you have to have 25 completed deliveries and no withholdings drawn from your account, be active on the platform for at least 2 weeks, and work in the US market. You’ll be charged $1.99 for each transaction. Your earnings may appear in your account a few days after your request.

Deliver with DoorDash in Mesa, Akron, Miami, Stockton, Philadelphia, Santa Clarita, Lubbock, Spokane, Richmond, Houston, Kansas City, Augusta, Chandler, Baton Rouge, and many other cities in the US.

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3. Work From Home and Get Paid Quickly

If you prefer to work remotely, maybe the comfort of your own home, the platforms listed in this category might be the ones you sign up for. You may not find jobs that pay the same day you work, but soon enough. You’ll mainly be working project-based, perhaps even part-time, meaning you will join the growing community of freelancers worldwide, many of whom are stay-at-home parents. When it comes to your earnings as a freelancer, you’ll either negotiate your hourly rates, accept the fixed/hourly rate the client is willing to pay, or get paid according to the platform’s policy.

7. UserTesting

UserTesting is company that will pay you to test websites and other products. You’ll receive your money exactly seven days after the test accepted is completed. It’s good to know that you may receive your earnings with a delay of a few days caused by PayPal. In case you’re also promised to get a bonus for doing the test, it takes 3-4 days to get your earnings updated.

Work with UserTesting in Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Jacksonville, Fort Worth, and in a bunch of other cities in the USA.

8. Verblio

Previously known as BlogMutt, Verblio has been building a community of freelancers who have a knack for writing. During the sign-up process, you must pass a few tests, but if writing is your passion, this is a job for you to get paid quickly. You are required to issue an invoice, which you can do right after the client purchases your content. As a beginner on the site, you need to prove yourself, and therefore you’ll receive smaller-scale projects first. For a 300-400 word post, you’ll be paid $10.50. Once you reach another level, you will be asked to write more words, more frequently.

Write with Verblio in Sacramento, San Jose, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Memphis, Louisville, Pittsburgh and other cities.

9. Fiverr

With Fiverr, you can connect with clients from all over the world, so it is advised to learn about digital banking to reduce the costs of online transactions. And if you want, you can make the entire world your workplace. On the platform, you have the freedom to list your services in various categories and charge your clients as much as you want. Graphic designers, developers and other creative freelancers have joined the site to either kick-start or expand their businesses. To become a seller on Fiverr, you need to guarantee that you can submit invoices.

Work with Fiverr in Padova, Helsinki, Albuquerque, Buenos Aires, Vancouver, and other cities worldwide.

There are four ways to get your money

1. PayPal

• The minimum sum to withdraw is $1 and Fiverr does not charge you.
• You have to wait 14 days after job completion to be able to withdraw your money. For Top Rated Sellers, the waiting period is seven days.
• You can request a payout once per every 24 hours and the limit is $5,000 maximum per transaction.

2. Fiverr Revenue Card

• The minimum sum to withdraw is $5.
• You pay $1 if you want to get your money within two days, and $3 if you only want to wait three hours.
• Freelancers based in India can’t use this service.

3. Bank Transfer

• It’s available for $3 per transaction. You may pay more based on your location and currency.
• The minimum sum to withdraw is $10.

4. Direct Deposit (only US)

• The minimum sum to withdraw is $10, and the fee is $1 per withdrawal.
• Fiverr Revenue Card and Direct Deposit cannot be used simultaneously.

10. Upwork

You can also sell your services on Upwork without any problem. It’s possible to build a solid clientele comprised of clients from many different countries. Just like in the case of Fiverr, you will issue invoices. In case you accept work based on an hourly-contract, you need to wait about two weeks after the job is completed to get your money. The billing period ends on Sunday, and your money earned is available for withdrawal ten days later. Fixed-prices contracts work differently. They are based on milestones that clients must approve. Once the milestone is approved, you can withdraw your money after a five-day security period. The same applies to bonus payments.

Work with Upwork in Philadelphia, Denver, Kansas City, San Bernardino, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Toronto, Hamburg, Munich, Warsaw, Copenhagen, and other cities. Visit AppJobs.com and find yours.

11. Freelancer.com

Freelancer.com is yet another platform connecting freelancers and clients, where specialized professionals will bid on projects. With a basic subscription, you can send only a limited number of bids a month. Once you get hired for a job, you can set milestones. This means you may get paid per tasks, after a certain period, etc.

Work with Freelancer.com in Phoenix, Durban, Austin, Denver, Chicago, Perth, Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul, Brighton, and other places worldwide.

12. Survey Junkie

Survey Junkie is a legit company that pays you to take surveys. You won’t get access to jobs that pay the same day you work, but collect points. Once you’ve got enough, you can redeem them and transfer your earnings to your PayPal account. Surveys cover various subjects, ranging from politics to entertainment.

Take surveys with Survey Junkie in Lubbock, Tulsa, Virginia Beach, Austin, Edmonton, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and other places. Find them on AppJobs.com.

4. Get Paid Within A Few Days

In this category, we’ve collected jobs like scooter charging, pet sitting, and simple handyman/odd jobs. You won’t get paid on the same day but will receive your well-deserved money a few days after the task is completed.

13. Bird

With Bird, your tasks include locating, retrieving, charging and releasing Bird electric scooters. The money made is deposited into your account right after the release of the birds. (It may take a couple of days for your earnings to appear in your account.)

Charge scooters with Bird in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Boston, Paris, Antwerp, Tel Aviv, Boston, Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Denver and some other cities in the USA.

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14. Lime

When joining Lime, you become part of a community of Lime Juicers, Mechanics, and Operations Specialist. Lime Juicers, aka scooter chargers, have the easiest job of them all. They spot, collect, charge and return electric scooters in their city. Payments are processed after you signal that the scooters are taken back to the hubs. In case you don’t manage to put the scooters back on time, only half of your earnings will be deposited into your bank account.

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15. Shipt

Shipt is a membership-based marketplace that works with a large pool of shoppers. Shipt members place their orders via the app and Shipt Shoppers purchase and deliver the fresh produce and items purchased. As a Shopper, you’ll receive your payment via direct deposit every Friday for the work completed the previous Monday through Sunday.

Shop with Shipt in Chicago, Phoenix, Cleveland, Wichita, Atlanta, Memphis, Oxnard, Augusta, Reno, Lexington, San Francisco, Elk Grove, and other cities in the USA.

16. Rover

With Rover, it’s not like you work and get paid the same day either. Nevertheless, you will spend some happy hours with cute puppies and cats, so the waiting period won’t seem like an eternity. Two days after your gig, you can withdraw your earnings. If you decide to use PayPal, no additional charges are added and you have to wait for one to four days to get access to your money. If, for some reason, you opt for checks, you will pay a fee of $2, and may even wait 20 days to get your money.

Work as a pet sitter with Rover in Miami, Seattle, Houston, Chicago, Amarillo, Aurora, Omaha, Denver, Albuquerque, San Jose, Toronto, Vancouver,Valencia, Madrid, Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Toulouse, Lyon, Paris, Gothenburg, Lyon, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and other cities in the worldwide.

17. TaskRabbit

Do you consider yourself a lucky person, who always manages to get what she/he wants? If so, you may become a hell of a tasker on TaskRabbit. Browsing job opportunities on the platform, you may stumble upon jobs that pay you the same day you work. You need a bit of luck for sure. This site has gained popularity among gardeners, cleaners, and people who are masters at assembling any kind of furniture. Nonetheless, Taskers are hired to do a variety of easy and a bit more complicated tasks.

Work with TaskRabbit in Paris, Manchester, London, Oxford, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Brighton and some other cities worldwide.

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Look For a Job in Your City!

You haven’t found anything you would love to do in your city? Go to AppJobs, and check all the opportunities listed in various categories. Both remote and on-site jobs are available. Choose the ones that suit your skill set and help you achieve your goals.

Look for job opportunities here!


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Paulina Bajorowicz joined Appjobs in November 2018 and she is now the Content Marketing Specialist. She manages Appjobs blog and social media channels, coordinates outreach activities and cooperates with journalists and content creators around the gig economy.