How will I pay rent this month?
I need money for gas!
Ahhh! My cell phone bill!
It is inevitable, that there will be a time while in Los Angeles, that you will run into a crunch for money. Especially, if your career is centered in the creative industry. Inconsistent paychecks and consistent bills can take a toll on the best of us. So, I decided to compile a list of ways to make quick money when strapped for cash in LA.
Note: These are ways to make quick money in LA. I would not treat them as a steady source of income but instead to help you get out of a tight situation.
- Craigslist Gigs– Do you see anything you may be able to perform? There are thousands of gigs listed here on a weekly basis. From a extra in a movie to a bartender at a special event in the Hollywood Hills. They have it all
- Ultimate Staffing– This is where I landed my first gig in LA. My first assignment was working on the studio lots of 20th Century Fox. It was an awesome experience.
- Ad Personnel/VNH Staffing– Looking for a temp job in the entertainment industry? They staff positions in all the major entertainment companies in LA such as William Morris, CAA, Sony and many others…
- Sell your clothes– Do you have nice designer clothes that you don’t wear anymore? Companies like Buffalo Exchange and Crossroads Trading Co. offer to buy your clothes at a reasonable price.