Are you a stay-at-home mom looking for a way to make a few dollars in the little bit of spare time you may have? Maybe you are a college student that need a little bit of spending money. Do you have debt that you are trying to pay down quickly?
Are you retired and looking for something to do in the mornings that will add cash to your pockets? Maybe you are saving for a dream (house, vacation, boat…). Making an extra $100 day can go a long way towards helping your meet your needs and live your dreams.
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How to Make $100 a Day
If you fit into any of the above categories, what would $100 a day do for you (or even $50)?
One of the best ways to save money, get out of debt or just…live your best life is to increase your income. There are literally hundreds of ways you can make extra money.
Here are 20 ways you can make $100 a day. Many of them you can start as soon as today.
1. Clean Out Your Home
Whether you trying to make some extra cash or just trying to live a less cluttered life, start with your space at home. Closets, attics and basements are often full of items that are just taking up space that could have value to someone else. Turn these unused items into extra cash by selling them.
There are several ways you can sell the items you choose to get rid of. A yard sale is a great way to sell your items. You can also list items online. Here is list of websites that will allow you to upload picture of your items for sale:
If you like selling household items and clothing, you can purchase items at garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores and resell them at most of the above sites.
2. Create an Online Course
Do you have knowledge that can help others solve a problem? Why not write a course or ebook. There are people who make a full-time income writing informational products that help others.
Parenting, weight loss, finance, DIY, crafts and gardening are great topics for creating courses. Some of the best places to list courses are:
You can also create a website around a course and charge a membership fee. The secret to selling is marketing to the correct people.
3. Retail Arbitrage
Retail arbitrage can be a creative way to make extra money and can also be very lucrative. It is as simple as buying something and reselling it at a higher price. Amazon is full of sellers that buy at one price and sell for more. So, is eBay and Facebook.
Thousands of people buy items from sites, such as: Ali Express and resell them from their own website. Etsy is full of individuals that sell crafts supplies that are bought at a lower price and resold at a profit.
Buying wholesale or rebranding goods and selling them with a private label are also forms of retail arbitrage selling.
Buying at one price and reselling at a higher price can be a great way to increase your income.
4. Sell Photos
Do you enjoy photography? Even if you are not a professional, you can still make extra money selling pictures you have taken. Many websites pay based on how often your work is downloaded. You are paid a percentage of the cost of each download. Some of the best sites for selling your photography are:
If taking pictures is a hobby and you enjoy it, take this side hustle and turn it into and income.
5. Write, Write, Write
If you like to write, you can always make extra money. Writing is one of the easiest ways to make money and there are numerous companies that will buy articles, copy writing, product descriptions, reviews, etc. There is a lot of opportunity as well as variety in the writing world. Good writers are well paid and $100 a day barely scratches the surface.
The following are some great places to get started finding writing jobs:
6. Become a Virtual Assistant
Being a virtual assistant can encompass a huge variety of (generally smaller tasks) that people do not want to do for themselves. Being a VA can be as simple as answering email, customer service tasks or monitoring social media accounts. VAs usually do tasks that need done on a regular basis.
Do you enjoy working online? Do you need nontraditional work hours or only want to work part time? Being a virtual assistant is the perfect job for you. Check out these sites for VA jobs:
Whether you are looking for full-time work or just a few hours a day while the kids are napping, a virtual assistant position can provide you the extra cash you need.
7. Painting Jobs
Do you like to work with your hands? Painting is an excellent way for students to make cash during the summer.
Get out your paint brush and make some extra cash.
8. Drive People Around
Like to drive? There are a lot of people that don’t like to get behind the wheel of a car and they are willing to pay you to drive them to their destination. Airports are great locations for making some extra cash. Night spots and special events also offer a great opportunity to make money transporting people who do not care to drive.
Uber and Lyft are the most well-known companies for making money driving your own vehicle. They are like a taxi service, but easier. You can call for a ride by using an app on your cell phone.
You can become a driver with just a few clicks. A background check and proof-of-insurance is required. Once approved, it is just a matter of waiting to be notified that you have a rider waiting for pickup.
9. Do Tasks on Task Rabbit
Task Rabbit offers a variety of simple tasks that you can do for money. What the task pays will be listed as part of the posting. You coordinate the details of the job with the ad poster.
Task Rabbit offers a wide variety of odd jobs. If you are person that wants extra cash and does not want to work full time, Task Rabbit is right up your alley.
If you are someone that gets easily bored with a routine, Task Rabbit allows you to change it up and pick different jobs each time you work. You can set your own hours and get paid quickly by doing Task Rabbit tasks.
10. Yard Sale
A yard sale is an excellent way to make a quick $100 and clear your garage, attic and closet of things that are longer being used in your home. Take some time to organize your items and display them neatly. Put up signs and post ads about your yard sale.
Have the sale on a weekend and you should be able to pull in some quick cash. I know people that have an annual garage sale just to keep their homes organized and clutter free. Community garage sales can be good for the whole neighborhood.
Craiglists is an excellent place for advertising items as well as services for sale. Are you looking for something that can get you some extra cash quickly? Search the “jobs” section of Craigslist. The “gigs” section lists freelance jobs, listing everything from glass blowing to writing.
If you are not sure what you want to do or what is available, take 30 minutes and browse Craigslist.
12. Deliver Food
The delivery service market is huge these days creating a need for food delivery drivers. There are companies that offer grocery shopping and delivery services. With Instacart and Shipt, you are able to shop and/or deliver groceries to those that for one reason or another don’t want to do it for themselves.
Doordash and Ubereats are services that deliver restaurant food to people who place orders. You can determine what jobs you take and set your own hours as an independent contractor for companies that offer a service, such as; food delivery and other types of transportation.
13. Basic Home Repair
Home repair is work that some people just hate doing and would sooner pay others to do it for them. Do you want a ceiling fan installed? Does your bathroom caulk need repaired? Maybe you have pictures that need hung or curtain rods. These are all simple tasks that can be part of service you offer.
It is just a matter of matching the service provider with the individuals that are seeking the service.
Think of simple maintenance tasks that need done in a home. Service providers can be found as well as marketed on Craigslist, Thumbtack or Task Rabbit.
14. Babysit and Petsit
Do you like working with children? How about animals? With more moms choosing to work outside the home, a good babysitter is a necessity. My daughter-in-law banked $15 an hour watching 2 children for the summer.
She worked eight-hour days and was paid for the full eight hours even if she worked less hours. Running a day care center with just a handle full of clients in your home can be quite lucrative.
If you are an animal lover, there is a lot of opportunity to make money walking pets or running a pet boarding business. Our pet sitter charges $17 a day feed an care for our cats and $27 on holidays. Care.com is an ideal place to market babysiting, eldercare and pet care services.
15. Rent Out a Room
Got an extra room? Rent it out. Airbnb seems to be the hands down favorite among travelers for a place to spend the night. Airbnb allows you to list your room or home online where potential renters can see pictures and get other details about your rental property.
The secret to making good money with vacation rentals is location, location, location. If you are near an amusement park or other tourist attraction it is possible to make $100 a night. Post great pictures and keep a clean space and you will be sure to keep your room rented.
16. Garbage Removal
Everyone has garbage (some more than others). People can become overwhelmed with stuff and don’t always know how to manage it. That is where a garbage hauler can be of assistance. If you have a pickup truck, waste removal can make you extra cash.
Cleaning out basements, garages and yards can be a great money maker. Craiglist, Thumbtack and Task Rabbit are good place to find work and advertise for work.
17. Clean Gutters
If you own a house, at some point in time you will need your gutters cleaned. Most people either don’t have the necessary equipment or just plain and simply don’t want the headache of cleaning their gutters.
While you are at it, leaf removal and other fall yard work are other services you can offer your clients to pickup additional dollars. Here again, Craigslist, Facebook, Thumbtack and Task Rabbit are ideal for both advertising your services or picking up jobs.
18. Be a Tutor
Tutoring is basically a form of teaching, but it is usually done one on one rather than in a classroom setting. People are always looking for personal help to improve their knowledge and skills. At 15, my son tutored a 10-year girl that was failing math.
With 8 sessions, she was able to improve her grade average to a B. My daughter-in-law (a teacher) does a lot of tutoring not only to help students, but to increase her income.
If you have a knack for being able to explain things to others, being a tutor is a good side hustle for you. Tutor.com is an excellent place to start if your looking for gigs related to school subjects.
19. Clean Houses
Cleaning houses is another good way to make extra bucks. I had a cleaning lady that could do my whole house about 4 hours at $25 an hour, which was a cheap price. House cleaners will normally have a list of add-on services as well. Need your fridge cleaned? Your laundry done? Or your closet organized?
If you have a system for cleaning and organizing, this may be the perfect side hustle for you.
20. Wash Cars
I hate to wash my own car and I am not the only one. Living in Florida, it is very common for a 2 or 3 people to pop up a car wash station in the corner of a gas station parking lot. Mobile car wash units make it possible for you to go to large business and offer car washing while the employees are working.
You can also advertise on Craiglist, Thumbtack and Task Rabbit.
There are a lot of reasons that a person searches out ways to make $100 a day. No matter your reason for wanting to make extra money, there are many ways it can be done. It is just a matter of jumping in!