There comes a time every so often when you feel like you need to make a quick buck. Maybe you overextended your finances last weekend, or are feeling particularly broke. Regardless of why you need some quick cash, there are countless ways anyone can take advantage to earn some money. Check out a list of ways to make $100 fast below.
Leverage your skills to make $100 fast
1. Offer your skills on Fiverr
Fiverr offers an easy way to reach people who need your services. You can take on 20, $5 jobs to make $100 easily depending on what service you can offer. Check out the website today and apply to start earning cash!
2. Become a mystery shopper
There are companies out there that will pay you to shop, make a purchase, give a complaint, etc. then provide feedback about your experience. You can make some quick money by registering and become a mystery shopper today. Mystershopperpros, MarketForce and Customer Impact are a few options.
3. Dog Sitting
Are you a pet person? Are you good with dogs? Do you have some spare time? Take advantage of others’ busy schedules and become a dog sitter or dog walker. Sites like Rover or Fetch! Pet Care are good places to start.
4. Become a user tester
Are you tech-savvy, or do you like keeping up with technology? Sign up to become a user tester and give feedback on a website or an app. The usertesting.com website says you can earn up to $60 per test!
5. Take surveys
Tell brands and websites what you’re thinking by taking surveys. Websites such as Swagbucks, SurveySavvy, and OpinionOutpost offer cash for taking surveys. It’s an easy way to make $100 bucks quickly.
6. Join a focus group
Get paid to share your opinion in a focus group setting. Check out focus groups available from focusgroup.com. I saw focus groups from $75-$125 plus other national opportunities that anyone could participate in.
Provide your services to others and tutor. Check out some local options near you. Or, investigate Wyzant an online tutoring service.
Parents are always looking for reputable childcare for their children. I have two girls; I can attest to this. And I’m willing to pay more for a responsible adult who I know is going to take good care of my kids. Put your name out there and earn some quick cash.
9. Yard Work
Mowing your neighbor’s lawn or helping with other jobs around the yard. There are always jobs people don’t want to do and will pay someone else to do. Weeding, raking, watering, etc.
Like to write? Are you good at design? Do you have experience with web or software development? Sites like Upwork are looking for people with your skills to hire for various jobs. Check them out today to make $100 fast.
11. Clean houses
There are never enough hours in the day, and for many, housework is what gets behind. Many busy people are willing to pay someone else to do cleaning for them, that they are not able to get to during the week due to their busy schedules. Start asking around, put something on Facebook. You could probably find someone to hire you for a one-time or recurring job.
12. Teach English online
Check out VIP Kid and register to become an online teacher. This could be a great source of recurring revenue once you’re up to speed. The website says you can earn up to $22/hour!
13. Do odd jobs
Are you handy? Is there something you know how to do that people are always asking you about or coming to you for advice on? It could be anything from changing the oil on a car to helping someone set up a budget if you’re good with money to teaching someone how to cook. Use a skill you have to teach others and make some fast money.
Use your car to make money quickly
1. Drive with Uber or Lyft
Register with Uber or Lyft and choose your schedule. I’ve gotten into an Uber before from someone who was just getting off their day job. They worked at the hospital, was still in their scrubs and simply on their way home from work and wanted to make some extra cash.
2. Become an UberEATS driver
Sign up to become a driver for UberEATS and deliver food. Almost any restaurant can now delivery with UberEATS.
3. Become a shopper for Instacart or Shipt
If you like to grocery shop and know your way around the grocery store, this would be a great option for you. With grocery delivery services gaining in popularity, companies like Instacart or Shipt are looking for people to shop and deliver groceries. Check it out to make $100 doing something you already enjoy: shopping!
If you’re not familiar with grocery delivery, check out my Shipt review to see what it’s all about.
Use your home to make money fast
1. Have a garage sale
I’m guessing you have a fair bit of stuff in your home you could easily sell. Over time you purchase or are given many things. Some of which hold a special place for you, many that do not. Clear out the things that don’t hold value to you and make some extra cash along the way.
2. Rent out parking space
Is your house located near an event venue? Or is there an annual parade, concert, or gathering that people are looking for a place to park at? Rent out your front yard and allow people to park there for a short time and make some money along the way. If you can’t beat them, join them!
3. Rent your space with Airbnb
Consider renting out your entire house or bedroom with Airbnb. It’s a quick way to make some cash, especially if you aren’t using all the space yourself.
Sell your stuff to make $100 quickly
1. Use consignment shops
Consignment shops are great because you can use the store’s foot traffic to sell items you haven’t been able to on your own. The shop will get a cut, but you’ll have sold the item you’ve been trying to and get cash in return.
2. Sell your books.
Sites like Half Price Books or Thrift Books are great options to sell your new or gently used books. I’ve personally used Thrift Books many times and have been very happy with the quality, even of the used books!
3. Sell photos
If you’re an avid photographer, sites like Shutterstock will pay you for your photos. You don’t have to be a professional. Typically sites will pay you based on the number of downloads the photo gets as a percentage.
4. Sell your textbooks
What an easy way to make extra money for students or alumni who haven’t let go of old books. Textbooks are so darn expensive when you buy them new. Sell them to another student and recoup some of your original investment.
5. Get rid of old tech gear with Decluttr
Decluttr is a website that will give you an instant quote for old cell phones or tech gear. Simply pack your gear up into a box, ship it for free, and get paid.
6. Use discounted gift cards sites to sell your gift cards
Do you have any gift cards lying around to stores or restaurants you don’t go to? Or merchandise credit for items at a store you will never shop at? Offer them for sale via a discounted gift card reseller. Start by visiting giftcardgranny.com to view your selling options. You can also buy discounted gift cards on this website. Check out my GiftCardGranny review for more info.
7. Clean out your closet
I know your closet is probably jam-packed with this you either never wear or rarely wear. Or, you have 3 of a similar style and never wear the 2nd or 3rd style because one is your favorite. Take some time to clean out your closet and offer your clothes for sale. Sites like Poshmark, eBay or Facebook Marketplace are all good options to sell your clothing.
Earn a quick $100 by shopping
The goal here is not to spend more, but if you are going to spend, to save as much as possible. So instead of making $100, save $100 on things you were going to buy anyway.
1. Rakuten (formerly Ebates)
This is the first place you need to go before making any online purchase. You will earn cashback on nearly any online purchase. You can also usually find promo codes to save even more. Plus you can earn $10 just by signing up and making your first purchase.
Use the Ibotta app to save on your grocery store purchases. This includes anything from perishables, non-perishables, alcohol, you name it. If you are looking for another way to save on your monthly grocery bill, this is a good place to start.
3. Fetch Rewards
This is another app you can use together with Ibotta to save on groceries. I find it even easier and quicker to use than Ibotta. There are no offers to clip in advance or specific stores you need to shop at. Simply scan your receipt, and earn points that can be cashed in for gift cards. Sign up and enter my referral code M2CNU and you’ll get 2,000 Fetch Points ($2.00 in points) when you upload one receipt.
4. Honey chrome extension
Use this desktop extension to save on any online purchase. First, download the chrome extension. It will automatically pop up and apply any valid promo codes to your online order. Meaning, you are pretty much guaranteed to get the best deal possible now. The Honey extension gives you peace of mind that you are getting the best deal you can.
5. Save $100 digitally using Acorns
I started using Acorns about a year ago to save for a trip for my 40th birthday. Acorns rounds up your change purchases made on debit or credit cards and invests the money for you. So similar to saving your change if you paid with cash.
An example would be you charge $25.23 to your credit card. Acorns will round up the total to $26 and invest the difference, in this case, $.77 to your Acorns account. It’s an easy way to invest small amounts of money you won’t even notice is missing. But those cents will add up big over time!
6. Use GiftCardGranny to buy discounted gift cards
If you are planning to make a purchase a store, head to giftcardgranny.com first. Gift Card Granny is an online reseller of gift cards. You can purchase gift cards or store credit for a discount. The discount depends on the popularity of the store. More popular stores you can find for 5%-10% off. Less popular stores you can find for 25%+ off!
Paribus essentially tracks purchases you made from retailers via your email address. If you’ve purchased something and it goes on sale for a better price in the future, Paribus will automatically work with the retailer to give you the difference back. It’s another way to ensure you’re always getting the best price on something.
Other ways to earn $100
1. Donate plasma
Earn some quick cash by donating plasma. There are many different companies offering cash for plasma donation. CSL Plasma is an example. Check to see if there is a location near you to earn $100 quickly.
If you had to, I’m sure you can find ways to make $100 fast. We all have a skill that someone would be willing to pay us for. If you need money, use your skills and creativity and you can easily find a way to earn $100 fast.
What’s your favorite way to earn a quick buck?