Are you looking for quick ways to make a buck? Well you’re in luck! I have put together a great list of 20 ways to make $100 fast.
Now most of these on the list are things I have personally done and can share with you my opinion. But before you take on any job or sell anything, please do your research. Make sure it’s from a reputable company or from someone you personally know. There are too many times people are taken advantage of and you should protect yourself.
Alright, now that my little disclaimer is out of the way let’s dive in. Here are my 20 ways to make $100 fast:
Sell old phones, laptops and tablets
You can find different online companies, like gazelle.com that offer to buy old electronics (I have never used gazelle before, so please do your research). You can also sell old phones, computers and such online through craigslist and Facebook swap shops. A lot of times people are looking for parts and are willing to pay for an older phone.
Sell old clothes
This is one of my favorite ways to make extra money! All you have to do is clean out your closet, your husband’s closet and your kids’ closets. You can sell on Facebook Swap Shops or create an Ebay account to sell. I have sold older coats that I no longer wear on Ebay before and it’s super easy. Plus Ebay will give you a few credits each month so you can list quite a few items at no cost. Now you will pay a processing fee for selling, but it was minimal in my experience.
Have a Yard Sale
I’ll admit I have a love/hate relationship with Yard Sales. Here’s why – you can put so much work into them and then end having a dud. Plus during the summer when it’s so hot, the last thing I want to do is sit outside most of the day. However, with that being said I still love yard sales. It forces us to clean out closets, get rid of items we no longer use and then we try to make some money off of them. You can even come together with another family or with your neighborhood to hose a giant yard sale. When you offer a multi-family yard sale then you typically end up with more buyers, which means increased number of eyes looking at your items. If you’re looking for some great tips on how to host a successful yard sale then check out this post from Money Crashers.
Sell Items You Don’t Use
This goes right along with selling old clothes and having a yard sale. If you aren’t using something and haven’t used it in a long time then get rid of it. You could easily make some cash and make more room in your house. For instance, our old bassinet we had just sitting in our little guy’s room. We hadn’t used it in months (I’m pretty sure we stopped using it before he was even three months old) and our little guy was over a year old. We decided it was finally time to sell it. We made back over half of what we paid for it, which was awesome. Now we cleared a corner in his nursery for the growing pile of toys.
Volunteer for Overtime
If you work in a service industry type field then you may be able to volunteer for a few hours. I know in the tax and accounting field a lot of overtime is earned during tax season, which is a great way to make some extra cash. So just keep you eyes and ears open to see if any extra help is needed. You can score some brownie points with the boss and make some money too!
Take Part in Your Company’s Customer Referral Program
A lot of workplaces offer a referral program – either refer a new client or a new employee. This is a great way for you to earn money on the side, just by promoting what you do for a living.
Offer Baby Sitting
I know a lot of parents are afraid of leaving their children with people they don’t know. So offer babysitting to people you trust and who trust you. You can put up flyers around your church or work to offer babysitting a few times each month. You could make some serious cash!
Start Pet Sitting
Not that I want to compare a child to a pet, but people will do some crazy things to keep their pets comfortable. Offer to some friends who are planning a vacation to take care of their dogs while they’re away. More than likely it will be a lot more cost effective then a kennel for your friends and you could earn some money while doing it.
Sell Your Photography Skills
Are you an avid photographer? Well you could be making money. If you’re willing to upload your pictures to a site like shutterstock then you could turn your hobby into a side job. Online photography sites typically offer a way for you to sell good, quality images without much of a startup cost.
Apply for extra work
There are so many websites and job boards online that are looking for someone to edit images, grammar check posts, and even ghost write a few posts. By joining a place like Upwork, you can put together an online resume and then bid on different jobs. I actually use to write on Upwork quite a bit. I would put together articles for other finance sites and even created a handout for a gym owner in Australia once.
Put together flyers to put around town, at your church or online to offer some cleaning skills. Cleaning houses could turn into a regular side job that makes some pretty consistent money for you.
How many people do you know that actually enjoy cleaning their car? And it’s so hard to find a decent person who can detail a car without overcharging. Put together a weekend job where you detail cars. The startup cost is minimal and you can earn some serious money for the time you put
Create on Fiverr
Can you quickly proofread a short document or have a simple way to create an image? Well then you could be making some money over at Fiverr. It’s a cool site that you can sell your services or products for $5.00. Now you can offer an upcharge for any special add-ons, which is great. I have personally used Fiverr on several different occassions and always end up with great service.
If you are profecient in a subject at the local high school or college then you can turn it into a weekend gig. Offer tutoring to local students on the weekends or one evening a week.
Ghost Writer on a Blog
If you have some writing skills then you can easily turn that into a gig. A lot of sites that publish articles multiples times a day are always looking for ghost writers.
Offer your Editing Skills
Along with becoming a ghost writer, you can offer your editing skills as an on-going job to websites and bloggers.
Become a Social Media Manager
If you know you’re way around the major social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest then you can easily offer yourself to bloggers and smaller companies. They are always looking for a strong social media presence, but may not have the budget to hire some in-house full-time. So offer your services on a small hourly or flat rate fee.
If you don’t mind donating blood then you can try your hand at plasma. There are quite a few places that will actually pay you to donate.
Give Up Cable
I know this one might be a bit harder to do because you probably have a show (or two) that you love, plus you may be a sports fanactic like my husband. But if you’re willing to go with out your cable then that could potentially save you MORE than a $100 a month. There are other services available to help with cutting the cord. You can get the Amazon Fire Stick (affiliate link), you can try Hulu and Netflix to make sure that you still have some entertainment for the little ones. We love our Fire Stick and have discovered a ton of great shows – for us and for our little guy for free.
Stop Eating Out for a few weeks
If you find yourself eating out way too often then try taking my No Eating Out Challenge. You will be surprised by how much you save just by eating at home and taking your lunch with you for a week.
Which ones are you going to try to make $100 fast? I know we love selling old items online and through yard sales as a quick way to get rid of junk while making money.