How to make an extra $100 in a day

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If you need a little more money in your pocket to see you through to the end of the month, there are a lot of ways you can make an extra $100 a day — and some of them you can do online from home.

Check out these ways to make $100 today!

Got a little bit of extra time on your hands? Just follow this advice to monetize those spare moments. Before you know it, you’ll be on your way to putting an extra Ben Franklin in your billfold.

As you read through this list, keep in mind that all of the figures about potential earnings are before taxes.

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Pet sitting/walking: Rover and Wag

Rover homepage

  • Potential earnings: $16/hour
  • Work 6.25 hours in one day to earn $100

Are you an animal lover? Then you might be a good candidate to sell your on-demand services as a pet-sitter or a dog walker through a variety of apps including Rover and Wag.

To qualify for the job, you typically just have to demonstrate prior experience with animals, be competent at using collars and harnesses, and demonstrate that you can remain in control of unpredictable situations with dogs.

The average hourly salary for a dog walker with Rover is $16, according to Glassdoor. But the earnings could be higher if you manage to take more than one dog out for a walk at a time.

Nanny for hire: SitterCity

SitterCity homepage

  • Potential earnings: $17.50/hour
  • Work just under 6 hours in one day to earn $100

If you’re good with kids, you might consider being a babysitter or nanny for hire. SitterCity is one app that can connect you with families in need of child care. Just log on and complete a profile with your bio, preferences, availability and a photo. It’s free to register!

According to SitterCity, the average wage for a nanny in June 2019 was $17.50.

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Similar services you may want to check out include Bambino, UrbanSitter, and SeekingSitters.

Take online surveys: MTurk 

Amazon M Turk screen

  • Potential earnings: $7.30/hour
  • Work 13 and a half hours in one day to earn $100

If you’re wondering how to make $100 a day online, don’t overlook using Amazon as part of your strategy. Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk) gives you the opportunity to take surveys and do other kinds of micro-gigs for a small cash reward.

One of our staff members did a deep dive on working MTurk gigs. He spent 30 minutes a day for a month and managed to earn $110! That works out to be about $7.30/hour. You can read all about his experience here.

However, we should make one final point: While it’s easy to complete MTurk tasks while sitting on the couch watching TV, the work can be repetitive and boring. You probably wouldn’t want to plan on doing this more than a few hours a day.

Deliver groceries: Shipt and Instacart

Shipt homepage

  • Potential earnings: $16 to $22 an hour
  • Work 4 and a half hours in one day to earn $100

Apps like Shipt and Instacart give you the opportunity to pick up grocery orders and deliver them to people’s homes. All you need to get started is to be 18+, have a smartphone, valid driver’s license, auto insurance and a reliable vehicle — plus be able to lift about 40 pounds.

Shipt says you can earn anywhere between $16 to $22 an hour. There’s the potential to earn even more when you factor in tips.

Do small tasks online: Fiverr

fiverr homepage

  • Potential earnings: $20/hour (assuming you can do four tasks in an hour)
  • Work 5 hours in one day to earn $100

No matter what kind of skill set you have, you can probably find a way to make $100 a day online with Fiverr!

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Fiverr is a site where people post a variety of tasks they’ll do starting at $5 a pop. When we checked, we found the following services being offered:

  • Make an animated logo video intro
  • Give personalized dating advice
  • Perform property title searches
  • Scrape business data with emails from Google Maps
  • Proofread and edit any text up to 1,000 words

Some of these tasks might only take about 15 minutes or so. The key is to know which ones fit that criteria.

Once you cull the herd, you’d have to perform about 20 of them in a day. It sounds like a lot, but it is possible — particularly if you’re proficient in whatever it is you do. There’s a market for just about everything out there.

Pick up odd jobs: TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit homepage

  • Potential earnings: $25/hour
  • Work 4 hours in one day to earn $100

Are you good with furniture assembly, mounting and installation, moving and packing or general handyman jobs? TaskRabbit lets you pick up odd jobs in those and other categories.

The pay varies by job. Here are some sample rates advertised on the service’s homepage:

  • Assemble a table/desk – starting at $49
  • Mount a TV or mirror- starting at $56
  • Move boxes via truck – starting at $51
  • Clean bathroom/kitchen – starting at $54

You’re not paid by the hour, but by the task — no matter how long it takes to complete. So let’s say it takes you two hours to mount a flat-screen TV on a wall in somebody’s home. If you do that in two homes over the span of about four hours, you’ll have your $100.

Online tutoring/teaching: Chegg and Udemy

Chegg homepage

  • Potential earnings: $20/hour
  • Work 5 hours in one day to earn $100

If you’re looking to make $100 a day on the internet, either tutoring online or creating your own online classes could be a good ongoing source of income for you. Chegg is a leader in the former space, while Udemy dominates the latter.

Sites like these allow you to virtually connect with students in need of lessons and do the teaching right from your home computer. This is a particularly good job for teachers who may be off during the summer.

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According to Chegg, pay rates start at $20+ an hour.

Ride-share driver: Uber and Lyft

Uber homepage

  • Potential earnings: $15 to $16 an hour
  • Work just over 6 hours in one day to earn $100

It’s entirely possible to make a living driving for ride-share services like Uber and Lyft — but you only need a handful of hours to make $100 fast!

You can expect to make estimated earnings of $15 to $16 an hour by being a ride-share driver, according to Glassdoor. Meanwhile, you can read about money expert Clark Howard’s experience of driving for both services here.

Final thought

It’s not that difficult to make $100 a day. The key is to know the opportunities that are out there and hone in on what makes sense for your life.

Maybe after reading this article, you’ll decide that you need to make a lot more than $100 in a day. In that case, you may want to see our piece that outlines 6 steps to make $1,000.

Meanwhile, if you specifically want to start earning money from home, check out our Work From Home Guide.

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