Do you need to make $100 a day or more starting yesterday? Perhaps you’ve got an unexpected expense and need cash now? Or maybe your paycheck is accounted for before you even get it?
I get it. The paycheck-to-paycheck cycle makes it challenging to manage your bills, let alone pay down debt and get ahead.
Today let’s make it a little easier. Here’s how to make $100 a day, every day.
How To Make $100 a Day Guaranteed
The best way to improve your financial health is to make more money.
Yes, saving money is a vital component of debt reduction and wealth creation. But nothing speeds up the process like extra income.
Saving money, while fundamentally wise, has a finite number. You can only save so much.
On the other hand, income can be unlimited.
Start with a simple goal, and you can experience huge improvements in your personal finances in a short time.
Set a goal to make $100 a day. $100 a day works out to $700 a week and $3,000 each month, and $36,500 per year.
What could an extra $36,500 do for your financial situation? Could you pay off your debt? Could you grow your savings and investment accounts? Could you be more charitable than you are currently?
Let’s jump in and get started with over 40 unique ways to make $100 a day.
40 Legitimate Ways to Make $100 a Day Starting Today
Some of the side hustles listed below are what I call “Bridge Incomes.” They’re a nice way to make some extra cash while you build up your own business or look for a better job.
Other businesses on this list are ones where you can start small and eventually scale up to make $200 per day to $1,000 a day. These can become your primary business and source of income if you choose.
The most important thing is to pick something you will enjoy and are willing to spend time doing. Start with one job and once it’s making money, add more income streams if you wish.
1. Drive for Uber and/or Lyft
This is one of my favorite ways to start making money immediately. I tested this gig for two weeks in Sacramento, and I really enjoyed it because of how easy it was, and I liked meeting a lot of people.
Ridesharing gigs offer flexibility that is virtually unmatched by most jobs. If you want to work, you turn on the app. When you don’t feel like working anymore, you turn it off. Pretty simple, right?
I set out to earn $100 every day I worked. With surge pricing, $100 can be earned in one to three hours. On slower days, it could take me up to seven hours to earn $100. Surge pricing —and the pay that comes with it — may be more common in popular metro areas. My friend drives for Uber in Las Vegas and earns $200-$300 per day working part-time on the side.
Getting started is really easy. All you need is a car, a smartphone, and the Uber and Lyft apps to start earning right away.
2. Deliver Food With Uber Eats and/or Door Dash
Delivering with Uber Eats and Door Dash are great options if you really don’t want to drive other people around in your car. Actually, you don’t even need a car.
With Uber Eats, you deliver food to people in your car or even on your bike or scooter. Check with Uber Eats to see what is available in your area.
I’ve tested working for UberEats, and it’s a fun way to make easy money on the side and pay off debt. Like rideshare apps, you turn on the app when you want to work and log out when you’re done. It’s one of the most flexible gigs I’ve ever done.
Drive to the restaurant or bar the app directs you to, pick up the eats, and deliver it to the customer. Pretty simple, right?
I recommend parking your car close to an area with a lot of restaurants so you won’t have to drive far to pick up the food. Log in, and you should have a customer within a few minutes.
I earned $15-20 on average, meaning you could make $100 a day very easily.
3. Make $100 a Day Running Errands with Postmates
Postmates is a pickup and delivery platform with which you can deliver food, groceries, or anything really.
Drivers report average earnings between $13.67 and $18.95 per hour.
If you want flexibility and the opportunity to earn extra money on your own terms, this is worth checking out.
Use Your Skills to Earn $100 a Day Fast
The following ways to make money allow you to use your skills to pad your wallet. In some instances, you can make a significant income and eventually replace your day job.
4. Do Hair and Makeup
Styling hair and helping people with their makeup is a great way to earn extra money on the side.
It helps if you are a professional hairdresser or cosmetician, but the main requirement is an ability to deliver beautiful results for weddings, proms, conventions, graduations or other special events.
My daughter regularly does side gigs and comes home with several hundred dollars for a day’s work. It’s hard work and clients naturally want perfection. If you can deliver, this can be a great money-maker for you.
Transcriptionists are always in demand. If you are detail-oriented and capable of transcribing information, you can start working right away.
Law firms consistently need transcriptionists for their court cases. Law enforcement agencies also require transcription services for interviews. Along the same lines, doctors often seek someone to transcribe medical cases and patient information.
To get started, it’s a good idea to call these offices in your local area and offer your services. You could also search Google for “transcription work” or “transcription jobs from home” to find companies ready to hire.
If you are good with a camera and know how to use natural light and the right software, you can get started immediately.
Doing professional photography work is an excellent way to start small and eventually replace your day job.
My friend started by doing free senior pictures and engagement photo sessions to build up her portfolio. Many of her subjects posted their pictures online, and she got paid jobs right away simply through word-of-mouth.
Today she earns a significant income, traveling the world and photographing all sorts of interesting subjects.
If you want to make money doing something you love, photography may be the avenue for you.
7. Computer Repair
People are always going to need help with their computers. Most people know how to use their computers and devices, but they aren’t sure what to do when something goes wrong.
If you can fix computers ailing from malware, viruses, or the dreaded spinning color wheel or the blue screen of death, you could be in business.
You can start a computer repair business from home very quickly. Get the word out by advertising in local publications and Craigslist. Pass out business cards, flyers, and brochures to local businesses.
8. Music Lessons
Parents are always looking for musically talented individuals to teach music skills to their children.
If you can sing or play an instrument, you can begin almost immediately.
Teaching music pays handsomely. Depending on your skill level and the area you live in, you could reasonably charge between $15 and $40 for a 30-minute lesson.
Parents are willing to pay for a professional to teach their child how to sing, play piano, guitar, violin, ukulele… you name it.
9. Design Graphics
Can you design company logos, social media headers or even coffee mugs? If so, you can compete for jobs with some hefty payouts.
99designs and DesignCrowd are contest marketplaces where you can read buyers’ requests and submit your concept. If they choose your design, you negotiate a fair price.
You can also offer your services on Fiverr and Craigslist. With the latter, don’t let your name fool you. $5 is merely a starting point. For example, many logo creators offer add-ons and packages of $100 and more and receive job orders daily (more on Fiverr later).
As you can see, designing graphics is a service you can offer immediately to start earning at least $100 a day.
10. Data Entry
You have to be careful with data entry job listings because there are a lot of scams out there. Just make sure you never send any money to anyone. Anything requiring money is an “opportunity” or a “program” — not a job.
But real data entry jobs do exist. You can find work-from-home jobs from real, reputable companies. Search “data entry jobs from home” or “remote data entry jobs” on Google, Indeed and ZipRecruiter to find legitimate jobs.
Here are a few to get you started. These companies hire regularly, although they may not be hiring at the time you read this.
- DionData Solutions – Pay varies.
- GorgeWarehouse.com – $10.50/hr. from home.
- Working Solutions – Has data entry and call center jobs. Pay varies from $9/hr. to $30/hr. depending on the project.
How to Make $100 a Day with Physical Labor
If you don’t mind breaking a sweat, you can find plenty of service jobs offering a quick path to earning $100 per day.
If you don’t see job listings for these jobs, open your own business doing them. You may have some initial start-up costs, which are generally low, but the earning potential will be much greater than it would be working for someone else. You could start making $100 a day very quickly and grow exponentially from there.
11. Cleaning Homes
Most people love a clean home. But many of those people hate to clean. They hate it so much they would rather pay someone else to clean their home for them.
You may not like to clean either, but if you’re looking for a quick way to make $100 a day, this gig fits the bill. Independent house cleaners average $30 per hour, which works out to $120 for half a day’s work. That’s about the average time it takes to clean a three-bedroom home. Once you have 20 clients, you could clean four homes every weekday and make $100 before lunch.
12. Make $100 a Day Mowing Lawns
Lawn care is a service business always in demand. People are busy and don’t have the time to mow their lawns, or they simply just don’t want to. Most average size residential homes pay an average of $80 to $100 per month to have their lawn mowed.
Lawn care pros I talk to recommend sticking to “mow and blow” only during the spring and summer months. This means you mow (and trim) the lawn and use an air blower to clean up the mess.
Most average-sized homes can be completely taken care of in 20 to 30 minutes. Bang out 4-5 lawns a day, and you’ve got your $100. Or take on more clients for even more income.
In the fall and winter, switch your focus to raking up leaves and shoveling snow or even snow-blowing.
Many lawn care companies have several crews operating full-time. You can make your lawn care business as big or as small as you like.
13. Remove Garbage or Haul Junk
Here’s another evergreen business for anyone with a pickup truck. Everyone has garbage and junk they need to get rid of. Many times people are moving out of their homes and need to remove unwanted junk quickly. Their need is your profit.
A good place to find junk removal jobs is Craigslist. Even better is to list your business with Google My Business. Then when someone searches on Google for “garbage removal” and “haul junk,” your name and contact information will show up.
It’s also smart to network with realtors who can refer you to their clients when they need clean-up work for a move.
14. Painting Jobs
Painting jobs of all sizes is something you can do year-round. People always need someone to paint the exterior and interior of their homes.
My neighbor has a curb painting business, painting red zones and address numbers around town. He has a mini-track, minimal supplies and enough work to keep him busy all year long. He’s been doing it full-time for years.
Commercial and government jobs are lucrative but often reserved for larger companies. Residential homes, however, provide a sweet spot as homeowners are often in need of affordable home painting.
One of the best things you can do is pitch your services to apartment owners. Their apartments regularly need interior paint when tenants move out.
15. Clean Gutters
You would be surprised how many people don’t clean out the leaves and other debris in their rain gutters. Most of the time, they don’t even know they need it done until rainwater is overflowing and they’ve got a mess on their hands.
If you know how to do the job, this is a tremendous opportunity for you. Flyers and ads on Craigslist should be enough to get you started.
You could charge $150 to clean the gutters of a 2,000-square-foot home. Your fee could go up to $225 for homes requiring extra work. For example, some homes may require taking the gutter screens off during the cleaning and then re-installing them once the job is complete. It’s very easy to do, but it does take time, so charge by the hour.
16. Earn $100 a Day Detailing Cars
Detailing cars is the perfect way for car lovers to make $100 a day fast.
My friend’s son started a mobile detailing business in high school, working only on the weekends. His steady business is now generating enough income to cover his college tuition and expenses with minimal time investment.
He started washing cars in his neighborhood and used the initial cash he received to buy some mobile detailing equipment and supplies. Very quickly, he went from charging $20 for a car wash to offering packages up to $300 for full detail.
He stacks his clients to be efficient. For example, he visits an adult living home once a week, where he has eight appointments back-to-back for basic car washes. He washes the cars and cleans the interiors, and he earns $160 within a few hours. On other days, he may work longer doing a high-end detail, where he walks away with $300.
You can package your entry detailing jobs to include washing, waxing, windows, and interiors for $75 to $100 per job. You can double your fees for trucks and vans. Do you see how fast you could earn $100 a day?
17. Clean Pools
You can start cleaning pools for cash very quickly and with little start-up costs. You’ll need a reliable vehicle to haul your cleaning supplies. You’ll need some chemical kits, a pool net, a brush, and a few other items. You can start part-time and reinvest your initial earnings into getting more supplies while you expand your operation.
Cleaning pools is fun because you can work outdoors. You don’t need to wear a uniform or professional attire. Some board shorts, a t-shirt, and flip-flops, and you’re good to go.
Start by searching your neighborhood on Google Earth to discover all the homes with pools. Then go pitch those homeowners with a nice flyer describing your services. Offer them a free first-time cleaning on the spot, and you’ll have a roster full of regular customers in no time.
18. Wash Windows
Here’s a great side hustle with the potential to become a full-time business. What’s great about this is it is recession-proof and always needed regardless of the season. Windows get dirty, and people need someone to clean them.
For the highest earnings, focus on getting commercial businesses as your clients. In my research, I’ve found people making anywhere from $25 to $70 per hour washing windows for businesses. Advertise on Craigslist and pitch businesses face-to-face. The goal is to get as many customers as you can in one area so you can clean all their windows in a few hours.
19. Make Home Repairs for a Quick $100 a Day
When my dad retired, he started doing handyman work to stay busy. With an ad in a local paper and some word-of-mouth, he quickly had more work than he wanted. He had to scale back because he wanted to enjoy his retirement!
The point is, if you’re good at fixing things, you can make as much, or as little, as you want doing home repair jobs. Typical jobs might include replacing broken sprinklers, fixing dripping faucets, and unclogging dishwasher disposals.
If you don’t mind working on minor tasks around the house, this is a great way to make $100 a day.
Unique Ways to Make Money
20. Shop and Deliver Groceries
Become a personal grocery shopper and earn money when you want. To start, sign up with Instacart, which promises to grocery shop for those who don’t want the hassle. You shop for the items they want and then deliver the goods to them for a fee.
According to Indeed, the average earnings rate for Instacart drivers is $25.04 per hour, so you could easily earn $100 a day if you put in about four hours as a driver. Some orders may pay more or less based on the size of an order and the distance in miles you must go. Also, you might get tips for your service.
The best part about Instacart is the flexible work schedule. Log in to the app when you want to work. Sign out when you don’t.
21. Become a Notary
Notary work is one of the best-kept secrets for those wanting to make good money working for themselves.
A few years back, a notary came to our house for some papers we needed notarized. She showed us where to sign, fingerprinted us and stamped the papers with her official seal.
All total, she was at our home for 20 minutes, collected 4 signatures and made a cool $60. She said notary work is something she does part-time about five times a week to pay for her horse feed and other expenses. Full-time could easily make $100 a day or more.
In California and some other states, you can charge $15 per signature as a notary. You can also charge a service fee to pay for your driving time.
Most states allow notaries to charge between $3 to $15 per signature plus a service fee.
Many notaries who want more money become loan signing agents and earn up to $150 per hour.
Becoming a notary is a simple process. In most states, all you have to do is complete an application at your county clerk’s office and pay the state filing fee. Check with your county clerk’s office to see what is required in your state.
I became a notary as a way of paying off debts. It’s a great side gig and very flexible.
If you’re interested in becoming a loan signing agent, I recommend checking out the Loan Signing Agent program. I’ve spoken with Mark Wills, and his program is very good.
22. Find Gigs on Craigslist
Did you know Craigslist has a category just for side gigs? The “Gigs” category, just below the Jobs section, is a little-known (and underutilized!) section on Craigslist.
The gigs are organized by various subcategories, including computer jobs, events, and creative gigs.
A good friend of mine found a regular gig working at concerts. Her work involves talking to people before the show, handing out flyers or helping people install apps on their phones. Once the show begins, she is done working and can see the show for free.
You can find easy jobs in the Gigs section. For example, you might get paid to convert video files to be YouTube-compatible. You’ll also see gigs working on a setup crew for a concert or event.
Labor gigs are popular as well. Many people want someone to help them move, haul away the trash, clean up a backyard, or hang up Christmas lights.
You can usually find a market survey to participate in. These involve going to a movie preview or product testing and then answering questions to get your opinion.
As you probably know, with Craigslist, you must be cautious and trust your instincts to weed out the scammy ads. Again, if it costs money, it’s not legitimate. Don’t waste your time on those.
You never know what you’ll find in the Gigs section. You can usually find at least a few gigs you wouldn’t mind doing for $100.
23. Stage Homes
If you have a talent for interior design, you can make money using your skills as a home stager. Many homes for sale look old and cluttered, making them difficult to sell. They also fail to get a fair price as buyers just can’t imagine themselves living there.
As a home stager, your goal is to improve a home’s appeal and increase the probability of a successful home sale at a maximum price.
For most jobs, you’ll be removing furniture or arranging it for maximum appeal. You may add art, flowers or other decorations. You might see a dull room and punch it up with colorful pillows and plants.
How much do home stagers make? A home staging project could range from $500 to $5,000. You could easily average $100 a day or much more with this service.
On a smaller scale, you can be a home staging consultant. For $50 to $100, you could do a two-hour consultation and give the client a list of to-do items to be able to sell their home or get ready for a big event.
Start by creating a portfolio. Include your own home and offer a few freebies to local realtors to build up your portfolio and your network. Partner with enough realtors, and you could fill up your schedule with home staging projects and earn well over $100 a day.
24. Rent Out A Room or House to Easily Make $100 a day
By now, you’ve heard of Airbnb, which allows you to rent out your home, or just a room if you wish. Travelers would rather book an inviting home at a reduced price rather than the impersonal and high-priced rooms offered at hotels.
According to research, 480,000 nights were reserved at hotels, while 2.8 million nights were fulfilled through Airbnb over the span of one year.
I live in a small town with a population of only 12,000 in the Sierra foothills. A search turned up over 300 Airbnb results, with rooms ranging from $71 to $125 per night with homes garnering up to $185 per night.
It’s not for everyone, but some people really enjoy renting out a room – or their whole home. Many use the money to cover their mortgage.
Some investors are even buying properties close to popular destinations. They live in a detached guest home and rent the main property for hundreds of dollars each day. They earn more this way than they could by leasing to a traditional long-term renter.
25. Be a Tutor
Are you adept at math, English, writing, or science? If so, you could easily find consistent work as a tutor.
Parents hire tutors all the time to help them improve their grades or to get them ready for college aptitude tests.
Tutor.com, Eduboard, and Wyzant are great places to start. The tutors listed there provide tutoring services to all grade levels, from elementary to college. When you list there, make sure to mention the education level of students you would like to work with.
These services take a percentage of your fees, so price yourself accordingly.
You can also advertise on Craigslist and Facebook or put a flyer up on the bulletin boards at your local college.
By charging an hourly rate of $20 to $25, you can easily reach your $ 100-a-day goal and even surpass it.
26. Bartend and Serve Drinks
You don’t have to be a professional bartender to make money behind the bar. Many event companies offer bartending services to their clients who are planning events, private parties, and weddings. Many of these companies will even train you.
You don’t have to know how to make every drink (there are hundreds!), just the most commonly ordered ones, such as screwdrivers, martinis and margaritas. Most drinks are easy to learn from YouTube videos and practice at home.
You will likely be paid a small fee to appear – typically a flat $50 or minimum hourly wage – but the money is in the tips. Earning $100 for an event is not only achievable, but you’ll likely earn much more.
27. Become a Personal Trainer
If fitness is your forté, you can make a handsome living as an independent personal trainer. Overhead costs are low, and the hours are as flexible as you want them to be. You can schedule your appointments according to your availability.
You don’t even need to have your own gym, though it doesn’t hurt. I know someone who conducts small classes at a local park. His clients do intense bodyweight exercises and work with kettlebells.
Each client pays $20 for a 60-minute class. Each class is limited to five participates, so he makes up to $100 per hour. He offers eight classes per week which equal $800 for eight hours of work. He also participates in workouts that keep him healthy and fit.
To get started, you’ll need certifications. Check the requirements for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Federation of Personal Trainers (NFPT). Another credible organization is the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).
You can also train people in their homes to those seeking convenience. Conversely, you can strike a deal with a local gym. Generally, you’ll pay a session fee or a monthly fee for you to train your clients at their gym.
If you’re a gym rat already, this is the perfect side hustle and a fantastic opportunity to earn at least $100 a day.
28. Do Customer Service for Companies Like Apple
Have you ever looked for legitimate ways to make money at home or online, only to be frustrated by the number of scammy companies out there?
Good news! Many mainstream companies are now offering legitimate customer service jobs working from home. Companies such as:
- Williams Sonoma
- UnitedHealth Group
Many of these companies pay upwards of $15 per hour, so earning $100 per day is very doable. A good way to find these jobs is to do a Google search for “remote jobs for (Company name)” or “work at home jobs for (Company name).”
Make $100 Per Day Online Guaranteed
Making money online is so much better today than in years past. There are numerous ways to use your skills and talents online and get paid for it. Better yet, since the work is online, you can work from anywhere at any time, so long as you have an internet connection.
Here are some of the best ways to make money online.
29 Freelance Online
Freelancing is the best way to start making money online. You just have to find the intersection where your talents meet the needs of businesses.
Do you like to write? Are you good at creating websites? Do you enjoy using graphics software to create logos? Have you always wanted to be a voice-over artist?
Write down all the skills you possess or could commit to learning. Then see if businesses are already paying for those skills.
You can quickly ramp up to over $100 a day in earnings doing freelance work for businesses accustomed to outsourcing.
The three best places to start are Upwork, Freelancer and Fiverr. With the first two, you bid on freelance projects which are posted on these sites.
For Upwork and Freelancer, create your profile emphasizing your best skills and then bid on projects.
I like Fiverr because you hang up your digital sign, package your service and instead of bidding on jobs, businesses see your listing and contact you.
Although their name is Fiverr, you can charge anything you want.
As you can see in the above image, freelancers are packaging their services for a nice chunk of change. And people are paying them for it.
The arrows point to how many people have left reviews for their service. Remember, many people don’t leave reviews, so these numbers are a minimum baseline from which you can determine how much each freelancer earns. For example, if a freelancer has over 1,000 reviews and is priced at $35 per project, you can safely assume the freelancer earns at least $35,000.
Writing, graphic design, SEO, and WordPress are the most popular jobs.
30. Become a Kindle Book Publisher
Not only is Kindle publishing an effective way to make $100 a day, but many publishers also scale up their publishing business to make $10,000 or more per month.
But it all starts with your first book. Experts recommend “niching down” at first to find a niche you can dominate. Take the weight loss niche, for example. It’s an extremely saturated niche with well-known authors who work with large publishing companies and already have a large following. It will be hard to carve out a piece of the pie.
Instead, niche down as narrow as you can. Using the weight loss niche as an example, how about “weight loss for post-pregnancy moms.” Better. How about “weight loss for moms over 40?” Best.
You likely won’t strike it rich with your first book, but you can make $100 a day or more if you choose the right niche. As your following grows, you can widen your reach to include more broad subjects.
31. Create a Course
Courses are all the rage at the moment. It seems everyone has a course to sell.
Why? Because they work.
If you have specific knowledge on a subject people are interested in, you can create a very profitable course.
You may have heard people ask, “Why would I pay $300 for a course for information I can find for free online?”
It’s a legitimate question, and it deserves a real answer. The truth is, that people will gladly pay hundreds or sometimes thousands of dollars on a course for convenience and credibility.
Sure, they can find the information for free on the internet, but how long will it take to gather the information? And when they finally accumulate everything they need to know, is it organized in a coherent order? Does it lead you from beginner status to expert?
Also, when you buy a course, you usually purchase it from someone who has expertise in an industry or niche. They’ve succeeded in their space, and people want to follow their steps to achieve similar success.
Launching a course is a subject large enough to fill many books. It’s too vast a subject to cover entirely here.
But if you have knowledge and experience with a subject people want to know about it, you can create a course people will pay money for. You can offer your course as a series of videos, audios, PDFs or all three combined.
Udemy and Teachable are popular platforms for launching a course. You can also post your course in a private area of your own website and charge people for access to it.
Most courses cost between $200 and $2,000. If you had a $1,000 course and had a goal of $50,000 per year, you would need to get 50 customers to purchase your course. Of course, you need to provide $1,000 worth of value.
As you can tell, you can make $100 a day to $1000 a day with courses, depending on your niche and the value your course provides.
32. Promote as an Affiliate
Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways of making money online.
Affiliate marketing works similarly to the way companies give you a referral link and give you money when you refer a customer to them.
As an affiliate, you get an affiliate link to a product or service you’ve used, or you think could help people. You put the link on your social media posts (check terms of service first) and blog posts and make money when someone purchases after clicking on your link.
The best part is what you earn from affiliate programs is completely passive income. The merchant you refer to handles all the order fulfillment and customer service.
The most popular affiliate program is Amazon Associates. You can pick any product on the Amazon site and get a specialized affiliate link for it. Amazon will pay you a referral fee for every customer who clicks through your link and orders something. And when the customer adds more items to their cart, you get a referral commission for those items as well.
Affiliate marketing takes a little time to get going, but it can be very lucrative once you get the hang of it. Many “Super Affiliates” belong to dozens of affiliate programs, and some earn thousands of dollars every day.
For more affiliate options, see the next section.
33. Become a Niche Blogger
Niche bloggers create websites around one subject and promote affiliate offers and their own courses for income. They may also allow third-party advertisers to put banner ads on their sites for money.
Most sites are free to use (like this one) and pay their bills with affiliate offers. Just don’t be spammy and make sure you only promote offers you have used and can vouch for or offers you genuinely feel could help people.
Niche sites can be on just about any subject with a following. For example, you can create a niche site about kitchen knives and link to your favorite products on Amazon. I’ve heard of someone making a full-time living with a Girl Scout blog and a retired teacher now making a killing creating syllabuses and educational resources for parents who home-school their children.
I’ve done niche blogging for a long time, and I can tell you firsthand it works. My most successful venture was a concert ticket site referring customers to a place they could buy cheap concert tickets.
Is blogging hard? Not at all. In fact, it’s very easy. You just have to follow a few steps to set it up. Once your blog is running, creating a blog post is about as hard as writing an email. Easy-peasy grilled cheesy.
If you want a little help, I created a simple step-by-step guide to help you start your own blog for passive income in about 20 minutes.
34. Sell on Etsy
Are you a creative person? Are you good with arts and crafts? You might make $100 a day or more on Etsy selling your products, such as jewelry, baby toys, custom woodwork, clothing, and handmade soaps, you name it.
Selling on Etsy is a long play. You may not make a lot of money initially, but stick with it, and you can eventually make a full-time living
35. Start a YouTube Channel
If you like creating videos, you can make money on YouTube. The site already has over one million creators in its YouTube Partner Program.
Once you get 10,000 views, you can monetize your channel. You will then receive approximately $2-$4 for every 1,000 views. You can see how those numbers can add up quickly, especially if your channel becomes popular.
For most people, the real money isn’t in the views. It comes from using YouTube to facilitate sales outside of the platform, such as:
- Directing YouTube traffic to your site or blog.
- Making videos with contextual affiliate links. For example, you could show how to fix a broken faucet and then include an Amazon link to the tool you used to do the job.
- Use YouTube to promote your own products. You might create videos on a popular subject and, in the end, tell viewers to check out your related product or service.
Making videos is fun. You might even become a well-known YouTube personality. Either way, making $100 a day on YouTube is very achievable.
36. Manage Social Media for Others
A strong social media presence is crucial for businesses today. But many businesses are busy focusing on core tasks and don’t have the time to manage their social media accounts.
Just as many business owners find managing all their social media accounts overwhelming. Many would rather turn to social media managers to take the load off their hands. If you are adept at growing a following, and you have the numbers to prove it, you can fill in your schedule rather quickly with clients who need you.
You must be good at creating posts, graphics, and infographics. You’ll also need to manage ads, reply to followers, and understand social media strategy to grow a channel and build brand exposure.
To start, you should have a large following of your own to show potential clients as proof of your success. You should also build a portfolio of businesses you’ve helped.
If you’re new, start with your own social media channels and offer businesses a month of free management to prove your worth. It only takes a few businesses to work with you, and you’ll be off and running.
Pay varies according to your experience and skill level. But with a pay range of $15 to $120+ per hour, you should be able to make $100 a day relatively easily.
37. Do Freelance Writing
This is my favorite way to make $100 a day or more, and I still write to this day.
The best way I’ve found to land well-paying gigs is on LinkedIn. Optimize your profile for a freelance writer, create posts for your latest articles (or post some on LI) and apply for freelance writer jobs. Once the ball gets rolling, don’t be surprised to find legitimate offers in your messages.
Earnings can be minimal when you’re just starting out. Beware of “content farms,” which pay in the neighborhood of two cents per word. They’re a waste of time. The only way to earn a decent income with a content farm is to churn out articles as fast as you can. However, the quality of your work will suffer, which won’t help you land writing opportunities with reputable publishers who pay more.
If you’re just starting out, freelance job boards like Problogger.com and platforms like Upwork and Freelancer are great places to find work. Although the pay is higher than you’ll find with content farms, it’s still on the low side. Understand this is just a temporary stage as you hone your craft.
With some writing samples under your belt, you can reach out to publishers you want to work for. All you need is one smart editor to appreciate your work and want to work with you on a regular basis. You’ll get better assignments, and your earnings could rise significantly. Depending on your niche, the publication and the outlet’s pay structure, it’s possible to earn upwards of $400 to $600 per article or $1 per word or more.
38. Become a Virtual Assistant for $100 a Day or More
This is another way to make money doing something many businesses are looking to outsource. It’s a win/win for everyone.
Virtual assistants (VAs) can perform any number of tasks, such as:
- Composing newsletters
- Responding to customers/clients
- Posting to social media
- Proofread content
- Perform research
- Manage projects and launches
- Make travel arrangement
Your client could ask you to do one or all of these tasks or something different altogether. Many experienced VAs recommend specializing in one area which you really enjoy.
If virtual assisting interests you, I recommend Kayla Sloan’s course $10kVA to learn how to earn a consistent $10,000 per month as a virtual assistant.
39. Become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant
Level up your earnings as a virtual assistant by specializing in a specific niche, such as a Pinterest VA.
Many entrepreneurs are driving thousands of visitors to their websites by promoting their content on Pinterest. Many of these people would rather spend their time growing their business than marketing it on Pinterest. That’s where you come in.
If you can set up accounts, create pins, optimize images, perform keyword research and create a pinning schedule, you may be able to command up to $50 an hour and more. Incidentally, you can also earn substantial income by helping businesses grow on Shopify, Etsy, eBay and countless other e-commerce outlets. If you’ve got the skills, you can earn a significant income. If not, consider taking inexpensive SkillShare or Udemy classes to learn valuable skills that will net higher fees for your services.
40. Buy and Sell Online (Arbitrage)
You’ve heard of house flipping. Arbitrage is basically product flipping. You find a product at a store or online for one price and then sell it for a higher price.
Mark Cuban has stated this is a great way for beginning entrepreneurs to learn business principles, including how to spot values and sell them at higher price points.
One clever way of doing arbitrage is buying something on Amazon and selling it for a higher price on eBay. You’d be surprised at the number of items on Amazon which fetch higher prices on eBay.
You can do the Amazon-to-eBay trade without even leaving your home. Once you receive an order from eBay, you can buy the products on Amazon and deliver them directly to the eBay buyer.
Some people find deals at Walmart or other retailers. Before they buy an item, they will search eBay and Amazon to see if an item is selling for more on those platforms.
Arbitrage is attractive to many because you can earn money from day one. While the money you make initially will likely be small, you can make $100 a day in short order as you build your skills.
41. Teach English Online
You do not need to speak another language to teach English to students in other countries. Many parents and schools prefer a total language immersion experience.
You are required to speak English very well. Some companies prefer you to have a degree, although it is not always required.
Two popular companies often looking for English tutors are QKids and VIPKid.
According to VIPKid, the average earnings for online English tutors is $14-$22 per hour.
FAQ About Making $100 a Day
How can I make $100 a day passively?
You can make $100 a day passively by putting in effort or investment up front to create an ad revenue stream that delivers ongoing passive income.
Eight of our favorite ways to earn income passively are:
- Rental income
- Stock dividends
- Create a blog
- Selling info products
- Create an app or software
- Start a membership site
- Launch your YouTube channel
How can I make $100 a day from home?
You can make $100 a day from your home working an online job or business. For example, you can find work-from-home jobs at Apple and find other legitimate job opportunities at Amazon and Google.
But, if you can create a $100-a-day income on your own as well. Here are some of our favorite ways to make money from home:
- Start an income-producing blog
- Freelance your favorite skills on Fiverr
- Become an affiliate marketer
- Earn $14 to $22/hour teaching English to Chinese students through VIPKid
- Become a virtual assistant
- Launch an ecommerce store and dropship manufacturers’ products
How hard is it to make $100 a day?
It’s not hard to make $100 a day, but it does require three things:
- A solid idea: Pull from any of the 40+ ideas above to get started.
- A plan to execute that idea: A goal without a plan to achieve it is just a dream. Your idea may only require a few steps before you’re making $100 a day. Other ideas, like starting a blog, are more involved, and you may need to follow a tutorial.
- Effort: To make $100 a day a reality, you’ll need to take action and execute your plan. Taking small steps every day can lead to extraordinary results.
How to Make $100 a Day: The Bottom Line
Making $100 a day is the perfect goal. It’s easily attainable, and once you know how to make $100 a day, you can often make $1,000 a day by scaling up.
As you can see, there are so many ways to make $100 a day. These side hustles, which often create passive income, can start as something you do in your spare time before growing to become your main source of income. Make your plan and start making legitimate money today.
Did I miss anything? If you know of other money-making ventures which can earn $100 a day, please leave a comment and let me know so I can add them to the list, and everyone will benefit.
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