All of the ideas below can help you get a fast $100 or even more. They are listed in order of ease and speed at which you can get the cash that you need.
- Get An Online Loan
A loan might not be your ideal solution to getting cash right now but it sure is the fastest way to do so. One short online quote can get you approved for a cash loan.
- Take Online Surveys
Yes, you can make a good income from online surveys and it is easier than you think. Companies need your opinions and they are willing to pay you for them. Why? Because they sell this information to larger companies that use it to adjust their marketing. Don’t worry, you will stay all nice and confidential. Check out a few o the survey places below. Start with the ones that pay you a signup bonus like Swagbucks.
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- Open A Checking Account
Some banks are so eager to get your business that they will offer you a signup bonus just for opening an account. Some of these can be as much as $200. Offers change all the time, so check out all of the big banks and see what cash offers they are offering now. Go to Chase, Bank of America, Capital One, Wells Fargo, etc.
Some of the banks might have specific requirements that you need to meet in order to get the cash bonus. These could be a minimum opening balance, making a specific number of transactions or there could be a waiting period before you get your money. So, this could be a great way to get cash now or maybe cash later.
- Sell Old Cell Phones
Look in your junk drawer and see if you have any old cell phones. Chances are that you do and you are just sitting on money, as well as a depreciating asset. The longet you hold onto these things, the less they are worth. Sell your phone to Gazelle and get money right now.
- Visit A Pawn Shop
Pawn shops are always looking for stuff to buy and resell. Of course, they are looking to give you next to nothing for your property so you will need your negotiating skills. You might be better off selling your items yourself on an online auction website but if you need money now, a pawn shop will get it to you.
- Get Sign On Bonuses
Check out Swagbucks and get a $5 sign on bonus. All you have to do is enter your email address and claim your money. While you are there, why not complete a few surveys and make even more money.
- Sell Scrap Metal
Almost every town has a scrap metal dealer who wants to buy old metal from you. Collect cans and look for other metal just lying around. Many people, for example, throw perfectly good metal away at the curb. All that you need to do is collect it and resell it. Just be courteous, don’t make a mess and make sure it is trash you are picking up.
- Old Musical Instruments
Got an old guitar around? Sell it to a music store or even sell it yourself on an online auction website like eBay. If you really know your stuff, you can even buy and sell. Buy it cheap from Craigslist and resell it for a profit on eBay.
- Work Overtime
Ask your boss if you can work some overtime. Pick up extra shifts, offer to cover people, etc. This wont help you if you need cash now but it will get you extra cash on your next payday.
One trick is to tell your boss that if they ever need someone to pick up a shift to give you a call. Become the reliable go to person, always willing to cover the shift of someone who gets sick or no shows.
- Drive For Uber
Sign up for Uber and work in your spare time. All that you need is a decent vehicle and to live in an average sized city. If you need $100 for example, it might take you as little as 3 or 4 hours to reach your target.
The best part about these ride services is that you can clock yourself in and out as you see fit. Drive for a few hours before your regular job for example or for a few hours after your job. Bored, clock yourself in and make some money while killing some time.
- Babysit For Friends & Family
As a parent of small children, I can tell you that I am always looking for somebody reliable to watch my children. Parents need a break and there are just some things that they can’t do with their kids. This is where you come in and you can make $10, $15 or even $20 an hour doing it.
- Get A Temporary Or Seasonal Job
If it is the holiday season, just about every retailer is looking for par time seasonal work. Get a temporary job and earn the money that you need right now. Also take a look at those people who hold signs on street corners. Companies going out of business use them and so do apartment complexes. Most of them pay cash at the end of the day.
- Make Money With Photos
Got a gift for photography? Start taking some pictures and upload them to stock photo websites. You will start earning a passive income when people use your pictures for commercial use on the internet and in print. It would also be pretty cool to see your picture in that new ad that comes out.
- Walk Dogs
Earn money walking dogs and pet sitting. It takes no experience, just a love of animals. Check out websites like Rover that will match you to needy pet owners Rover takes a portion of your fee as payment but will allow you to reach people that you never could have before.
- Cut Some Lawns
Ask around and see if anyone needs help with their lawn. You can also advertise your services on Craigslist or other local websites. 3 or 4 lawns could easily net you $100 or more and you can get some good sun and exercise in the meantime.
- Clear Driveways In Winter
A snow shovel and some muscle power can get you money now. Coupled with a little door to door salesmanship, you could make a good money during the snowy months. Nobody likes slipping all over the place and nobody likes doing their own snow clearing. This is where you can step in, make people happy and make some money.
- Clean Houses
Not the easiest way to make money but it is certainly an in demand one. Check out websites that let you list your services and/or bid on jobs. Thumbtack comes to mind. They make their money when you submit a bid so be competitive with your prices so that you actually land these jobs.
- Clean Neighborhood Gutters
Just like with snow covered driveways, this is work that must be done but that people do not want to do. All that you need is a good ladder and the ability to put your hands in filth, well wrotten leaves at least.
- Sell Your Unique Online Services
Got a knack for writing, proofreading or making digital art? Sell your services on websites like Fiverr. Don’t let the name fool you, people sell their services for more than five dollars all of the time. Some gigs can even get you $100 or more.
- Check Out Mechanical Turk
This is a service that is similar to Fiverr but they pay a bit less. Mainly, mechanical turk is a website where you can accept work doing very tedious things online. It is a part of Amazon, so it is legit but it will probably not pay much more than minimum wage, if that.
- Rent A Room
If you have an extra room in your house, rent it out for a nice additional income. It is pretty easy to get $500 a month for a furnished, all bills paid room in a good neighborhood. You might even get more if you live in a high rent area.
- Have A Garage Sale
Check with your city to see if you need a permit first but this is a great way to make a few hundred dollars and if you need money now, you get immediate gratification with instant cash. Be sure to plan on putting out lots of signs and have your garage sale on a Saturday and/or Sunday. Saturday morning will get the most traffic.
- Rent Your Driveway
Some places in the country are very hard to park a vehicle. If you have the good fortune to have a driveway in one of these areas, you could rent it out and make extra money. Get upwards of $100 a month renting out your driveway to other drivers.
- Write Articles Online
Website owners are always looking for fresh content and if English is your native language, you can make a good living writing them. To be successful in a field like this, you should be able to easily crank out articles in the 500 to 1000 word range on a variety of different subjects.
- Buy And Resell Products
Do you have a niche that you are familiar with like video games or collectibles. If so, consider buying and reselling. You can buy items cheap at thrift shops, pawn shops and even on Craigslist. You then re-list them on eBay and get tip dollar. You can make great money now and even discover a new career. The sky is the limit, depending on the value of your niche.
- Save Money On Food
I am not talking about dieting but who knows that might appeal to you. Save money on food by eating cheap. Trade in fast food for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or ramen noodles. Easily save $100 a week or more depending on your eating habits. You might even find that you feel healthier by not eating so much greasy chain food.
- Cut The Cord
Cable and satellite TV can cost well over $100 a month while subscription services like Hulu or Netflix cost under $10. Save a fortune by cutting the cord and still get your entertainment in. As an added bonus, you can watch these services on your smart phone at work, on the bus, etc.
- Sell Your Gold & Silver
You might have a fortune in your drawer or jewelry box. Sell that outdated jewelry and the cold hard cash that you need. It is quick and easy, but shop around. You might find that you are offered vastly different amounts at different Gold stores.
- Return Gifts
Got a birthday present that you never used? Take it back to the store. Even if you do not have the receipt you might be able to get cash back, exchange the product for something that you need or get a store credit. Places like Wal-Mart and Home Depot are particularly return friendly as long as you do not abuse the process.
- Drive For Lyft
Similar to Uber, this company lets you make money whenever you want. The advantage that is has over Uber is the ability to accept tips. A nice plus which gives you an incentive to add extra niceties to your vehicle like entertainment and phone chargers. The great thing about these types of jobs is that you can do it whenever you want. To be successful, you should have a decent vehicle and a reasonable familiarity of the city.
- Sell Crafts On Etsy
Are you a gifted crafter. Cn you make fantastic invitations, custom purses, scarfs, etc? Sell them on Etsy for a profit. There is money in fine craftwork and if you can mass produce them, you can do very well. Perhaps enlist other crafters and offer them a cut of the profit. You keep the bulk of it of course.
- Have Truck Will Earn
You ever see those people at Ikea or Home Depot who are trying to pack ungodly amounts of oversized products into their compact cars. I once saw someone trying to fit a full size door in a kia hatchback. You can be their savior and earn some money in the process.
- Beg For Money
Probably a last resort for most but you might be surprised at how much you can actually make panhandling. With a good sing an a good corner, hundreds of dollars a day is not an unreasonable target. The main difficulty in this task is sucking up your pride but once you get past that, the sky is the limit. Just be careful, panhandlers are territorial and you might have to fight for a corner.
- Donate Plasma
Plasma is a much needed resource. It is used to make many lifesaving products and you can earn money from donating yours. Make $200 to $300 a month donating your plasma and feel all warm and fuzzy about it in the process.
- Make Your Own Coffee
Forgo the Starbucks and chain coffee store product for some home brew. Make your 25 cent a cup coffee make due for the $9 coffee drink that you normally get. It will give you the same kick but not cost you a fortune. Remember , a dollar saved is a dollar earned and skipping a dozen cups of store bought coffee can save you $100 easily, giving you the money that you need.
- Ask Friends Or Family
Sometimes, when you need money the best place to turn is your friends and family. They may be able to spot you a couple hundred dollars and get you through your financial emergency. If you do accept a loan of this sort, be respectful. Pay it back as soon as you can to maintain the relationship or friendship.
- Pawn Something
A pawnshop loan is not a cheap way to get money nut if you have property that you can put down as collateral it might be for you. You will get only a small fraction of the value of your property for the loan so plan a way to get the money to get your property back. If you default on one of these loans, the pawn shop will win in a big way.
- Medical Research
Willing to contribute to science for a profit? Maybe you can participate in a medical research project and make a few hundred dollars. This is particularly feasible if you have a medical condition but they need healthy bodies too.