If you are wondering how to make an extra $100 every day, I am willing to bet that your first thought was selling gear on eBay. The other ways to earn that spring to mind are cleaning peoples houses, becoming an Avon seller, or perhaps starting a blog.
But, there must be other ways that are not so obvious.
In this post, I have had a lot of fun finding all the possible ways that you can earn up to $100 per day or even £100 per day. You will be amazed at what I found!
Some of these are a bit of fun and might get you on the way to $100 a day, but at least a few have the potential to make you more than that if you put in more time.
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How to make an extra $100 by becoming a virtual assistant
A virtual assistant or VA is someone who can provide any kind of clerical service to a business.
VA’s are popular amongst entrepreneurs who need to offload parts of the administrative side of their business. They don’t have to employ someone formally along with all the complications it entails.
You need to decide on what you will offer. For example, if you are skilled in running a particular type of social media account, you could market yourself for that.
You could throw the net a bit wider too and offer a range of services. Perhaps your best skill is the ability to organise?
To get you started you consider using a freelance site. Usually, the pay isn’t as good, but it will get you the initial experience and contacts.
If you do a lot of walking or you intend to get more active, this app could be for you! What could be more ideal than combining fitness with earning cash? It’s a great incentive to get walking.
I already walk about 10,000 steps a day with my dog, so having this app installed on my phone was pretty much a no-brainer.
Sweatcoin is an app you install on your phone. After setting up the app, it will start tracking your steps.
How Sweatcoin works
For every 1,000 steps, can earn 1 Sweatcoin. You can then trade your Sweatcoins for cash or items from the marketplace. Only steps taken outside will count.
How much can you earn with Sweatcoin?
When you have the app installed you will see a marketplace tab of all the offers. For example, today I could use 3.99 Sweatcoins to buy 40 days of My Spa Pass membership. That would take me about 4,000 steps to earn.
There is a limit on how many Sweatcoins you can earn on the basic plan of 5 per day.
As you get more active you can use your Sweatcoin to upgrade your account, you don’t need any actual money to subscribe, but it can allow you to make more Sweatcoin per day.
Start a blog
Do you love writing? Is there a subject you are passionate about?
I’m bound to mention this of course! Blogging has been my most favourite way to earn money. It can take time to get your blog started, but it has the potential to make you a lot of money.
Here is a fantastic post which tells you exactly how to get your blog started.
Teach English online
If you have teaching experience or want to get into teaching this one could be a good one for you.
There are a few approaches you can take to enter the industry. You could find your students independently, or a good way to get started is by teaching online.
Let’s have a look at a couple of options
- EF Education First. You will teach adults or kids. You have to live in the UK or US to sign up and have a bachelor’s degree in any field and a TEFL certificate (Teaching English as a foreign language).
- VIPkid. You will teach English to Chinese children aged 5 to 12. You don’t need to speak Chinese to teach. To qualify, you need a bachelor’s degree, be eligible to work in the US or Canada, and have one year of teaching experience.
Sell your unwanted clothes
Do you have a stash of clothes that you never wear? Yes, I have a couple of dresses that I bought in a sale and have never actually worn.
Why not sell them. Your cast-offs could be someone else’s unique find.
Here are some places to sell them:
Make a Youtube channel
It is super-easy to set up your own Youtube channel now.
Once you get to 1,000 subscribers on Youtube and a minimum of 4,000 watch hours in the last twelve months, you can apply to monetise your videos and start bringing in the money.
Get paid to search
I was amazed to find this! How would have thought you could earn money just for searching?
Switch you Google search for Swagbucks, and you can get money just for searching the web.
Sell your photos
Do you have a flair for photography? How about selling those gorgeous photos you’ve been taking lately, or perhaps learn how to shoot great ones. You can take great pictures on your smartphone nowadays, but you will probably want to treat yourself to a great DLSR camera for professional results.
When you have your photos, here are some sites to sell them on:
Why not follow SparklingPenny on Pinterest for lots more tips?
How to make an extra $100 by becoming a proofreader
I’m a bit fussy about spelling and grammar, are you too? The great thing about proofreading is that you can do it anywhere in the world.
The amazing thing I found about proofreading is that you can actually make quite a lot of money from it.
For a nonfiction novel that’s anywhere from 15,000 – 35,000 words, a proofreader can earn between $100 – $500 for that project. Yes, that’s a bit of a range, but it gives you some idea as to what to expect for that particular type of project.Proofread Anywhere
The amazing thing about proofreading is that it can be done from anywhere, so it’s perfect for making money at home or while travelling.
Rent out your spare room
Do you have an extra room in your house? Maybe your kids have left home or gone to uni, and you have a bedroom vacant. Why not rent that room out. It is so easy to do now with Airbnb.
Create an online course
Online courses are massive right now. People are making big bucks, and I want you to get in on the act too!
Do you have a skill that would make an excellent course? You might well be thinking that you have nothing of value to teach anyone. But I think you are very probably wrong. Remember that what is obvious to you is very likely news for someone else.
People make courses about all sorts of topics now, from crocheting to guitar playing, to blogging and much much more.
And the great thing is that you don’t need technical skills to be able to set up a course, there are several online platforms for course creation you can use:
Be a freelance writer
If you love writing, you can make a good living from freelance writing.
The trickiest part is to get your first gigs, but after that, you should develop a reputation and your client base will grow.
Here are a few sites where you can register for freelance jobs:
Become a driver
If you have a decent car and some time to spare, this could be the perfect job to do as a side-hustle, or you could do it as a full-time job.
Deliver for Amazon
You can make £12-£15 per hour delivering parcels in your spare time with Amazon Flex. All you need is a vehicle and a phone. You can do this whenever you have some free time. It is totally flexible and you can pick up parcels at the delivery stations local to your area.
Get paid to play games
Do you love gaming? My two boys (three counting my husband) certainly do!
Once you download the app and start playing, you can earn credits that you can trade for Visa gift cards, Amazon gift cards and more. If you provide feedback to the developers, you can make even more.
Put an advert on your car
If you do a lot of driving your car could be the perfect ad space? Why not adorn it with an advert and pay for its upkeep?
With Wrapify you can get paid to have your car wrapped with an ad. To be eligible, you need:
- A clean driving license
- Are fairly newish car
- Be 21 years or older
Install the Wrapify app on your phone to get started.
Get paid to watch videos
How to make an extra $100 by becoming a respondent
I’ve taken surveys in the past from people who grab you on the street. I even got lured into a church hall once to taste things, I can’t remember what. But no one has ever paid me for this.
Respondent IO is a top-end survey company, where you can sign up to participate in surveys and focus groups.
When you sign up, you will need to provide information about yourself and choose some industries.
Respondent.io then matches you up with research projects. These can be one-one or remote projects. The projects offered to me ranged from payments of $150 – $50 per hour.
When you see a project that you think you would be a match for, you will then answer some further screening questions, to see if you are a match.
You may or may not be picked for a selected project, but this is precisely why respondent.io pays so much more than other survey companies. They want only quality applicants that are a good fit for the survey in question.
Why not try out respondent.io for yourself?. It’s free to join and takes minutes to set up.