Making an extra $100 day on the side sounds like a dream come true. What’s so amazing is that making extra cash on the side is totally possible, and some of these ways are actually so easy to do.
Even if you’re currently working full-time and only have an extra 10-15 hours per week to give towards making extra money with side hustles, it’s totally possible to make thousands extra per month from home on the side.
If you want to make $100 per day, you can definitely make this happen with hard work, extra time and creativity!
Regardless of your skillset or experience, whether you want an online business, are a creative looking to make extra money with your crafts, or just want quick and easy ways to make $100 per day doing various random tasks, we know you’ll find side hustle options that work for your situation and interests.
There are so many reasons why you’re wishing you had extra money:
You’re a SAHM and want to help pay for family extras
You’re a college student and are tired of eating ramen and don’t want student loans
You’re hoping to retire early and want to save a little extra
You can’t quite make ends meet and want a side hustle to fill the gaps
You CAN pay your bills, but don’t have enough for the fun things in life
You need flexible employment
You hate your day job and REALLY want to start your own business!
I’ve been a side hustling stay-at-home mom for over 10 years and KNOW it can be done because I’ve done it myself and still am. I personally think that everyone should have a side hustle, regardless of their financial situation or current stage of life.
Whereas Madi’s favorite side hustles have been creative periodic tasks that aren’t online like being a brand ambassador for La Croix or helping set-up a wedding as a one time event.
(Madi’s the one without the cute little shoes with Tangerines on them, they didn’t have the right size lol. She was SO bummed! 🍊🍊🍊)
We wanted to share 30 realistic side hustle ideas that can help you make an extra $100 each and every day part-time! Some of these can help you make an extra $3000 per month on their own and others will make you $3000 per month by doing multiple part-time side hustles.
Some of these will make you $100 in one day by completing one task or multiple really simple tasks, but we feel certain some of these ideas will work for YOUR unique life situation and money goals!
IF YOU’RE IN A HURRY and don’t have time to read the whole list, my FAVORITE way to make $100 per day that’s totally flexible and can be done around anyone’s schedule is by starting a blog!
How about a super fun, traveling side hustle representing top brands? Being a brand ambassador might be for you! Madi was a brand ambassador for La Croix Sparkling Water, not only did she get a high wage, they paid for her travel time, training and mileage.
Being a brand ambassador for a well known company should definitely make you $100 a day or more, even for a part-time day!
What’s fun about being a brand ambassador, is that whether you just want a one time task, want seasonal employment or even want to work every week, there’s brand ambassador opportunities out there.
Many brand ambassador jobs are on the weekend, so this is a fun way to supplement your 9-5 job.
How to find brand ambassador opportunities:
- Craigslist—if you live near a big city, there are tons of companies who simply advertise for new brand ambassadors.
- Contact brands you’re interested in working with directly, they might have upcoming brand ambassador positions included in their career section
- Check with national Brand Ambassador agencies like Air Fresh Marketing, ATN Event Staffing, or Attack Marketing.
- Reach out to people you know that work for large companies–having a personal connection always helps.
Get started with a FREE brand ambassador course by Kevin of Brand Ambassador World, who’s currently traveling around the US in an RV making $2K a week playing with dogs.
NOTE: If you come across a company that requires YOU to pay THEM to get training, it’s not a reputable company!
If you need money FAST, surveys are literally the easiest and fastest way to make money online. Even my teen son makes money and earns free gift cards with surveys, so it’s definitely an easy way to earn money.
Surveys are a fun and easy thing to do while watching Netflix, hanging out on campus or waiting for your kid’s sports practice to get done.
The key with surveys, is in order for you to actually make decent from them, you have to sign up for numerous survey companies. You aren’t going to get approved for even survey company and you won’t get approved for every survey opportunity.
You need to sign up for numerous survey companies because they won’t necessarily have surveys for you to complete every single day and you might not qualify for all survey options. Sometimes their targeting a certain age bracket, or gender, or income level, so signed up for many survey companies is key to actually making surveys a viable income option.
What I recommend is signing up with 5+ survey companies to start to compare which sites you like, they all run a little differently and have different type of survey opportunities.
Here’s 5 of our favorite and highly rated survey companies to get you started:
Swagbucks– You can get paid to do surveys, but you can also make money to watch videos, play games, and shop. ($10 free sign-up bonus)
Harris Poll Online– By signing up with Harris Poll, you help shape policy for government agencies, large corporations and non-profits.
Pinecone Research– They pay you $3 for survey, each takes 15-20 mins and you can cash out after making $3!
We’ve personally known three people (all females) who are part-time Uber drivers and all 3 have had a positive experience! Two of them are adults in there early 20’s-one drives part-time on weekends to supplement her weekly paycheck, and the other was a college student needing to earn a little extra cash in her spare time.
The other driver we know is a stay-at-home-mom who drives for Uber and she ONLY accepts passengers when she’s already out running family errands and ONLY during the weekday, which are usually business people or people needing to go to the airport. She does have kids in school, this isn’t a situation where she’s taking her children with her. No late light drunken crazies for this savvy mom lol.
As an Uber driver, keep in mind you get to pick which rides you accept and can be picky. The riders have a passenger rating based on experiences other drivers have had with them. If someone has anything other than a high rating or no rating at all, skip them! So if it’s a passenger with a 0 rating, you can skip them, if it’s a repeat Uber passenger with a low rating, skip that person too.
STARTING A BLOG
Blogging is definitely our favorite way to make money online, I literally started a blog as a “one year experiment” to see if it was actually a real thing, and was totally blown away that in just a little over a year working part-time it was already making over $5000/mo.
If you’ve been wondering how to make $100 a day (or more!), this is definitely our first choice.
I’m still in shock and my husband even apologized for doubting me this was a real thing lol. I’d even told him I was ready to go back to a career I didn’t like just because we needed the money, so to have blogging make a full-time income so quickly still hasn’t sunk in.
I get to pick the topics I write about, I can work whatever hours I want and I can even blog in my PJ’s! While this is my FAVORITE way to make money online, it isn’t a path you can make money from instantly. While I love the flexibility, you are actually starting a business and need to invest lots of time to turn it into a profitable business. The time and effort you put in up front then becomes semi passive income down the road for you, so you’re still making money down the road.
How did a part-time blogging experiment become a full-time job so quickly? Through PINTEREST! Starting a blog and writing posts Pinterest users are searching for is how I get readers to the blog.
I then get paid ad money by having Pinterest users clicking on my pins that lead to our website. The other way I make money is by recommending my favorite products in those blog posts, which is called an affiliate link. So if someone clicks on my affiliate link to site like Amazon, I get paid a % of whatever they buy.
Blogging always seemed hard to me until I realized blogging through Pinterest was a real thing. I taught my sister how to do this around her full-time job and my high school best friend who is a SAHM is starting her blog through Pinterest next month.
Within 4 months of working part-time I was making over $400/mo working on the blog and after 14 months, we earned over $5200+ for the month! The goal was only $3000/mo, so to exceed that with having small unknown blogs is insane.
The one thing you HAVE TO HAVE to start blogging is a high-quality host. There’s many blogging add-ons you can skip until you’re making more money, but starting with the #1 rated web host, Siteground, that only costs $3.95/mo, is a must.
Collecting $10 for Free Signing Up with eBates
Making extra money with phone apps is super easy and something you can do whether you’re hanging out watching a movie, in between classes or waiting for the kids to get done with school.
Some of these even give you free money or gift cards just for giving their free app a try! Our favorite free phone app we use regularly is eBates.
While eBates doesn’t make $100 day online by itself, it only takes 10 minutes to sign up, which leaves you with lots of extra time to sign up for other $10 freebies. Signing up for eBates is for sure the easiest way on how to make $10 a day online.
Last quarter we earned $170 and here’s how much we just earned from going through eBates for Christmas shopping.
eBates an online shopping cashback app that pays you a % back from your online purchases. This is something I use myself and am now in the habit of ALWAYS shop through eBates first, whether it be for a retail store or for booking a vacation. Ebates won’t make you $100 in one day unless you go on a crazy shopping spree or take a vacation and book everything through eBates, but it’s free money and little bits add up too.
Ebates even gives you $10 just to try their app.
There’s periodic bonus offers where you’ll even get up to 10% back, even from big national retail stores like Target or Walmart. If you get used to using it for online purchases, you’ll be amazed at how quickly the money adds up.
SELLING ON AMAZON
There’s a wealth of selling opportunity through Amazon! Whether you want to sell used books (the easiest way to get started!), sell your own products, sell products from wholesalers or learn how to buy items locally and resell them for a higher price online, there’s possibly something of interest with Amazon.
The Selling Family offers a FREE 7 Day Email Course: Everything You Need to Know to Start Selling on Amazon . They are EXTREMELY successful and are considered the “go to” resource for those interested in selling on Amazon as a beginner. I’ve taken this free course myself and found it super helpful! While I am focusing on growing my blog this year, I’d definitely like to start selling my own products on Amazon next year.
If you’re interested in the FREE Amazon selling course, here’s their link to get you started.
Fiverr is an awesome pay to get started with online freelance work, it’s an easy way to market yourself and get your name out there.
Whatever job related, hobby or a special skill you have (like being a good proofreader or knowing how to make a killer resume or even recording music), you can post for others to pay you for your skills.
Some of the categories include graphic design, writing, music, and lifestyle, video and programming. So if you’re a blogger that creates amazing Pinterest pins, or want to create logos or even wedding announcements, Fiverr is a great option for you to get started with an online business!
The premise is many people start by selling their skills and services for $5 a pop. As your business grows and you gain the trust of your buyers, you’re able to start selling services for a higher price. While $5 might not seem like much, people are MUCH MORE LIKELY to take the chance on a product that only costs the price of a latte! $100 people/month x $5 is still $500!
WRITE AN EBOOK
Yes! YOU can be a self-published writer! It’s honestly way easier than I ever envisioned.
What to write about?
If you have a hobby or special talent or a skillset you want to share with others, writing an eBook is a way to use your skills to help others. There are tons of ebooks selling on Amazon for $0.99 each, writing a book doesn’t have to be an in-depth novel, it can even be a 40-page guide on a topic you excel at.
I just published my very first eBook and made $200 in the first 2 weeks of launching. I created it in Word, I exported it as a pdf file, I sold it through SendOwl (the first month is free and $15/month after that) and I’ve been marketing it from my blog on Pinterest and through blogging Facebook groups. SendOwl is a popular platform for eBook writers since you get paid instantly through PayPal as soon as you sell a book, whereas other companies hold your money 30 days before making you a payment.
I definitely want to sell my eBook on Amazon too and will be getting that set-up soon!
What’s great about writing an ebook is that once it’s written and set up, it becomes passive income for you.
If you want a step-by-step on how to write an eBook, Lena Gott has an amazing resource called Ebook Creation Guide. I haven’t taken this course, but I have numerous others of hers.
PSST! (Here’s our ebook if you missed it above! 😉
I have a very talented freelance writing friend who makes over $8K per month as a writer. She’s expanded her business and now helps women become freelance writers in their spare time. Not only is Abbi smart and talented, she’s hilarious too.
If you’ve ever thought about freelance writing and pitching to magazines and other publications, I definitely recommend you joining her email list.
Abbi has a FREE 5-day course on freelance writing, I’ve taken it and she’s amazing.
Joining online or in person focus groups is another one I thought would be super fun! There’s tons of focus group companies out there, but here’s 3 of the most popular. These aren’t regular side hustles, but when you do get selected, some pay as much as $150 per hour of your time.
The focus group company takes a small percentage of your pay in exchange for providing you an easy way to find focus group options.
One negative to mention about focus groups, you do need to submit an application comparable to a job application for each one you apply for and you might not get selected (just like an in-person job too). They do however, pay a lot if you get selected to participate. In-person focus groups are also known to pay better than the online options.
Here’s 3 of the most popular:
I love selling on eBay and was a Power Seller working part-time for many years. I still sell for fun on eBay and it’s a great way to make extra money fast! Basically, anything you can think of can be sold on eBay. I started making over $1,000 per month within 6 months and over $2,000/month part-time within 1 year.
I’ve sold everything from kid’s clothes, children’s toys, my stuff, old craft supplies, things for friends, antique books, plus even a full scuba set and antique crystal chandelier I found at garage sales.
If you have kids, selling on eBay is a fun way to get them involved in your business from home too. Now that my son is a teenager, he’s attracted listing his OWN items on eBay when he needs extra cash. Pretty cool!
If you REALLY need money fast, set your item up as a Buy Now option and set it at a good price for a quick sale. eBay is so easy to use, all you need is the eBay app and a PayPal account. You can literally just take a photo from your phone, fill out the item details and that’s it! If you don’t have a rating on eBay, buyers will probably be more hesitant to buy from you. I’d suggest adding a personalized bio at the top of your auction to make the potential buyers feel more at ease, or maybe even a public social media account so they know you’re real.
The sky’s the limit reselling items on platforms like eBay or Amazon! I was regularly making $2,000/month through eBay part-time but had to stop because of family reasons. I even wrote a post for mom’s who want to start selling children’s items on eBay for profit. This is still TOTALLY doable and realistic. I started with toys and expanded to other niches over time, but just reselling the children’s items made me about $1,000 each month.
Related Post: How I Made $1,000/mo Flipping Toys on eBay 10 hrs/week
SELL YOUR CRAFTINESS ON ETSY
If you’re a crafty person, Etsy might be the perfect platform for you to make a little extra on the side! Whether you knit, paint, create printables, signs or can design invitations, Etsy is an awesome place to start if you have a fun hobby that you wouldn’t mind making money from too.
Etsy has a FREE beginners guide on Getting Started With Selling on Etsy.
Airbnb would be a great option if you have an extra bedroom, or you want to make extra money when you yourself leave on vacation, you have a mother-in-law sweet or maybe even an RV in your backyard. Whether you’re wanting extra money to help pay off your mortgage or want to earn money to help you retire early, being an Airbnb host is something to check into.
To get more info about being an Airbnb host, click here.
The Easy Shift App lets you complete a task for a big well-known retailer needing a quick (5-20 min) “mystery shopper” task done. Most of the tasks are taking photos of how the store has certain items displayed, you fill out a short questionnaire and once completed, the money gets deposited into your PayPal or Venmo account on average within 48 hours.
- Some of the retailers I’ve seen listed include Kroger brand stores, Wal-Mart, Costco, Albertson’s and Walgreen.
- The task rates paid between $5-$14/task depending on what was involved. Wal-Mart needed photos of their beer aisle displays and Walgreen needed photos of their store brand health products.
- If you live in a large city, there are many shifts available! If you live in a small community, they won’t come up often (or at all depending on where you live.)
BANQUET & EVENT SERVER
You probably thought this list only included online side hustles, didn’t you? This side hustle is so amazing, not only with the pay but also the perks, I just HAD to share it with you!
Madi’s been a banquet server at a couple different places over the past couple years, and OH MY! Do they ever get the perks! Not only are these high paying jobs for the food service industry, she makes on average an extra $10+/hr in tips PLUS they give her free food! If that wasn’t all, one job was a worldwide hotel, so she even got 70% off hotel discounts too.
The awesome thing about being a banquet server, is it’s the perfect part-time or seasonal side hustle. It’s super flexible and she’s worked with many people who even did this once per week or seasonally.
To get started as a banquet server, start calling around to hotels, upscale restaurants, a country club in your area or any place that hosts events or business conferences.
SELL YOUR USED CLOTHES
I admit I don’t sell things at consignment shops as much as I should (it’s the eBay seller in me that still does things online :). Most consignment shops go through your bags of clothes, pick out which ones work for their clientele, and when the item sells, you get 50-60% back from the purchase.
We have multiple consignment shops in town and one of my friend’s favorites pays in cash on the spot when you drop off your goods. Her son took in a of bag of used clothes and walked out with $70!
If you’d prefer to sell your clothes online from home so you get 100% of the profit, here’s your best options:
Ebay– This is a great place to sell brand name clothes
Poshmark– An online website where you can buy and sell gently used clothing, basically like an eBay, but just for clothes!
Here’s 15 Additional Ways to Help You Make an extra $100/day!
16) Teach English online through VIP Kids
17) Becoming a social influencer
18) Creating courses
19) Drive for Uber Eats
20) Online bookkeeping
21) Becoming a Virtual Assistant
22) Mystery shopping
23) Collect $5 for using Ibotta
24) Walking Dogs
25) House Sitting
26) Making $50 downloading the Nielsen app
27) Working with Instant Cart – Get paid to grocery shop for people
28) Contacting your local employment agency for same day gigs
29) Go to a senior park and get permission to post flyers for yard work or an elderly errand service
30) Sell your photos online
Be sure to download our ultimate list of 101 side hustle ideas for even MORE ideas you can make an extra $100/day from home!
We hope you found some side hustles on this list so that you can start making $100 each and every day or $3000/mo!
Whether you’re looking for flexible side hustles, online side hustles, or you’re a mom looking to make extra money from home, there are lots of options for you!
We’d love to get feedback on which ideas become YOUR favorite ways to make money from home!