Earning Quick Cash – Ways to Earn $100 in a Day Legally Without Investment

I often write about ways to become rich, be it the most fundamental How to be rich question, or getting rich by saving 1 hour of wage for many years, or even by training your mind to feel rich mentally. This article is about making physical money to get richer, this is about making quick money in a day, to be precise, making $100 legally without an investment.


How to make money fast legally

I tossed the idea in our blogger forum and got some awesome responses. You’ll be amazed to know the ways you can make quick cash in a day without robbing a bank. Here’ s the compilation.

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Quickest way to arrange money right now

People are searching for ways to get more than $100 per day quickly.  For emergency, for starting a business or for paying off high interest credit card debt. Whatever the reason may be.

The best way is asking from friends and family.

If you can’t do that, then go for a personal loan. A personal loan is way cheaper than borrowing money from your credit card account. As compared to 20+% interest on credit cards, you can get a loan for under 10% if you have good credit. You pay higher interest with not-so-good credit.

Many of our readers got authorized for up to $35,000 cash from PersonalLoans.com instantly. Perfect for starting a business, getting married, consolidating credit card debts, paying medical bills, etc.

In case you’re looking to make quick $100 without a loan, read on. There are some fantastic methods listed down below.

Presenting the ideas of making quick cash of $100 in a day legally from fellow personal finance bloggers, followed by the blog they write for.

Various ways to make quick money

  • Pet sitting 4-5 dogs at a time (I made $20-$25 a night per dog when I did it depending on size and they provided their own food).
  • Babysitting two kids for 7-10 hours can earn you $100
  • Picking up dog poop for 10-20 different families depending on your rate.
  • Sell your unwanted stuff on Craigslist.
  • Conduct a yard sale and sale stuff there.
  • Use your blog, if you have, to sell 10-20 products as an affiliate.
  • A couple of college friends made $100 or more a night for being designated drivers pretty much – they carted inebriated college kids from bars/clubs to their rooms for $5-$10 per person depending on the distance.  Just 3-4 car loads and they were golden.

From Budgeting in the fun stuff

Method 1 – One method is to spend a full day building a small blog with several well written informative posts in a fairly profitable niche, and doing some marketing. Submit it to some of the bigger blog directories, and submit some of the posts to article directories so that some “automatic” link building can be done over time.

Submit all posts to relevant blog carnivals. Also socially bookmark every post on as many places as you have time to do so. Place some Adsense on it and maybe a few affiliate products. Then leave it. It might take a few months to get your $100, but it will still be as a result of one days work. If this works well for you then there is nothing to stop you from keep creating one of these every day.

Method 2 – If you can play a musical instrument, then try busking. I hear that you can easily make $100 in a day if you find a decent spot.

From Affiliate Tips


  • Sale your online property (blog/site) on flippa or on a few other sites that have online bidding process to maximize your website’s sale value.
  • Fiverr – I did an article on making money $5 at a time with Fiverr… $100 is doable with 20 gigs a day.
  • Aluminum. Collecting aluminum and selling it to the recycling outlets rather than just letting the city recycling truck take it. We made $107.00 in one day taking all of the aluminum cans we’d collected and saved up.
  • I just pulled in $500 the other day by signing up for an American Express card for my wife, and a Chase Ink card for my business. I’m planning a trip and we are paying for it all by using sign up offers. There are also no annual fees on these cards. So I recommend taking advantage of a few sign up offers and you’ll easily make $100 (if you qualify).
  • Another thing I’ve done is gathered some things I never use around the house and sold them on Craigslist. I’ve done this a few times. I use an easy app to take a picture and post, which minimizes my time, and I can easily find $100 worth of stuff around the house. I’m sure others can too.
  • Lastly, you can check the ‘et cetera’ section on Craigslist. Just random jobs people need done. a lot of times you can find jobs that might be easy for you and hard for someone else.

From Moola Mind


  • I just signed up for an AMEX prepaid card and got $25 free for loading $200. Sign up for 4 of them!

From IHeartBudgets


  • My cousin is a voice over artist and she pulls in $100 in a day without investment . She uses her voice .. well that is no investment . Of course her investment has been to pitch her skills to potential companies and that is has resulted in this.

From Stock market for beginners 


  • Look for bonus sign up on checking account or investment account. I think ING is having a $50 sign up bonus right now. Banner bank also had a $50 sign up bonus. Boom, there’s $100 for ya.

From Retire By 40


  • I made a few hundred bucks delivering flowers during Valentine’s day and Mother’s Day this year.

From See Debt Run


  • Those blessed with long, luscious locks could sell their hair for a couple hundred dollars.
  • Clinical trials – Become a guinea pig and take part in a clinical study for a day. These will usually offer a couple hundred dollars for (temporarily) donating your body to science.
  • Focus groups – Some may offer a hundred dollars for an hour or two of your opinion on their products.
  • Go dumpster diving and collect thousands of empty bottles.
  • Rummage through pocket change for rare numismatic coins; key dates/old silver coins/error coins, then flip them quick at a coin shop. Borrow a metal detector and comb the beach for some treasure. Maybe unearth some ancient or medieval coins in the process!

From Broke Ass Mommy


  • You can easily make $100/day doing a little bit of handyman repair work – installing fixtures, fixing doorknobs, painting etc. Mowing lawns, or shoveling snow is easy too.
  • If you’ve got a trailer or a big truck, you can haul people’s junk to the dump – charging by the load.

From Freedom 48


  • Sell on eBay –  Last week I challenged myself to put 250$ of stuff on Ebay to help defray the cost of a new computer. It only took me two hours and I’ll never miss the espresso machine, Montblanc pen, old blackberry and digital watch that I put up. Constantly amazes me the amount of crap we accumulate and never use.

From Planting Our Pennies


  • Hit up a subdivision to paint house numbers on the curb in front of the house. I’m not sure how feasible it is for you but, a gentleman got $15 from me for maybe 10 minutes’ work.  It only takes seven jobs like that to crack $100.  Sure-fire is relative anyway.

From Mighty Bargain Hunter 


  • My idea would be to flip garage sale items. You can find some great deals on stuff you know is worth more then sell it for a marked up price on Craigslist or eBay.

From Money Life and More


Here’s are a couple I thought of that perhaps would be helpful:
  • Do you have old gift cards that you’ve received for birthdays and Christmas for shops you never frequent sitting around? Sell them to online gift card resellers. You can get up to 90% cash back for some gift cards. But hey, just about anything is profit for something that’s not being used anyway!
  • I’m loyal to one airline….the cheapest one! So I often have air miles on random airlines that will never add up to much. Instead of letting them expire, exchange them for cash with a points/miles exchange program. My husband and I raked in several hundred dollars trading in our miles.

From Saving The Crumbs
Through Facebook Yardsale groups, If you find a group in your local area and have the right type of stuff to sale. Most FB sale groups are looking for discounts though, so you may need to make 4-5 separate sales to reach $100.

Some items I’ve sold (not all in one day, but it may be possible):
Vending machine – $60 , Double Stroller – $50, Lot of toddler clothes – $30, Diaper bag – $10 and Left over party decor – $10

Items that sell well/quickly:
Baby items, Furniture (small), Tools, Video games (current) and electronics and Small appliances

From Mom Makes Cents


  • If I needed to make $100 today, I would probably resort to day trading, as I trade Forex and often have $100+ days without taking much risk, because I have a high balance so my leverage is low.
  • But if I had zero cash and needed $100, I would do a yard sell and try to sell 100 items at $1. Or, fill a cooler and go sell water bottles and sodas outside a sports even or a concert.
  • I also used to teach music and French, which has a great hourly rate (min $25) and it is pretty easy to get new students. Keeping them is harder, as people lose motivation along the way but even the less motivated usually stick around for a couple of month, and do one or two hours a week.

From Make Money Your Way


Now a few methods which I adopted to earn some quick bucks..

1. I opened put up a lemonade stall in our community garage sale. Total cost of items was $10 and total sale was of $98 in 3 hours. I admit you can make much more money in three hours. But, when you ave time and don’t know what to do, this may come in handy.

2. I scouted local garage sales for two weekend days and sold the items I purchased there on Craigslist. I made more than $100 profit. This experience was documented in my post 5 Sacrifices To Get a Goody For Free

3. One of my neighbors sports a real estate builder’s ad on his car. He makes $20 per day out of it. Believe me his car doesn’t look ugly and most people think he works for the builder. You can check out Ad in motion

4. My wife, SMB, recently bought a pendant made out of salad spoon from Etsy. This is a cool place to sell your crafts. What ever it is that you can make and is eye catching. Try to sell it over there. You can make big money out of it.

5. My wife answered a few surveys, though she got fed up quiet soon but, she earned more than $50 in 4 hours.

6. We don’t have kids so, we baby sit our friend’s kids when they decide to go clubbing. We do not charge a single penny but, the hourly rate in our area is $15. Had we charged we could have made 100’s of dollars by now.


You saw it yourself, experts say earning $100 a day is not hard. The main pain point is to earn $100 more frequently, say every week for a day. Achieving that is a challenge. I may have some answers for you in my post 101 ways to earn extra money. But, for employing any of these ways,  you need to be disciplined and hard-working.

I know people who do extra side hustle to earn the living expenses while saving 100% of monthly salary.

This blog is one of side hustles and I am trying to earn cash from it to pay all-cash for my first home. I publish my yearly progress report through this blog. I encourage you to develop one of the side income ideas I wrote about in the post linked above. Let’s grow our wealth together! And, be rich sooner.

In case you were looking for finding ways to earn quick cash with no work involved, then sorry to have disappointed you, there’s no easy money, yes there is quick money to be had but ,you need to work to grab that.

Now, yahoo finance, through Business Insider listed 10 cities to live under $100 a day in expenses including your mortgage payment. How about living in those cities and consistently earning $100 from side gig, while saving 100% of your salary?

Readers, can I ask you if you have any other ideas to earn $100 in a day?

is a husband and working as a software professional for a Fortune 100 corporation in Florida. Thanks for visiting the blog.

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  1. says

    What an awesome list of ideas, SB. With the economy in the tank, many p have had to find more ways to get some cash in their pocket. Just a little determination and these ideas could keep someone afloat until they return to the job market. Or even getting some extra cash to make someones debt free dram a reality.

    Thanks for the great information.

    • Johnothon says

      100 bucks a day will not change life of someone like me….finally I made a choice today. And that choice was to put in motion a series of events that will lead to me quitting my job in 2-3 months……

    • says

      I have found that selling stuff on a local free classified website works well to and typically you don’t have to worry about shipping, have the buyer come to you. You should always take a portion of the money and set it aside for your financial freedom account.

    • says

      If you want to make real “Smart Passive Income”, then you need to get your hands on Affiliate Marketing..

      If you are good in explaining things, you need to review some products.. Reviewing a product is difficult for those who haven’t used the product..

      For this you can ask the author for a review copy..

      After writing a detailed review, all you need to build quality links to that url, create web 2.0 directories links, do aggressive blog commenting, go for PPC ads and BANG!! You will soon get desired visits for that particular keyword :)

      Good Luck!

      • Clarisa steve says

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        $230,000 to transit a business my friend introduced Mark Oscar loan firm to me because she got a loan from them sometime ago, so I was so scared because of the scams in the internet but my friend encouraged me to give them a try and i gave them a try and i got my loan within 4hrs and their ways was very easy no credit check,no cosigner,no collateral and their interest rate is just 2%, so i will advice anyone out there that need a loan to contact them via their Email:(oscarloanfinance@hotmail.com).

  2. says

    Absolutely love the list, I am bookmarking this page. I also checked out the cities, that you can live in for less than $100 a day. Within the next couple of years, we plan to leave Toronto to move to a cheaper city. It’s ridiculously expensive here. That would make it much easier to live on less.

  3. says

    There are some really creative ideas here. We have sold extra plants and veggies from our garden before. They are cheaper than what people would pay at a green house or market so we usually do quite well. My mom in law alone made over 600 dollars this year.

  4. says

    Hi SB, I looked for the ” ‘et cetera’ section on Craigslist” and couldn’t find it. Perhaps it’s not universal in CL. My CL is Orange County, CA.

    Thank you for your blog.

  5. Edward Antrobus says

    I was with a designated driving startup for a little while. They closed down because the insurance costs were eating their entire profit margin. But I was making about $50 per night.

    • says

      This is actually a great way to build up some cash. if you do it yourself may be with a Craigslist ad, I don’t think you’ll need a special insurance, I may be wrong.

  6. says

    Some great ideas here! Personally, I’m always willing to pay for a service – like having someone clean out my gutters, for example – but if no one is offering that service, I can’t give them my money! I wish there were more people doing things like this, especially people who are unemployed and can’t find work. There is so much money to be made out there!

  7. says

    Great ideas although I find writing 20 articles in a day too exhausting. Similarly, I doubt if you can collect aluminum cans in one a day that you can sell for at least $100, unless you will do it with other friends and colleagues. This is a good idea for a fundraiser, though. On the other hand, I would recommend baby/dog sitting or house/yard cleaning.

    • Carla says

      If you live in a city with a large homeless population (which is pretty much every city) there will be very few cans to collect.

      • says

        can you not have something else to earn a few bucks, even in those cities? Or may be I am not aware of ground realities in those parts. Here in south Florida I see very few home less people.

        • Carla says

          Oh, of course! I was just referring to the aluminium can collection suggestion. Sounds like a whole lot of work for a whole lot of nothing when you’re competing against people whose life depends on those $.05 cans. I live in Portland (formally San Francisco) and all I see is homelessness.

  8. says

    I must say Crystals idea was quite detailed and informative. I have been investing for decades and built wealth through reinvesting dividends. But… that wasn’t an option for this article:). For most consumers I think selling stuff is really popular and easy. Wonderful article!

  9. Bill Cash says

    Obvious yet unexpected. That’s a good point for short-term earnings. Good job will do better, if you are a professional.

  10. PeteJ says

    I don’t mean to be rude but “selling things on craigslist” shouldn’t be on the list, I mean that’s like saying to get rich you can just sell all the expensive stuff you have laying around from being rich already. Maybe steal a bunch of bbq’s and sell them on craigslist might apply. Also I don’t see how “my cousin has a job” is a vaild way to make 100 really quick in a day… I have a job too, is that some secret trick, getting a job? a good way to make 100 a day is selling plasma and sperm for girls eggs can get you several 1000. or just find some people that look like they have money and scam them.

    • says

      Awesome Pete! I don’t think anybody meant stealing and selling stuff on craigslist. Last summer I sold my old iPhone 4s on craigslist and earned a neat $120.

      Selling plasma and sperm is very viable options, thanks for mentioning those.

  11. says

    Thanks, these are truly amazing work ideas. Some of these can be practically done in my neighborhood even! Though they certainly can’t match an actual job, they’ll work as great and quick sources of income. I’ll plan doing at least one of the $100 jobs listed during weekends and holidays. A $400-$800 addition to income is something to be taken seriously.

  12. says

    What a great tips! I’ve already tried few of them but they didn’t give me a lot of me. But I will keep on trying! Babysitting is something I like though I am a man;p

  13. john morrish says

    well..all these sites given above are very good…but my actual desire is to earn simply
    not money,i want to have passive income.but most of the above listed things do not give the
    opportunity to earn passive money as well takes a lot of time and hard work. If one works then
    he unarguably will earn money.Like i am a student of engineering and in sooner i’ll become
    engineer and i will start to money,but in that case i will have to work. So i want to set me
    up for something that will eventually earn me money while i am not working. In my opinion there
    are two businesses that can be taken into consideration for this kind of work (well,there are
    others too,but i found these more enjoyable and more knowledgeable) first is,u can join a network
    marketing company and the second one is by creating a blog and sharing and posting whatever we want
    on that blog.you can find a good information on how to start for a blog here


    Thank you

  14. e says

    I did not read the entire blog because I can not believe that someone with a site like this can not even use words properly. It’s SELL your space, SELL your unwanted items… so forth… not SALE your space… ugh.

  15. says

    Finding ways to earn a passive income online is much easier these days than back in early 2000. There are dozens of opportunities to choose from. You just have to know where to look or know the right people who can provide that information in their newsletters.

    Here’s a quick way to get started earning your first passive income stream.

  16. Vivi Torris says

    Hey, great tips – really appreciated them. Especially loved the round up from various sources.
    I think making fast money is easier for certain people than for others. Like for extroverts – it’s a lot easier to get out there and find gigs that will pay them quickly. It’s not so easy for shy people.
    Same advantage applies for pretty people – they seem to have an easier time finding quick cash jobs. Like these gigs below – all for pretty people.
    Thanks for the great tips – I’ve been looking for ways to make quick cash for awhile now. I’m doing all the sensible save money things – like carpooling and buying groceries in bulk, etc., but it’s still nice to have options to make money too.

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  18. MANISH BANSAL says


    I am interested some part time jobs/Home based jobs in India. Can you help me with some options?

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  19. Jims says

    Another great way to make money online is to take paid surveys.There are a lot of companies that pay you to share your opinion.You simply answer questions about their products and services, and they pay you.A lot of people think that all paid surveys are scams.Actually that is not right.If you want to find quality and legitimate survey sites and start making money today, follow my tips.1)Join ONLY legitimate and free survey sites.You can find them on Google, but DON’T type broad keywords like “surveys”, or “paid surveys”.Instead, try something more specific, like “paid surveys with free registration” or “how to find legitimate surveys for money”.That way you will find better results.2)NEVER share your credit card information or your SSN.3)Try to find more information about the survey companies you plan to join by typing “YourSurveyCompanyName” + scams, forums, review.That way you will find more information about every site, you are interested in.4)Join several free survey companies.That way you will make more money.Hope that helps.

  20. Steve Marker says

    I have earned $1000 from SEOClerks in different offers. It is a nice website to earn some extra money. I am sure it will work for many out there.

  21. chapal chakrabarty says

    i am pleased to know that income from surfing sitting at home is a marvelous one and i shall be highly grateful if this is true .

  22. Zaci says

    Some original and funny advises hah :) Yet – I would seriously consider just about every of the mentioned methods just because I’m so short on money it feels unreal.

  23. Michelle Adams says

    Thank thank you! I just earned my $100. I sold my old camera and few other stuff on craigslist. Now will follow other ways you mentioned.

  24. David Moore says

    Awesome and very complete list of ways to make extra cash. I’m checking some of these ideas out. Trying to save money for a trip next summer that I was “told” I couldn’t go on because we’re paying off debt. Hello! I just got a huge motivation to kick it up a notch!

    • says

      Just awesome David! Even better if you remember this article and respond with what you ended up with implementing. It’d be an added treasure for other readers. Can’t wait to know about it.

  25. Minko says

    Thanks this really helped! I decided to do some lawn mowing for the neighbours; having a garage sale; making a lemonade stand (it wasn’t just lemonade though we also offered people to have some soda if they don’t want lemonade); selling things I don’t use anymore and making profit from other peoples garbage.

  26. kendell teague says

    These are all great ideas..! There are even a lot that i’ve never heard before which makes it exciting..!!

    Selling back your old college books is a great way to pull in some extra cash..!

    I recently was paid $160 for 3 of my old books..! The money definitely comes in handy..!

  27. says

    My suggestion is simple – shovelling snow from driveways. It’s hard work but it pays and a few key clients can add up to some serious cash over a snowy winter (which can be used as a great transition to offer landscaping services over the summer)

  28. Walter Doz says

    Am a Nigerian, please how do i from an African continent benefit from this. Cos i believe if conected we can have better legitimate ways of toping standards of living and rebuilding relationships between us again


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