How to Make $100 Dollars Fast

Knowing how to make $100 fast is important today. You never know when an emergency will happen or when you’ll need a little extra cash in hand.

Fortunately, there are many ways to make $100, most of which you can do from the comfort of your own home.

29 Legit Ways to Make $100 Dollars Fast

1. Deliver Groceries

There are plenty of opportunities for grocery delivery drivers. One of our top recommended grocery delivery companies is Instacart. Drivers with Instacart are making $25+/hour, although they can add to their Instacart shopper pay with our strategies!

You can get approved for Instacart quickly and easily earn more than $100 daily.

Our reader, Chris in Minneapolis, says he’s averaging at least $25 per hour with Instacart. He made $2,190 in one week with Instacart. Chris made $2,190 in 59 hours. That’s $37 per hour.

With Instacart, you get groceries from the supermarket to the customer. It’s a great way to make $100 dollars fast.

If you don’t have access to a vehicle, pick and pack the products, and someone else will deliver. Even after the pandemic, this is a great way to earn money on the side; most people enjoy having their groceries delivered!

2. Delivery Fast Food

DoorDash, which offers restaurant delivery options, is booming right now. We spoke to one of our newest DoorDash drivers who is already earning $25/hour in Colorado – and she admits she’s not even employing any strategies to earn that much, that’s just how busy she is!

Whether you’re new to DoorDash or a delivery veteran, DoorDash drivers suggest you do the following to maximize your earnings:

  • Learn your city – DoorDash will suggest ‘hot spots’ for you, but you know your city the best. Which restaurants are popular in your city? Head there!
  • Message your customers through the app to let them know the delivery status – this leads to higher tips
  • Take advantage of bonus opportunities offered by DoorDash to earn more while driving and delivering

Reader Joe also makes $25 an hour driving with DoorDash.  He chooses to work part-time when it fits into his schedule.

You don’t need a car to qualify for DoorDash.  You can deliver on a scooter or bicycle, too.

3. Deliver Alcohol or Weed

There are plenty of options to deliver alcohol including:

  • Drizly
  • Minibar (use sign up code KS096105)
  • Saucey
  • Thirstie

Also, if you happen to live in California in an area where Eaze delivers, you may consider delivering weed as well! Learn more about your potential Eaze earnings here.

4. No-Car-Needed Supermarket Shopper

Don’t have a car but still want to work for a delivery company? Here’s where Instacart and DoorDash come in handy!

With Instacart, you can work as a shopper in some cities. Basically, this means you pick the items for the customer and bag them, then leave them for an Instacart delivery person to grab and go.

This is called an ‘In-Store Shopper’ instead of a Full-Service Shopper (more common). In-Store Shoppers are part-time Instacart employees.

Have a bike and want to deliver restaurant meals? You’re in luck with DoorDash! We’ve actually found being a bike courier, and DoorDasher is more profitable than delivering via car – you can earn several dollars more per hour on a bike than on a car! This option isn’t available everywhere but is an excellent fit if offered in your city.

5. Drive for Uber or Lyft

Demand for rideshare is skyrocketing, and Uber and Lyft can’t keep up with demand. In many big cities, drivers are earning $20-$25 an hour. You should easily be able to earn $100 right now driving rideshare!

6. Amazon Warehouse Worker and Similar Jobs

Everybody knows Amazon struggles to keep up with the crazy demand for online shopping. That’s where you come in! You can get a job in their warehouse or another job at Amazon.

One of the best ways to do this is through an app called Steady. It organizes all the jobs for you. The best part about Steady is that it doesn’t just connect you to Amazon jobs – it connects you to work-from-home gigs, including full and part-time work. Just by clicking around, I found freelance jobs that I could do from home – no going outside needed!

7. Promote Coupon Apps to Your Social Media Followers

Rakuten is one of our favorite shopping and cash-back apps; it saves people money with automatic cash-back coupons. How can you make $30 per sign-up with Rakuten? By telling people about it!

Each qualifying sign-up earns you $30. Sign up 2 family members and 2 friends, and that’s over $100 dollars right there. It’s easy because everyone you sign up gets $30 in their account after spending $30.

Promoting coupon apps like Rakuten can be a work-from-home job.  One of our RSG contributors personally made $400 with it in just a short time.

Let your friends know to use the Rakuten app to shop online at places like Amazon, Target, Kohl’s, Petco, Domino’s, and more.

This free app has millions of downloads and tens of thousands of 4-star or better reviews.

8. Promote Supermarket Delivery to Friends

So many people are ordering groceries online now.  The main supermarket delivery app that will pay YOU a bonus to promote it is Shipt.

By referring your friends and family to Shipt, you can earn $50 – $100 per referral. There are some requirements to receive that $50 (like your referral must complete a purchase through Shipt), but referring Shipt should be easy.

Basically, Shipt is another service where people shop for grocery orders (like Instacart) and have them delivered to their houses. If you know someone who needs grocery delivery, refer them to Shipt – they’ll stay safe in their homes, and you’ll get a referral bonus!

Sign up for the Shipt referral program

9. Complete Online Surveys

Swagbucks is our favorite for online surveys. You get discounts and points for shopping online, and you can earn more points by taking surveys and watching videos online.

Taking surveys is an easy past time you can do while sitting in your car waiting on your next Uber pick up or Instacart delivery by simply downloading one of the best survey apps! Just for signing up, you’ll get a $10 bonus, which you can redeem for gift cards or even cash out through PayPal. To earn points, shop online, watch videos, search the web, and answer surveys.

For each person you refer to Swagbucks, you’ll earn points and continue to earn points as they earn points! With Swagbucks, you’ll earn 10% for life for each person you refer.

Melissa, a former RSG team member said she regularly cashed out a few hundred dollars each year – mainly because of referrals, as well as shopping and searching through the Swagbucks portal.

Kashkick is another great survey site. Known as a get-paid-to-site, it offers many ways to make money, including accepting offers and playing games. The surveys won’t make you rich, but if you also take advantage of its referral bonus, you can earn 25% of your referrals’ earnings, helping you make $100 even faster.

10. Rent Out Your Car

Not using your car much? You can rent it out with Turo.

Turo is an online vehicle rental marketplace (similar to Airbnb) that connects car owners looking to rent out their personal vehicles with consumers looking to rent cars.

One of the best ways to leverage your vehicle is to rent it out on Turo’s marketplace since you can effectively earn passive income without driving.

Learn more about Turo here.

11. Earn Cash Back on Purchases

Cash back adds up quickly when you shop using a cash-back app like Ibotta, plus you get a welcome bonus just for using the app. To use Ibotta, you must download the Ibotta app, create an account, and then look through the app for deals you like.

Once you find offers you want to claim, click to add them to your list and shop. Once you’re finished shopping just upload your receipt or scan the barcodes of the products you bought. Your cashback will be added to your account as soon as it’s confirmed.

  • Fetch: Another cash-back app we like is Fetch Rewards. I like it so much because it doesn’t matter where you shop for food. You can shop at a convenience store or a chain grocery store. As long as you purchased some groceries, all you have to do is download the Fetch Rewards app and then upload your receipt into the app. If your purchases match any of the offers in the app, you’ll automatically earn cash back in your account.
  • Checkout51: Another similar grocery store app is Checkout 51. Checkout 51 is perfect for people who buy a lot of groceries. New offers get added to the app every week. The great thing about Checkout 51 is that once you claim an offer, you can buy that product at any store. It doesn’t matter if you buy it at Target or your local grocery store, you’ll still get the cashback.
  • UpSide: For gasoline, nothing beats Upside. Upside is a gas cash back app, and it’s definitely the best gas cash back app on this list. Upside gives you cash back on gas, grocery, and restaurant purchases.

Sign up for all of these cash-back apps, and the cash will stack up until you earn the $100.

12. $100 Dollar Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses

Credit cards like the Capital One Quicksilver card offer a one-time $200 cash bonus once you spend $500 on purchases within 3 months from account opening. There is no annual fee. You also earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases. I have this credit card, and I like it.

With credit card bonuses, you typically have to spend money to make money, so the key here is only to buy stuff you need.  For example, put all your supermarket spending on the card until you earn the $150 bonus.

13. Sell Stuff to Make $100 Dollars in a Day

Look around. You probably have $100 worth of products to sell. You can even use an app like Decluttr, which helps you sell the tech clutter around your house – old phones, video game systems, etc.

Another fun app to use is OfferUp which is an app that you’ll download, then take pictures of your stuff, price it (letting people know if the price is negotiable or not), and then bam – it’s out to others using OfferUp in your city!

If you have gold or jewelry lying around, there are also sites like CashforGoldUSA to help you make money.

14. Rent Out a Room on Airbnb to Make $100 Dollars

Depending on where you live, Airbnb can be a pretty easy way to earn $100 fast. Look to see how much places in your neighborhood are charging.

If you’re comfortable with it, you can likely fetch $100 dollars from someone who wants to stay at your place for a night or two.

15. Teach a Subject You Know

Parents want the best for their kids, and for many parents, that means paying for tutors in various subjects. Whether you’re a creative pro or a math whiz, there are so many opportunities to tutor online and get paid for it!

Here are a few options to explore for a quick way to earn $100 dollars.

  • Advertise (often it’s free!) on Craigslist to teach children over Skype, Zoom, etc. Charge $100 for however many lessons. Parents are often willing to pay $30, $50, or even $100 for a private one-on-one lesson for their child.  Just two $50 hour-long lessons gets you to your quick $100 dollar goal!
  • If you have a Bachelor’s degree in any field, try VIPKid. It’s an online classroom for teaching English to Chinese children and no Chinese is needed. You’ll be on video, and VIP Kid gives you all the lesson plans.
  • Another option is to record educational videos and upload them to a site like Teachable. Decide on a price and collect cash from students eager to learn from you!

16. Give Ideas to Improve Apps and Websites

This might take a little while to get approved because, obviously, everyone wants to review sites for money.

UserTesting and BetaTesting are two sites that will pay you for helping them.

17. Write Articles

Write articles on helpful topics you know or can research. It’s possible to write a great article in a few hours and earn $100 dollars. If you’re a new writer, try writing short articles for $25 each.

I’ve done freelance writing, and it’s fun because people from all over the world can read it! It’s also a great job because you can work from home or a coffee shop.

You’ll usually make more money if you specialize in a specific lucrative topic rather than something that just about anyone could write. Other keys to success are being reliable and accurate.

You can find freelance writing jobs here:

Looking for a solid freelance writing course? We recommend Holly Johnson’s ‘Earn More Writing‘ course!

18. Clean Houses

Depending on where you live, you can make $100 dollars fast by cleaning homes.

You can list your home cleaning service on Craigslist, Thumbtack, and local Facebook groups in your city or by posting signs in your area.

Read our Thumbtack review for more info.

19. Take Care of Pets

Rover is mainly for dogs, but you’ll definitely get the occasional cat request if you say you’ll watch cats. You can choose the size of dog you’ll watch, and the services you’ll offer. It’s pretty fun and fairly easy, especially if you like pets!

20. Take Photos and Sell Photos for $100

Sell your photography to stock photo agencies and make $100 dollars fast.

Many of these sites pay you every time someone downloads your photos.  It’s cool because you’ll see your photos on major websites.  As you become a respected photographer, you can charge more money.

Try these sites to earn $100 dollars:

21. Make $100 Dollars Fast Reviewing Songs pays you for every review.

You get paid once you reach the minimum payment of $10. also offers a referral program to help you make money. When your friends sign up using your referral code and write reviews, you get an extra payment for every review they submit.

This sounds like a fun way to earn money while discovering new artists at the same time.

22. Babysit

Besides the usual way of talking to parents in your neighborhood, using the Nextdoor app if it’s in your neighborhood, and listing on Craigslist, you can try sites like and

23. Connect Businesses to New Customers

This works well for big-ticket purchases like homes and vehicles.  Contact local car dealers, real estate agents, and so on, and ask them if they’ll pay you $100 for a referral.

If you have a friend in the market for buying or selling a home, car, or boat — that should be worth $100 or more to the person selling the product. You are being paid to be a connector.

24. Participate in a Focus Group

I’ve done this, and it’s pretty fun.  The hard part is getting selected.  The enjoyable part is giving your opinion about a new product, service, or TV show!

Look for focus group opportunities at colleges near you and on Craigslist. One that I’ve had a lot of success with is Focus Pointe Global, although for that, the big money is if you live in a big city.

25. Advertise on Your Car

Hey, you want to make $100 fast? Well, here’s a pretty easy way! Wrap your vehicle with a billboard.  Check sites like Wrapify that say you can earn hundreds of dollars per month.

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26. Physical Labor

People will pay you to do the tasks they don’t want to do themselves. List yourself on Craigslist, your local Nextdoor app, or use a connecting service like TaskRabbit to find people who need help.

You can make $100 dollars fast by:

  • Moving furniture
  • Painting rooms
  • Shoveling snow
  • Mowing lawns
  • Cleaning up yards

27. Scan Receipts

If you want to make $100 fast without a lot of work, download apps that pay you to upload receipts like Fetch or Receipt Hog. Both apps pay you for any receipt, but you may earn more money if you purchase certain items or shop at specific stores. Check the app before shopping to see how you can earn the most money.

28. Donate Plasma

If you’re pretty healthy and can withstand needles, you can get paid to donate plasma. Not only will this help you reach your goal of earning $100 fast, but you’ll help people in need.

You can earn an average of $50 to $75 per appointment, and some facilities also pay a nice sign-up bonus to entice more people to donate.

29. Sell Jewelry Online

If you have jewelry lying around collecting dust, consider selling it online. You can use sites like eBay or Facebook Marketplace, or find sites that strictly buy used jewelry, such as Worthy. They claim they give the best offers for diamond, gold, and silver jewelry and your offer includes a free appraisal and shipping. They have over 1,000 professional buyers, so the chances of getting the highest bid are good.


Knowing how to make $100 fast can make a difference in a financial bind. Here are some questions people have about making money fast.

How can I make $100 in an hour?

Making $100 in an hour is tough unless you have certain skills. For example, you can charge $100 an hour to be a life coach, tutor in some subjects, work as a photographer, or consult as an interior designer.

How can I make $100 a day with my phone?

There are many ways to make $100 a day with your phone. Many of the ways I listed in this article are apps you download on your phone to make money, such as taking surveys, using cash-back apps, and selling items online. The more you diversify your efforts, the easier it is to make money with your phone.

What is the easiest app to make money fast?

Your best bet to make $100 fast is to use get-paid-to-sites or apps, like Swagbucks. You get multiple opportunities to make money, including taking surveys, playing games, and watching videos to increase your chances of making $100 fast.

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Good luck making your $100 dollars fast!