24 Best Same Day Pay Jobs in 2024

Only a few years ago, same day pay jobs were more pipedream than reality. But in 2024, with the gig economy in full force, it’s very possible to hustle daily and cash out daily too.

Plenty of apps, job boards, and online marketplaces provide fun ways to earn extra cash.

This article covers the best one-time, part-time, or even full-time jobs you can do to make money.

24 Best Jobs That Pay Cash Daily

Check out our list of the best jobs that you can complete on a flexible schedule and get paid daily.

1. DoorDash

DoorDash is a popular food delivery service that hires delivery drivers, called Dashers, to make deliveries from restaurants to at-home diners. All you need to become a dasher is a personal vehicle, a driver’s license, a clean record, and a smartphone.

You can pick your own hours, meaning you can do this gig as a side hustle after your regular 9-5 or you can make it your main full-time job. And while the DoorDash app makes automatic weekly payments, it has a Fast Payment option to let drivers cash out daily.

The daily cash-out feature is an extremely popular incentive. With tips from customers, that’s a considerable sum of money you can earn within a single lunch or dinner shift.

2. Uber Eats

Uber Eats provides some of the best wages in the food delivery industry. Unlike Uber rideshare, with Uber Eats you can deliver in any vehicle you like, or even avoid gas expenses altogether by using an electric scooter or bicycle. And UberEats couriers can cash out their earnings quickly and get paid every day.

This is also an incredibly convenient way to hustle in money. If you are already registered as an UberX or Uber rideshare driver, then you can do both apps at the same time and increase your earning potential.

3. GrubHub

GrubHub is another great option to consider if you want to make money dropping off dinner. This popular app lets couriers pick their working hours and get paid on the same day they complete order drop-offs.

For same-day cashout, log in, select the ‘earnings’ page, and request a withdrawal of available funds. Typically, it takes 1-2 business days for the funds to appear in your linked bank account.

GrubHub drivers can use this Instant Pay feature as many times as they’d like — for up to $500 in withdrawals per day.

4. Uber

Uber is one of the largest — and still fastest-growing — rideshare services in the world. Using this app, you can easily find passengers who need ride service and you can get paid instantly.

In addition to keeping all rider tips, you’ll also earn more by driving during peak or high-demand hours. After each trip, you can get the ride payment in your linked account.

You can make up to five (5) withdrawals every day or let your earnings build over time. However, you do have to pay a small fee for instant cashouts to your bank account so it’s best to use that feature sparingly.

Anyone with a driver’s license and vehicle can join the app’s workforce; Uber is pretty much always recruiting. But, since you will be driving passengers, your driving history and track record should be clean.

5. Lyft

Lyft is another popular rideshare platform that delivers flexibility and daily payment-on-demand to drivers. Most can reasonably expect to earn $15-$20 per hour, plus any customer tips.

The Lyft app provides automatic weekly payouts, but drivers can request an immediate cashout every day by using Express Pay. With this setup, drivers receive earnings directly transferred to their debit card by the end of the day.

Drivers must have a balance of at least $5.85 to be eligible for Express Pay, as there is an $0.85 fee for each Express Pay request.

As another perk of gigging for Lyft, the rideshare app offers affordable third-party insurance directly to its drivers. It’s a major added convenience and a good way to ensure that you’re remaining Lyft compliant.

6. Instacart

Instacart is a popular grocery shopping app where you can work on your terms and get paid every day. While most home delivery apps require gig workers to do the shopping, checkout, and home delivery, Instacart does not. Instacart shoppers can use whether or not they want to do in-store shopping only or do full-service shopping where they shop in-store and then deliver the grocery orders.

Full-service shopping is more work, but it’s also more pay. Full-service shoppers can pick their working hours and earn tips from customers. Most Instacart workers can earn around $10 per full-service order. Payment for completed orders will be added to your Instacart earnings balance.

Shoppers can use the Instant Cashout option for daily job payments. There is a small convenience fee for the instant payment option though.

7. Shipt

Shipt is a popular, Target-owned grocery delivery app that you can use to earn cash every single day. Even if you can’t make it a regular part-time commitment, you can turn on job alerts when you go to the supermarket for yourself and pick up an extra gig while you’re already at the store. It’s a great way to save money on your supermarket tab.

Shipt will pay you around $5 per delivery in addition to 8% of the total supermarket bill. For smaller orders, however, the app will offer additional compensation for your time. Additionally, Shipt drivers can complete up to two deliveries at a time to maximize their total earning potential.

Like other grocery delivery apps, Shipt does have an instant payment feature that enables workers to cash out their earnings every day — for a small convenience fee.

8. Amazon Flex

Driving for Amazon Flex is one of the best ways to earn cash. The gig offers work shifts you can handpick and schedule in advance, competitive pay, and the ability to earn guaranteed wages for a block of time.

Flex drivers are part of Amazon’s fleet of final-mile delivery drivers, bringing packages from warehouses and distribution hubs to customer homes. You can select the shift you want to work based on the listed pay, total driving distance, or estimated length of time it will take to complete the shift.

Completing your shift is as simple as picking up the packages and delivering them to the listed addresses. Drivers are paid after making all drop-offs, and wages generally work out to $18 to $25 an hour.

Drivers can choose to cash out every weekday, once a week on a weekday, or at any interval in between. As far as driving gigs go, Amazon Flex is highly sought after — in many markets, there is a waiting list to drive for Amazon Flex.

9. Drizly

Drizly is a liquor delivery app that brings the liquor store to a customer’s doorstep. The app has been around since 2012, but it’s greatly expanded in the past few years since its acquisition by Uber. Drivers can work for Drizly in over 1,500 cities around the globe, including the District of Columbia and 31 states.

Compared to Uber, the job has some distinct advantages. The pay range tends to be higher, and there’s also a 10% tip built into all orders. Most couriers average $17.50 an hour. And if you have a pickup truck and the ability to deliver kegs or bulkier orders, you can earn solid extra money.

To drive for Drizly, you’ll need to be hired by a local partner liquor store and pass a background check. And while it’s generally a weekly pay job, customers often give Drizly drivers cash tips.

10. GoPuff

GoPuff has been referred to as a convenient store on wheels. If you’ve ever tired of carting around passengers or smelly restaurant orders with odors that linger in your vehicle, you’ll appreciate the company’s pledge of “No restaurants. No riders. No headaches.”

GoPuff drivers bring a smorgasbord of goodies to customers, ranging from donuts to toothpaste to lighter fluid. Orders are picked up at distribution centers that coordinate with participating gas stations and mom-and-pop shops.

Drivers report hourly wages ranging from $10 to $31 an hour, with most earning just under $20.

As with Amazon Flex, drivers sign up for shifts — delivery blocks — in advance. You can also pick up ad hoc shifts of 45 minutes or longer.

11. Survey Sites

Survey sites offer a sure and steady way to earn daily — and something to do when you’re waiting for your next restaurant delivery. Branded Surveys, MyPoints, Survey Junkie, and Swagbucks are a handful of popular survey sites that pay survey takers cash and Amazon gift cards.

These platforms connect their members, users like you, who want to make money, with companies who need consumer feedback. In exchange for taking online surveys and giving your honest opinions, you can earn real cash rewards.

Most surveys range in length from 5-35 minutes and will pay $0.50 to $5.00. You won’t qualify for all survey opportunities and you can’t earn regular daily wages at it, but active survey takers can expect to earn an extra $100 a month or more. Cash out your earnings when you meet the platform’s minimum threshold, which is generally set at $3 to $10.

12. Scan Receipts

Ibotta is a shopping app that will pay you for scanning receipts for your everyday purchases at over 2,000 supermarkets, gas stations, restaurants, movie theatres, and other retailers. Cash out your earnings via PayPal or gift cards to popular stores.

It’s free to use Ibotta. When you shop for groceries or a new sweater, you can claim cash back by simply scanning the receipt. Let Ibotta find any reward-eligible purchases and then automatically apply the free cash back to your account.

At grocery stores and drugstores, you can earn cash for purchasing specific items or for purchasing items within a featured category. At other retailers, you can earn a percentage of your total spend in the form of your cash back reward.

And if you’re already hustling for Instacart or Shipt, then Ibotta is a fantastic, easy way to top off your earnings! Shoppers get to keep the purchases for customer orders they drop off, and you can scan them into Ibotta.

13. Microtasks

Microtask sites are a quick way to make a buck — literally. You can get paid for completing quick small tasks or partial tasks, called microtasks. Common assignments include entering captchas, categorizing data, or looking up contact information online. Many microtasks pay $1 and the jobs only take a few minutes to complete.

Two legit programs to check out for microtask work are Amazon and Clickworker.

  • Amazon mTurk: Amazon MTurk is a crowdsourcing platform for users looking to complete quick small projects like answer polls, type transcriptions, or provide short descriptions for search engines. Users get a set of instructions and complete the work. After your submission is reviewed and accepted, your payment will be approved.
  • Clickworker: Clickworkers earn gift cards and other rewards for competing short microtasks like data entry, social media engagement, or other simple online activities.

Most microtasks are completely entry-level and you can even do them while doing other work, like babysitter, caregiver, or in between delivery jobs.

14. Etsy Shop

Selling on Etsy is a great way to make money hawking all things vintage, unique, handmade, or creative. But you don’t need to be artsy to make good money selling on Etsy.

You can sell digital printables on demand, like planner pages, invitations, birthday cards, word art, and more. And here, there’s nothing to send out in the mail – you just provide the buyer with a digital download or PDF file.

Another Etsy hack is to assemble craft supplies and sell them to shoppers who want DIY kits with instructions and supplies.

There are plenty of goods you can sell that involve little to no upfront costs, and earn cash every time a purchase is made. Etsy sellers can cash out monthly, weekly, or daily.

15. Selling on Facebook Marketplace

Flipping furniture, sporting equipment, and name-brand goods on Facebook is a solid way to make money online. Anyone can do it on their own schedule, and it’s safe since you can often arrange for contact-free pickup.

You can sell just about anything (legal) on Facebook, but many sellers find success by listing their old wares or picking up free furniture and home goods set out on the curb and then flipping them for a profit.

To maximize your earnings, you can post your items to Facebook Marketplace (everyone on Facebook has access) and in buy-sell-trade (BST) groups and garage sale groups.

16. Freelance Writing

Freelance writing is a great way to earn extra cash. Some job assignments will pay daily and others pay weekly or upon completion of the work. Every job description is different.

As a freelance writer, you’ll cover a wide range of topics and assignments. Clients hire freelance writers to write case studies, white papers, eBooks, emails, video scripts, product descriptions, blog articles, website content, and social media posts.

Skilled freelance writers can earn $5,000 to $10,000 a month, but when starting you’ll have to build your experience and client roster.

Advertise your services and find clients on FlexJobs, Fiverr, LinkedIn, Guru, Freelancer, and Upwork.

17. Editing and Proofreading

Similar to freelance writing work, editing and proofreading gigs can be very flexible. For experienced editors, it’s a reliable way to make money from home daily.

Freelance proofreaders and editors review various forms of written content, including blogs, articles, website content, eBooks, and sales reports.

Some proofreading job boards are looking for candidates with advanced degrees or expertise in certain domains, like hiring a registered nurse or CNA (certified nursing assistant) to review an article written about home healthcare services.

Polished Paper, Domainite, FlexJobs, and Fiverr are a few proofreading and freelance sites where you can find work.

Typically, sites with a broader focus on freelance work in general will be more friendly to beginning proofreaders. The focus on these platforms is affordable rates and solid grammar. As you gain experience, you can command higher rates with starting pay at $15 to $20 an hour.

Depending on the job type, you can get paid per day or project submission.

18. Babysitting

Babysitters make big bucks these days, and you get paid cash, Venmo, or Zelle on the same day. Babysitters can earn $15 to $25 an hour, depending on the local market, the number of children whom you are caring for, and additional experience or certifications like CPR training.

Reach out to your existing network of family, friends, and neighbors and let them know you are available. Facebook neighborhood groups are also very effective.

You’ll also find job boards dedicated to childcare. Sittercity, Babysits.com, and Care.com are three great places to get started where you can advertise your services and look for clients.

19. Dog Walking and Pet Sitting

If you enjoy the company of pets, then a pet-sitting or dog-walking gig can be a rewarding and high-paying way to earn money.

Dog walkers can earn $15 to $25 per 30-minute walk or $30 to $50 an hour. And sitters who stay overnight with pets or board them in their homes can earn $30 to $75 a night.

How much you can earn depends on your experience and where you live; dense urban areas tend to pay more.

You don’t need major in-depth experience (i.e., obedience school teacher) to command the best rates; you just need enough to garner reviews and demonstrate to potential customers that you are trustworthy.

You can start your business through word of mouth, or by using a petcare app like Wag! or Rover.

20. Cleaning Houses

Cleaning houses is flexible work that pays fantastic money — not to mention the rewarding relationships you can build with thankful homeowners.

While it’s not fun, cleaning houses can pay $50 to $75 an hour or more. There’s a high demand for cleaners and it’s a great workout. Additionally, it’s often much less stressful cleaning other people’s dirty homes than your own family’s.

Most home cleaning gigs will pay you cash on the spot after you’ve completed the work. To start out, advertise your services to friends, family, and your existing network of contacts. From there, additional work will come in through word-of-mouth referrals.

21. Tutoring

Tutoring is an incredibly popular way to earn extra cash — both virtually or in person. Sites like Care.com or Varsity Tutors connect families with teachers and tutors who can provide help in a range of subjects, including math, reading, English, science, and history.

Tutors are generally paid weekly or on the same day they complete the tutoring work. Virtual tutors can earn $15 to $30 an hour, and in-home tutors can earn up to $50 per hour.

And you don’t have to make a regular weekly time commitment. You can cash in on your tutoring know-how in more casual ways too. Studypool is a tutoring website where students post their questions and you can “bid” on the questions you want to answer. If your answer is accepted, you get paid. Studypool tutors can cash out instantly, however it may take a couple of days for the transfer to go through.

22. Home Errands

You may dislike doing errands for yourself, but other people dislike it even more. A lot more — enough to pay other people $20 to $75 an hour to do it for them.

In-home errands — chores around the house — tend to pay more than errands you run out on the town, but there are any number of ways to get paid.

Common tasks include dropping off or picking up dry cleaning, groceries, prescriptions, or waiting in line for tickets or a dinner table at the restaurant.

In-home tasks can be very lucrative, with jobs that include organizing attics or garage spaces, assembling IKEA furniture, handyman services, cleaning, or junk removal.

For hustlers, TaskRabbit is an excellent platform. There are more customers than taskers, and you can easily set your hours, review and handpick tasks people want you to complete, and you keep 100% of your earnings.

23. Lawn Care and Snow Removal

Lawn care and snow removal are two excellent, flexible ways to earn cash as a freelancer. While you won’t get health insurance and a benefits package, hourly pay can range from $25 to $100 an hour — or more if you have special tools like a woodchipper or a stump grinder.

Services people will pay to offload include seeding grass, mowing, weeding, trimming, raking, and edging. In the winter, tasks may include shoveling snow, salting or sanding sidewalks, and removing ice dams.

Advertising your services on NextDoor, TaskRabbit, and Facebook neighborhood groups is a good way to get started.

24. Craigslist Gigs

While less popular now than at its peak around 2010, Craigslist is still a solid source for online classifieds and job listings. You can find plenty of same-day job gigs listed on the site.

Here’s an example of some of the day jobs you can find listed on Craigslist in the Portland, Ore. area.

  • Earn $40-$60 an hour for yard sign placement. The gig pays $2 per sign placed in a community area.
  • Earn $200 for cleaning out a 1-bedroom apartment.
  • Earn $24/ hour over the weekend to provide in-home care for a young adult with autism. ($624 for 13 hours a day on Saturday and Sunday.)
  • Earn $25 for visiting a self-service storage facility and providing audio (smartphone) customer feedback.

Comb through the listings in your area to see what’s available. You can also set up notifications to always get the latest job alerts.

How Does Getting Paid Out the Same Day Work?

Many legitimate jobs will pay you the same of work, but depending on the job details the payout structure can vary.

  • Informal gigs (i.e., a private individual hires you to remove snow or clean houses). Paid upon completion of services, commonly in cash or through Venmo, Zelle, or PayPal.
  • Delivery and rideshare apps like Uber Eats or Lyft offer same-day payment but usually, you must request an instant cash-out. Often there’s a fee involved, usually around $1 or less. It can take 24 hours for the funds to be available.
  • Freelance gig apps like TaskRabbit or Fiverr will pay you upon completion of the project. You can complete the work and request payment on the same day, however, both the customer and the hiring party in the app must review and approve the payment. It may take 1-3 business days for the funds to be available after submitting your request.
  • Survey and rewards apps like Survey Junkie, Swagbucks, or Ibotta. Request payment once you’ve reached the minimum threshold, which can range from $3 to $25 for these types of sites. You could complete a $10 task and request payout the same day, however, it typically takes 1-4 business days for the platform to review and approve the payment.

All of the above are job types that pay “daily” however it can take more than one day for the funds to reach your wallet. Additionally, any sign-on bonus earnings are virtually never available for immediate withdrawal. Make sure to read the job description in full, including the fine print.

Driver’s Take

There’s plenty of opportunity to find jobs that pay daily. Whether you’re a CDL driver who can haul freight to Wisconsin or you’ve got a couple of odd hours to pack boxes, there are countless ways to monetize your extra time.

Day hustle gigs won’t offer benefits like paid time off (PTO) or health and vision insurance, but they can offer flexibility and fun variety in your quest to boost your earnings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common FAQs that our readers have about jobs that pay daily.

Is it worth it to cash out daily?

Maybe. Typically you want to get paid the extra cash on a regular schedule, like every other week on the weeks that you don’t get paid from your regular 9 to 5 job. It can be easier for you to organize your budget and plan for expenses this way. Also, you can avoid the rush-pay fees that some apps charge.

But if you find yourself in a pinch — you’re at risk of overdrawing your account or you got a flat tire — and need cash ASAP, then the ability to get cash immediately is a huge benefit.

What companies pay on the same day?

Many legitimate companies will pay on the same day that the work is completed. We’ve highlighted several in our article. Other gig apps that will pay on the same day include Para, Dlivrd, Caviar, and Postmates.

Some apps will allow nearly instantaneous cashout and for others it can take up to 24 hours or more. To get the funds within moments of requesting your payout, you will almost certainly need to set up their debit card banking.

Are jobs that pay the same day legit?

Many same-day payment jobs are legit, but not all of them are. Scams do exist. When you see free online jobs or free jobs that pay the same day, make sure you do some research to make sure that the company is legitimate. If they ask for payment upfront, request too much personal information, or promise hoards of money, then it could be a hoax.

The Rideshare Guy and Millennial Money are two informational sites that review and feature hundreds of legitimate, informal earning opportunities. Looking for information about a new app or company on these sites can be a good way to determine if it’s trustworthy.

Are there jobs that pay daily without experience?

Yes, many same-day pay jobs do not require any experience — and can even be completed online. Taking surveys, scanning store receipts, data entry, microtasks, and flipping garage sale goods on Facebook and Craigslist are a few ways you can make money without formal experience.