Feel overwhelmed by your finances? Here are a few simple ways to earn $100 a day and help you reach your long term financial goals.
Sell your stuff.
1. Garage sale – sell 100 items for $1 each.
Think of it as an everything's $1 sale – if you have bigger stuff, sell it for more! You can also sell online in a local online yard sale, or take things to a consignment store. (See how I recently made $70 in just two hours this way!)
Amazon makes it super easy to sell things on line – just type in what you'd like to sell, ship it to them (for free!), and get paid with an Amazon gift card. Easy! Another great option is DeCluttr – they accept old CDs, DVDs, Game systems, phones, and books and shipping to them is FREE!
3. Sell gift cards you won't use.
Have gift cards you'll never use? Visit Cardpool.com where you can sell your gift cards. You won't get the full face value but you will get a decent rate, so this is a great way to save if you can't use a gift card you've been given.
4. Sell plasma.
Honestly, this would be a tough one for me to do but is a great way to help someone in need and earn a little cash. Check out this article to learn more.
Sell your services.
Have kids at home? Offer to babysit for a working mom to earn extra income.
6. Paint a room.
Love painting? Charge $100 to paint a room – odds are someone else would love to have that project done for them, and it's an easy way to learn some extra cash!
7. Clean houses.
8. Do yard work.
Lots of folks have yard work that needs to be taken care of, especially in the summertime. Offer to weed, mulch or plant flower beds, and charge $100 for your work.
9. Walk a dog, or two.
Live in a neighborhood with many pets? Offer to walk your neighbors pets while they're away at work each day.
10. Take online surveys or try out Swagbucks.
You won't quickly earn $100 through online surveys, but each time you take a survey you can earn a dollar or two. The only site that I've consistently heard excellent reviews about is Pinecone Research ~ and don't forget to take advantage of ways to earn for free on Swagbucks too!
11. Mystery shopping.
If you shop regularly (and don't have small children), you can sign up to be a mystery shopper at local stores in your area. Check out ways to earn as much as $25 per shopping trip over HERE.
Simple ways to save $100
12. Take a spending “fast”.
For 5 days, determine as a family to spend nothing. No eating out, no grocery shopping, no entertainment, no nothing. Odds are you'll come up with $100 pretty quickly! (We recently worked on seriously cutting back our expenses for one month, and it was amazing how much we saved simply by really focusing on trimming our budget as a family!)
13. Skip meals out for 2 weeks.
14. Give up cable.
If you're willing to cut cable, you can save a bundle every month. With free movies from Amazon Prime or Netflix, you may be able to do it without missing many of your favorites, and you'll save several hundred dollars over the course of one year too! (I've heard a Roku and
15. Cut back on housing expenses.
Skimp on your cell phone plan. Cancel a home phone if you don't need it. Call you internet provider to make sure you're getting the best price on the service you need. Look at all of your monthly bills, and see if there are any bills you can change by either getting rid of them completely or making a phone call to get a reduced payment.
What other suggestions do you have on cutting your expenses? I'd love to hear what's worked for you!
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