How to Make 100 Dollars Fast

Sometimes you need money -- and you need it fast. If you simply can't wait until your next paycheck, don't despair. There are plenty of ways to make $100 or more within twenty-four hours.

Sell Your Stuff

If you have possessions lying around that you don't use, they can be a potential source of quick cash. Jeff Rose, founder of Good Financial Cents, points out that this provides a secondary benefit of helping you declutter your house.

Take used clothes to second-hand clothes boutiques and thrift shops. The second-hand chain store Buffalo Exchange promises to offer cash on the spot if your clothes meet their current needs. For furniture and other household items, create a Craigslist listing and indicate that you need to sell as soon as possible or create a yard sale listing for that day. If you have antique or collectors items, you typically can make more money by taking them to a consignment shop, but be aware that it will probably take a few weeks or months for the items to sell.

Odd Jobs and Services

List your services for sale on Craigslist or a freelance site like Thumbtack. If you have a specific skill - like home repair or appliance maintenance - capitalize on that. Even if you don't, there are plenty of services that don't take any specialized knowledge and still pay over $100 a day.

Non-specialized odd jobs that can earn you $100 include:

  • Cleaning
  • Baby sitting
  • Pet sitting
  • House sitting
  • Yard work
  • Tutoring
  • Moving furniture
  • Washing and detailing cars

Health and Medical Options

If you don't mind needles or medical centers, there's money to be made through donations and clinical trials. According to NerdWallet, hundreds of blood centers pay up to $50 for blood or plasma. If you're comfortable with it, you'll get even more cash for donating sperm, eggs or white blood cells.

If there's a university or research institution in your area, you could easily earn hundreds of dollars in a day by participating in a clinical trial. Universities with robust social science departments may offer cash for psychological trials that don't involve any medical procedures. Check out your local Craigslist, university postings or visit ClinicalTrials.gov to view options in your area.