21 Ways To Make $100 This Week Online
Before you go any further, I know what you’re thinking – can there be this many ways to make money online in under one week, can there be?
No. You’re right. You caught us. There are literally hundreds or thousands more. We just picked 21 that we think are the best ways to make $100 in the next week.
There’s no sweeter gig for the couch potato than to kick back on your lazy boy, crack your laptop open, or flip your phone out and make some easy money online.
Easy money may not be an accurate description, but it can be a lot of fun making money online. There are a ton of ways to earn a few extra dollars online (or even more than a few), but some require detailed planning.
These are the 21 jobs you can start today and make up to (and possibly much more than) $100 by the end of the week.
Let’s get into it then…
Our Favorite Way To Make Money Online
While there are a ton of ways to make money online, the easiest way we’ve found to make your first dollar online is by joining Swagbucks.
Swagbucks.com is a website that pays its users to perform simple tasks. This can range from filling out surveys, to watching videos, to looking stuff up online.
We realize this sounds a bit too good to be true, but of course as with every good opportunity, there is a catch. The good news is that the offer itself is totally legitimate: Swagbucks actually does pay people to earn money surfing the web, giving their opinion, and watching videos! Its also true that anyone in Australia (and the US, and Canada, and the UK) can take them up on this offer.
The catch here is that this opportunity exists because big companies need to do market research. They pay Swagbucks to gather information about their products, try out new TV ideas, test advertising, and gather other information to help big corporations sell Australians more *stuff*, and Swagbucks pays users like you. So the catch is that all the work you do for Swagbucks helps companies convince everyone to buy more stuff. If you’re an anti-corporate type and don’t want to help big corporations make more money – this probably isn’t your cup of tea.
If you’re ok with helping corporations make more money, then Swagbucks is really the easiest way we’ve found to start making your first $100 online. Best of all, doesn’t cost $100 to start – its free!
Here’s how you can get started:
1.Sign up for Swagbucks here (totally free, all you need is a name and an email address to get started)
2.Login to your email to verify your account.
3.Choose from their list of 1000s of tasks – they’re listed along with the payout offered.
4.Complete tasks and earn money.
We’ve had readers who’ve reported earning $2,700+ a month, but of course it comes down to how much time you have to put in, and how efficient you can be at completing tasks. If this sounds good to you, you can sign up Swagbucks here and start making your first $1 online today!
If after signing up for Swagbucks you’re still looking for more opportunities to make money (or you just can’t stand the idea of helping corporations squeeze more value out of their customers, here are the rest of our money making ideas.
1. Build A Website
Web designers are a highly coveted role, with very good rewards. Your skills can be traded via your own website or freelance websites.
Think of the large number of small shops and businesses looking to launch their own website. The good news is the trend is quickly shifting towards easy-build websites, that don’t require much programming skills.
If you move at blazing speed, you can design a WordPress website, or build-it sites like Wix and charge clients $120-$300, for something that cost you a fraction of the cost. This is one of the most common ways to make money online because everyone needs a website.
2. Be A Virtual Assistant
If you have great organisational skills and can stay on top of emails, phone calls (technically not online) and run a calendar, you’re good to go.
As a newcomer, expect $5-$15 per hour, so with no more than 20 hours of work this week, you’ve got your pay day.
If you’re lucky to find an employer on a freelancing website (upwork) in a tight spot you can make two to three times that amount.
3. Graphic Designing
With great power comes greater pay. Designing web pages, logos, posters, digital magazines and so many other things gets very good returns, all from the comfort of your own home.
As a graphic designer on Freelancer, expect nothing less than $90 per job. Logo designers can bank about $150 per job, with no ceiling to what you can earn. This is a group of people that have found one of the best ways to make money online – although it does require some skill. There are, however, plenty of resources online (youtube) to learn these skills if you’re lacking in that department.
4. Find Codes That Need Correcting
If you know your away around malicious codes, you’ve got a good thing coming this week. Code fixers get juicy rewards on websites such as Bugcrowd.
MasterCard, Fiat Chrysler, Spotify and so many other big companies put their codes on display, hoping you can help them find a problem and plug the leakage.
Average payments are $500, with some topping five times that amount.
5. Be An Online Tutor
Everybody wants to learn something, but few people can be bothered to get out of the house to do it. If you are great at teaching school kids, you can make a tidy some every few hours.
Yourtutor is a great place to offer your services. It is a highly selective process, but the pay-out can top $100 for three hours of work.
You can also teach other courses to adults, on anything from how to play the guitar to how to make rhubarb pie.
Freelance copywriters are required to provide web content, blogs, magazine articles, marketing materials and so many other things. Basically everything that needs to be written.
For this, you can be paid a few dollars an hour, or hundreds of dollars for a task like writing all the content for a start-up website.
There are plenty of websites for you to join, or you can apply to online magazines and marketing companies.
7. Photo Editing
There’s more to your Photoshop skills than pretending you met Lady Gaga while skiing. You can offer this as a freelance skill or sell your own photos.
Upload your pictures on sites such as Shutterstock and get paid 30% of the price per download.
If you’re a budding photographer, this could also be a good way to know what people think of your shots and get clients.
8. Language Tutoring
Are you fluent in a language and are patient? This is a great way to make good use of it. iTalki will provide the platform and you provide the skills and your price.
The more in demand your language is, the higher you can charge, but expect a baseline average of $20 an hour.
9. Sell Your Valuables Online
Let’s be honest, we’ve all thought about selling our stuff at some point to make some quick money. If the cash crunch is getting you, you can sell some of your goods on eBay.
Setting up your store is pretty straightforward, all you have to do is make sure you have quality goods and a competitive price. If you can spot gaps in the market as well, or gain special discounts somewhere, this could work for you.
10. Social Media Advertising
Before you freak out, it’s not as complicated as it sounds. If you have a lot of followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any of the other big platforms, you can get paid to share messages on behalf of others.
With 100,000 followers on Twitter you can sign up to Adly, to begin tweeting for the big boys like Coca Cola. If you are slumming it on only a few thousand followers, smaller brands will pay you $10 to $100+ per mass-tweet.
11. Ghost Writing/EBook Writing
With over 2,000,000 new books published this year, no wonder people are always on the hunt for ghost-writers. If you have a flair for words, you can really bump up your account balance in a week.
Jobs on freelance websites will pay anything from $10 for 1000 words. You can find eBooks of varying lengths, usually about 15,000+ words.
Good researching skills, great penmanship and attention to detail are the main requirements for this task.
12. Take Online Surveys
Get your ‘pay to say’, or in this case, click. Online surveys are still a reliable source of petty funds, with sites such as MyOpinions being steady suppliers of work.
Don’t expect a lot of hard cash though; the medium of exchange is points, which can be converted to gift cards and occasionally money.
Plus there’s also a lucky draw where surveyors can win $5,000! That’ll be a good week. Other survey sites have bonuses such as instant cash rewards for signing up – $5-$10 typically.
13. Website Testing
You ever wondered what new websites have to go through before they get launched? For most people it’s nothing more than whatever the website designer cooks up.
But some companies want their sites tested first. User Testing provides testers and developers the chance to get valuable feedback for a reasonable price.
For a test lasting about 20 minutes, you will get paid $10. Just ten of these and you’ve got your weekly quota.
14. Reviewing Songs
Oh yeah, I knew this would get your attention. Hear a song, give the artist feedback and get paid. What could be easier than that?
Not much else to be honest. Besides being a good way to hear new songs from upcoming artists, it also pays a pretty penny.
Slice the Pie will cough up an average of $0.20 per review. So just 500 songs and you’ve got $100. To put it differently, roughly 1,800 minutes (30 hours) of listening.
15. Reviewing Mobile Apps
This is another dead give-away. The app-junkies will love this one. Not only do you get cool new apps (occasionally), you also get paid for it.
Best Review App will pay you $1.50 per review. Elusive Stars offers a similar service, with some pay-outs of $5 per review.
The more reviews you make, the more you get paid per review.
16. Do Odd/Fun-Jobs On Swagbucks
Get paid to play. Watch videos, mess around on the web and generally just lounge at home and have fun.
Other things you can get paid to do include taking surveys, making purchases (don’t worry, you’ll be refunded), searching for things and playing video games.
You get paid between 25-250 swagbucks credit per task ($0.25 – $2.50). The credits are then converted to gift cards or cash, redeemable via PayPal.
17. Work On Amazon Mechanical Turk
Human Intelligence Tasks. Those are the problems you’d have to solve in order to get your fair wages around here, courtesy of Amazon.
Amazon Mechanical Turk is a site where people get paid to solve basic tasks which computers can’t do, like spotting objects in pictures or videos, reading a passage and giving feedback, or tell how funny a joke is…or isn’t.
For these you can get paid $0.04 per task (which can take anything from 1 minute to complete) up to $150, for half an hour’s work.
You get your funds through your Amazon Payments account, and yes, you’ll be required to have one.
18. Trade Your Creative Skills
There are a million and one skills, talents and special abilities people are willing to pay for. Speaking, singing, teaching choreography online, writing, teaching music and so many others.
These skills are being paid for on websites such as Fiverr. You post an activity or service you would like to offer for $5 and hope to find people willing to pay for it.
Thankfully, you’re not limited to that figure. You can create an infographic for example, for a price of $40 or more.
You can also create Hourlies on Peopleperhour, and thus reach a wider audience.
19. Make A List
Yup, I had that same reaction too when I heard it. How do you get paid for making a list? It turns out, it’s a bit more than writing a list, and pays better too.
Listverse are in constant demand for Top 10 lists. The topic doesn’t even matter that much to be honest, as long as it is interesting and people would want to read it.
Titles include ‘10 Weirdest Musical Instruments’, ‘10 Reasons Life Is Not as Bad as It Seems’ ‘Top 10 Fascinating Facts About Toilet Paper’.
So you come up with your list, write a 1,500-word article on it and post in on their site. If they like it, you’ll be paid $100 dollars.
Okay this really might not take you up to a week…
20. Slogan Writing
If you fancy yourself a bit of a wordsmith, or a Jimmy One-liner, this could be the task for you.
Of course if you also work in advertising and have to do this all day long, you can make some reasonable money on the side.
On Slogan Slingers, companies host a contest for the best slogan they can find. The winner takes the grand-prize, of up to $999. So for the next 9.99 weeks you can kick back, relax, and let the other online workers try. Nah.
21. Advertise Through Your Blog
Last but not least, is using your blog to do a little extra for you. Sure, with enough followers you can have advertisers on your website, but that’s not what we are talking about.
Google requires you to have 10,000 followers before you can sell ad space. But even if you only have a handful of loyal followers, you can still gain some advertising money. How?
Join the affiliate marketing networks. You will be required to make product recommendations and reviews to your readers, and you will be provided a link.
If your readers make a payment after going through your link, you get a commission. CJ Affiliate by Conversant (formerly Commission Junction) is one such provider, with many high-end clients.
Just Enough to Whet Your Appetite
There isn’t enough blog space to write about all the ways to make money online possible from the convenience of your laptop, desktop or phone, that can bring you a tidy sum this week.
But these are our top 21 picks to get you started. A good number of these activities don’t require you to have any skill at all, while some require nothing more than natural talent.
For the skills requiring advanced training (though not a university degree or anything similar) the payoff is much greater.
All figures listed above are real and have been understated in most cases in order not to overwhelm.
There really is no end to what you can get paid to do on-line, but only one question to ask before you do: when would you like to start?