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101 Ways to Make Some Extra Cash

Updated on April 6, 2012

Everybody needs a few extra bucks every now and then! Here are 101 ways that you can earn some extra cash!

  1. Write articles on sites like HubPages
  2. Sell items on EBay
  3. Sell items on Craigslist
  4. Have a garage sale
  5. Plant a garden and sell what you grow at a farmer’s market
  6. Donate plasma
  7. Sell your used books
  8. Recycle aluminum cans
  9. Start a blog
  10. Start an online business
  11. Sing or play an instrument on the street
  12. Search your garage or attic for antiques to sell
  13. Pawn something
  14. Sell your gold for cash
  15. Start a dog-walking business
  16. Run errands for others
  17. Do yard work for others
  18. Donate sperm or eggs
  19. Make and sell crafts
  20. Have a bake sale
  21. Do online surveys
  22. Become a secret shopper
  23. Get a part-time job
  24. Become a tutor
  25. Sell music lessons
  26. Dig up worms and sell them to bait shops
  27. Rent out a room in your home
  28. Put advertising on your vehicle
  29. Return items that you bought, but have not used
  30. Sell used clothing to consignment stores
  31. Find freelance work
  32. Sell your hair to make wigs
  33. Sell your photos to stock photo companies
  34. Sell scrap metal
  35. Write and self-publish an eBook
  36. Wash and groom people’s pets
  37. Become an image consultant
  38. Become a band manager
  39. Get ordained online and perform wedding ceremonies
  40. Become a product tester
  41. Advertise your talents on
  42. Provide a carpooling service
  43. Take out a short term loan
  44. Babysit
  45. Wash cars
  46. Offer handyman/woman services
  47. Clean houses
  48. Sell parking spaces on your land for big events
  49. Sell your car and get a bike
  50. Check with your state to see if you have any unclaimed property
  51. Create pieces of art and sell them online
  52. Get a paper route
  53. Become a DJ
  54. Open a bank account with a bank that offers a cash bonus for opening a new account
  55. Deliver phone books
  56. Work for the census bureau
  57. Sell Avon or Tupperware
  58. Sell glow sticks and other novelty items at public events
  59. Become a life coach
  60. Post videos on YouTube
  61. Sell your used textbooks
  62. Get a metal detector and look for coins underground
  63. Become a virtual assistant
  64. Become a movie extra
  65. Be an online juror
  66. Be a drug tester for pharmaceutical companies
  67. Pan for gold
  68. Get a 900 number and start a pay per call business
  69. Become an affiliate marketer
  70. Buy and sell junk cars for parts or scrap
  71. Become an event planner
  72. Do other people’s taxes
  73. Buy and sell domain names
  74. Sell Private Label Rights (PLR) articles and eBooks
  75. Create and sell information products online
  76. Be an independent merchandiser
  77. Search for lost items under bleachers after a sporting event
  78. Be a road kill clean-up specialist
  79. Be a street magician
  80. Start a clown college
  81. Create and sell online courses
  82. Become a gold digger
  83. Be a house sitter
  84. Be a personal chef
  85. Grade papers for college professors
  86. Be a personal shopper
  87. Install computers and electronics for people
  88. Design websites and logos for small businesses
  89. Become a fashion designer
  90. Work for a virtual call center
  91. Design and sell homemade jewelry
  92. Become a freelance business consultant
  93. Rent out your parking spot
  94. Get a roommate
  95. Dumpster dive for items you can sell for cash
  96. Give driving lessons
  97. Organize homes
  98. Hand our fliers for local businesses
  99. Scoop doggy doo off people’s lawns
  100. Open up a kissing booth
  101. Dig for quarters under the machines at public Laundromats with a big stick


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    • Lew Marcrum profile image

      Lew Marcrum 

      4 years ago from Ojojona, Francisco Morazán, Honduras

      Wow! Great hub!

    • WiccanSage profile image

      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      4 years ago

      I know a few people who are always complaining that I can send these to- nice.

    • Dancilla profile image


      6 years ago from El Paso

      Great hub! Voted up!

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      6 years ago

      You can sell your hair by posting an ad on this free hair classifieds website

    • thost profile image


      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      I like this Hub, well done. Vote up.

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      Rose Clearfield 

      6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Awesome list for anyone looking to make a little extra money! Thanks.

    • kerlynb profile image


      6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      OMG, your list is long and useful! I'm bookmarking it. Congratulations for this hub. Voting it up, useful and awesome as it is :)

    • Mary R. Schutter profile image

      Mary R. Schutter 

      6 years ago

      Love this list! The last one was a great way to end a well thought out Hub. Bravo!

    • sharvey profile image


      6 years ago

      Loved this list! Really imaginative and funny.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      6 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Wow! I did not know that's so many. I am doing a few of this list already. Thanks for the info. I could do more from your list. Thanks for SHARING.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love the last two but there is no way I'm doing #99.

      Great hub...I look forward to reading more of yours as soon as I finish my work for the day.

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Asia

      Wow, I know the title said 101 way, but I didn't expect there would actually be 101 suggestions ... some of which are very unique.

      Thanks for SHARING.

    • DeborahNeyens profile image

      Deborah Neyens 

      6 years ago from Iowa

      What a great list and fun hub. I like "become a gold digger" although I don't think my husband would appreciate it! : )

    • dmop profile image


      6 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      I agree with wandererh, the list is great, yet it could be better with some more detail. Good job though.

    • sligobay profile image


      6 years ago from east of the equator

      I like several of these ideas. Thank you.

    • TMApsey profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Great idea! I might just try that with at least some of them!!!

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      David Lim 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Great list. And if you can write a hub for each of the ways going into detail on how accomplish it, this hub can become a great resource. :)

    • TMApsey profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks everyone! This one took a while, but if it helps people out, it's totally worth it!

    • MarloByDesign profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      Wow - 101 ideas. You must have put a lot of thought into this. Great tips and great job.

    • Dee aka Nonna profile image

      Dee aka Nonna 

      6 years ago

      Great list. Voted up and useful.

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      6 years ago

      These are definitely 101 way to make money. Cool.


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