You may not like these options, but the following techniques have been proven to put $100 in your pocket over and over again.
It would be best to make your next $100 on something legit, but for those looking to squeeze an extra few dollars out of almost nowhere…
Note: For real ideas, try www.Make-100-Dollars.com
1) Dumpster dive for bottles
At 5 cents a pop, you only need 2000 empty beers to reach $100.
2) Theft from loved ones
Just kidding. This is a colossally stupid idea unless you like jailtime and having no friends.
3) Cash in as an independent rock musician
Find 3 pals, practice for months, record an LP, tour 25 cities, and hope to sell 45 CDs.
4) Circular math
Lend yourself $120 from your long-term savings, pay yourself back a down-payment of $20, and record the tranaction on a napkin of your choice, take another shot of JD, and be sure to discard the napkin as soon as possible.
Where’s the harm in trying?
6) “Protection” money from neighbors
$5 a week for you to NOT beat up a neighbor x 20 neighbors = $100 per week. Recurring income potential.
7) Palladium rustling
Platinum & palladium are good for catalytic converters. Find 5 large vehicles (preferably SUVs – cars that need more pollution control carry more of the precious metal), cut out the catalytic converter, and laugh your way to $100.
8 ) Work 7.69 hours at an Alberta McDonalds
That’s right – the job market is so hot in Canada that brand new burger-flippers, fry cookers, and drive-thru window operators are making $13 an hour. Starting wage. Actually, this might be the best option from this entire list…
9) Think up a good joke
Send your joke to Readers Digest and hope for the best.
Find a deserted highway or spot on the open seas, practice your accent, and watch the money happen.
11) Set up a mobile pay toilet
Dirty work, but set up shop next to a concert, ball game, or outdoor event, advertise as having “the cleanest seat in town”, and charge $5 for 5 minutes. Make $100 in less than an afternoon.
12) Buy gold
Throw $100 USD at gold, wait 30 days, then trade your gold back for USD. WIth today’s rate of currency colapse, making a spare $100 is almost guaranteed.
13) Bet against the Toronto Maple Leafs
Always a safe bet.
14) Set up an online business
How hard can it be?
15) Invest $2857.14 at 3.5% interest.
Thanks to Fedhead Ben, compound interest now almost pays for your banking transaction fees.
16) Clean out the vacuums at a local car wash
Most automotive vacuum cleaners hold several $$’s in change by the end of an average day. You’ll have to rinse off your findings, but this is some of the easiest $100 around.
Bonus #17) Google “$100 Prize”
There are lots of contests & competitions for a $100 prize. Who knows, you just might win something. But personally, I’d stick to something more proven to actually make $100.