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21 ways to make an easy $100 online

Looking to earn some extra cash to boost your income, or even save for something special, without leaving the house?

Here, has put together 21 easy ways to make $100 online in less than a week.

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  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 in a tight spot you can make two to three times that amount.

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3. Do some 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 to learn these skills if you’re lacking in that department.

4. 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 earn big bucks for very few hours.

5. Copywriting

reelance 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.

6. 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.

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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.

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9. Sell 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 jobs

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.

For example, you can 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.