How To Make Money Fast (From $100-$5,000 In One Month!)

How to make money fast

In the personal finance sphere, we often focus on how to save more money. Today we’ll focus on the other side of the equation. I’ll show you how to make more money fast.

If you’re like me, you could sometimes use a little bit of extra cash. Whether you’re looking to get out of debt, cover your expenses or invest to build up your nest egg as you work towards financial independence, extra money never hurts.

But how can you make extra money fast? In this post, I’ll go over a few different techniques that I have used and some that have been suggested to me by other financial independence writers. We’ll discuss how you can make extra cash fast, and start working towards your goals more effectively. Let’s get started!

How To Make $100 Fast In One Month

Wondering how to make money fast? Making $100 extra in one month is quite easy, and there are dozens of different ways to do this. Here are a few of my top picks.

1. Build a budget

Do you need to spend $500 on takeout each month? $200 on drinks at bars? $500 on clothing? Or do you not even know how much you spend on each of these categories?

Building a budget is the best thing you can do for your financial future. It lets you understand how much you’re spending, and gives you the guidance you can use to save more. By controlling your spending by setting a budget, you can easily make $100 in a month – or much more!

2. Cancel unnecessary monthly services

It’s never a bad idea to look through monthly services like subscription boxes, video streaming services, VPNs and other such services every once in a while. If you cancel even just a few subscriptions, you can easily make $100 fast in a month, and save more money.

3. Renegotiate bills or explore other providers

Bills like your car insurance, health insurance, cable bill, phone bill, and other such bills are not set in stone. Every year or two, it’s a good idea to renegotiate your bills. By threatening to leave a company, you may be able to get a lower rate.

You can also explore other providers for insurance, phone coverage and other bills. You may be able to find a much better deal!

4. Do online surveys

Wondering how to make fast cash online? Doing online surveys is a great way to make some quick cash. Depending on which service you use, you can easily earn a few bucks per survey. That adds up quickly. Do some online surveys during your downtime, and you can easily make $100 per month or more.

How To Make $1,000 Fast In One Month

Making $1,000 in a month is not as easy as making $100 in a month – for obvious reasons. But it’s still totally possible! Here are some suggestions and ideas.

1. Look for side gigs like yard work and day labor

Mowing lawns and doing yard work can easily get you $30 or more per hour if you pick your clients properly, and day labor like helping with landscaping can also be very rewarding. Take a look at local classified ads to look for extra work. If you work on weekends and after your full-time jobs, you can easily make an extra $1,000 in one month.

2. Sell items you don’t need on eBay

You would be shocked at what people buy on eBay. You can sell almost anything! Old electronics, clothes, shoes, souvenirs – the list could go on. Start going through your stuff to see what you don’t need anymore, and list it on eBay. The sales will start rolling in before you know it!

You can even expand this side hustle by going to flea markets, thrift stores, and discount stores. With a bit of research, you can buy items for low prices and resell them for much more on eBay. That’s pure profit!

3. Start driving for a rideshare company

If you’ve got a car and a driver’s license, you can sign up with a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft and start driving. You can easily earn more than $1,000 per month by doing this, particularly if you mostly drive at night during the weekends when demand for rideshares is the highest.

However, make sure you record your expenses like car depreciation, gas, insurance and other costs to ensure you are calculating your profits properly. This calculator from Ridester is a good way to see if ridesharing will be profitable for you.

4. Rent out a spare room on Airbnb

This depends on where you live, of course, and whether or not you own your own home or your landlord allows short-term rentals. But if you live in a hot tourist destination, you can easily make $1,000 per month or more by renting one of your rooms out on Airbnb. Just be aware of the risks of doing so, and make sure short-term Airbnb rentals are legal in your city!

How To Make $5,000 Fast In One Month

Making $5,000 in a month is not easy. But it can be done. And no, I’m not talking about joining some get-rich-quick scheme. Let’s look at a few ways you can do this.

1. Renegotiate your salary

If you’ve been in the same position for a while, it may be time to renegotiate your salary. 46% of people feel like they are underpaid. If you’re one of them, it’s time to ask for a raise. Do some research about how much people in your career field make, and the compensation you deserve based on your current role. Approach salary negotiations professionally – and if you get a raise, you may easily add $5,000 or more to your yearly salary.

2. Find a new job

If a raise is not an option, it’s time to look for a new job. Research has shown that switching jobs can increase your salary by $5,000-$10,000. Start looking for suitable positions and sending out resumes. Remember, the best time to look for a new job is when you already have a job!

3. Start freelancing

Wondering how to make money fast with freelancing? Okay, you’re unlikely to make $5,000 in your first month freelancing. But if you’re tired of the “rat race” and want to work for yourself, it may be a good option.

When freelancing, the sky’s the limit when it comes to earnings. Once you’ve established yourself, you can easily make $5,000 per month or more. One great thing about this is that you can usually start freelancing part-time while working a full-time job. Then, as freelancing becomes more profitable, you can make it your full-time gig.

4. Start an online business

Online businesses can be very profitable, and a good source of passive income, which can set you up for financial independence. Setting up a drop-shipping store with Shopify, for example, can easily bring in $5,000 per month or more once you’ve established yourself. Interested? Take a look at the Ultimate Guide To Dropshipping from Shopify!

Setting up a blog like mine can also bring in some extra money. Not only can you earn a little more money fast. You can also use the profits to donate to a charity as I do.

Wondering how to make money fast? Try out my suggestions and let me know how it goes!

I hope this guide has been helpful and helped you learn how to make money fast. There are two basic ways to make money – maximize your earnings, and minimize your expenses.

In this guide, I’ve provided you with a few examples of how you can do each of those. So thanks for reading. I hope this article has given you some inspiration about how you can make extra money each month and helped you on your journey towards being debt-free – and financial independence.

As always, feel free to let me know how it goes in the comments 🙂



Max January 24, 2020 - 15:49

Excellent tips: I agree with you about selling second-hand things, something we no longer need. And everyone has a lot of them!

Carl Jensen January 25, 2020 - 18:37

Thanks, Max. Yes, that is definitely a great strategy – and my wife is a second-hand ninja!

Omar C January 23, 2020 - 22:53

Hey Carl.
One way to make money fast could be the crowdlending.
What do you think about what happened with Envestio? Current situation indicates it was a huge fraud, they just disappeared ! And with them, also disappeared some millions of Euros…
Do you have in mind or plan any action to try to recover anything? Do you think that anything could be done? I’m not super optimistic here…

Carl Jensen January 24, 2020 - 08:08

Yes, that is absolutely right! If you can get short-term loans (<30 days) and have a substantial amount to invest, you could make over $100 in one month. However, most of the items on this list do not require money upfront 🙂

I have heard the news about Envestio and they are very concerning, but I believe we should wait with conclusions until we know further.

Omar January 24, 2020 - 18:05

Dear Carl.

I read your blog very often, however, I do not agree with you This particular time.

People will not just “wait with conclusions”. Envestio team, they are just gone, dissapeared! And the money also. And it’s not about “hearding the news”. It’s easy easy, go to and you will see site doesn’t even exist anymore. Affected People is already reporting the fraud to the Estonian police, to make them aware about what happened and try to find the responsibles them someday. Will the money be recovered? I don’t think so.

I was thinking that bloggers on this topics could give some guidelines about how to act (react?) on these cases… Some basic steps for instance, to try to organise the people would help. Will you write something about this fraud?


Carl Jensen January 25, 2020 - 18:39

Dear Omar,
Thanks for your comments. I agree that it looks like Envestio has been a scam, but I will always refrain from making conclusions/accusations on this blog. In my world, you are always innocent until proven otherwise, but I agree that it does look very shady.
I will follow up on the Envestio case once I know more for sure! I also agree you should go through the right channels (i.e. contact the government/police), and I will do the same as an investor in Envestio.
Thanks again,


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