If you need money now, there are ways to earn an extra $100 this weekend. The fact that you can earn money so quickly might seem unbelievable -- but it can be done with creative thinking and determination.
1. Have a Garage Sale
I'm willing to bet there's a ton of stuff in your house you no longer need or use. This can include furniture, electronics, clothes, household items or toys. Have a yard sale or garage sale and you might generate an extra $100 this weekend. You'll want to price your items reasonably, so the more you have, the better your odds of hitting your goal.
2. Sell Your Gold Jewelry
Gold jewelry has never been worth more, so if you have items sitting in your jewelry box that haven't been touched in years, selling these items to a gold jewelry buyer might put an extra $100 in your pocket by this weekend. The items should be solid gold, and you can sell anything like necklaces, earrings, bracelets, watches, etc.
3. Mow Lawns
Your neighbors might be busy during the week and don't have time to mow their grass. They might be just as busy on the weekends with errands and family and their yard work can get behind schedule. If there's a need in your community, grab your lawnmower and go door-to-door offering to mow lawns for $20-$25, depending on the size. You might offer additional services depending on your skills and time. Charge more for raking leaves, mulching or pulling weeds.
4. Babysit/pet Sit
A friend had the creative idea of opening her home one weekend and offering 24-hour daycare services to parents who needed a break. She charged $10 per kid with a maximum stay of three hours. She didn't expect a huge response, but she cared for 10 kids over two days and earned an extra $100. Her service was used by parents who needed to run errands, grocery shop or a date night.
5. Clean a Few Houses
If you don't mind cleaning and you're detailed oriented, clean a few houses on the weekend and earn $100. You can charge as much as $25 an hour. So if it normally takes two hours to clean a standard home, you can clean two houses in one weekend and hit your goal and generate extra cash.
6. Ask for Overtime
Approach your boss to see if you can work overtime this weekend. There might be tasks that need completing around the office, and with overtime, there's opportunity to earn time and a half. Depending on how much you earn normally, you might earn an extra $100 after only working five or six hours.
7. Sell Scrap Metal
Selling scrap metal is another way to earn extra money. To get started, you'll need a truck and you must be able to lift heavy items. You'll have to drive around neighborhoods and look for items left on the curb, but if you're diligent and have time, you might earn more than $100 in one weekend. I have a friend who does this on the side and he makes about $250 every week.
Earning an extra $100 in just two days may seem impossible, but there are ways to put money in your pocket. What other tips can you offer people who need extra money quick?