I was reading a forum thread the other day where someone was asking how to make $100 a day with PayPal.
And, after doing some research on this topic, it seems like there are so many other people asking this same question.
When you think about it, it sort of makes sense.
After all, PayPal is one of the most popular online payment processing systems in the world and is available in over 200 countries!
So, today we’re going to look at some of the most effective ways to make $100 per day with PayPal.
All of these ideas can be done for free, and you might be able to earn more than $100 in a single day of work if you get a bit lucky/improve your skills over time!
Let’s get to it!
How To Make $100 A Day Online For Free (PayPal Methods)
One quick note on making money with PayPal.
I’ve seen a lot of guides mention things like:
- Answering paid surveys for cash.
- Using apps that pay you to play games.
- Using grocery reward apps like Fetch Rewards.
- Using reward apps like Rakuten and others.
While these are fun and easy ways to make extra cash, I don’t believe they have the potential to make $100 on a day on PayPal.
In fact, these bloggers mention these ideas to get affiliate signups, but it’s genuinely bad financial advice.
If you really want to make $100 a day guaranteed, I think the process is tougher than just downloading a couple of apps.
However, the rewards are worth it if you’re willing to put in the work! 🙂
1. Freelance Writing
Writing is my main source of income now that I’ve quit my day job to write and blog.
And, let me tell you, it’s certainly possible to make $100 a day with writing if you work your way up to enough clients.
See, the thing about freelance writing is that writers are usually paid per word.
Here are some of the rates I’ve experienced myself/know about from my writing friends and what it would take to reach $100 a day:
- Beginner ($0.03 to $0.07 per word) – At this rate, you would have to write approximately 1,450 to 3,300 words to make $100 a day.
- Intermediate ($0.07 to $0.15 per word) – At this rate, you would have to write around 670 to 1,450 to make $100 a day.
- Advanced ($0.15 to $0.50+ per word) – At this rate, you would only have to write around 200 words to 670 words to make $100 in a day.
Now, when I started out with freelance writing, I was earning $0.07 per word for most of my contracts.
I now have some in the $0.15 to $0.25 per word range, and a lot of my clients actually pay me through PayPal.
This means that I can usually make $100 a day with PayPal if I spend most of my morning writing an article.
The best part is, you don’t need to spend money to make money as a writer.
My suggestion is to start out by writing on Medium to create a portfolio and then pitch bloggers and publications for your services.
Ultimately, it takes time to grow your client base and rates to increase your hourly earnings.
However, even with beginner rates or writing for content mills, I believe you can make $100 every day with PayPal if you write at a decent WPM count.
2. Reddit For Hire
Reddit is a massively popular forum which I’m sure you’ve heard of.
However, did you know you can also make money on Reddit?
Reddit For Hire, or r/ForHire, is a subreddit where Redditors can post job offers or offer their services in exchange for online payment.
Since this is Reddit, many users naturally rely on PayPal to process and accept payment, so you’re looking at another viable PayPal money-making method.
Now, in terms of the jobs you can expect to find on r/ForHire, common types of gigs include:
- Programming gigs.
- Graphic design work.
- Data entry.
- Content writing.
- Essay/school help.
There’s roughly a 2:1 ratio of people seeking work versus hiring in my experience, and your Reddit account needs some age and karma to post.
However, a quick search of $100 jobs shows you that people do pay that amount or more for certain jobs:
The most efficient way to search is to simply search for [Hiring] when on r/ForHire since this is how job opportunities have to be tagged.
Again, how many gigs you find and their earning potential all depends on your niche.
However, if you want to make $100 per day on PayPal and don’t mind completing odd jobs on Reddit, I suggest joining r/ForHire and keeping an eye out for job.
Extra Reading – 20+ Jobs That Pay $5,000 A Month.
3. Research Studies
However, one rare exception is the world of paid research studies.
With websites like Prolific and Respondent, you can sometimes find medical and consumer surveys that pay $100 for a few hours of your time.
Respondent is particularly lucrative, and even advertises that you can earn upwards of $150 an hour for your time.
Prolific is a tad different and requires a minimum hourly rate of $6.50, although you can sometimes find higher-paying studies on the website if you get lucky.
Your demographics and career also play a role here since researchers are usually interested in hearing from a very specific group of people.
Ultimately, my tip is to apply to both Prolific and Respondent and create profiles for both companies.
If a paid research study matches your profile, they’ll email you the opportunity.
Who knows, you might be able to snag an easy $100 once in a blue moon, and both companies pay out through PayPal!
Extra Reading – Prolific Review – Is This Company Legit?
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “you can’t make $100 a day guaranteed with blogging” or “blogging takes a lot of money to get started.”
And, while I agree that blogging isn’t necessarily guaranteed income and can cost some money to start, I think it’s an incredibly viable longer-term strategy to make 100 dollars a day online for free.
Let me explain.
This Online World made $22,000 USD in 2020, which is approximately $28,000 Canadian (where I live), or $76 per day.
I think that by next year, TOW should be past the $100 daily mark or at least pretty close to that amount.
For context, it’s my third year of blogging, but I know plenty of other bloggers who routinely make $100 a day or more from their blog.
And, while it might surprise you, so many blogging programs and ad networks can pay you through PayPal.
Plus, there are plenty of ways to make money blogging, including:
- Display advertisements with companies like Monumetric and Mediavine.
- Affiliate marketing.
- Email marketing.
- Selling sponsored posts.
- Selling your own products or digital downloads.
In terms of expenses, a blog doesn’t have to be a money sink either.
In fact, you can start your own blog with a free or cheap blogging theme and affordable SiteGround Hosting for around $7 a month.
I’m confident that if you learn the basics of SEO, write valuable content, and pick one social media platform to focus on, you will be able to make money blogging.
Ultimately, this is one of the slower ways to make money online.
But, if you like writing and want to develop an asset, I think blogging is the way to go!
5. Sell Stuff Online
If you’re in the mood for some spring cleaning, you can use apps to sell stuff to make some quick cash online.
The idea here is pretty simple: find stuff in your house you don’t use anymore, list it online, and find buyers to make additional income.
Some popular selling apps and websites you can try include:
- eBay – One of the most popular online marketplaces for sellers.
- Poshmark – Great for selling clothing, accessories, handbags, and shoes.
- Decluttr – An easy way to sell old phones, electronics, DVDs, video games, and Lego for PayPal cash.
- Whistle – Another option for selling your old tech online.
- Facebook Marketplace – This is one of the easier options if you prefer local selling for cash instead of PayPal.
- Mercari – This is one of the easiest selling apps around and lets you sell everything from furniture to apparel.
Pretty much all of these platforms pay you through PayPal or direct deposit, and payments process relatively quickly.
Of course, this isn’t necessarily a stable $100 per day since you’ll run out of stuff to sell eventually.
To offset this, you can consider starting a flipping business and source products from garage sales, discount retailers, and flea markets to then sell online.
My friend Nathan has an eBay flipping business, and he’s able to make a few hundred dollars each month in profit for his efforts.
Extra Reading – Is It Better To Sell On Mercari or eBay?
6. Other Freelancing Gigs
Freelance writing is my go-to freelancing source of income.
However, if you don’t like writing or have other skills, you obviously don’t need to rely on writing for your income.
In fact, plenty of freelance industries have the hourly wage potential to make $100 per day through PayPal.
Some popular and lucrative freelancing gigs include:
- Virtual assistant work.
- Social media marketing or paid advertising.
- Graphic design or web design.
- Online tutoring.
- App development.
- Quality assurance and website testing.
Now, there’s no correct way to get into these types of freelancing gigs.
Additionally, you’ll need the skills to build a portfolio and it generally takes time (and practice) to pitch and land long-term clients.
However, one good starting point is to use remote job boards to look for work.
Personally, I’ve used UpWork to make money this year, and while UpWork doesn’t pay through PayPal, plenty of similar freelancing marketplaces do.
Alternatively, you can negotiate with clients directly and just ask to get paid through PayPal for the work you complete.
7. Online Coaching
If you’re an expert at something and have the credentials to back it up, online coaching is another viable side hustle idea.
Granted, this is a saturated space, and you really need to know what you’re talking about and have some sort of existing audience to pitch your services to.
However, as a blogger, I know several people who make money coaching people in areas like:
- Financial management.
- How to run a blog or online business.
- Social media marketing.
- Paid ads coaching.
- Fitness coaching.
Of course, there’s also other coaching niches like personal development, life coaches, business mentors…you get the idea.
And, while I don’t personally like a lot of different coaching niches, there’s no denying that many people are willing to pay for expert help.
If you’re interested in coaching, my advice would be to start a blog, YouTube channel, podcast, or some outlet where you can provide real value to people.
As you grow an audience and actually improve the lives of the people who follow you, you can branch out into one-on-one coaching sessions or selling ebooks.
This option might take a while, but hey, it’s another viable way to get paid through PayPal.
Plus, I think doing it the legit way is far better than pretending to be something you’re not and offering coaching to people without helping them first!
8. Sell On Etsy
A few years ago, Etsy enabled PayPal payments for store owners, which is great news if you want to make $100 a day with PayPal.
Etsy is one of the largest marketplaces for anything vintage, handmade, or artsy.
Several popular categories on Etsy include:
- Craft supplies
And, one of the advantages to selling stuff on Etsy versus launching your own online business with something like Shopify is that you gain access to a marketplace of millions of buyers already on the platform.
Plus, you can get really creative with selling on Etsy, and you don’t even have to make products yourself!
I used Printify, a popular POD provider, to handle all of the shipping and manufacturing of my meme mugs.
This is just one example of how you can sell on Etsy, and people also make money by selling digital downloads like art prints or printables.
The bottom line is that Etsy has the potential to make $100 a day in PayPal cash if you get enough eyeballs on your storefront.
Extra Reading – How To Make And Sell Digital Stickers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Can I Get A Free $100 In PayPal Money?
But, while many of these bonuses pay you PayPal cash, it’s unlikely you can make $100 instantly with these methods.
For example, Rakuten pays you $30 in PayPal cash when you sign up and make an eligible purchase of $30 or more, but this still leaves $70 for you to make.
In my opinion, side hustles like freelancing or starting an online business are better ways to make PayPal cash fast.
If you want some ideas to get free money, you can check out my YouTube video on getting free PayPal cash!
Again, many of these methods are simple freebies and not full-time jobs, so keep this in mind!
Can I Really Make $100 A Day?
It’s certainly possible to make this amount of money every day with PayPal, especially if you get into freelancing and have enough clients to get steady work.
Just note that oftentimes, clients pay invoices monthly or on a retainer basis. This means while you might technically make $100 a day in PayPal cash online, you actually get paid every 30 days.
For example, I invoice all my freelance writing clients at the end of the month. Mediavine also pays me every 30 days as well.
Extra Reading – How To Make $400 A Day – The Best Methods.
I hope this list of ideas for making $100 a day with PayPal helps you get started on your online journey!
Just remember, PayPal can get pretty steep to use over time as you increase your earnings.
To keep more of your hard-earned money, I suggest reading my post on how to avoid PayPal fees as well.
At the end of the day, this is just a payment processing system…if it doesn’t work for you, it doesn’t work.
Personally, I use PayPal for a lot of my online work and businesses, but hey, that’s just my preference for now!
Anyway, best of luck in your money-making adventures.
I’ll catch you guys in the next one.
Tom is a 24 year old recent college graduate from Canada with a passion for side hustling, passive income, and marketing. This Online World is all about providing people with honest ways to make and save more money by using technology. To learn more about Tom, read his About Page!
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