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How to make an Extra 100 Dollars a Day!

We originally blog this post when we first started the blog on how to supplement your income. I decided to repost it. You can use your ideas from Cash Cow and make money!

One of the first things we learned to do when we decided that we wanted to quit our jobs and become more financially free was to supplement our income. Individually we took our pay and calculated how much each of us made on a daily basis. Then we brainstormed and tried to figure out different ways for us to make that same amount on our own without working. This exercise if very simple and once you make a list, the crucial element is to actually follow through and execute the very ideas you put on paper. Because once you successfully supplement your income once, your confidence in making additional money will grow and you will want to do it all the time. Below we outlined the exercise and gave it the name “Cash Cow”.

Objective: To think of as many different ways to come up with X amount of dollars within a 24 hour period. How to Play: You can do this by yourself but it’s even more fun with a group. One person at a time tells everyone else how he or she would make X amount of dollars within 24 hours without working for wages at their current job or any other job that pays him or her a paycheck. Record his or her idea. Then the next person explains how they would make X amount of dollars within 24 hours WITHOUT saying the same thing that the person(s) before them have stated. Repeat the process until you run out of ideas. Now that everyone has exhausted his or her ideas, review everyone’s answers aloud and discuss how viable it would be to execute each idea.


16 comments for “How to make an Extra 100 Dollars a Day!”

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    Posted by Tweets that mention How to make an Extra 100 Dollars a Day! | Money Is Just An Idea -- | October 19, 2009, 1:30 pm
  2. Commenting…. This is a good way to make $100. #moneyisjustanidea


    Posted by Chanee | October 19, 2009, 1:31 pm
  3. Sign up at to do the paid market surveys. $50-100 for no more than 2 hours of your life.

    Posted by yelwarCA | October 19, 2009, 1:34 pm
  4. I’m glad you decided to post this again because I certainly missed it the first time.

    I love this idea and will take some time out today and come up with my own plan before sharing it with my friends for some feedback.

    Great job and great post!

    Posted by Kiss_N_Atl | October 19, 2009, 1:35 pm
  5. I’m going to get my crew together so we can brainstorm!

    Posted by da_knowledge | October 19, 2009, 1:39 pm
  6. Turn your hobby into a money making venture. If you’re good at painting sell ur paintings. Like photography become a free lance photographer on the side. The list goes on. Find your passion figure out how to execute it. What better way to make money than doing something you enjoy. Who knows it might go from being a side job to a lucrative business.

    Posted by Le Garen | October 19, 2009, 1:49 pm
  7. Buy a hard to find item (like the Wii last year) mark it up $100 and sell on Craig’s list. Done and done.

    Posted by Marleenee | October 19, 2009, 1:50 pm
  8. Make a hit record and sell it too everybody!

    Posted by Da Polo Team | October 19, 2009, 1:55 pm
  9. Kdarisaw: Buy alot of candy and sell it at bus stops in the morning. Get one of those portable coffee makers and stand in front of Marta or a busy office building. Buy roses and other flowers and sell them for twice their worth outside of office buildings in the afternoon. Stand near a busy construction site, a football game, or just outside the busiest basketball court on saturday with bottled water. Convenience and impulse buys are the key.

    Posted by Kenneth Darisaw | October 19, 2009, 2:12 pm
  10. im commenting……KD is going in right now btw

    Posted by jus4krst | October 19, 2009, 2:19 pm
  11. Sell one of these crack beats I made last night. Nicotine, get addicted!!!!

    Posted by Tha Supers | October 19, 2009, 2:24 pm
  12. ask O and Givens to slide that $100 on over here to me…

    Posted by jus4krst | October 19, 2009, 2:31 pm
  13. since my 1000 tweet was about them!!!! YAY!!! milestone

    Posted by jus4krst | October 19, 2009, 2:32 pm
  14. Great idea! My siblings and I play violin & viola so our side hustle is doing music gigs.

    Posted by MsADJective | October 19, 2009, 2:47 pm
  15. There are a lot of great ideas coming. I would sell hot cocoa outside of the MNF game tonite as ppl tailgate

    Posted by TheMoneyMaven | October 19, 2009, 2:50 pm
  16. mediate or negotiate a million dollar divorce settlement over breakfast….easy just become a certified mediator in your state and you can charge $200 an hr:)

    Posted by Shannon | October 26, 2009, 5:56 pm

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