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How to Turn $10 into $100: 10 Easy Methods

By September 29, 2021December 21st, 2021Money, Make Money13 min read

So, you’ve got 10 dollars that you want to turn into a one hundred dollar bill. No problem, this article will explain ten different ways to turn $10 into $100 in 2022.

These methods include selling secondhand items, leaf raking, pet sitting, starting a YouTube channel, and more!

While I cannot guarantee any of their success, I highly recommend trying out various methods to find whichever works best for you.

Also, some of these methods might work best in a day (car washing), and others may take longer (house-sitting).

Anyways, without further ado, let’s get straight into the list of the ten different methods.

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How to Turn 10 Dollars into 100 Dollars

Here are ten different methods on how to turn $10 into $100. I recommend experimenting with a few techniques to find which one suits you best.

1. Sell items at school

One of the best ways that I made money as a teenager was by selling items at school.

It’s super easy to turn $10 into $100 if you choose a product that everyone wants. While it isn’t strictly ethical to resell candy or soda at school, you could make jewelry or other handmade items for a profit.

You could also find products on AliExpress or Amazon to resell to your peers. It’s kind of like dropshipping but on a smaller scale.

Items to sell at school:

  • Phone cases
  • Jewelry
  • Stationery supplies
  • Tie-dyed clothing

My top advice would be to sell necklaces with pendants or charms for easy profit.

You could buy a 100 piece set of pendants for under $10 and a 100 piece set of necklace cords for under $15. It comes to a total of $23 for 100 necklaces.

That equals 23c per necklace, and if you sold them at $5 each, it’s a profit margin of 95% per necklace. I once sold over 50 necklaces in a week and made $250+ from minimal work.

I’ve listed some examples of pendants that sell quickly.

2. Deliver food with a bicycle

Another excellent way to make money is by delivering food with a bicycle. It’s a great way to exercise and make money simultaneously, and it could be a great side hustle to your regular job.

According to Glassdoor, Doordash drivers make an average of $13 to $15 per hour. Without overheads like petrol due to cycling, it’s not a bad gig.

However, you need to be at least 18 years old to deliver food for companies like Uber Eats or Doordash.

If you’ve already got a bike, and a lot of spare time on your hands, delivering food could be a neat little side hustle.

If you do choose this option, please be cautious and wear high-visibility clothing, protective gear (helmet at least), lights, and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

3. Sell secondhand items on eBay

Head over to your local thrift shops or garage sales and look for items that seem like a steal. You can buy them cheaply and sell them on eBay for a nice profit.

Sometimes, all these items need are a clean, and they’ll look brand new again.

Secondhand items to sell on eBay:

  • Clothing & accessories: Vintage pieces, branded clothing items (hoodies, shirts, pants), shoes, sunglasses, jewelry, and more.
  • Computer parts: Desktop PCs, keyboard, mouse, and speakers.
  • Textbooks: Old textbooks from high schools or college.
  • Lego: Entire sets can resell for a lot of money.
  • Books: Popular fiction or non-fiction books.

While you do need a good eye to spot steals, this is one of the best ways to turn $10 into $100, and you can reinvest however much you’d like.

It is something you need to build up to, though, and I doubt that you’ll often come across items that you can buy for $10 and resell for $100.

4. Leaf raking neighbors homes

A quick and easy way to make some extra money in the fall is by leaf raking. Create flyers and place them in neighbors’ letterboxes, or post to Facebook groups offering to rake leaves for a set wage.

I also recommend walking around your neighborhood and targeting houses with unkempt lawns with many fallen leaves.

A good figure to go with is between $20 and $100 per yard, but it greatly depends on its size. You could also charge by the hour, between $10 to $25.

Many plastic rakes cost under $10 to begin with, and once you’ve raked a few lawns, you can invest in a proper metal one with adjustable sizing.

It is a seasonal part-time job, but you can earn pretty decent money from it.

5. Pet sitting

If you own a large property or have a great outdoor enclosure, you could become a pet or dog sitter.

The average pet sitting pay is between $20 – $30 per day or $45 to $75 per night.

If you love dogs, then consider this as an extra way to make money. One note is that you most likely will not be able to leave home, and you need to be ready to take care of the dogs 24/7.

Our pet sitter charges us $35 a day when we go on our 2-week holiday, costing us $245 a week. While it doesn’t seem like much money, she often has between 5 – 25 dogs to care for at once, quickly turning it into a profitable business.

This type of job is perfect for those staying at home or if you want to earn extra money during peak holiday seasons.

three pugs standing next to each other

6. Start a YouTube channel

If you’re reading this, then the chances are that you have a functioning mobile device that’s capable of recording videos. If so, then you can start a YouTube channel.

While creating a channel is completely free, you could invest the $10 – $25 for a microphone.

As we’re all aware, becoming a YouTuber can be a lucrative business, with many YouTuber’s earning over seven figures a year.

While there’s no guaranteed success on YouTube, if you create high-quality videos, target a specific niche, and are consistent, there’s a great chance that you can build a following over time.

Let’s say you get an average RPM (revenue per 1000 views) of $4. It would take only 25,000 views to reach $100. Sounds doable, right?

Not only can you monetize through display advertising, but you can also make money through affiliate marketing, sponsored videos, merchandise, courses, and more.

I’m looking to start a YouTube channel in the coming months, and I’ll let you know how it’s going through my income reports.

7. Car washing

Car washing is another relatively easy job you can do to earn some extra cash. Many people don’t like to wash their cars and are happy to pay others to do so.

It’s easiest to start with your family members or friends to practice car washing. After some practice, you can consider asking your neighbors if they need their car to be washed.

You can charge between $20 to $40+ per car; it just depends on your experience level. As a beginner, I’d sit on the lower end to build up my supplies and get the hang of it.

While I couldn’t find any kits for $10, you could slowly build your kit to the one below. Car washing liquid also costs between $5 to $30.

8. Make handmade items and sell them on Etsy

If you’re a creative individual who wants to make money from your work, Etsy is a great marketplace to sell on.

To drive traffic to your Etsy store, you can promote your products on social media platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.

The great thing about selling on Etsy is that they handle payments and your entire online store, so you can focus on creating more artwork and handmade items.

Handmade items that sell well on Etsy:

  • Stickers
  • Jewelry
  • Home decor
  • Notebooks & journals

You could also opt to sell digital products, like artwork, printables, budgets, and more.

I used to sell savings challenge printables on Etsy for a couple of dollars (only made three sales 🤣) but opted to give them to my email subscribers for free instead.

9. Become a dog walker

Another excellent way to exercise and earn money is by becoming a dog walker.

It isn’t a challenging job to pursue, but you do require some basic knowledge of the handling and training of dogs. Also, dogs need to be looked after correctly and treated with care.

According to Indeed, the average pay for a dog walker is $16 an hour. So it would likely take 6 hours of dog walking to earn $100 in a day.

To book jobs, you can sign up with a platform like Wag! or Rover. Another way to secure jobs is by posting adverts on local Facebook groups or simply handing out flyers to neighbors around the block.

The $10 could be used to print out flyers or buy dog treats and snacks.

This option will take some time to build up a client base, but you could get regular clients that need their dogs walked every day or week, which will build a stable income.

It is a competitive industry, so inform clients of your skills and expertise with dogs to stand out from competitors.

turn $10 into $100

10. Become a house sitter

The last method for turning 10 dollars into 100 dollars is by becoming a house sitter.

House sitters often earn between $15 to $75 per day, but that figure can increase if the homeowner requires an overnight stay.

It’s a relatively simple job and requires basic effort and knowledge of caring for a home.

Tasks of house sitting often include:

  • Feeding pets: Breakfast and dinner as required.
  • Caring for plants: Watering plants and making sure they don’t die.
  • Mail collection: Checking and collecting mail every day.
  • Taking out the trash & recycling: Make sure the bins go out on time for collection.

You could also become a house sitter if you don’t want to pay for rent or can’t afford it. This is especially helpful if you’ve moved to New York City, as many homeowners need house sitters when they go on vacation.

To become a house sitter, you could let your extended friends or family know that you’re willing to help them out, or you can publish a profile to House Sitters America.

How to Turn $10 into $100 in a Day

If you’d like a quick turnaround to make $100 in a day, I highly recommend selling items at school, leaf raking, car washing, and dog walking.

The other six methods I’ve listed above may take some time to build up your contacts list, there isn’t enough demand to make $100 a day, or it may take months/years to start making money (YouTube).

Here’s how to make $100 from $10:

  • Selling items at school: Phone cases, jewelry, snacks, and clothing can sell for good profit margins.
  • Leaf raking: Plastic rakes cost under $10, and you can charge $10 to $25 an hour to rake a neighbors lawn.
  • Car washing: Wash family, friends, or neighbors’ cars for some extra cash. You can charge $20 – $40 per car, or even more once you’ve built up your experience.
  • Dog walking: Walking multiple dogs simultaneously significantly improves your pay and will help you make $100 a day.

Wrapping Up

Hopefully, this article has explained how to turn $10 into $100, and you can experiment with the methods listed above.

Remember that not all methods will work for you. So, you need to experiment and try different ones to figure out what’s best for you.

While I may love dog walking, you might dislike it, so choose the most suitable money-making method.

Also, it goes without saying that you might not be able to earn 100 dollars from 10 dollars alone, and you might need to invest more money upfront.

How do you plan on turning $10 into $100?

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