Christmas is soon to be here and it may be a perfect time for you to think about earning some extra money. Why? First of all, you’ll have to buy Christmas gifts for everyone and if you’re a part of a large family, this means you’ll have to spend quite a lot. Moreover, if you decide you want to host a Christmas dinner as well, you’ll have to spend even more.
Luckily, there are plenty of jobs you can give a go until late December in order to increase your Christmas budget.
We came up with four of them that are guaranteed to do the trick.
If people have told you they like your cupcakes you might want to consider selling your baked goods. You can start straight away and attract customers before the holiday season starts. That way, you’ll be looking at a nice profit during late December when people start buying holiday desserts.
If you decide to do this, you should first make sure you know all regulations about selling home-baked goods. You can then make a Facebook page for your baking business and start working on your recipes. It’s important that you share as many photos of your products as you can and take every opportunity to hand out business cards.
We also recommend having a signature item that’s going to separate you from your competition. This can be anything from a recipe you’ve come up yourself to a different way of decorating your cupcakes. The best thing about this job is that you can do it from the comfort of your home while preparing meals for your family at the same time.
Another great way to make money for Christmas is by taking paid surveys online. There are plenty of websites where you can sign up and take online surveys in exchange for money. This is another perfect option for earning money since you can do it from home while looking after your kids and doing household chores. All you’re going to need in order to be able to earn money this way is a PC with internet connection and headphones with microphone, so that you can review surveys you take. Just make sure you know what you’re getting into when starting out.
Once you find a website when you can take surveys make sure you do a little bit of research on it and see what other people have to say about it. It’s also a good idea to sign up at a couple of these see which ones turn out to be the best. Just bear in mind that you’ll need to have an open mind if you’re going to earn money this way, since you’ll find yourself taking surveys you never thought you would do.
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Selling stuff online
We all tend to forget just how much junk we stash away in attics and closets. Luckily, all that stuff you no longer have any use of can actually be used to fund your holiday season. And with the power of internet increasing every single day, selling old stuff has never been easier. You can start by taking a closer look at your closet or attic and identify things you want to sell. You should then come up with prices for all of these items by taking a look at their retail values and sale values once they have already been used.
Once you do that, it’s time to find websites where you’re going to sell all that stuff. First of all, popular websites such as eBay and Craigslist are always a good option. You should also try to find websites where you can sell stuff to people who look in the same city or country you do. And if you have a whole bunch of thing you no longer need, you can even think about setting up your own website.
If you know your way around pets and you enjoy looking after cats, dogs and other animals, pet sitting is a perfect way for you to earn some money before Christmas. People often consider their pets a part of their family which means your job will be full of responsibilities.
You’ll have to be ready to deal with your pet no matter how they’re acting since you don’t want to be a person who is mean to their “baby”. Also, you should be ready to perform all kinds of tasks such as dealing with cuts and infections. Also, pets tend to differ quite a lot – just like people, some of them are introverts and some of them are extroverts.
It’ll be up to you to adjust to the way they do things and help them. If you decide to go for this idea, you should first get certified and then start placing adverts and handing out business cards. Also, come up with a basic rate so pet owners will be ready to pay you.
No matter which of these ideas you go for you should earn just enough money to cover all of your expenses once the holiday season starts. You might even end up loving your new job so much that you’ll think about turning it into a real business!
Over to You
I hope Victoria’s post gave you some ideas to make some extra money for the holidays.
Now let’s chat…
What do you do to get financially ready for the holidays? Tell us about it in the comments below!
Victoria is a Digital Marketing Strategist. She works with driven, creative, and passionate entrepreneurs and small business owners that want to bring their visions to life. Enthusiastic writer who follows latest marketing and technology trends to get a glimpse of the future. Contributor at bizzmarkblog.com
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