How to earn extra cash for Christmas
In the coming holidays, This is the question I think all students and young people especially want to know, that how to earn some extra dollars for Christmas and Thanksgiving and other holidays around to come.
As far as I can see, the average person has to spend like 1000 dollars on just buying gifts for family and friends, and before December starts many people wants to do overtime, just in order to earn some extra money. Since this is the thing, I want to share some tips and tricks so you can be aware of how easy it is to earn some extra money for holidays.
Now like this is in my list to share with you, the first thing that I do is to make a schedule. once you make a schedule it becomes easy for you that how much money you are going to need for buying the gifts and how much you already have in your saving and etc.
If people need extra cash for Christmas they can work online part time jobs such as educate people (give language lectures), research, freelancer jobs on freelance websites. The next opportunity to get extra cash for Christmas is to sell stuff around home, work offline jobs such as Uber driver, photographer, bartender, tourist guide, deliver items to other people, etc.
People do this especially in October so within two months till or before December it becomes obvious to me whether we have to earn more or will our savings work.
How can I get extra money for Christmas?
If I have to earn so basically I go for these some part-time jobs that got my back every year. just do them right and you will have some extra money for the holidays. Here are list of ways to earn extra cash for Christmas:
- Work in retail
- Housesit (baby or pet)
- Sell stuff around your home
- Renting out your car
- Find one-time work
- Give English (online) lectures to earn money from home
- Become an Uber driver
- Shovel snow for others
- Help people fix things around their home
- Help others to move their furniture
- Become a photographer
- Do Bartend for a month
- Become a guide for tourists
- Deliver items for others (earn Errands)
- Lend a hand on a farm
- Make other’s resume to get paid in return
- Manage social website accounts and get paid
- Start writing blogs
- Teach a skill you know
- Answer surveys online.
- Give a try to a side business
- Rent out your space (Garage 0r room)
- Freelance writing for others
Work in retail
As the holidays are coming, the more work on retail shops come up, so they announce the jobs for just part-time and seasonal. these jobs do not exist on a long term contract, so people who are side hustling they can pursue this type of jobs easily. What matters is your time, that you need to manage during your side work. which is quite normal because in the holiday’s part-time jobs it gets really busy sometimes at work.
Housesit (baby or pet)
These days of, before coming holidays, not only the retail but other jobs should be on your list. Whether you can babysit for money or not but this is a warm job you should consider because all you have to do is to stay in one place and take care of someone’s kids. In months like December or November, it’s chilly outside which actually makes it super difficult to work for a long time in the evening.
In this perspective babysitting is a considerable option, but here is a piece of great news too, that not only people ask for babysitting but for pet sitting because, in this duration of time of year, there is usually heavy snow outside which make it nearly impossible for pets to go for a walk that is why people tend to pay others in order to hire them for pet sitting.
In this way taking this as a chance you can make money without struggling in cold weather.
Sell stuff around your home
People use such kind of excuses that selling their home items is just a waste of time because people will not buy them.
Some say that selling home items make them embarrassed.
These kinds of excuses regardless of making money are nothing because I have seen a reality show where people sell their hoe items and others buy them and resell them to generate some profit on them. Reselling is a long process once you buy it and then you find someone else to sell it. so in short this way works to make money.
You can give it a try and try to make money.
Renting out your car
last but not least if you are a car owner than renting out your car is the more preferable option that could make you more money than doing other part times for any longer. HOW?
before the holidays come many people travel to their ancestral houses to meet their families and some leave the cities and go to their home towns. wanting an affordable car is their need and making money from it is your need.
Setting out the charges and take this opportunity for good. you can carefully put a margin on the fuel cost. within several trips you will make, there you can manage to get 1000 dollars quite easily.
Find one-time work
There are many projects that are uploaded online just for a one-time task (help). that task could be pool cleaning or home cleaning etc. these such tasks pay as the work gets done. and you can pursue to work for others at the time you are available and free.
This job task comes in an hourly base too. so that is a plus point you can make more dollars on hourly basis work.
Rent out your textbooks to students
If you are a nerd or have the capability to write in a good manner then write notes on journals and rent out them to various level students on small profit margin, this way students will get the help and you will have some money in the end, the more you help other students the more you can earn to meet your holidays budget.
When I was a student at university-level I like to write more and I decorate my journals online and then get them printed. after binding them in an attractive way I sell them on a good price this way I did never realize that I was making money but my only intention was to sell them since I did not think about making money from selling out more journals (notes).
I was just happy about the selling part that people actually liked my work. but soon later I made up my mind that it was a good idea to make some extra money.
If you do not like to make it handwritten you can do it in typing format if you also do not like to type then the other best option is to make the audio conversion into text. there are many apps that can work on it. you speak and it will automatically get it typed. your problem is solved easily. after that print out that cover it in an attractive style as students like. here you go.
Give English (online) lectures to earn money from home
There are a lot of people who want to pursue foreign opportunities but because of the language barrier, their dream is just a dream. Many students want to learn English so to pursue the jobs, and for this purpose, they try hard to find affordable courses online.
This is your chance to make some money without leaving your comfy bed in chilly weather outside this is something quite really easy to make some extra money after you go home from your 9 – 5.
Become an Uber driver
Do you have a car? That is the best option for you to give rides to others by yourself. In this, you can go to uber and submit your car and register yourself as a driver.
If you do not want to become a driver then renting out your car is still in your hands to make some extra money for holidays.
Rent out your space (Garage 0r room)
Because of the holidays, there are many people who relocate for different purposes may be for roaming around with family or friends or going for some work purposes.
you can take this chance and rent out your extra space of the home to people for a night or two or for a week. this way you can earn a good amount of money without any struggling part.
Answer surveys online.
If in the winter days, you do not want to go outside for side hustling, there is also another option for making some extra money for you and that is filling out the online surveys.
Yes! on different websites, you can get these types of surveys where you can fill them out and get paid in return. as far as I know, most of the websites pay 3 to 5 dollars for one survey which lengths around 2 to 3 pages.
You can easily fill-out that in 10-15 minutes. For this, you do not have to be an extraordinary person with an exclusive profile along with some experience yoohoo! and do not have to go anywhere.
Teach a skill you know
Teaching skills and get paid for this is also the easiest job you can consider, if you know how to cook then you can make more money then your imagination. cooking meals and selling them is the one way to earn whereas giving the coaching of cooking is also the best option you can charge your desired fees from people and teach them how to cook.
You can go on an hourly base payment, in this, you teach them and charge on an hourly basis.
Freelance writing for others
You can do freelancing for others around the world. make your profile on the freelancing websites and upload some of your already written samples to get the right work in less time if you are great in doing web designing you can take web designing projects and if you are good at writing you can manage to write even more words then this opportunity is also for you.
You can take several projects for the season and get paid just before the holidays start because in the Christmas days everywhere is a holiday and you can not get the payment in those days especially so be efficient and careful with the dates.
Give a try to a side business
A side business is something you need to try before 6 months to Christmas, by doing this you will have the soft margin of spending on your business and start earning from this.
Business ideas can be many beyond the limit of resources. you can do thrift reselling. you can buy clothes and design them to resell them. you open your boutique or start your own store. there are a lot of things around you. you can even use your services as the resource to do business. A side business can generate you enough money for traveling and spending on Christmas.
Start writing blogs
you can start writing blogs for the websites or you can launch your own websites and then just make the blog and upload them through this way you can also earn many dollars at the end of the month.
nearly what I heard people can make up to 3000 dollars from just blogging. you can write about your experience to anything or you can talk about the journey to somewhere you just traveled to. yes, you can write anything to draw the attention of your readers.
always give new things a try at least to experience what it has in it that you can or can’t do. maybe you find pleasure in doing that job, for example writing a blog. once you start loving what you do, then making money through that job does not make you tired.
Shovel snow for others
In winters there is usually heavy snow around that people need to shovel and many old neighbors extremely need help to get rid of that snow. this is your chance to make some extra money by doing snow shoveling for your old neighbors.
you can talk a walk around the area of your house and ask many other people to shovel service their houses. easily you can do 3 to 4 house a day or in the weekends you can give a boost to this and take the number from 4 to 6 or 7 and earn more.
Help people fix things around their home
For the decorations of Christmas, many old neighbors need help. this is my experience as well with my husband. we really do enjoy doing decorations for Christmas and just charge some minimal amount though it really makes our day happy and cheerful.
Together we spend some 2 – 3 hours to get the work done and make money from it too. this is not only for Christmas but you can make decorations for birthday parties or wedding ceremonies or even anniversaries. this is a fun job for those who have a compatible partner with them and some extra time and passion for doing this.
This can lead to event management as well you can then be doing event management on a bigger level as well and earn thousand of dollars easily.
Become a photographer
On events and occasions like Christmas and others, doing photographing is also an option for you to make money. just you need to have a camera and you can place charges on each photo you take after a day you can send them to their owners and charge the fees.
For this, you do not need to be professional but some basics are there for you to deal with after that you can start this and make money for Christmas.
Do Bartend for a month
Especially in the month of November and December, there are many get together occurs that made the cafe and bars business flourish. which are useful too as well because in that season the bars ask for more bartenders and you can take this opportunity to work in hotel restaurants and bars for part times.
This is also a fun option that you can enjoy working in the building not anywhere outside and after a night shift job, you can make a good amount of money as well.
Become a guide for tourists
Becoming a tour guide is a good opportunity to work on. in this season people around the city and outside the city come to enjoy their holidays that is a wandering job to become their tour guide as you know your city more than them. take this chance and pack your bags to have fun along with them and earn from this job as well this a duo of fun and money-making. you can take your partner along and make your holidays even more fun while earning some money from it.
for this, you just need to go online or on any social media site that is popular in your city and make your profile a tour guide and start contacting people. you can also contact other guide companies and become their agent in your area. this is up to you whether to do this job as part-time and on your own or work for a company and get paid in return. you can always choose between them.
what I suggest is to go with the company option because in any delays or accident situation they always got your back and pay you on their behalf.
Deliver items for others (earn Errands)
In the winter season it gets hard for people to move around more often and freely because of the heavy snow sometimes and chilly freezing air. so they need other people to take their errand and you can take this opportunity to make some extra money while you are already outside on your job.
Try to take the errands of your office nearby area so that will not become an issue for you. you can charge them according to the fuel consumption and your services.
Lend a hand on a farm
If you are living in the countryside where you can approach the farms easily then helping in the farms is something soothing and well money-making option too.
You then do not have to go anywhere far and doing just simple chores on nearby farms can make you some money.
Make other’s resume to get paid in return
Before the new year starts many people want to try their luck in different job vacancies and for this, they need to make their CVs which cuts off the time for them and they need help. of course, many students after graduation do not know how to make and design their resumes and they are willing to pay more for just their CVs. I have much experience doing this part-time. when I was side hustling last year this was one of the things I did more often to make some extra money while staying at home.
For making just one resume, I charged 25 dollars and designing hardly took my 2 hours only. Each night I just spend my extra time on this and within a month I made 500 plus dollars. you just need to google around and ask some senior fellows about the essential parts of resumes and you can make it and earn money from it.
Manage social website accounts and get paid
In the holiday’s duration people who are running their online businesses, they need the people to take care of their web pages or social media accounts in their absence so they may not miss any chance on their business in this way they also pay for this service.
there is no need to go out for earning and in a comfortable warm bed, you can do this job in winter by staying with your family.
I feel that although making some extra money is a necessary part especially in the holiday duration where we all want to have some extra money I order to buy some presents for our loved ones. But in the chilly weather outside sometimes it gets really difficult to work overtime. since this is the case I actually work more on my saving part.
Before the winter starts, I do overtime for nearly a month and make some money and after that, I start saving for up to 3 more months in order to the budget for holidays. and this really works for me.