We all know that the Christmas period can easily get a little pricy with extra costs hidden around every corner from buying a turkey for Christmas dinner to finding the perfect tree, and of course, you can’t forget all the presents. All these expenditures might get you thinking about ways to make a little extra cash to make everything just that little bit more comfortable this Christmas. Well, we've got some ideas for you to help you bring in a little extra festive spending cash.
Starting your own online business might now be easier than ever. Sites like Etsy and eBay are the perfect platform to get your entrepreneurial juices flowing. All you need is the product to sell and you are on for a winner. Start small and grow your small online business and maybe one day you could even turn this small side hustle into a full-time job! It’s the perfect little cash generator to help fund this Christmas.
It’s been a hectic year for many to say the least, so it might have been quite easy to forget about that pile of gift cards and vouchers that you got for Christmas last year, now they might not necessarily be making you any money, but they sure can make this year’s festivities a great deal more affordable.
We all have a pile of presents that haven’t been touched since being unwrapped last Christmas. Whether it be the classic unused Lynx Africa set from the grandparents or last year’s copy of the Guinness Book of World Records, money can always be made selling your second-hand stuff. And should you choose, you can always just save yourself some money by re-gifting your unused stuff. Books are a great present to sell, regardless of whether you have read them or not, you can turn them into cash through the WeBuyBooks app.
Take advantage of your weekends and days off leading up to Christmas putting your skills to use and getting out into the community and doing some odd jobs for cash. If you are a cleaning enthusiast, then offer up your cleaning services in your spare time or if you are practically minded then offer up your skills as a handyman in the evenings and on the weekends. Whatever your skills are they can be a great way to earn some extra cash this Christmas.
Let your artistic flare shine through this Christmas and let it start earning you some money. If your skills lie with a canvas and paintbrush then why not get in contact with a local art shop or gallery and see if you can get your artwork displayed and sold? If you have an eye for photography then you can lease your services out as a freelance photographer or simply just sell your photographs as prints or digitally. The Christmas holidays are the perfect opportunity to start turning your art into cash.
Freelance writing is a great way to make money from home, especially around the Christmas period. Having the freedom to write when you feel like it and earn when you want gives you as much time as you want to spend with your family and friends over the festive period. Find your niche and start writing to earn yourself a few extra quid this Christmas.
Put your expertise to use and help others improve their knowledge by teaching online. Wherever your expertise lie, from structural engineering to pottery, use your knowledge to help raise some extra funds this Christmas. Check out a couple of sites like teachable and udemye to find out a bit more about how to start teaching online this Christmas.
Christmas is the perfect time of year for our creative streaks to shine through. With festive inspiration filling every house, there is huge potential to turn your creativity into cash. The possibilities for this option are endless; you could start selling your homemade themed biscuits, or you could start selling Christmassy-themed clothing and blankets if you’re handy with a needle and thread or maybe you could dig out your old craft box and start making some tree decorations to sell to friends and family. Spread the Christmas cheer and make some money at the same time.
The Christmas holiday is prime time for a family holiday and not everyone wants to leave their house empty while they’re away. This is where house-sitting comes in. House-sitting is a great way to make some income in your spare time. Stay in and look after someone else’s house and earn money while you do it.
It’s a quick and easy option that probably isn’t going to make you rich, but it’s a great way to fill that little bit of spare time in the evening and make some extra cash when you have nothing else to do. Make sure you are careful when choosing which site or app to use as some might not pay, here are a couple of examples you could check out over the Christmas period: branded surveys, Swagbucks.
However you decide to make some extra money this Christmas, let it be in the festive spirit of the season. For more tips on how to save money and make a little extra on the side, check out some of our other money-making blogs.