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Nov 24, 2021

5 easy ways to make extra money for Christmas

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Between the gifts, decorations, food and parties, the Christmas holiday season can be pretty pricey, so it couldn’t hurt to have a little extra money in your pocket to fund the festivities.

But how? When it comes to making some extra cash, the options are endless. But it can be tricky to find something that fits around your schedule and doesn’t take over your life.

Here are 5 ideas to make extra money before Christmas…


1. Sell your clutter

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You might be surprised how much hidden treasure is lying around your home in the form of clutter. If you have old books, dvds, cds or games sat gathering dust, why not sell them?

Here at WebuyBooks, we’ll take your unwanted items off your hands in exchange for cash! Simply scan the barcode or ISBN number on your items, get an instant price and we’ll collect them from your door - then watch the money land in your back the very next day!

This is a great way to clear out your space ready for Christmas decorations and make some extra money - so you’ll be killing two birds with one stone.


2. Get paid to take surveys

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Rather than spending your evenings just watching Netflix, why not take part in some paid online surveys whilst your favorite show is on in the background? It’s an easy and effortless way to get a few extra bucks in your bank.

If you’re someone that loves to offer your opinion on things and help to initiate change, this is a perfect option for you. Here is all the information you need to get started taking surveys for money.


3. Start a side hustle

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Christmas is a great time to get creative and start a side hustle! Perhaps you fancy your hand at some crafts, or have a skill that’s just waiting to be monetized? Well, what better time to get started! Here are some of our favourite seasonal side hustle ideas:

  • Personal shopper - A lot of people don’t have the time or energy to do their own Christmas shopping. If you’re somewhat of a wiz when it comes to shopping, then you could offer your services out for a small fee.
  • Sell baked goods - Christmas is allll about the food! Stuffing your face with mince pies, cakes and chocolate galore is a holiday past-time we all divulge in, so we’re willing to bet you’ll have no trouble selling baked goods. Who knows, you could end up being your neighbour's very own Mary Berry.
  • Sell graze boards - Speaking of food, perhaps you’re more of a savoury lover? Christmas and picky food go hand in hand and we all love indulging in various cheeses and meats at Christmas parties. However, while we all love eating them, making them can be a tedious task. Advertise your graze boards on social media and watch the orders come flying in. This requires less skill than baking, just some store bought items and a creative eye to arrange them aesthetically. However, be wary of any insurance you might need to sell food items.
  • Gift wrapper - Yes that’s right people will actually pay you to wrap presents! If you have an eye for perfection and some spare hours, advertise your skills locally.
  • Create Christmas hampers - Christmas hampers can be filled with anything and make a great present! Cheese and wine, chocolate, self care… The possibilities are endless. You could sell these on Facebook, Instagram or Etsy.


4. Get cashback on your Christmas shopping

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If Martin Lewis says it's a good idea, then it's usually a good idea and the money saving expert recommends using cashback sites. If you’ve found a present you really want to buy someone, purchase it through a cashback site of your choice. ​​The cashback sites will then give you a cut of the money they make from a sale! If done regularly the rewards can quickly add up. Do your research to find the best cashback site for your shopping habits.


5. Get a seasonal part time job

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Getting a part time job might seem like a big commitment, but it’s one of the most reliable ways to make a bit of extra money. There’s a ton of businesses that will be looking to take on seasonal temps to help deal with the extra load that the holidays bring, such as:

  • Supermarkets
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Babysitting is also a good option - parents will be looking for a reliable childminder whilst they attend various Christmas parties or just work whilst their kids are off school.

Before choosing one of the ideas above to make extra money for Christmas, make sure you consider the time it will take up. You need something that makes enough money to be worth your while but easily fits in with your existing schedule. The last thing you want is to end up so busy working you’re not able to actually enjoy Christmas!


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