As we head into the holiday season it is time to start considering how we will pay for gifts for our friends, family and even ourselves. Here are 5 Ways to Make Extra Money for the Holidays that are sure to be easy for you to do, and will offer you the chance to give more this year than in years past. Learning how to budget money is important and while the holidays are not only about giving and receiving presents, it is always fun to be able to give to those in our lives that are important to us.
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5 Ways to Make Extra Money for the Holidays
Sell Handmade Goods: If you knit, crochet, paint, bake or can homemade preserves, you can easily make extra money by selling your handmade goods. Check into opening a booth at a local flea market, farmers market or swap shop. Advertise in local social media swaps shops groups, and be sure to share with your friends and family so they can share word of mouth.
Make Gift Baskets To Sell: Inexpensive baskets, candies, toys and gift items bought in bulk can easily be turned around to create a fun gift basket to sell. Themed baskets do really well during the holidays. Look at popular things like doing a coffee lovers, chocolate lovers, Star Wars, Star Trek, Hello Kitty.
Do Online Surveys For Cash or Gift Cards: There are tons of great companies out there for surveys and rewards for searches that pay back in gift cards and cash. We recommend Swagbucks, Opinion Outpost, Viggle, Inbox Dollars and Vindale Research for quality and great customer service.
Enter Giveaways For Cash Or Prizes: You have seen our giveaways posted here and on social media – now is the time to enter them! Enter blog and website giveaways routinely for a chance to win cash and prizes perfect for paying for holiday gifts.
Take On Babysitting: During the holidays many parents need help with their kids for a few hours while they shop. Offer to babysit for other couples so you can earn a few extra dollars, and provide them with a trusted childcare provider.
Put these tips into place this year as you plan for holiday gift giving. Using these ways to make extra money for the holidays will help provide you with the money needed to give your friends and family the gifts you feel they deserve. Use your skills, knowledge and talents to earn a part time fun income just for the holidays!
Do you know of any other easy ways to make extra money for the holidays? Share them in the comments!
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12 thoughts on “5 Quick Ways to Make Extra Money for the Holidays”
I like doing surveys for extra money. It is only about $4-$5 a month but I am going to let it add up and cash out when it gets over $100. I also like to enter contests to try and win toys for Christmas presents.
I try to sign up for company newsletters to save %-off on gifts, I do focus groups for extra cash, I sell gently used household items like the kids’ coats/clothing on Kijiji. And winning a contest is always an extra helpful bonus right before the holidays!
These are great ideas! Sometimes I apply to for temporary jobs to staff events and shows that are plentiful around the holiday season.
awesome tips, i enjoyed reading this article
Great tips…I like the enter giveaways!
Great ideas! Who doesn’t need a little extra money!
I Have so many toys that I can make and sell Toy Baskets! lets see how that plays out!
Thanks for the tips! Surveys for gift cards are always a great help.
These are some great tips, the holidays can be very expensive
those are good tips
Doing surveys are a great way to make extra cash.
Making Christmas wreaths is a great and easy idea to make a bit. Usually you can get tree tips for free and sell the wreaths for $25.