Christmas is coming soon! That means it’s time to compare your Christmas plans to your savings. Chances are, if you’re like me, then there’s a bit of a discrepancy there and probably not in the positive. If you realize you need more money for this holiday season, don’t panic! While it’s too close to the holiday to start a huge money making endeavor, there are still ways you can earn some money on the side and make a little extra money in time for Christmas (without getting a second job). Here are 12 Ways to Make Extra Cash in Time for Christmas!
12 Ways to Make Extra Cash in Time for Christmas
If you’re good at photography, then you can easily make extra cash in time for Christmas! You just need to join a stock photography selling website and upload your photos. You could also put your photos together into a self-published book. And if you’re good at photo editing, you can offer your services as a freelance photo editor!
2. Freelance Graphic Design
Many people need a graphic designer! If you’re good at making logos, designing banners, etc. then you can make extra money quickly by selling your graphic design skills!
3. Freelance Writing
Are you a good writer? Tons of websites are in need of people to write articles or advertising copy! Consider looking on places like Upwork or Freelancer to find jobs. Upload a few writing samples, and you’ll be ready to apply to different writing opportunities!
4. Print on Demand Products
People love DIY and printable items are hot. Anyone who has skills in art or photography should try making money with print on demand products! This means uploading your artwork or photos onto products on sites like Zazzle, Cafepress, and RedBubble. Think gift tags and motivational art that can be framed and/or personalized.
A great way for anyone to make extra money fast is to join survey sites! Sites like Opinion Outpost, Vindale Research, and American Consumer Opinion offer many surveys. Each survey doesn’t pay a lot, but once you do a couple, those 50 cent payouts start adding up fast! Check out this post I did a while back on some of my fave sites that actually pay out.
Microtasks, like doing easy data entry and usability tests for websites, actually pays pretty decently! Amazon’s Mechanical Turk and CrowdFlower are great places to find microtasks.
If you want to make extra cash in time for Christmas, you may want to see if anyone in your neighborhood needs a babysitter. During the holidays, parents often need time to go shopping, or just to go out and relax, so babysitters are in high demand!
8. Dog Walking
Love dogs? Then you can make Christmas cash by dog walking! A lot of people would probably feel more comfortable having their pet walked by their neighbor than by a stranger! Added bonus: you get paid to get a little exercise in for yourself too! Also, ff you have the room and knowledge to pet sit overnight, then try signing up with Rover.com – you’d be amazed at how many pooches need a dependable sitter while family is away.
9. Sell Things
Of course, if you want to make cash fast, you can’t forget about selling things you own! Make space for new Christmas gifts by selling things you don’t really want or like anymore. You can have a garage sale, or sell your things on eBay or Amazon. I’ve made close to $500 on eBay in just a few weeks in the past by liquidating clothes and shoes I didn’t wear anymore…think designer brands, electronics, etc. Speaking of which I need to get some stuff listed…
10. Rewards Websites and Apps
If you want to make extra cash in time for Christmas the easy way, you may want to sign up for rewards websites and rewards apps. Swagbucks, Perk, Viggle, and more all let you earn points toward gift cards by doing things you already do, like searching the internet, playing games, or watching TV!
11. Cash Back Websites and Apps
Saving money is making money! Get apps like Ibotta to save money on your groceries, and sign up for MyPoints to get cash back on your online shopping. Then put those savings toward your Christmas fund!
12. Sell Homemade Products
Your DIY skills can make you money for the holidays if you sell your creations on Etsy or at local crafts fairs! I’ve sold a few different things on Etsy and eBay in the past and it’s worked out great.
Which of these ideas appeals to you the most? Have you tried any before and were they successful? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
Bites for Foodies saysNovember 11, 2016 at 4:18 am
These are great ways to earn money! Not sure I’m capable of any of them though, lol! Maybe walking the neighbour’s dogs! I AM working on another cookbook so that would be a good way (won’t be done until NEXT Christmas most likely!)
Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking saysNovember 11, 2016 at 9:20 am
In addition to the extra costs of the holiday season, it always seems as if this time of year is when things start going wrong and you’re faced with even more expenses. Extra cash would definitely come in handy! These are great ideas!
Censie Sawyer saysNovember 11, 2016 at 9:35 am
Great information for this time of the year. Seems like the money just floats out of our bank accounts in November and December. I am so grateful for the extra income I make while blogging. it is very helpful.