For most of us, holiday season means looking for best pumpkin pie recipe, whipped cream, best decorations, and exchanging gifts with our loved ones. These traditions also means extra spending on our already stretched budgets. Do you need extra Christmas money?
Many people are lured into credit card debt and personal loans, with minimum payment, increasing on their already high loan amount.
Credit card issuers and banks compete for customers; they offer generous balance transfer card and other other incentives. Customers rake up debt to finance their holiday spending.
When the borrower does not to pay back the money, on the agreed date, interest accumulates, making it much more expensive.
Getting into more debt, as well as maxing out your credit limit affects your credit report and credit score.
Holiday season does not have to be associated with debt. There are more opportunities to earn extra money for Christmas.
This is a perfect time to earn some extra Christmas money, paying off debt quicker, or other financial goals. Use your free time, to make some extra money.
Need a little extra Christmas money? Get a side hustle in retail. Many retail stores hire seasonal workers for both part-time and full-time positions.
Working in shops/stores offers good hourly rates, and staff discounts. Check out the different retail giants website for available vacancies.
Make extra Christmas money as a delivery driver. Depending on the company, there are mail or parcel delivery jobs. UPS and FedEx are renowned companies among others that hire seasonal employees to deliver parcels.
Lots of businesses and people need delivery services for food, gift items, parcels and more during the holiday season. You can earn money as a delivery driver for Amazonflex, Ubereats, Postmates, Shipt, UPS, Fedex etc.
Companies during this time of the year when delivery service is in high demand. You make your own schedule and are paid by the length of your route.
For example, Shipt offers their drivers compensation when they refer people to the. Drivers receive personalized Shipt items. One person i know received a Shipt credit card.
Amazon is hiring full-time and part-time seasonal workers to assist customers with their orders for the Christmas season. Amazon is setting up a center in Central Florida are looking to fill 1500 job positions.
Minimum requirement is a high school diploma, college degree is preferred in addition to one year’s customer care experience.
Amazon Customer Service Associates communicate with customers to assist them with their orders. Find more information on here.
Earn extra Christmas money as a Virtual Assistant. Many companies and individuals hire virtual assistants. Read my earlier post about working as a Virtual Assistant.
Ask friends, family, pass the word around in different Facebook groups/Facebook MarketPlace.
Apply for personal assistant jobs like shopping, gift wrapping and pet sitting. Check the notice board around your grocery store for advertisements.
Do you have great communication skills and a quiet room to work from in your house? Apply for work from home seasonal customer service representative job to earn extra money for the Christmas season.
Gift wrapping is a great way to make some extra Christmas money while helping others make their gifts look amazing. If you are good at wrapping presents, use your gift wrapping skills.
Advertise your services on Craigslist, in Facebook groups, Facebook MarketPlace, or through word of mouth marketing. Check out out Snagajob for available vacancies in your area.
Talk to the person responsible about setting up a table in a shopping center or mall.
A mystery shopper is a great way to earn extra cash the Christmas season. A mystery shopper is a person who is hired to pose a customer, to ask particular questions about the said business.
Mystery shopping is done in many businesses like retail stores, banks, restaurants, hotels and bars.
A mystery shopper reports on the quality of service, customer care as well as how the business is run.
There are many mystery shopping during the Christmas season. Retailers want to make sure their employees are offering top-notch customer service to their customers.
To avoid scams, sign up with an umbrella organization of reputable mystery shopping companies. I recommend Mystery Shoppers Association. Using this website ensures that you connect with legitimate companies.
Go to “service provider search, down below you will see a drop down menu of the different categories.
Are you good at writing? Many bloggers and websites will pay you to write blog posts on a wide variety of holiday related topics.
Make extra Christmas money writing blog posts for various blogs and websites and individuals online.
They post jobs to online jobs boards, freelance sites or online writing jobs sites. Some hire directly via an online application form available on their sites.
Check out Upwork, PeoplePerHour, Freelancer, ProBlogger Jobs, Textbroker, iWriter, LoveToKnow, Wise Bread, wiseGEEK and more sites.
Sell your old stuff online to make extra Christmas money. Sell your old clothes, electronics, CDs, DVDs, etc. stuff via eBay to make some money for the holiday expenses.
If you have old furniture and electronics, Craigslist is the best site to sell those items.
Many people leave their hometown for long weekend getaways, business/work. They would like pet sitters to look after their pets. Sites like Rover advertise in-home pet sitting jobs.
Depending on where you live, Pet sitters earn up to $20 per hour. Make extra Christmas money while having fun with fury friends. Check out this site for more details.
Avoid getting into debt during the festive season. Earn extra money for the Christmas season through seasonal jobs to help finance your holiday budget.
There are more jobs out there you can take on to make money for the holidays and start saving earlier.
What are some of the ways you are planning to make extra money for the coming Christmas season?