making cash for christmas

14 December 2012

The holidays can be stressful, your shopping list keeps growing but your funds seem to be disappearing. You’re not the only one who is strapped for cash this season. The best thing to do is to try not to panic.. With a little extra effort and creativity, you can easily earn some extra cash just in time for Christmas. :)


take on extra work
Perhaps the most obvious way to make more money is to work extra hours or get another part-time job. Time permitting; taking on a little extra work will reap great benefits. Several restaurants, bars and retail stores are hiring for the holidays. They need the extra help just as much as you need the money. If you can, try to stick around after the holidays pass to help out with exchanges and returns and post-holiday sales.

If you don’t want to add on taxing hours to your daytime job, try freelancing. There are numerous opportunities to write, take pictures and perform other services. This enables you more flexibility in terms of scheduling and how much work you accept.

turn clutter into cash
Go through your house and look for things you no longer use. It could be old clothes, toys, furniture, jewellery - basically anything - and you could find someone who is willing to pay for it. Try popping up a blog sale, notify friends and family, or even try hosting a car boot sale.

trade in gadgets
Selling stuff online is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make money! Recycling sites like Music Magpie will give you money for your old electronics. Depending on the model and condition, they will pay you for giving them old computers, televisions, CDs, DVDs, gaming consoles and games, phones and other gadgets.

offer your talent
Maybe you play an instrument, can sing or are a great cook. Take advantage of your skills this holiday season by performing for people so if someone is throwing a holiday party, offer to provide the entertainment or bake a cake. Then advertise your product or service on blogs and social media to get the word out.

lend your neighbour a hand
The winter weather means that yards and walkways are covered in leaves and snow. If your neighbours don’t have the time or the stamina to do their yard work, offer to do it for them for a small fee. Raking, shovelling and cleaning the neighbour’s yard is a great way for kids and teenagers to earn extra cash. Doing any other kind of house work, babysitting and pet sitting or even gift wrapping for family friends and neighbours is also quick way to increase your funds.


With all the extra shopping and expenses, the holidays can be a little stressful. But, remember that this time of year is about being grateful for what you have and helping others. It just so happens that there are numerous ways to help benefit others this holiday and earn some earn some extra cash at the same time.

Happy Holidays everyone!

♥ abby
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