The holidays bring with them lots of opportunities to spend time with family and friends. Unfortunately, the holidays can also bring about some extra expenses. No one wants to end up in debt just because of the holiday season, so you think to yourself I’m going to find a way to make extra money.
However, you’re human and know that working retail during the holiday season can be rough (though the discount could be sweet). So here are 4 different ways you can make money with some seasonal jobs that aren’t retail.
1. WRAP PRESENTS DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Some people just can’t decently wrap a present to save their life. If you can, how about making some extra money using that skill and helping others make their gifts look amazing? Perhaps look into setting up a table in the mall or putting up an ad on craigslist. Even just sharing on Facebook and getting clients through word of mouth, could help you get started quickly.
Not Now Mom’s Busy has a post explaining how you can set up your own gift wrapping business.
2. SELL YOUR WARES AT CRAFT SHOWS
If you already have an Etsy store, did you know you could use the Etsy app IRL to make sales at craft fairs too? That way you don’t have to worry about updating your inventory when you get home. Or you could try selling at a craft fair first, saving yourself the Etsy listing fee until after it doesn’t sell IRL.
Handmade Business has a post that can help ensure you give yourself the best chance to make sales at a craft fair.
3. PUT UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
The holidays can be an extremely busy time for most people. They struggle to get everything done, which is where you come in. You can get paid to put up other people’s Christmas lights.
How to Start an LLC explains How You Can Start a Christmas Lights Installation Business.
4. START A CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
If you’ve ever bought a Christmas Tree then you know they can be pricey. Imagine if you were the one raking in the dough? If you’ve got some land already then a lot of the upfront cost is already taken care of.
Learn How You Can Start a Christmas Tree Farm over at PT Money.
Similarly, I bet you could make some money starting a pumpkin patch.
Wrapping it Up with a Bow on Top
Whether you are good at wrapping presents, super crafty, or can hang Christmas lights with the best of them, there is a way for you to earn money this holiday season without turning to retail. Once you decide on a seasonal side hustle, get started, chances are you’ll be able to retain clients year to year and make even more next year.
How are you planning to make extra money this holiday season?