August 22, 2018
Now that the back to school frenzy is over, you can take a deep breath…start thinking about the HOLIDAYS. Yes, I said it! The dreaded H word when money is tight. Christmas will be here before you know it and you haven’t started saving up yet! Paying for Christmas can be very stressful, trust me I’ve been there. But with a little planning and information, you CAN afford to put presents under your tree! I have compiled a short list of Ridiculously Easy Ways to Make Money for Christmas.
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Debt free from Christmas spending! Isn’t that a wonderful thought? What if I told you this was possible?
Christmas is the biggest spending season of the year and one of the most stressful! Taking the financial burden off of your shoulders will help with the level of stress…at least a portion of it. (Sorry. I can’t help you in the situation of weird Uncle Harvey coming over and causing drama. lol)
Here are some ridiculously easy ways to make money for Christmas…painless, stressless, and quick!
Start preparing and organizing items that are cluttering your home and sell them!
If you are following my blog, you know I am all about decluttering and organizing. This is the perfect time to gather things up and let them go. I mean, seriously! This is a win-win! You can declutter, get rid of unwanted items AND make money at the same time! The bonus is you might be helping someone out with keeping their spending down to a minimum during the holiday season.
Not sure where to start in your decluttering journey? Read THIS POST and put one foot in front of the other. In no time, you will have your home clutter free and have some extra money in your pocket!
Are you great at wrapping gifts, decorating trees, or even setting up outdoor decorations? These are marketable services! Let’s face it, people are busy or maybe they aren’t as talented as you are for these tasks.
Start advertising now by letting your friends know you are available. These little jobs will add up.
But don’t stop with just Christmas help. Offer to rake leaves, babysit while parents shop, clean houses for holiday parties, run personal errands, be a personal shopper…the options are limitless here!
If you have a special skill there is money to be made! What do I mean? Can you write killer resumes, are a graphic designer, have administrative skills, have social media management skills?
Many people find work on sites like Fiverr and Upwork, but you could also search Facebook groups to offer your services. Some bloggers hire virtual assistants to help with tasks like answering emails, research, social media engagement. It never hurts to ask — you might find this leads to the possibility of leaving the 9 to 5 and working from home. Hmmmmm…food for thought!
With the holidays approaching, more people will need transportation for shopping trips or after a night out. Use this to your advantage and start making money as a paid driver.
Do you love baking or making sweet treats and have a knack for presentation? Post some pictures on Facebook and Instagram for your friends and family to see.
When I was in the corporate world, I loved giving and receiving homemade baked goods…but I definitely did not have the time to do any of this myself. Having a go-to personal baker would have been a LOVED option for me!
Using Ebates and Ibotta both make it simple to make some cash while checking off items from my Christmas list.
Ebates – The busier the season, the more I retreat to my keyboard to complete my gift list. Sign in to Ebates before you start shopping online then simply search for your favorite stores. You can earn while shopping at stores like WalMart, Amazon, Target, and more! You also have an option to earn by referring friends. I think this is a winner winner chicken dinner for everyone!
Sign up for Ebates here and receive a $10 gift card just for joining!
Ibotta – This is an easy savings app that you can use at so many retailers! Ibotta does require you to perform a short task to unlock savings (watch a short video or answer a poll question). Then just scan the products on your Ibotta app and submit a picture of your receipt.
Sign up for Ibotta here and get $10!
I will admit this one will not make you rich, but taking surveys is one of the most popular ways to make extra money online.
Trust me, this is a super simple way to earn extra cash. I recently started working with User Testing and I LOVE it! Each website test takes approximately 15-20 minutes and you earn $10 for each test you complete. It’s quick and easy…and so worth your time if you are looking to make some extra cash. They payout via PayPal and your money is in your account in 7 days.
Yes! I’m serious! Have you ever heard of Dietbet? It’s a super easy way to earn extra money if you need to lose weight! Now, this program does cost $15-30 upfront, but if you are dedicated you will split the pot in the end.
Each Dietbet take 4 weeks to complete. You start by joining a game or starting your own challenge, weighing in, and proceed to lose 4% of your body weight. It’s that simple…if you call losing weight simple. Your typical winning is 1.5-2% of your buy-in to the game. What a great way to challenge yourself and make some money!
There you have it! 9 (for now) Ridiculously Easy Ways to Make Money for Christmas! I challenge you to keep your Christmas debt free by using some of these tips to earn extra money for the holidays!
Have another tip? Let me know below! I would love to hear from you!