5 Ways to Make Extra Money During the Holidays

Online sales

Look around — do you see things you hardly touch? We'd bet you'll be surprised at all the things you've been keeping, but don't use. If you didn't remember that you had it, you probably don't need it. Sell it instead!  Check out the best sites to sell your things online according to HuffPost, 

Online sales

and don't forget to take good photos and to be very clear about the state of the merchandise.


Businesses and individuals are consistently looking for professional services for small or one-time projects over the holidays.  That could be logo design, computer repairs, house/office repairs, copywriting, marketing, e-commerce, etc. A strong resume,


targeted LinkedIn profile, and solid portfolio will help you find, or even create, those opportunities.

Pet sitting

Many people like going away for the holidays, and most of them can't or don't want to take their pets along. If you're not going anywhere, need some extra cash, and love animals, this is your opportunity.  Use all means available to spread the word about your services.

Personal services

Are your gift-wrapping abilities so good that people feel sad tearing off the wrapping paper? Put together a resume that shows off how good you are at boosting the gift-giving experience and approach local gift shops. Do you love cooking? Offer catering services for friends, family, 

Personal services

and organizations. Use your imagination, scout your neighborhood, start networking, and create packages and ideas that will benefit both you, businesses, and clients.

Premium services

Between work, life, gatherings, parties, and all sorts of commitments, most people have very little time to get everything done.  That's where you come in. Shopping, cooking, cleanup — these are services you can provide and charge for. 



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