Christmas is just around the corner and with it comes a slew of opportunities to have fun, make memories and share precious moments with friends and family. It’s a time when we remember that which is most important in the whole world… The love we share for the people closest to us.
However, while it’s important to remember the true meaning of Christmas, there’s no denying that it can be a costly enterprise. And in a capricious economy, many households are unprepared for the extra expenditure that Christmas represents, especially if they have kids. Navigating your first Christmas as a parent can be a wonderful, albeit costly endeavor.
Thus, most households would welcome the possibility of making a little extra money in the run-up to the holiday season to ensure that they have a stress free Christmas and don’t see in the new year with the hangover of debt. The good news is that making a little extra money needn’t be laborious. There are many side hustlers all over the world who find easy and enjoyable ways to make a little extra money including…
Tap dem apps!
Did you know that there are a plethora of apps on iOS and Android app stores that will allow you to make a little extra money with very little effort? Money earning apps are a lucrative and ridiculously untapped (unintended) source of income that many overlooks. By dedicating just a few minutes every day to your apps you can make small deposits of money that can add up to make a big difference by the end of the month. You name it, there’s an app that can help you to make money from it including;
- Watching videos
- Taking surveys
- Referring friends to new brands
Ask your boss for overtime / additional duties
Overtime is the most underrated of all side hustles. Many businesses get a lot busier over the holidays, especially retail businesses. Even if overtime isn’t advertised to you and your colleagues, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any to go around. Have a discreet word with your boss to see if there are any opportunities for overtime or additional duties which you can fulfill for a little extra money in your pay packet.
Get crafty (and artsy)
If you’ve always been of an artistic or crafty disposition, now is the perfect time to get yourself back to your easel. Bespoke artwork is always a welcome Christmas gift and you may find that you’re able to make a small fortune selling your arts and crafts on eBay, Etsy or Shopify. Moreover, if you have culinary talents, cakes and pies sell like, well hot cakes around this time of year.
Your college days may be behind you, but that doesn’t mean that your essay writing talents can’t make you some serious money. Check out sites like Upwork who are always on the lookout for talented essay writers to help to write essays on a part-time basis for today’s undergraduates to use as study aids.
No matter where your skills lie, there’s an excellent chance that you can use them to make Christmas a little easier and more enjoyable for everyone.