Creative Ideas to Earn Some Extra Holiday Money

Yes–as much as we all probably still wish summer was here there is no denying that Fall has arrived in all it’s glory and that the busy/crazy/wonderful time known as the Holidays will be nipping soon at its heel. Here are a few ideas for how you can make a little extra money to help cover those gifts this Christmas!

Simple Tips to Earn Money for Christmas Presents:

Babysit ~ Even if you don’t normally offer up your services consider babysitting for the next few months. Moms in your playgroup or church will likely jump at the opportunity to go do their Holiday meal or Christmas gift shopping in peace! If you’d like that for yourself find a mom to swap kids with and each take turns letting the other one plan and shop in peace!

Wrap Gifts ~ Another thing you can offer to do is to wrap gifts for people. If you’ve already stocked up on Christmas paper from last year you can do this and make a good profit even if you don’t charge much per gift.

Bake Goodies ~ Everyone loves homemade goodies for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but many are too pressed for time to make it all themselves. Bake cookies, pies, and fudge and sell them!

Christmas Photos ~ if you have a nice camera and editing software offer up your services to take family Christmas card photos. Most professional photographers charge so much these days everyone in your circle will likely jump at the chance!

Make by Saving ~ plan your gifts wisely and get the most bang for your buck. By taking advantage of things like CVS extra care bucks, the Amazon Mom program with free two day shipping, and offers from online photo websites that offer free products for just shipping and handling you can get some great, creative presents that won’t break the bank. If you know a friend or family member who doesn’t have a ton of money but always gives amazing gifts ask them if they’ll share their gift giving  and money saving secrets!

Start that business ~ or etsy shop, or whatever it is you’ve been putting off. Many direct sales companies have a low start up fee and offer a big percentage of the sales to begin with. I started with a company that only required $10 and I made $200 in sales over the 2 months leading up to Christmas, and then even when I decided to stop in January I walked away with the satisfaction of extra Christmas money!

If you’re a little creative and willing there are many ways to make a few extra Christmas bucks!

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