In a time when people are constantly busy and struggling to find the perfect balance between their work and family, it’s difficult for people to find time to make money. This is where earning money before Christmas comes in handy, especially as it’s now only a matter of weeks before Christmas, so let’s take a look at some ways to make extra money before Christmas.
Having a declutter is a good idea all year round, but now is the perfect time to have a look through your stuff and see if there’s anything you don’t need, and then you can sell those items on places like eBay, Vinted, Depop or Amazon, depending on what it is of course. It’ll help to raise some extra money for you, whilst also giving you extra space in your home.
Depending on your skill set, you could offer freelance services to raise extra money. You could offer your services on sites such as Fiverr, where people can hire you for whatever you’re an expert in – for example, if you’re a good writer, you could be hired to be a freelance writer. Perhaps you’re good at SEO? You could offer your SEO skills for those wanting to improve their blogs or websites, and it’s something which could earn you money long term too.
If you love dogs, you could also consider offering weekend dog sitting services, especially if you work from home, and will be at home anyway. Dogs don’t necessarily need sitting, but dog sitting is big business and people are prepared to pay for their dogs to be dog sat, so it could be an easy and fun way to make save money before Christmas.
Teach Online Courses
This is another option which is dependent on your skills, but selling online courses is a big money earner, and there are many bloggers that are offering paid courses to make money. You could create a course for absolutely anything, or consider something like online tutoring if you have the time to spare.
You should be using cashback websites all year round, as they’re a great way to make free money. Once you’ve signed up, you just make your ordinary planned purchases, but you click a link on a site like Topcashback, and they will pay you a percentage of commission of the amount you’ve spent, and there’s no catch.
For example, if you’re planning on buying some perfume from Boots as a Christmas gift, you search for ‘Boots’ on the Topcashback website, click the special button to get to the Boots website, and once you’ve ordered your items, a percentage of your order will be added to your Topcashback account as commission in 30 days time, providing you haven’t returned anything. It’s completely free, and you’ll be able to cash out your cashback via PayPal, BACS or even a voucher if you choose.
There are always money opportunities if you’re a blogger, especially with blogging networks which will pay you to publish content on your blog. You could work with a network like Get Blogged, where they have a marketplace full of blogging opportunities, and you have to apply for the ones you’re interested in.
If you complete one of the paid opportunities, you’ll receive payment via PayPal, but it’s important to remember they do take a large fee from the payment you receive, so just bear that in mind, but you’re bound to find a few opportunities to make extra money before Christmas.