The holiday season is upon us and a bit of extra cash is always welcome. Each year it seems that the amount of people on my list has been increasing.
- Once the holidays passed there comes the credit card bill that must be paid off in a timely manner. Therefore, addition income is required make that happen.
That means I have to find ways to earn cash this holiday and into 2017. Here are a few ideas to help you along.
Gigs to Earn Cash
Gift Delivery…is in high demand this time of year. If you have a reliable vehicle and you are wanting, make some extra cash this holiday this might be something to consider. It is a hectic time of the year and most people are strapped for time so, this is a service that you can offer. Contact friends and family, advertise in your local newspaper and at your child’s school about the service you are offering. Don’t forget to set your prices where you are covering your gas expenditure and paying yourself.
Baking Christmas Treats…must be one of my favorite things to do in the holiday season, but my time is limited due to my much tight schedule. I would be a relief if I found someone that makes holiday treats and delivered it to my home. Many people that work outside the home are finding it difficult to bake treats and do holiday decorating because they are so busy so, a service that does would be a welcome help. Let friends and neighbors know the service you are offering. Set up a basic menu< but be flexible if someone wants a special item.
Drop-in Sitter…is mostly needed on a last whim. If a mom is at home with her two little ones and she has to run to the mall, it is not always convenient to take the little ones along. A drop-in sitter comes in handy for this scenario. If you are at home Most of the day and has the time to dedicate to a few extra children in your home, then this maybe a good fit for you. This service is also great for caregivers that are looking for a break to run errands.
EBay Selling…This may seem over rated, but it works. For some reason people like buying other people’s stuff. It’s from the adage “one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure’. You can go around your house and collect items that no longer interest you, like that ugly sweater you got for Christmas and place it on eBay FOR SALE. Use the money to buy something you’ll (after you’ve paid the credit card balance off) wear.
Homemade craft for gifts…If you are the crafty kind; think about this as a home business. The trend arising is handmade craft. People seem to be looking for something different when shopping for gifts and have turned to handmade products. ETSY is a great example of quality hand-made and useful items.
The World of Apps
This seems to be the latest in digital trends. Most stores have an app to capture the mobile shopper. It is so convenient to earn cash for the holiday by downloading the ones you prefer and getting paid to sell things you have lying around your home.
Here are a few companies that will compensate you for each month you have their app INSTALLED on your device.
Nielson Apps for Mobile– You are reward just for having the app.
Surveys for cash…Taking surveys is a tried and true method that I think everyone online have done at one point or the other. There are many companies that offers surveys for cash, prizes or sweepstakes entries. Depending on the company will depend on the prize.
NIELSEN HOME-SCAN CONSUMER PANEL…Is a popular consumer survey company that conducts surveys. You can sign up for the app on their site and you will be sent a scanner for you to scan your purchases monthly. There are also surveys to be done and compensation comes in the form of points that are accumulated for gift prizes.
Swag Bucks>>>Is one of the more legitimate companies, offering various chances to get points< which can be redeemed for gift card and prizes.
Apps You Could Earn cash with
Book Scout is an app that allows you to scan the IBS code for a book and then a number of quotes from book vendors will pop up. If a quote is accepted, a shipping label become available for printing.
Ebates will give you $5 for joining and every dollar spent you will receive a cash back. The power of making money for the holiday becomes easier with Receipt hog
Foap– This app is simple for making photographs that you upload to the site’s market place and it will be priced at $10.
So, being strapped for cash doesn’t mean all is at lost. There are several ways to earn cash over the holidays without the hard lifting.
Have yourself a blessed holiday and don’t over spend
updated Dec 31, 2016