How to Get Extra Cash for the Holidays

Now is the time to start setting aside some cash if you think you’ll need a bit extra around the holidays this year. Whether it’s because you want to buy gifts or splurge on some extras, now is the time to get started and here are a few ways you can do so.

Online Cash Loans

These short-term loans offer you a small amount of money that you can repay in two payments, which is why they’re also known as “payday loans.” They’re somewhat different from traditional loans because these take place completely online when you need money right away. As such, you’ll know if you’re approved right away and then you’ll receive your money via a bank transfer.

Pick up a Retail Job

Throughout the holiday season retail stores are all looking to hire extra workers. The number of workers needed tends to grow each year. If you want to get one of these jobs, you should start looking soon because the store must train you to do your job properly.

Get Paid to run Errands

You can start your own holiday errand running business for overworked parents who need to do a lot of shopping but don’t have much time to do it. If you choose to do this, you should work for several clients at once so you can combine errands – saving time while making more money.

Sell old Items

Look through your home for items you’re no longer using so you can sell them on CraigsList or Facebook. Not only is this a great way to get rid of your clutter, but you’ll also make the money you need. Don’t get stuck trying to sell items that aren’t moving. If you can’t sell something in a few weeks, try eBay or give up altogether.

Offer Babysitting Services

While there’s a great need for babysitters over the holiday season, you can also up the ante by coordinating a parents’ night out. Instead of babysitting only a few kids, this will let you watch a larger group of kids at the same time. Consider charging $15 per child for a few hours of your time to make the most money possible.

Sell Crafts

Thanks to sites like Etsy, it’s easy to sell crafts online, especially since this is a season in which so many people want to buy such items. Of course, you could also attend craft fairs to sell items.

Offer Holiday Services

There are many things people need to do around this time of the year. For instance, deep cleaning before holiday guests arrive is something most people don’t have time for. You can also help people organize their homes after the influx of gifts. Even people who don’t celebrate the holidays will still need help winterizing their homes now that the weather has grown colder. You can offer services including gutter cleaning, lawn raking, caulking, and installing weather stripping.

Work Overtime

Although it may not be fun to do, this is often a viable option that’s more efficient than anything else on this list. Consider taking advantage of any offers your employer makes here.

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