There are many ways to make extra cash for the holidays. All you need to do is find at least one that you can do quickly and efficiently. As incentive, figure out the amount of money you need and then go to work to achieve that goal.
Five of the ways are relatively simple, and with some energy and time devoted to the task, you’ll have that extra cash in time to buy what you need to have a satisfying holiday.
1. Get down and dirty to recycle glass and plastic. Find a collection facility near you where cash is offered for soda bottles, plastic water bottles, metal objects and other trashed materials. Understand the payment method, and go for the materials that earn the best pay per item.
Arm yourself with a dozen or so big plastic trash bags for each day’s work, and then go out to trash areas behind restaurants, stores, dumpsters and other businesses that regularly put out trash.
If you can use a kid’s wagon, car or truck, your search will go faster and you can gather more materials. In your efforts, you may find you’ll be competing with people who do this all year, and earn as much as $50 a day for their efforts. If you work at it hard enough for several weeks, you could earn some significant holiday cash.
2. Set up a delivery service for restaurants, grocery stores and caterers. This can also apply if you live near big office buildings, where there will be many holiday parties. Print up a card with your name, Email address and phone number on it. Hand it out to business people you know will be extra busy in the weeks before the holidays and need someone to handle the rush of deliveries. You’ll need a car or motor bike for this.
3. Retail stores will be hiring for the holiday rush. This could involve sales, stockroom and other duties for you as a temp worker. If a store Santa or costumed helpers will be featured in the store, and you fit the physical requirements, it could be a fun way to earn some extra holiday cash.
4. Have a garage sale. Set up on your driveway for at least one weekend, or share the event with a neighbor or rent a table at an ongoing flea market. If you’ve lived in your house long enough that there’s an attic and/or garage full of stuff you know you’ll never use, make holiday money by hauling it out and selling it.
5. If you’ve always wanted to be a writer, your need for extra holiday money may be your opportunity to fulfill that dream. Get all the information on how to do it from this website and other freelance writing opportunities on the web, and find out how to do it.
You can write about almost any subjects you like. Many ambitious freelancers make extra money, while some actually earn a significant part of their living by online creative writing.
They are just five of the many ways to make additional money for the holidays. All it takes are some good ideas, hard work and the gumption to get up, get out and do it.