Looking for a little extra cash for the holiday season? If you need a job that will fit around your full time work you need to get motivated to try something new. These ideas are great to set your own hours. If you are a student, semi-retired or just getting low hours at work try some of these creative winter jobs to earn some holiday cash!
For all these jobs you will need to print off fliers advertising what you will do and stick them up in grocery stores, community centers, laundry mats, your local bank and anywhere else you find a bulletin board.
Earn Extra Holiday cash #1: Grocery shopping
Recommended asking pay: $15. a trip
When the snow hits the ground people tend to want to stay home and hunker down. Especially older folks who could end up with a broken hip from slipping on the ice. You simply meet them and follow their list and coupons at the grocery store and play retriever. I don’t drive in the snow so I came up with this solution. I bought new plastic garbage can lids and tied rope to them. It is easier to drag the bagged groceries back to their home on the snow which also keeps their ice cream from melting! If you do a very good job they are likely to recommend you to their friends and before you know it your client list is full!
Earn Extra Holiday cash #2: Shovel snow
Recommended asking pay: $30 a walkway depending on size
This is a lot more hard work but because of that you can ask a decent price for shoveling snow from sidewalks in front of homes. Make sure you find out the home owners stance on salting their porch and walkway for safety!
Earn Extra Holiday cash #3: Put up lights
Recommended asking pay: $50. for a small roof/full yard extra
Many homemakers love the look of Christmas lights but hate the bother of putting them up. Elderly folks days of climbing the ladder safely are often over and they mourn for their festive spirit. For a huge display on the roof and yard this job can easily net you hundreds of dollars for a long day of hard work.
Earn Extra Holiday cash #4: Put away Decorations
Recommended asking pay: $15 dollars for a large tree.
Christmas has ended yet people often leave their tree and lights up well into January at times. If only someone could just come and clean up all this holiday cheer. Make sure you wrap every ornament carefully to avoid breakage.
Earn Extra Holiday cash #5: Holiday server
Recommended asking pay: $20 an hour
Offer to serve the cooked meal and side dishes and preform all the clean up so the holiday revilers can focus on company and not the dishes.. You will need a current state food handlers card, classic black and whites, a smile and hard working attitude. This job is great for servers out of work or on shortened hours.
The really good news about these jobs is the callbacks for next year. It can become work you can count on every winter if you play your cards right.