Extra Cash

How to Make Extra Money During the Holiday Season

Every year we always become so rushed to purchase gifts for everyone. Many people don't even come up with a plan or budget for presents. To avoid running out of cash this holiday season, here are a few ways you can make some extra money.

Get a retail job There are so many retail locations looking for extra seasonal staff due to the high demand of shoppers during the holiday season. Of course this means that you might have to work on the dreaded "Black Friday" and other busy shopping days. If you are not a people person, then this might not be the position for you. If you have customer service experience, a seasonal retail job is great way to get extra money for a couple of months. It also doesn't hurt to apply at a location where you might purchase gifts for family and friends. Most retailers provide their employees with a discount, which can give you even more savings on items you wish to purchase.

Be an Uber/ Lyft driver Several people who do not have a vehicle rely on other means of transportation to get around and go shopping during the holiday season. If you have a working vehicle and updated insurance, you can sign up to work for popular companies such as Uber or Lyft. These companies are always looking for drivers, and this can be an easy way to collect extra cash on the weekends or evenings. These are the times when many people are able to get out and do their holiday shopping. If you like the gig, it is also something that you continue, even after the holidays are over.

Become a gift wrapper If you have a talent of wrapping presents, then try for a job as a holiday gift wrapper. Many people are just lousy at wrapping gifts, so they bring all of their holiday presents to be wrapped by a professional. Again, this is something you must already be skilled in, but can be a great way to earn extra money, every year, during the holiday months.

Tutor Students are off for several weeks during the holiday season, but that doesn't mean their education stops. Some parents might request tutoring for their child during the holiday break to get them prepared for next semester. College students might also be taking fast completion courses during the break and need tutoring help. If you are knowledgeable in a specific area, you can make quick cash. There are several websites that provide tutoring gigs in your area.

Pet sitting Several families spend the holidays in another state or country and unfortunately, can't bring Fido with them. The holiday season is a great time of year to find a pet sitting gig. Although some people might want you to watch their pet in your home, there are plenty who simply want you to visit multiple times a day to walk, feed, and play with their animal for a short period of time. Again, there are websites that link you to pet sitting gigs in your area, so you can find a job that works for you!