Christmas is fast approaching and it can be an expensive time of year. Perhaps your children have asked for an expensive gift or money is tight after a rise in household costs. An extra bit of cash can make all the difference to the holidays.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can make some extra money before Christmas arrives. Take a look at these ideas.
Sell Old Toys
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. If you have old toys or games lying around that your children no longer play with, consider selling them before you throw them away. Toys in good condition can make you a significant amount of money before you have to go out and buy new ones for Christmas.
Any toys, board games, bikes, ride-ons, or many more are often valuable and it will save other parents from having to pay more at toy stores. Win-win!
Taking part in market research is a great way to make some extra cash without having to do too much extra work. You can take part in surveys that pay small amounts that build up after a while or you could take part in focus groups which often pay a lot more. You can get paid for market research you do in your spare time and put the money towards Christmas essentials or extra surprises you may not have been able to buy otherwise.
Part Time Job
At this time of year, most businesses get much busier. You’ll probably notice temporary positions available in a variety of different positions. For example, there are many delivery driver positions open at this time of year because the volume of posted packages increases dramatically.
If you already have a job, you can still pick up Christmas temp jobs in the evening and on the weekends to boost your income.
Did you know there are a plethora of jobs you can do while sitting at home on your computer? From answering emails in a customer service role, to writing articles as a copywriter, or even managing social media accounts during the evenings. There are many ways you can make extra cash while still remaining flexible enough to not exhaust yourself in the lead up to Christmas.
Do you have an old phone lying around? Perhaps you’ve got a tablet that you no longer use. All devices can make you some extra money when you need it.
If the devices still work and are in good condition, you could get a significant amount for them. However, if they’re broken or damaged, it’s still worth finding out if you can sell them. There are some businesses that will purchase phones, tablets, watches, and computers, even if it’s just for parts.
When you need to make some extra money, think about the skills and resources you have and how you can use them to sell something useful. If you’ve found this article helpful, why not take a look at the rest?