There are several great ways to make money for Christmas and to reduce your money stress. These are some easy ways you can start saving money for Christmas today.
One of the biggest stresses around Christmas is money. It can be an expensive time and often breaks budgets. Reducing costs by shopping sales, planning ahead, and focusing on memories instead of stuff helps but it’s still nice to be able to bring in some extra money to use for Christmas.
Starting as soon as possible to make extra money will help the most but even last minute you can bring in some extra money. Either way, it will help reduce some of the stress.
How to Make Money for Christmas
Decluttering is a good task to tackle before the holidays and you can kill two birds with one stone by selling some of that clutter. If you have a lot of stuff a garage sale can be profitable. You can also sell things on Facebook sell groups, eBay or Amazon Trade-In.
Additional Resource: Make a Killing at Your Next Garage Sale
Get Money Back on Stuff You Already Buy
During the year you can get cashback on purchases you already make using cashback apps and websites. For grocery shopping, the Ibotta and Fetch Rewards (use referral code TN8EW during sign up for $2 in points!) are great choices. You earn cashback by scanning your receipts. Fetch Rewards gives you points for all receipts and extra for special products. Ibotta and Checkout 51 give you points for special products.
Additional Resource: How to Use Rakuten
Make Stuff to Sell
Just make sure you price your items so that you are making a profit. You don’t want to spend more on supplies and fees than what you are charging.
You can also create digital products like ebooks or printables and sell them using Send Owl. This is especially great if you already have a blog or website.
Pet sitting is a fun and rewarding way to bring in extra money. You can offer your services online or on a site like Rover. If you are available around the holidays you can make a lot of money while people go on trips.
If you have space you can even offer to pet sit in your home. Or offer to walk dogs when people are at work or on short trips.
Additional Resource: Free Printable Pet Sitter Information Sheet
Fill Out Surveys
This is a really easy way to add a bit of income. You won’t likely get rich doing this but you can get a bit of spending money. There are many options out there. I personally have used and like Mechanical Turk. It’s run by Amazon and you can find some short, high paying surveys on the site.
Start a blog
Starting a blog takes time and a lot of work but can bring in a lot of income and can even be a full-time job. I personally run this blog and two others. It’s a lot of fun and has become my full-time job.
You won’t make money overnight but if you are looking for a long-term income option this can be a really good option.
Additional Resource: How to Start a Blog
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