With Christmas just around the corner, it can be really stressful, especially if there’s not enough money to cover the cost of Christmas presents as well as taking care of the bills. Although many of these money making techniques only work during the holidays, they may be enough to relieve the stress of making ends meet and buying gifts.
Woman’s Day reported that were 10 stress-free ways for making money during the holidays. For those who aren’t really interested in starting a business but want to get some great presents for Christmas, the simplest way is to use the Amazon Trade In Program for CDs, DVDs, books, electronics, and even video games. It’s also possible to trade in books through Ebay’s Half.com or Half Price Books.
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For those who have some spare time, running errands or picking up packages for others may be a way to make money. Yard sales can be popular if the weather is nice. If not, then consider having an online yard sale. Sites like Craigslist allow users to sell things for free, and there are many free classified ad sites that allow users to sell their items. Services are always an easy way to make extra holiday cash and may include walking others’ dogs or dog sitting since many may be out of town during the holidays and need someone to watch their pets while they are gone.
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For men, one simple way of making money during the holidays is to dress up as Santa. Many department stores need Santas this time of year, and it’s a lucrative seasonal opportunity. Secret shoppers and focus groups are popular this time of year, and it’s also possible to do this type of work during other times of the year for extra cash. With so many holiday fairs, it’s possible to get a table and sell crafts, especially Christmas crafts. Sites like Etsy and Fiverr allow users to sell crafts, and it’s fast cash.
With the popularity of cell phones and so many people own them, it’s actually possible to make money using a cell phone. BT identified 16 different ways for making money with a cellphone. Saving money helps too because it allows the mobile user to take the extra cash and use it for something else. There are many apps available to help cell phone users complete these tasks.
The easiest way to save money is to cut heating bills. There are many apps available that allow users to cut their heating bills this time of year. Checking with the appropriate company allows the user to find the right app for saving money. This doesn’t just apply to heating bills either. Consider checking for apps that cut other energy bills too.
Rewards are another simple way of making money. This allows users to earn cash back from purchases, as well as cash and rewards for making changes. One example is the Clean Space app that allows users to earn discounts and freebies for every mile they earn. Apps also allow users to find the best bargains on sites like Ebay. Although this won’t allow the users to make any money, finding the right bargains can save money when the user is only looking for extra cash to cover the cost of gifts.
What are your best ways for making money during the holidays? What are your best ways to save money during the holidays?
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