When Christmas is at the corner, you start realizing the need for extra income to cover the cost of Christmas presents, vacations, meals, and so on. Even when you start trying to plan for this right from beginning of the year, other unexpected expenses surface from nowhere to quickly gulp up your Christmas funds.
Even when you plan well ahead of Christmas sometimes, you end up spending much more than your budget. And for the next six to nine months, you are still trying to regain the extra money spent.
If any of the above sounds familiar, then you are not alone. There are many other people like you who have little or no cash to spend for Christmas and realize this too late.
Fortunately, there are many ways to make extra money for the coming Christmas, so you have more than enough to spend when Christmas comes, and you can enjoy the holidays to the fullest and without worries. Here are some ways to make extra income before the next Christmas season comes calling
- Design and sell Christmas cards
When Christmas is near, people buy and exchange Christmas greeting cards with their friends, relatives, and customers. This explains the reason why the demand for Christmas cards start booming wildly anytime from December 1st.
If you are a creative artist, you can design beautiful greeting cards and put them up for sale. You can design them either by hand or with a computer. Either ways, there’s a lot of money to be made. If you don’t have the required artistic creativity, you can buy greeting cards in wholesale quantities and sell them.
- Sell goodies and sweets
Because almost everyone loves treats, you will be going in the right direction by making and selling sweet food products like cupcakes and cookies. If your treats are very good, you will get an amazing number of orders during Christmas. If you are not skilled enough to make these treats yourself, partner with someone who has the skills or buy from them in large quantities and sell to customers.
The good side of this business opportunity is that you don’t have to make the food to be placed in the baskets. Just visit a grocery or food store around you, buy various foods and fruits, and place them nicely in a basket. To make the baskets even more attractive, wrap them with beautiful Christmas-branded wrapping sheets. You can sell your gift baskets to office workers and other interested customers around you.
- Sell Christmas souvenirs
Many people visit their home cities and towns to celebrate Christmas. Aside spending their money on food and fun activities, they also love to buy souvenir items that they can take back with them after the Christmas season. Examples of souvenir items that people like to buy include custom-branded Christmas-branded T-shirts, mugs, home decorations, and so on.
- Sell gift items
People exchange gifts during Christmas, and this explains why reasonably priced items like shirts, fancy jewellery, and other exchange gift items sell very well during Christmas period. To record even more sales, try to sell cheap products. You can sell these items in offices and bazaars. And you can offer to wrap the items for an extra fee. Most buyers would gladly accept this offer because it would spare them the hassles of doing it themselves
- Sell Christmas items online
If you are a blogger with a large online followership, you can make money during Christmas by selling various items as an affiliate and getting commissions from each sale.