November and December are collectively known as the holiday season and is the time of year when people largely turn their thoughts to others and celebrate. It is a wonderful time of year, and it involves the selfless giving of one’s time and money to help lift others’ spirits.
However, because of the spirit of giving, the holiday season is also one of the most expensive times of the year. With all of the holiday spending it can really lower our savings accounts. But don’t worry, the holiday season can be used to actually make some extra cash. Here are some great holiday jobs you don’t want to miss:
Because of the high stress put on mercantile industries over the holidays there are many corporations and retail stores that are in need of part time/seasonal help. Getting hired on for a few nights a week at a retail store stocking shelves or pricing products is an easy way to make a little extra cash for the holidays. Sometimes getting a part-time job at a retail store, along with being able to save money, means you get great discounts on some of the things you are stocking. These discounts can also help you to save money on gifts for the holidays. This can be a great holiday job for students because the hours aren’t demanding!
With consumers across the nation looking for the best deals on their presents and gifts this time of year, consider selling unwanted items you have collecting dust around your house! Sell them online, or tell your friends. This is a great way to clean out your house, and make some extra cash at the same time!
Another way to make some money this holiday season is by searching your neighborhood for odd jobs like hanging decorations, shoveling snow, setting up trees, or hanging lights. Odd jobs make for great holiday jobs!
Consider selling your talents and skills! Are you an amateur photographer? You can make a quick buck by charging for these skills at a local company Christmas party. Are you a talented artist or crafter? You can make holiday crafts to sell.
Instead of buying expensive holiday gifts, save your money by making and giving homemade gifts. Often times, homemade gifts are more appreciated and special. They are the perfect thoughtful gift. Here are some examples of gifts you can give that will not cost you any or a little amount of money:
- A home cooked meal
- Babysitting time
- A trip to the park, zoo, etc.
- Homemade coupons for lunch, a mall trip, etc.
- Offer your help (manual labor) with a home improvement task
- Host a movie night, party
Like many families you will probably host a holiday meal or two. Save money by delegating the work so that you do not have to buy and make everything for your dinner party. How many people are going to be at your party? Take the load off of your shoulders, and assign food assignments.
We hope you have enjoyed our article! Enjoy the holiday season with your new holiday jobs!