The holidays often mean shopping for gifts, party outfits and decorations that rack up credit card debt and you might wonder if there’s a better way to raise money for the holidays.
Instead of entering 2016 with debt, consider making some extra cash during the final months of this year to cover the costs of your holiday cheer.
Here are some unique ways to make extra money for the holidays:
Bake for Money
Bake something amazing and offer to sell it to your friends and coworkers so they will not have to do their own holiday baking. You probably have to be careful about selling your baked goods to professional organizations and such, but you could do some sideline baking to help out your friends, neighbors, and coworkers who are going to be entertaining guests over the holidays and simply do not have the time to do their own baking.
Bake some samples and serve them up to your potential clients. Then while their mouths are watering, tell them that for a fee you can provide them with similar treats the day before their guests are to arrive to celebrate the holidays. Once you’ve worked out the scheduling, cost of ingredients and such, this could be a fun, relatively easy way to make some money and spread some joy this holiday season.
Work for the Neighbors
Grab a ladder and offer to clean leaves out of your neighbors’ rain gutters. No one wants to do this themselves!
Many people are so busy during the summer months that they completely forget to clean all of the debris from their rain gutters when the sun is out and it is dry and warm outside. Now that it’s cold and dreary, many people will refuse to do this important home maintenance process on their own.
You’d be surprised at how many neighbors will be glad that you offered to take on this dirty, no-fun task, allowing them to stay warm and cozy inside, and check the rain gutter cleaning off their winter time to-do lists.
Grab a broom or a shovel and offer to clean the neighborhood sidewalks, gardens, or outdoor living areas while you’re at it. There are always sidewalks that need swept or shoveled, and there is always someone too busy or too tired to do it themselves.
This tactic works especially well just after big storms, so keep your eyes peeled to the weather report, and get your gear ready to go the day after.
Sell Stuff Online
Sell something online. You can make a decent second income all-year-round by digging around for antiques and such from the Goodwill and then fixing them, cleaning them up, and selling them for a much higher price online.
You can also do this by picking valuable items from garage sales, flea markets, and estate sales as well. Most of the time and work goes into hunting for the cool treasures that someone will want to purchase, and you’ve got to have a good eye or you could get left stuck with unwanted things, but if you play your cards right, there’s definitely gold in them there hills.
And if you don’t have any money to pick up new treasures, then scour your home for unwanted goods, outgrown clothes and extra knick knacks that are in good shape, then sell them online to pad your holiday shopping fund.
If you don’t have unwanted clothes, but have a nice apartment or house with extra space, then consider renting it out for storage, parties and events, or even to someone who wants to rent a room. Renting your space may not be all that fun, but it can definitely be lucrative!
Get a Seasonal Job
If you have the time, a seasonal job is one of the quickest and best ways to increase your budget quickly. Seek out retailers, restaurants and call centers for open seasonal positions.
Most of the major department stores hire extra help in October or November so they can have them fully trained by the time the really busy holiday shopping season kicks in. And most of these seasonal employees are kept on until after the inventory counts are done in January, when staffing needs start to subside.
Those who have proven themselves to be quality employees will often be asked to stay on permanently, so if you’re looking for a regular position, this may be the best way to get your foot in the door.
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Take advantage of these ways to come up with fast cash and you should be able to avoid skipping out on purchasing fantastic gifts for the holidays.
Whether you end up doing some work around the block, or selling items online, you should be able to accumulate the funds you need to make it through the holiday season.
But remember too, if you need some immediate cash assistance and don’t have time for any of these techniques, you can always give Car Capital Financial a call to get a low-interest secured personal car title loan.
We can deliver our loans within minutes of receiving your call, providing you with cold hard cash, and requiring nothing more than temporary possession of your vehicle’s title. Title loans are issued based on the borrower’s ability to repay the loan.
Call us at 1-888-500-9887 to find out if our safe, reliable and affordable auto title loans are a good fit for your financial needs. We would love to help save the holidays!