Christmas can be a stressful time, especially if you haven’t saved any money for Christmas. Check out this list of super easy ways to make $1000 before Christmas.
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15 Ways to Make Money Before Christmas
Lots of retail stores will hire extra staff during the holidays because they are just way too busy for their regular amount of staff. It works out great for everyone – you need a temporary job and they need a temporary worker. Some shops only open up around the holidays like Christmas tree lots.
How Many Retail Hours Worked to Make $1000 before Christmas
$7.00 per hour = 142 hours
$10.00 per hour = 100 hours
$12.00 per hour = 84 hours
02. Shoveling Snow.
This could keep you extremely busy and rolling in extra dough – if you live in an area that snows that is. One of my old neighbors paid $100 a month to have his snow shoveled. Even if it didn’t snow at all, or if it snowed every single day. It snowed pretty frequently though. Even charging $10-$20 each time can add your money up quickly.
How Many Sidewalks Shoveled to Make $1000
Monthly Contracts ($100) = 10 Contracts
$10 job = 100 jobs
$20 job = 50 jobs
I’m not sure what everyone is charging everywhere else but here it’s $5 per hour per child. Babysitting costs add up quickly. And this time of year, people tend to be busy. You can even promote yourself to watch children so that parents can get their Christmas shopping done.
How Many Children Watched to Make $1000
1 Child = 200 hours
2 Children = 100 hours
3 Children = 67 hours
4 Children = 50 hours
04. Christmas Decorations
If it wasn’t for my husband, I would have no lights on my house whatsoever. I don’t do heights. Crawling up a ladder on ice while I freeze my butt off, no thank you. So, I would pay someone in a heartbeat!
How Many Lights Hung to Make $1000
$40 per House = 25 Houses
$60 Per House = 17 Houses
$80 Per House = 13 Houses
$100 Per House = 10 Houses
05. Present Wrapping
Christmas is the best time of year to start a wrapping business. Are you a great wrapper? Turn your wrapping skills into a business.
The bonus is most people will buy more than one gift. Even if you’re only wrapping small presents, you might only need 30 clients instead of 334. And once you start mixing in some larger presents you can easily reach $1000 before Christmas.
How Many Presents Wrapped to Make $1000
Small Presents ($3) = 334 Presents
Medium Presents ($5) = 200 Presents
Large Presents ($7) = 143 Presents
Extra Large Presents ($10) = 100 Presents
06. Sell Your Old Stuff
Have a bunch of old stuff sitting around? I know I have tons, even after getting rid of boxes of stuff last week.
The old stuff will pile up fast especially if you have kids. My youngest has gone up 2 sizes in the last 2 months.
Even if you don’t have kids, I cleaned out my kitchen recently and came out with 2 boxes worth of extra stuff. I had 8 rubber spatulas, 3 pasta scoops, and 2 coffee presses that no one even uses EVER and they were just taking up space. Now my kitchen’s less packed – still needs some more work – and I made a bit of extra cash.
How Many Items Sold to Make $1000
$5 Items = 200 Items
$10 Items = 100 Items
$20 Items = 50 Items
$50 items = 20 Items
07. Craft Fairs & Markets
I swear at Christmas time they are everywhere. If you’re crafty now is a perfect time to start selling. And these markets are packed full of people looking to shop.
Even bakers can join many markets to start earning too. Check your local market’s rules to see if they accept bakers and the rules that apply.
Make sure you make enough to hit your goal. These fairs can bring in a large group of people making it easy to sell out quickly. You could sell out with 1-2 days of work in one of these fairs.
How Many Items Sold to Make $1000
$2 Products = 500 Products
$5 Products = 200 Products
$10 Products = 100 Products
$15 Products = 67 Products
08. Lyft Driver
Like I mentioned above, tis’ the season of holiday parties. If those parties involve drinking, those people are going to need a ride home. If you have a car, you can earn pretty good cash pretty quickly.
How Many Drives to Make $1000 before Christmas
$5 Drive = 200 drives
$7.50 Drive = 134 Drives
$10 Drive = 100 Drives
$15 Drive = 67 Drives
09. Deliver Food
Don’t want people in your car? Deliver food for an income instead. Pretty straightforward, head to the restaurant that the customer has ordered from pick up the order then deliver to the customer.
Want to start delivering food? Click here to become a DoorDash Driver.
How Many Deliveries to Make $1000
$3 Delivery = 334 Deliveries
$5 Delivery = 200 Deliveries
$7 Delivery = 143 Deliveries
10. Charge Scooters
If your city has a scooter service, sign up to be a scooter charger. All you have to do is collect scooters from around the city and charge them.
Sign up as a Charger with Lime or Bird.
Download the Lime app to sign up to be a Juicer.
How Many Charged Scooters to Make $1000
$3 per Charge = 334 Charges
$5 per Charge = 200 Charges
$7 per Charge = 143 Charges
11. House Sitter.
This is a super easy job. All you have to do is watch a house.
Increase your earnings by combining it with another job like Fiverr. Or other jobs that can be done at the house.
I’ve never house sat for anyone but I’ve had my brother come house sit for me. He stayed before and after work. Although, some people may want more consistent watching especially if a pet is involved.
How Many Days Sitting Houses to Make $1000
$25/ Day = 40 days
$30/Day = 34 Days
$35/Day = 29 Days
$40/Days = 25 Days
12. Pet Sitter
You can increase your earning by taking more dogs. Keep in mind that some pets won’t get along with other pets. I know my little guy is fine with other little dogs, but he’s terrified of big dogs.
Sign up With Rover.
How Many Pets Watched to Make $1000
$20 per Day = 50 days
$30 per Day = 34 days
$40 per Day = 25 days
13. Walking Dogs
Get paid to walk dogs. This can even turn into a great full-time business. Walking a few dogs for an hour can earn you anywhere from $15 to $60 dollars per hour.
You can start up your own home business, create a Facebook page, and start promoting yourself. Or you can use apps like Rover.
How Many Dogs Walked to Make $1000
$5 per Walk = 200 Walks
$10 per Walk = 100 Walks
$15 per Walk = 67 Walks
$20 per Walk = 50 Walks
14. Rent out your car (Turo)
Do you have an extra car just sitting around? Or maybe you just aren’t driving that much. Try renting out your car.
Apps like Turo allow you to rent out your car to people, they have a car to use and you’re able to make a few extra bucks.
Sign up with Turo.
How Many Days Car Was Rented to Make $1000
$20 per Day = 50 Days
$50 Per Day = 20 Days
$100 Per Day = 10 Days
Take on some freelance jobs with Fiverr. There are so many different things that you can do to make money; graphic design, digital marketing, writing, video & animation, and so much more.
Not everything is so techie; spell casters, Tinder profile writers, Online PI, psychic, and celebrity impersonation. Check out what else they have on Fiverr.
How Many Jobs Completed to Make $1000
$5 Job = 200 Jobs
$10 Job = 100 Jobs
$15 Job = 67 Jobs
$20 Job = 50 Jobs
Instacart is a grocery delivery service. As an Instacart shopper, you would shop for the ordered groceries and deliver them to the customer’s door.
Want to sign up to an Instacart Shopper? Sign up here.
How Many Groceries Delivered to Make $1000
$5 per Delivery = 200 Deliveries
$10 per Delivery = 100 Deliveries
$15 per Delivery = 67 Deliveries
$20 per Delivery = 50 Deliveries
Boost Your Earnings With These Money Making Opportunities
Nothing in this list will make $1000 before Christmas unless you’re starting in January. But they are super easy to do and get you closer to the $1000 goal.
You’re already shopping so you might as well get a little bit of cashback on your purchases. Sign up for Rakuten and Swagbucks to save yourself a little bit extra this holiday season.
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Got a bit of free time? Maybe while you’re watching TV or waiting for dinner to cook? Try taking surveys. It won’t make you rich but you can easily make a couple of bucks in your free time.
Where to Find Surveys:
- Pinecone Research
- Inbox Dollars (Want to do them on your phone? Download their app on iOS or Android)
- Opinion Outpost
- Survey Junkie
Want to find more Surveys? Read this list of The Best Survey Sites.
Coupons won’t make you any money. But it can save you money on things that you’re already buying. Those savings can add up quickly.
Where Can You Find Coupons?
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