As you know, we here at Sprout Wealth are all about making money! We love that cheddar hitting our tables, but we work hard for it. It doesn’t just drop in our laps. Since it’s the holiday season and we are in the thick of it, I thought I would share some easy ways to make money with a few, select services. Remember, service-based money making ideas are the easiest to start and run. Most of them just require you and your skillset. You might not even have to buy anything to do it. John already wrote some awesome ways to make money before Christmas, so I wanted to add on with just a few services.
I wrote in depth about being a personal shopper before, but doing it during the holiday season is a must. This can be the easiest thing to do, especially if you love shopping! Just start working around and finding clients to help. Even start with your family. You can get your shopping done at the same time and make money at the same time.
I’m not sure why I didn’t think of this one earlier, but the holidays are a great time to do some babysitting. With everyone hustling around to get things done before the holidays strike, they need some assistance. You can get the one to help out. Babysitting can be fairly easy depending on the clientele. I even used to do this when I was younger. I made good money as well. You can jump in when people want to go to a holiday party or get some Christmas shopping done. There are many opportunities to make money this way.
I could have used this the other weekend. We have leaves falling all over our yard and it won’t stop until all trees are bare. This is a great way to earn some extra money. If you have rake or a lawn mower, you can take care of the leaves in people’s yards. Most people don’t have the time during the holidays to get this taken care of, but they want their yards looking good when they have family and friends over for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Go door to door and get some business!
Do you like to clean and have the necessary tools to do it? Then get on the ball and start cleaning people’s houses. This is a busy season for house cleaning businesses. They are going around getting everyone’s house clean for the holidays. People like me don’t like to clean their house, so I would gladly pay someone to do it. This can be an easy business to start and you can earn quite a bit depending on the quality of work you do.
Just like babysitting, you can also watch pets. Some people can’t bring their animals with them when they travel, so they either have to board their pets or have someone take care of them. That someone could be you. This is a great money making opportunity. It doesn’t take much work, but you can charge a premium for the convenience. People love their pets, so if you take care of them, they will pay you and maybe you can get some repeat business.
These money making ideas are easy to do and don’t take a lot of time. Anything helps in the holiday season. Remember, the people you want to find are looking for convenience. They want to be able to focus on other aspects of their lives and the holidays. People pay a premium for convenience, so go out there and get it done!
What other services can you think of doing this holiday season to make a little more money?