Christmas doesn’t come cheap, most people overspend on food, gifts, and nights out and then lick their wounds in the new year; but it doesn’t have to be that way. Since Christmas is one of the busiest commercial times of the year, you can make money during the season as well.
Whether you have a small business set up already or you have an idea for one for Christmas, the festive season is an excellent time to get started. Most businesses, even new ones, experience a Christmas rush so it’s a good time to earn money and learn about your business.
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Saving money is the same as earning money over the Christmas season giving you more resources to work with in the new year. So, whether you are saving for a new house, or a new business, spending less over Christmas helps to support your goals going into the new year.
One of the biggest expenses over Christmas is gifts for people which is not something you want to abandon, but there are more affordable ways of exchanging gifts. One of these is to create a secret Santa with your family so you only buy one thing; either that or you make something.
If you have some writing skills you could become a freelance writer over the holidays and offset a lot of the expenses you are likely to incur over the festive season. Whether you work for an agency or freelance online, there are plenty of opportunities to make money writing these days.
Websites such as Upwork are excellent places to start your freelancing career. On Upwork, you can find clients from around the world looking for writing services for projects; and it’s not only writing projects you can find. If you have some graphic design skills you can also find work.
If you are the crafty type you should look into Etsy selling over the Christmas season. Etsy si growing into one of the main platforms for selling along with e-bay and Amazon, but Etsy has a reputation for selling ethical products and boho products with a more specific customer base.
If you like to create things like crafts, candles, jewelry, or clothing, Etsy is an excellent place to earn money over Christmas to offset your expenses. Etsy is an easy platform to join and set up a shop for the season. Benefit from the Christmas rush and invest in your business or future.
Christmas is an expensive time for everyone, but it’s also one of the busiest times of the year for commerce, so why not tap into the rush and earn from it at the same time? It makes perfect economic sense, the only question is how can you earn money with the skills that you have?