It is hard to believe that Christmas will be here within just over one month. Many people are struggling to make ends meet and thinking about purchasing holiday gifts is stressful for them. They can make this situation a bit more pleasant by earning some extra spending money before the holidays. It doesn’t take too much effort to make some pocket cash to spend on Christmas gifts.
Step 1: Take inventory at home and find everything that is not needed or used. List it on Ebay, Craigslist, or other free classified ads. Someone may be looking for what you are selling, especially around the holidays. Your unused pots and pans can be scooped up by a soup kitchen or a family in need and used to cook their holiday dinner.
Step 2: Sell remaining items at a flea market or yard sale. Many people are out driving around in the fall, just looking for things to do. They can stop by your sale and pick up some inexpensive items in the process.
Step 3: Ask friends and neighbors if they have things they need to get rid of and sell these for them, taking a percentage of the profits. You will be helping them clean out their homes and both of you will make money in the process.
Step 4: If you own a Web site and sell products on it, bundle a few of these, tag them with a reasonable price, and provide free shipping. You can also set up a buy a certain amount, get one free-type deal. In addition, you can offer free shipping or a certain percentage off to customers who place an order worth a certain dollar amount.
Step 5: See if the local pizza shop, restaurant, or bar is looking for temporary help. Or, get a holiday job at a local department store- they are always looking for extra help and you may even be entitled to a discount on purchases made there.