We only have about seven more weeks until Christmas, and that means that you are going to start buying gifts soon, if you haven’t already. And it isn’t just gifts we spend our money on. We have to decorate, replace old or broken items, buy food for the feasts, and still take care of the usual expenses.

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5 Ways to Earn Extra Money for the Holidays

If you are like most of us, all of this means you could really use a little extra money for the holiday season. The good news is that you don’t need to take on a part-time job to do it. Below are 5 ways to earn extra money for the holidays.

Sell Your Stuff

And we don’t mean the things you use and love. Instead, go through your home and find anything you don’t use and don’t want and sell it. Not only will it bring you extra money, but it will also free up your space for the gifts you will have after the holidays are over.

Where should you sell your stuff? If you are willing to invest the time, selling online tends to net more money than hosting a yard sale, but if your goal is to make money quickly, a yard sale is best.

Open a Checking Account

Many banks offer cash bonuses for opening new checking accounts. Sometimes these bonuses are fairly small—around $30. However, other banks will offer up to $500. Do your research to find the one that works best for you, and be sure to read the fine print so you know exactly what you are agreeing to.

Work for Instacart

Instacart is a shopping and delivery service that lets you take on as much work as you wish to take on. If that means a couple jobs a week, great. If you want to work 40 hours each week, that is good too. You can work as just a shopper, just a driver, or both. If you are great at shopping, and getting in and out in a hurry, this is the opportunity for you.

Join TaskRabbit

This one is similar to Instacart in that you take the work you want, when you want to. However, it comes with the added benefit of some of the tasks being designed to be done from home. The tasks on TaskRabbit are simple to do, and you can quickly build your reputation so that you are favored by the people who order tasks.

Sell Simple Gigs on Fiverr

Is there anything you can do with a computer quickly and easily? Then turn it into a Fiverr gig. From writing web content to designing Christmas cards, you can do it on Fiverr. However, it might take a while to get it going, so if you are going to start, start now.

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October 31, 2016

5 Ways to Earn Extra Money for the Holidays

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