Thursday 3 December 2020

How to raise some extra money for Christmas!

This year has been hard on everyone and one way it has hit many is in their finances. Now with Christmas approaching it can be daunting about how we can afford the usual presents, treats and things we usually buy every year. Even if it this year hasn't affected you financially it might be nice to have a little extra bit of money to make this Christmas extra special. I think we all deserve it. 

There are plenty of ways to raise a bit of extra money in the run up to Christmas.

A pile of money. Coins and notes.

Sell old computer games, DVD's, CD's and electronics.
Several sites let you trade in old computer games, DVD's, CD's and electronics for cash. There are plenty of websites and shops where you can sell your old computer games, DVD's, CD's and books. Music Magpie, CEX, as well as Facebook selling groups and eBay.

Raid your wardrobe.
Raid your wardrobe for clothes that you haven’t worn in a while or one's that don't fit.  You can list these on sites like eBay or Depop.

Get crafting.
If you’re into arts and crafts, you could turn that hobby into an additional income and put your talents to use. People love home made decorations and gifts at this time of year and it is great to support small businesses. 

Sell your story.
If you’ve lived through some unusual experiences you may be able to make money from your story. Magazines and websites will pay for everything from extreme weight loss through to family drama. 

Clear out the toys.
Have a clear out of toys that your children have outgrown or have fell out of love with. Now is a great time to sell on local Facebook groups when people are looking for bargains for their children. It also gives you chance to declutter.

Join Cashback sites.
Check cashback sites before you buy something online, click through from those sites instead of going directly to the retailer’s site and then you get free cash back into your account. You might not get it the money before Christmas but if you're shopping online it is a great way to boost your finances for the new year. 

Switch bank accounts
Switching bank accounts can be a pain but a lot of high street banks offer switching bonuses for people who move and for people who recommend banks to their friends.

Do online surveys.
Surveys are one of the most popular ways to make money online and for good reason! You can do them any place, any time. There are lots of different one's online: YouGov, Pinecone, PopulusLive to name a few but my favourite is Prolific. I get a few surveys a day. I leave it open when I'm on the laptop and take a survey when one comes up. Payment per survey varies but the minimum pay out is only £5 into PayPal. I have earned over £200 since the end of February.

Doing odd jobs.
If there an odd job that you know people hate doing you could offer it as a service and charge for it. Things like gardening, dog walking, car washing, rubbish clearing or weeding.

Rent out your driveway.
If you have some driveway space and live in a busy area or city, you may be able to make an income from renting out that space. Websites like Just Park or Your Parking Space make it easy to find people who are looking for parking spots.

Have you got any suggestions on how to earn some extra money?

1 comment :

  1. Fantastic money making tips. I have been selling some stuff I decluttered to make some extra pennies to buy more crap to fill the space haha X