How to Make Extra Money at Home this Christmas

Although the festive season is indeed a time for much celebration, it’s safe to say that your bank account won’t be jumping for joy. If you’re in need of extra funds, you could sell jewellery online, sell a service, or try the other money-making ideas in this post.

It’s that time already! Christmas is nearly here and before you have time to scratch your head and wonder where 2017 has gone, the New Year will be upon us. With all the presents to buy, food and drink to stock up on and other festivities, Christmas is always an expensive period. It’s for this reason that putting some extra pounds in your wallet is the perfect way to lighten the financial load.

In this post, we’ll look at a few of the ways you can make some money from home without sacrificing too much time and effort.

Declutter and Profit from Unwanted Items

This is a two-in-one tip that is a massive benefit for anyone who’s guilty of hoarding. Thanks to the internet and the goldmine that is online marketplaces, as well as selling via social media, it’s never been easier to make a profit from unwanted belongings. Anything that’s sat around attracting dust may well be worth something to someone, which is a much more beneficial option than the local rubbish dump.

So, that’s one advantage of selling unwanted items. The second is that Christmas means presents will be bought — and presents require space in your home. Selling old belongings is a brilliant way to clear out some old storage space to make room for the arrival of new items. This is especially useful for families who find themselves in possession of a tonne of old toys and other objects they have accumulated over the years.

Sell Jewellery Online

If you happen to be someone who wears a lot of jewellery and has an abundance of old items you no longer wear, are broken, or you’re baffled why you bought them in the first place, extra cash for jewellery you no longer want is an ideal money-maker. There are a few different ways to sell jewellery online, such as online marketplaces and social media, but it’s also worth considering the benefit ‘cash my gold’ companies provide.

This option allows you to sell unwanted jewellery for a reasonable price quickly and easily. Not only will you be able to declutter your jewellery box and make a decent profit, but you’ll also be able to sell scrap gold in the form of broken jewellery, which is a massive bonus when you consider that they would only end up in the bin eventually.

Get Paid to Take Surveys

The introduction of the internet has created an enormous amount of money-making opportunities — and one that couldn’t be simpler is paid surveys. All you need is an internet connection and a device to access the sites and you’re good to go. Although you will need to set some time aside to complete a fair few surveys, it’s a great way to earn some extra money in your spare time.

Due to its popularity as an effortless way to make money, there are plenty of different paid survey websites. All of them have their own conditions and price per survey, so it’s worth checking out a few different ones to see which suits you best. Three good websites to start with are Swagbucks, Toluna, and OnePoll.

Sell a Service

The digital age has given birth to many things, one of which is a new generation of creative types and freelancers. If you’re someone who has a particular skill or service to offer, the internet is the perfect place to market yourself and earn some money. Of course, this isn’t the quickest option that will put money in your pocket overnight, but as you progress, it will become the gift that keeps on giving.

Depending on your chosen industry or particular skill, you may require a website. This is likely, as pretty much every business these days has one. Luckily, setting up a website isn’t as complicated as it sounds, especially if you use a hosting site like WordPress.

This is a collaborative post.

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