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  The holidays have come around again. That means you’ll probably be spending a fair amount of money on things that’ll make you a bit happier. From gift-giving to festive feasts, the financial strain can be challenging. However, there’s good news – you can turn your skills and passions into extra cash with some creative side hustles. Why not explore side hustles to make extra cash for Christmas? What follows is a list of 7 options you can choose from.
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Freelance Writing or Content Creation

If you have a way with words, you should try freelancing as a writer or content creator. Many businesses and websites are in constant need of quality content. An increasing number of local businesses are willing to pay decent fees to have their websites populated with great content, publish press releases, and get the text for marketing collateral readied. These are things you can earn from this season.

Social Media Management

Are you savvy with social media? Businesses and individuals may be interested in hiring you to manage their accounts during the busy holiday season. You could offer services such as creating and scheduling posts, running promotions, and engaging with followers to enhance your employer’s online presence.

Virtual Assistance

With the rise of remote work, virtual assistants are in high demand. If you’re organized and proficient in administrative tasks, you can be a big help to busy professionals or entrepreneurs. Tasks may include email management, scheduling, or social media management. The skills you’ll need to succeed at this are relatively light and can be learned in a very short time.
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Holiday Gift Wrapping Service

Here’s another cash-for-Christmas side hustle idea: turn your gift-wrapping skills into a service. Offer to wrap gifts for individuals who may not have the time or expertise to create beautifully wrapped presents. This will take off rather well if you’re able to effectively market your services via social media.

Photography Services

Photographs are a big part of Christmas, and that’s because they let people capture the special moments of the season. Many families are looking for professional-looking holiday cards or portraits; if you’re great at taking photo shots, you should consider making extra off of photography at this time. You can collaborate with local businesses to attract clients seeking a festive touch to their photos.

Baking and Catering

If your kitchen skills are first-rate, making meals for the merry this Christmas is surely a go for you. Think about creating a menu of festive treats or catering to small gatherings. You can promote your services through social media and word of mouth. You’re already in luck here, as people are always on the lookout for delicious, homemade holiday goodies.

Delivery Driver

Food delivery orders surge during the holidays. You can earn by helping to meet the extra demand. All you’ll usually need to sign up with a food delivery platform is a vehicle, the right documents, and some driving experience.  Well-known platforms of this kind that you should check out include Chowdeck, Glovo, Jumia Food, and Order Eats.
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Final Words

This Christmas season allows you to turn your skills and passions into a source of extra income. Whether you’re a writer, crafter, photographer, or a multitasker with organizational skills, there are numerous side hustles to explore. Embrace the festive spirit while boosting your budget, making this holiday season not only joyful but financially stress-free.
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This article was first published on 8th December 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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