Christmas is on its way once again…
And in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the unfortunate effects it has had on the economy, people are making more careful considerations about their festive spending than ever before.
According to The Bank of England, the average UK household spends over £800 more in December compared to other months. But never fear – because we’re here to offer you a festive lifeline.
Rather than clearing out your bank account this Christmas, there are a host of creative ways to actually make money during the festive season, and we’re going to tell you about the best ones – including getting paid to do market research!
To help you reduce the cost of Christmas this year and take away the festive financial pinch, here are four creative ways to make money this holiday season:
4 creative ways to make money this Christmas:
1. Become a consumer critic
Did you know that one of the most creative ways to make money at your convenience is reviewing things online?
There’s a selection of websites out there that will pay you for your opinions, often verbally (no writing required!), over the phone or in person.
Here at Angelfish Opinions, you can get paid to do market research studies, such as online focus groups and online communities. We pay in gift cards, so either way you’ll be in for a festive win! You can check out the current opportunities we have available here.
2. Take part in an identity parade
When we say identity parade, yes; we do mean those police line-ups designed to catch criminals! What’s more, it makes for an interesting story – and it pays a little, too.
The police still use video parades to catch baddies, and they typically pay around £10 to £20. Simply sign up or register your interest with your local constabulary, stand in line, and make a little extra cash.
3. Be a mystery shopper
Next on our list of creative ways to make money list: take part in a little mystery or online shopping.
While mystery shopping won’t make your rich beyond your wildest dreams, it’s an excellent way of generating some extra cash at Christmas. Plus, you can shop without the burden of parting with endless piles of money.
Oh, and occasionally, you get to keep the items you’ve shopped for. A real win-win!
This guide on how to become a mystery shopper will tell you everything you need to know to get started.
If you’re worried about in-person shopping due to the coronavirus pandemic however, no problem – at Angelfish, you can also get paid to do market research that looks into online shopping habits and trialling popular shopping apps.
4. Sell your unwanted items
You know what they say: one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. We’re not saying that your unwanted items are trash as such, but at Christmas, there will be droves of shoppers looking for a bargain!
In our hyper-connected digital age, there are more platforms, apps, and touchpoints than ever for selling your stuff either on the go or from the comfort of your own home – so it’s definitely worth having a go!
If you’re gadget-mad or a techy type especially, selling your old electronics will give you the capital you need to invest in the latest innovations, inventions, and gizmos on the market. Happy Christmas to you.
We hope these four creative ways to make money have inspired you to get out there and save your wallet some serious damage over the festive season!
Whether you love the festive season or not, wherever you are or whatever you do, we hope you have a warm, happy and safe time this Christmas.
Oh, and if you like the idea of getting paid to do market research, be sure to have a browse of our current projects (we’re always posting the latest ones on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages) and sign up to join our panel of participants below!