The joys of Christmas are just around the corner, but for many people (especially students), there will also be a niggling concern about how they will afford it. If you need some extra cash for Christmas, then read on to find out our top-tips, including how to make money at Christmas time…
Rent out your spare space
Renting out your spare space such as a room within your home or an apartment is a great way to earn some extra money for Christmas. This is especially applicable for the holiday season as people may need somewhere to stay when visiting family, but be sure to use legitimate websites such as Airbnb when doing so.
Sell your stuff
We all know that you’re never going to listen to that Backstreet Boys CD tucked under your bed, so why not sell it online? There are loads of sites that will offer you cash for your old devices and electronics so why not make the most of it during this festive period? Check out sites such as Music Magpie to sell your old stuff on. While you’re having a good sort out, you may find some clothes that you no longer wear. Apps where you can sell your clothes, such as Depop, are so easy to use! Just take a photo of the item, add a description along with a few hashtags, and upload!
Take part in market research
Want to know how to make money at Christmas time? Then take part in market research! It’s a fun and simple way to tell the big brands what you really think – and you can earn a little bit extra too! Market research simply means gathering information to find out what people think about a product or service. There are several ways that you can take part – find out more below!
Focus groups – great for chatterboxes!
Focus groups are one of the most common market research methods and are perfect for people who love to chat and share their opinions and ideas with others. Usually, between 5 and 10 people will take part in a group discussion, which is led by a trained individual who will encourage the group to answer questions.
Online Surveys – perfect for busy bees
If you’re pushed for time, online surveys are the perfect way to take part in market research and can make you extra money at Christmas time! They are incredibly convenient, as you can complete them in the comfort of your own home. Therefore, there’s no travel required and they don’t take very long to do. Plus, you get to give your thoughts and opinions on brands you use every day whilst getting paid for it!
New product testing – get your hands on the latest stuff!
Testing products is a lot of fun as you get to try something out in real life, and usually at whilst, you’re at home. The products can be anything from food to apps to devices, making this type of market research brilliant for people who love to be hands on. If the product you are testing is perishable, then you often get to keep it at the end!
Take part in a car-boot sale
Ahh, the trusty car-boot sale. Selling items such as clothing, toys, and homeware at car boot sales is a great way to make money at Christmas time. Plus, you might even find the perfect Christmas gift for someone there too at a fraction of the price!
Become an extra
Ever wanted to be on the big screen with your favourite actors and actresses? Now you can – and you’ll get paid for it too! TV shows and films are always on the look-out for people to be extras in the background of scenes – apply through beonscreen now!
We hope you found our tips to earning a bit extra for Christmas useful. If you would like to take part in market research sign up below.