At this time of year, we could do with a way of making so more money. Christmas is a wonderful time of the year – the most, some might say – but it is a strain on the purse strings. Presents aren’t getting cheaper, and your bank balance is feeling it. So here are some options available to you that will help you keep your holiday spirits up while also managing your funds – all of these fall within the gig economy profile, which means temporary or freelance work opportunities.
If you have a flair for writing then you should be looking into websites that are offering the opportunity for you to earn some cash from your words. Your options are plentiful, and you don’t necessarily need a large back catalog of work. Websites like Fiverr and Upwork allow you to advertise your writing skills and invite work from all manner of places. The projects can be done to a range of deadlines, often with you being able to set your own schedule. That’s what makes these types of website perfect for you if you’re looking to make some money on the side rather than full-time work – though you might find that you can work freelance on a more permanent, basis but one step at a time.
The previously mentioned websites are also useful if you have the ability to design and build applications. This is an in-demand skill, and for that reason, you can make good money at any time of the year to boost your income. You’ll be surprised at the number of people who require an app ranging from games to apps to sell stuff, if you can do it then there are people willing to pay you for your service.
The gig economy isn’t just useful for people with skills which can be applied online. Anyone with a license can become a taxi driver thanks to the likes of Uber and Lyft. At Christmas time there are hundreds of people looking for someone to take them from one place to the next, and that means you can make a handsome sum. Bear in mind that there are plenty of people on the road who are working for this firms year round, not to mention the number of taxicab drivers outside of the app based market. So you might find stiff competition, but that isn’t a reason to be deterred.
No matter how you chose to save your money over Christmas, make sure you enjoy yourself. The message here is how to get some extra funds while you’re spending big on family and friends. But that doesn’t mean you should work yourself into the ground, take on a few extra jobs if you can spare the time, or alternatively think about the things you no longer need and offer to sell them online via eBay or Amazon. You might just get a fellow holidays shopper looking to save some cash buy your unwanted goods.