The countdown is on… it won’t be long until Christmas arrives at our doorstep. While it’s some people’s favorite time of the year, it’s one of the worst times for my budget.

The holidays can be stressful with the cost of Christmas parties and gift giving. And let’s not forget the cost of higher utility bills.

I learned years ago that Christmas is one of those things I have to save for all year, if I don’t want to regret my yearly spending. 

If you’re struggling to pay for Christmas gifts, school activities, and extra food for all of the holiday festivities, I feel you.

This year, let’s do something about it.

Instead of worrying about where I’ll get the money for Christmas “extras”, I’m putting on my money-making hat and getting to work. Here are the best ways to get quick Christmas cash.

How to Earn Extra Cash for Christmas

1. Make Candles and Sell Them!

Candle making is a ton of fun! And it’s really easy to do!

I love candles, but they can be really expensive. I like the big 4 wick ones, and those bad boys are not cheap. 

Thankfully, candles are super easy to make! You can even scent them the way you want, and they’re still really inexpensive. You can make travel candles by buying the empty containers, and filling them with the wax of your preference.

Or buy the full size containers (you know, those beautiful glass ones), and make those!


2. Deliver Groceries

Everyone needs extra food this time of year but who wants to make all those extra trips to the grocery store? That’s where Shipt comes in. You can get paid up to $22 or more an hour to shop and deliver groceries for Shipt. Plus, you get a free Shipt membership so someone else can deliver your groceries after you’ve been earning money shopping for others.

3. Get Cash for Making Healthy Choices

Not everyone has the willpower to lose weight in the middle of the Christmas Season. But what if you could get paid for it? That changes things, right?

HealthyWage pays you to lose weight. You could make $500 or more when you bet on your weight loss goals.

4. Earn Free Gift Cards with Swagbucks

In the time I’ve used Swagbucks, I’ve accumulated over 9,000 SB which equals roughly $100 in free gift cards. Wouldn’t an extra $100 to spend at Walmart, Target, or Amazon be great right about now? Earning free gift cards with Swagbucks is easy. You answer survey questions and earn SB for each one you complete.

AND you get $5 just for signing up!

5. Get Paid with Online Surveys

Making money with surveys isn’t new but you must watch out for scams. Lucky for you, free and legitimate resources like Survey Junkie will pay you up to $45 per survey just for offering your opinion about a product or service! It’s what I personally use to help me out when I need some extra cash each month.

6. Do Some Pet Sitting

Being a pet sitter is a lucrative opportunity, especially during the holidays. Some pet owners are gone all day shopping or at holiday parties, while others travel.

Either way, they need someone to take care of their furry friends while they’re gone and that’s where you come in. Check out to make money as a pet sitter.

Time is sometimes tight during the holidays but these money-making ideas are easy to fit around your life. The quickest way to start making money is probably Survey Junkie or Swagbucks. But pet sitting and starting a blog can help you earn big bucks during the holidays and beyond.

Read this: The quickest way to start that blog

7. Retail Arbitrage

Retail arbitrage is a really cool way to make some quick cash. Purchase products at your local thrift store or liquidation center for resale. Use an outlet like Amazon or even on a marketplace like Facebook or Etsy to sell your stock for some quick cash!


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