When Christmas is around the corner, you start realizing the need for extra income to cover the cost of Christmas presents, vacations, meals, and so on. Even when you plan well ahead, you often end up spending much more than you budgeted. Fortunately, there are many ways to make extra money for Christmas, so you have more than enough to spend when Christmas comes, and you can enjoy the holidays to the fullest and without worries. Christmas is one of the holidays that creates huge business opportunities for smart investors and entrepreneurs who are ready to grab them while the season lasts. Whether you want to launch a part-time seasonal business or start something that you can continue throughout the year, you can get these holiday businesses ideas up and running in no time.
Here are some profitable holiday business ideas:
Christmas Light Installer
If you enjoy decorating your home for the holidays and have a creative mind and are the slightest bit handy, you could enjoy a Christmas business decorating homes and businesses for the holidays. Very low start up costs, no inventory to carry, and minimal supplies. Best of all IMMEDIATE PAY!! Check out these tips on how to start a Christmas light installation business.
Pies, cookies, fruitcakes and gingerbread are all staples of the holiday season. If your kitchen is constantly filled with the smell of freshly baked desserts during the holidays, why not get paid for it by packaging and selling them? People love giving and receiving candies and baked goods during the holidays, so you’re sure to have a huge demand.
Santa Claus Appearances
Taking children to the mall to see Santa may be free, but parents will pay big bucks for a home visit from Kris Kringle (or perhaps Mrs. Claus, if you’re a woman). If you don’t mind sacrificing a bit of time on Christmas Eve — or buying/renting a Santa suit — you could make arrangements to drop by the homes of friends and neighbors with young children and personally deliver a few gifts.
Families are already busy. Many people stress over what to buy their friends and family members for the holidays. As a personal gift shopper, you could help your clients find the perfect gifts at the best prices. Meet with them to discuss their budget and gift recipients, and then research gifts at various price points for the individuals on their list. You can offer pickup and delivery of in-store purchases for an additional charge.
If you’re considering a catering service, why not pair it with some party planning skills? You may need a few friends to help you, but your parents’ friends will appreciate help setting up, decorating and cleaning up after their gatherings and, chances are, they’ll pay a pretty penny for the convenience.
Are you crafty in other ways besides making holiday decorations? In addition to homemade decorations, holiday shoppers love the personal touch that comes with buying something handcrafted rather than mass-produced to give as a gift.
As is the case with other festive seasons, people exchange gifts with their friend, relatives, colleagues, and customers during Christmas. And as one would expect, these gifts are wrapped in beautiful, Christmas-branded gift wraps. So, you can make a lot of money off of the Christmas season by selling gift-wraps, which people use to package their gifts before presenting them to others.
Are you looking for holiday business ideas to make some extra holiday cash? While consumers across the country are taking advantage of special sales events, you could be capitalizing on the increased need for holiday-related products and services.