Christmas money making ideas

Genius ideas to make money before Christmas - Christmas money making ideas

So probably I should write this article a little early and not leave it so late until Christmas is a footstep away.
I know many of you might struggle to find money for all those Christmas presents, Christmas dinner, and New Years Eve dress, that's why, here me out.
I will unveil some quick ways to get your hands on some money so you can be able to make this Christmas as Mery as you like.

genius ideas to make money before Christmas

When was the last time you checked your bank overdraft limit ?

Apply for an arranged overdraft limit with from your bank account

Many friends of mine have contacted me to help them to sell some stuff in order to raise money for their rent, or basically for the same spendings as everyone in December, Christmas shopping.
I did try my best to use my audience to help them sell their goods to raise money, but some of my friends were so amazed when I share them some ways to improve their finances in December and this can work for you too.

This article is not about getting rich quick, or some kind of strategy to make thousands overnight, this article is about a realistic way to get money in your bank account just before festive season.

I don't know how good is your credit scoring, but for my surprise, I was totally shocked to see that my bank has allowed me to set up an arranged overdraft, and guess what amount of money?? well 5000£, yes is true, I was so happy to see that HSBC the bank I have my account has allowed me to use such amount of money.
This might not be a surprise for many of you, but myself I had a pretty bad credit scoring and my bank didn't even approve me for a credit card and indeed now they allowed me to use such a large amount.

Many of you guys maybe didn't even know about arranged overdraft, that's why, go to your bank account and click overdraft and start applying, fill all details you are asked and you will have the money straight away into your bank account.
My arranged overdraft limit was 5000£ and I did apply for all of that and now I'm more relax that my ass is covered in case a financial emergency is happening.
Of course, this money will have interest if I do not make the payment on time, but I wouldn't borrow the money if I couldn't afford to pay them back.

Credit cards might be your Christmas hero if you find the right one

Next way to make money before Christmas is to apply for a credit card

I know this might sound like the first thing somebody will do to raise money, but some of my friends probably do not know yet about this method so guys, go ahead and apply for Capital One, one of the easiest credit card issuer that will more likely approve you. In fact, Capital One is the best company to get a credit card if you have a bad credit scoring.
Depends on your salary, you might receive a credit limit from 50-250 to more than that, is not much, but at least will save those days when you so desperately need money for various things.
Although Capital One is a quick credit card issue approver, APR is very high, that's why you always should make the payment on time to avoid being charged interest rates.
Apply for capital credit card to make money for christmas

Credit cards can be a risky way to get some money for Christmas, but as long as you make the payment on time, you will fall in love with it.

Sell your unwanted items to raise money for Christmas

Another way to raise money quickly is to sell stuff from around your home

Who doesn't like bargains? We all love bargains and you should be the one selling your unwanted items if you want to make money quickly. One of the hot selling goods are gadgets, so eBay is the way to go if you want to make money for Christmas.
Well girls, believe me or not I have purchased many beautiful clothes from eBay, some clothes that are half price from retailers or the one advertised by Instagram shops.
Selling things on eBay is pretty simple, if you lucky enough you can sell an item the same day you listed, with a bit advertising on social media, the sky is the limit.
You can also sell on Facebook marketplace and groups, but usually, people buy from eBay because of Nectar card points collection, I do the same, is a cash back card that can save you few hundred pounds a year. I will write another article about Nectar Card to explain you how I save money with this cashback card.
 

Become an Uber or Lyft driver to raise money for Christmas

Become an Uber or Lyft driver to make money for Christmas

You know Taxi cost double on Christmas and New Year evening, so why not grab this opportunity to drive your friends around when they need to.
There are Facebook groups where you can enroll to drive people in your area or Airport journeys.
If you want to do it professional way you can become an Uber or Lyft driver, depends of your city, if there are none of these opportunities in your town, just stick with Facebook groups where you can get plenty of jobs, just make sure you calculate your petrol and your time so you can make a profit out of this deal.

Become and uber driver to make money for christmas


You can cook Christmas dinner for your friends and make cash for festive season


Yeah my cooking skills sucks sometimes, is like lottery with me, sometimes I cook delicious meals and sometimes I waste so many ingredients that I feel so embarrassed to put that meal on the table :))) Likely there are very talented people who love cooking and I can order for Christmas some traditional Romanian food from an independent chef in Milton Keynes. There are some professional chefs who announce their Christmas menu on Facebook groups every month and we are able to pay upfront for our food delivery. 
If you like cooking and you got skills for that, you can do the same. Make sure you check the ingredients properly, follow safety and hygiene and cooking standards to avoid being sued by someone who might feel sick after they consume your food.

Use your cooking skills to make money for christmas

You can even go to people's houses to cook their Christmas dinner and make quick cash.

Private parties can make you big money if you calculate everything wisely

And last option to make money before festive season is to organize a private party, it can be at your own home or a rented location


Do you have any idea how many single people are on Christmas day and wondering what they can do, other than to eat, drink and watch tv? Well way too many. You need to grab this opportunity and materialize it asap, your money will be secured with so many folks that wants to have some fun on Christmas day.
You remember that sisterhood or brotherhood American party houses when they charge people an X amount of money as an entrance fee? You can do the same, you don't even have to own a place to organize such a party, you can rent a place just after you have sold enough tickets to cover all expenses and to make a profit. If explode of creativity, you can offer a large variety of competitions during that Christmas party which can help you to make extra profit.

In the end, the best way to make money before Christmas is not to spend money at all :))) just stick with basics, shop at poundland, Lidl and find some cool clothes at charity shops. To sort presents for friends and family, check out my other article where you can create something cool with your own imagination. http://www.missmv.com/blog/lifestyle/last-minute-diy-christmas-gifts-ideas.html

 

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Comments (2)

Treathyl Fox
  • 1. Treathyl Fox (link) | 18/09/2019
Everything you say is great advice. Just want to share some extra caution. Credit cards can definitely be your Christmas hero as long as you make sure you pay them off right after Christmas. Otherwise, they can become your "after Christmas" nightmare! Been there. Done that.
missmvmaria
  • missmvmaria (link) | 19/09/2019
I agree with you that credit card can be a nightmare if you don't make the payment on time. Is a nice feeling when you have a high limit to spend, but the fees they charge are astronomical.

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