Has your bank balance entered the New Year much like you did? A little worse for wear? Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can be pretty pricey too. From going out for drinks with friends to buying presents, it’s easy to feel the pinch on your purse strings once the big day’s come and gone.
Never fear though, here are some clever ways you can make yourself a bit of extra pocket money.
1. Unwanted gift?
Did you get something for Christmas that isn’t quite your cup of tea, or you really think would benefit someone else a lot more than you? Depending on what it is, you can list it up on good ol’ Ebay which is so easy to do on a tablet, that even your nan could do it. Someone who’ll truly like and appreciate it will buy it, and you’ll get some cash in return. Win-win! Sorry nan.
2. Question – tell me what you think about this…
Follow in the footsteps of Destiny’s Child and earn some spare change by simply answering some questions. Signing up to sites to fill in surveys can be a great way to gain some money if you’ve got the time spare. Rewards may start off small, but if you stick at it, they can really rack up.
If you’re spending time at home and just relaxing over the festive season anyway, then why not earn some money while doing it. Many people will be looking for house sitters if they’re going away for the holidays and will post listings on sites such as Trusted House Sitters and Mind My House.
4. Lend a helping hand
TaskRabbit is a site where users list anything from simple household errands to more skilled tasks, are on the rise and becoming more and more popular. Most of the tasks won’t take up too much of your time and you can pick and choose which ones and how many you want to do. You’ll earn some money after spending it all on presents, and you’ll be helping someone out as well – gaining cash and good karma at the same time!