3 Ways to Make Money During the Holidays

Strapped for holiday spending money? Or, have you been looking for work for months and now want to secure a paycheck before entering the New Year? Many find themselves picking up work over the holiday season, either because they have extra time or because they want to pad their bank accounts to help pay for gifts and celebrations. 

If you are looking for a way to earn an income, the holiday season is a great time to do so, whether you are seeking temporary work or something more permanent. An employment expert at Staffing Network can help you make money during the holidays.

1. Working in Retail, Shipping, and More

Shoppers flock to stores during the holiday season. Because of this, retail stores need workers to help them restock shelves and assist customers. But retail companies are not the only businesses who recruit staff for the holiday season. After all, there are seasonal workers needed to meet the increase in demand for shipping and food needs as well. Think about how often packages are mailed and holiday parties have a table filled with food and snacks.

Also, businesses have end-of year needs. They could need a project completed within the calendar year to meet their budget goals. Or, a human resource department may need assistance processing forms if a benefit enrollment period starts or stops in the New Year.

2. Offering Personal Care Services

Good at gift wrapping or know your way around the kitchen? Catering companies need more help during the holiday season and local gift shops could benefit from your wrapping skills in order to make packages picture perfect. 

Spreading the word that you are looking for work is often the best way to make money during the holidays. For example, you could offer pet sitting services to friends and coworkers who are going out of town for the holiday season. Or, a person you know could connect you with a part-time opportunity at their place of work, one that is ideal for your schedule. 

3. Temping or Freelancing to Make Money During the Holidays

It is common for businesses to have small projects that need to be completed before the holidays are over or within the first quarter of the coming year. The scope of these needs is vast, some companies could use support with production work while others are seeking workers to help with marketing initiatives or repair work.

And if you are looking for work long term, know that seasonal jobs may extend into the New Year. Some organizations need help when wrapping up the season. In other situations, a company who hired you as a temp worker when you were looking to make money during the holidays may contact you again when they are up against another tight deadline. 

Are you ready to amp up your holiday season job search? Staffing Network is a full-service staffing and recruiting firm that specializes in light/skilled industrial, engineering, and operations professionals. Let our experts help you find the best position for you. Connect with Staffing Network today.