How to Make Money for Christmas Fast

How to make money for Christmas fast, when you don’t have much time!

Christmas will be here before we know it. And with the holidays comes the need for extra money for gifts.

Here are some quick ways to make money before Christmas.

how to make money for christmas fast

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How to Make Money for Christmas Fast

Some of these ideas for earning extra cash for Christmas are quick, while some of them will take a bit more time.

I decided to go ahead and include all of them to give you several ideas to choose from.

Here are the best ideas for making extra income for the holidays.


Babysitting is probably an obvious idea for making some quick cash.

One of the reasons why this is such a popular idea is because it works!

So many parents are looking for someone to watch their children for an hour or two (or longer!). This can be a win/win situation, because you make some cash, and you get to help out someone else at the same time!

House Sit

Many times people are going to be out of town and need someone to take care of things at their house while they’re away.

This may include bringing in the mail, watering the garden, or feeding their pets.

Walk Dogs

If you love animals, walking dogs might be a great way to make some extra money quickly!

If you really love spending time with animals, you could also offer to pet-sit for people going out of town.

Sell Your Stuff

One of the quickest ways to make some extra money is to sell your unused stuff.

Our family has successfully sold outgrown children’s clothes, used books, textbooks, and electronics online (on eBay).

It’s really a pretty simple way to make some cash.

Check out this post for more ideas for what to sell and how to sell it to make money fast.

Get a Part Time Job

During the holidays, there are often lots of jobs in retail available. So many businesses are needing extra help for the Christmas season.

If you have the time to spare, you can often get a job that will help you make extra money for Christmas.

make money for christmas fast

Save Your Change

I’ve mentioned this before, but saving your extra change can help you “make” some extra cash pretty painlessly!

Just get a jar to designate as “the change jar,” and start putting any change you find in there.

Empty out your pockets, clean out your purse, and add everything you find to the change jar. We always have fun adding up the total amount together as a family!

Sell Crafts and Handmade Items

If you love creating handmade things, consider selling them at local craft fairs or online in an Etsy shop.

Handmade items often sell really well before the holidays.

Sell Used Books

I mentioned selling unneeded items (including books) above, but I thought it was worth mentioning again. If you have books on your shelf that you’re not using, consider selling them online.

There are a variety of places where you can sell your books online, including eBay and Amazon.

We also regularly sell our used books to a local bookseller who will pay cash for them.

Become a Mystery Shopper

I have a friend who did this as a young mom, and she really enjoyed it. She was able to go shopping or go out to eat and then get paid for it!

Use Upside

Upside is a free app that gets you cash back on gas, meals and groceries.

When you sign up and make your first purchase, you get a bonus (usually $7.00 to $10.00) on your first purchase. We’ve received quite a bit in cash back over the last few months using this app.

This cash back can be use to help buy Christmas gifts. Get started with Upside here.

Shop Online

Did you know you can actually earn money while doing your online shopping?

We’ve been using Rakuten for years, and it’s a great way to get paid for doing something you’re planning to do anyway!

Rakuten is a free app where you earn cash back by shopping at major retailers like Walmart, eBay, and Temu.

After signing up and making your first purchase of $30 or more within 90 days of signing up, you’ll get $30 cash back!

Go here to get started with Rakuten.

Brainstorm More Ideas

There are so many more ideas for making money for Christmas that I didn’t even mention here.

Things like becoming a driver, delivering groceries, flipping furniture, and teaching English online.

If you’re needing some extra cash for Christmas, sit down and brainstorm all the possible ideas you can think of.

One ore more of them will be just right for you! Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy earning!

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