The holidays are here, and that means its time for parties, large meals, and of course, gifts galore. Unfortunately, it also means that you are likely to be looking at a drained wallet sometime in the next few weeks.
While all of the joy of the holiday season certainly is priceless, it can be stressful to find yourself without any cash to spare when the new year rolls around. For this reason, many people are on the lookout for part-time work during the holiday season in order to make a few extra bucks. Fortunately for them, plenty of extra work is to be had, if you know where to look. One of the best places to find this extra work is in the sharing economy.
Considering the huge popularity of the sharing economy these days, you can bet more and more people are turning to peer-to-peer websites when they need something extra done in order to prepare for the holidays. This is perfect because it means those who are looking for extra work through these sites can find it quickly and easily, making these sites the first place to go when money is tight in November, December, and January.
If you are looking to make some extra holiday shopping money, or if you’re hoping to pad your pockets before throwing your New Year’s bash, peer-to-peer websites could be a solution. Here are four of the best sites for making some easy holiday cash.
#1: Cook Food
Everyone likes to eat well during the holiday season, but not everybody has the time to cook. If you love cooking, this dilemma might just be the key to making some extra cash. By becoming a chef with Feastly, you can fulfill a need for good food, squeeze some extra joy into the season, and fill your wallet. Talk about multi-tasking!
#2: Deliver Gifts
Are you traveling this holiday season? You might just be able to help someone out during your travels with a quick and easy gift delivery, and make a buck or two while you’re at it. PiggyBee is a peer-to-peer service-sharing site that connects travelers with those who need specific items delivered in other cities and countries. As you probably know, delivery needs are far higher during the holidays, making this time of year the perfect time to jump in.
#3: Complete Tasks
Everyone has some extra holiday tasks they need done. Whether they need to go grocery shopping for their big family dinner or wrap gifts for all the kiddos, many busy people are thrilled to pay someone to do these things for them. TaskRabbit allows people like you to take on those jobs that others don’t have time for, and make some extra money in the process. Best of all, much of the work during December is holiday related, meaning you can really get into the holiday spirit as you work.
#4: Offer Parking
Even if you aren’t traveling for the holidays, you can still take advantage of the holiday travel frenzy. You see, many people will be driving into town to visit family and friends during this special time of the year. Many of them will need to find parking places, and if you have parking to offer, you could be looking at quite a bit of extra end-of-year money. So go ahead, shovel that snow and put your parking place up for rent on ParqEx; you might be surprised how quickly it gets booked!
Would you like to learn more about how ParqEx can help you skip the holiday stress and enjoy this wonderful time of year? Have a look around our site and feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.