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5 easy ways to put more jingle in your pocket before the holidays
Last updated: June 22, 2022
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The holiday season often leads to extra expenses - gifts, food, and depending on where you live, higher heating bills. These miscellaneous costs can add up quickly! Thankfully, there are ways you can earn cash fast to get you on your way to a balanced budget.

Let's take a look at some ways you can add some jingle to your pocket while getting in the holiday spirit by helping others! Did I mention that all of these gigs allow the flexibility to set your own hours?

Make your days hairy and bright as a pet sitter

People often travel during the holidays, meaning they need someone to watch their furry family members while they're gone. If you are an animal lover, this is a great gig for you! Responsibilities will vary depending on the client, but pet sitters are typically responsible for the animal's total care, including walks (if applicable), feeding, and of course, lots of pets and love.

On average, pet sitters can expect to earn between $20 - $30 per visit and approximately $45 - $75 per night, if an overnight stay is requested. Typically, you can set your own rates as a pet sitter, so pay can fluctuate depending on the responsibilities requested, the type of pet you are watching, and if there are multiple pets in the household.

Check out sites like Wag and Rover to get started!

Be a holiday hero and deliver groceries

For many, the holiday season means large meals and lots of snacking! Help out your community by signing up to become a grocery delivery driver. Full-service shoppers are typically independent contractors or gig workers who receive customer orders through third-party apps.

Shoppers' pay rate is based on variable factors such as the size of the delivery, the number of items, order weight, and distance traveled. During busy shifts, workers typically earn an average of $18 - $20 per hour depending on tips.

Apply to Instacart and Shipt and start your delivery gig!

Share your sleigh as a rideshare driver

Spending some spare time as a #rideshare driver is a great way to earn extra income while meeting interesting people along the way! During the holiday season, a lot of people need rides to and from stores, the airport, and holiday gatherings. This means there are even more opportunities to make money!

Payments are made promptly, making this an ideal gig when you need cash fast. On average Uber and Lyft drivers report to making between $10 - $25 per hour depending on the city and tips received.

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Be Santa's helper and deliver packages with Amazon Flex

Amazon Flex is available in over 50 cities across the country. When you sign up to be a driver, you can accept delivery opportunities near you that are most convenient for your schedule. With every offer, you'll see your expected earnings and how long that "delivery block" is scheduled to take to complete. When the time comes, you head to your designated Amazon location to pick up the packages, navigate to the destination, and complete the delivery!

According to Amazon, most drivers earn $18 - $25 per hour, depending on location, tips, and length of delivery time.

Warm up the season as a Drizly driver

Nothing says "tis the season" like delicious spiked eggnog or gingerbread martini! Drizly is a service that delivers beer, wine, and liquor from local package stores straight to customers' homes. Drivers for Drizly play a massive part in customers' lives by helping them create memorable moments through celebrations, dinner parties, and romantic nights at home. Like all of our other gigs listed, you can set your own hours so that you can create a schedule that works best for you!

Drivers make an average of $12 - $14 per hour, not including tips. Click here to get started!


What other ways could you earn some $$ this holiday season? Let us know your ideas below!

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Antonio Guevara

hi I'm interested for part time job

hi I'm interested for part time job

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Miguelangel Valero

Hi, I'm interested in the job

Hi, I'm interested in the job

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Aaron Escobar

Can I have ur number

Can I have ur number

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Ashley Wilson

These are GREAT opportunities : ) Love the pet sitter option as well. Many people do go away for the holidays or visit family and their pets cannot always come.

These are GREAT opportunities : ) Love the pet sitter option as well. Many people do go away for the holidays or visit family and their pets cannot always come.

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