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Take Advantage of the Holidays to Make Extra Cash

Holiday Home Business Ideas and Tips to Marketing During the Holidays

Yesterday I posted an article on three free ways you can make money during the holiday season. I wanted to let you know about two other articles I wrote for Home Business About.com that can help you. If you’re looking for home business ideas or if you have a home business but need tips for marketing during the holidays, you’ll want to check out the articles below.

7 Holiday Businesses You Can Start outlines seven holiday business ideas, several of which can be extended to year round.

Holiday Marketing Plan for Home Business provides tips and information on how to “package” your products and services, and ideas to sell them during the holidays.

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Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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3 Free Ways to Make Money From Home For the Holidays

3 Ways to Make Money At Home for the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching and with it come additional expenses for travel, gifts and decorating. For many families who are already barely getting by, the holidays are a time of financial stress. However, you can offset the expenses of the holidays by earning extra income on the side. Here are three ways you make money without incurring upfront expenses.

1. Sell Your Unused/Unwanted Items Online – Frugal families are visiting eBay and Amazon to do their holiday shopping, so now is a great time to get rid of stuff you don’t want that could be of value to others. eBay is great for clothing, toys, electronics, household items and novelty gifts. But eBay isn’t your only option. You can sell items on Amazon and a host of other places. Check out this article on alternatives to selling on eBay for more resources. Most places are free to list your item, and you only pay a fee if the item sells.

2. Provide a service – The holidays involve a lot of extra work for families and businesses, which means many opportunities to make extra cash. Ideas include babysitting while families shop or while the kids are on break, home or business decorating and tree trimming, handyman or cleaning services, photography, baking and addressing cards. Here is an article on how to start a service-based business quickly and cheaply. You can also read this article on Holiday Home Businesses you can start.

3. Get a seasonal job - Many businesses pick up during the holidays and need additional help. For example, many companies hire extra customer service reps during the holidays. Watch the WAHS daily job posts for seasonal home-based work. Or visit the freelance sites like oDesk and Elance for seasonal work.

The trick to making extra money during the holidays is to know what you can offer and be proactive in offering it. Work-at-home opportunities don’t show up on your doorstep. You need to create the opportunities yourself. And with the holidays right around the corner, now is a great time to get started.

About Leslie Truex
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
Connect with Leslie: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Google + | Pinterest
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Note: Work-At-Home Success contains advertising as well as screened work-at-home jobs and resources. Some posts may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive compensation if you register or buy using the link. Occasionally, WAHS publishes "Supporting Contributor" posts or paid reviews for which compensation is paid. These posts are marked as such. All opinions are my own. Click here for full details and disclosures.