10 Side Gig Ideas for the upcoming Holiday season

September 30, 2016

 

Everyone is always looking for ways to earn an extra income particularly, around the holiday season. Whether you’re working a full time job or looking to add another stream of income, the possibilities are endless! Here are 10 side gig ideas to consider for the holiday season:

 

Baked Goods

 

Are you known for making great pies? Cookies? Cakes? Get your recipes in order, your marketing material in place, and start taking orders for the upcoming holiday season!

 

Cook Book

 

Create a mini-cook book of your favorite recipes (see the EBOOK post on our blog for tips)

 

Party & Event Planning

 

 If you love hosting, curating and creating events, the holiday season is the perfect time to start a part time event planning service! Market your services to friends, family, restaurants, small businesses and schools.

 

Gift Baskets

 

Gift baskets are a great gifting idea. You can essentially include just about anything in the basket, even create gift basket themes, for coffee and wine connoisseurs, cheese aficionados, children’s basket themes from baby showers to birthdays.

 

Write blog posts

 

 Do you love food and have a “knack” for writing? How about becoming a food blogger for your favorite restaurants? Blogging is a great way to drive traffic to your business website while providing your audience with valuable, informative content. Are there any up and coming restaurants in your area? Most restaurant owners, and their staff are too busy with running the business that they could use an extra hand in marketing, particularly with blogging.

 

Freelance Calligraphy Services

 

With the holiday season fast approaching, many consumers will be purchasing holiday cards and looking for unique gifting ideas. Create hand written gift cards, signs and card placements.

 

Do people always compliment you on your hand made jewelry? Could you earn an extra buck or two? Why not create and sell your jewelry? Sell the items on Etsy.com, Wix or Squarespace.

 

House Sit

 

As people prepare to vacation this holiday season, they’ll need someone to monitor their vacant home, check their mail, feed their pets and water plants.

 

Need to clean out your closet? Rather than donate you clothes (I know it’s charitable to do so however we’re talking about creating income streams right now) sell your clothing for discounted prices online. There are ecommerce sites available for as little as $15.99 per month up to $29.99 per month for you to showcase and sell your clothing. Most sites offer the first 30 days for free.

 

Personal Shopper

 

 Sure you can purchase items online, but what about the items that aren’t available online? For example, have you ever went to a website to purchase a pair of shoes and the item was out of stock online but was available in the store? Your Personal Shopper could look the items up and go to the nearest store to pick the item up for you. Are you looking to purchase the latest gadget in technology but don’t want to wait for it to be shipped, nor do you don’t want to stand in line? Your personal shopper could very well stand in line for you.

 

Start thinking about your “side gig” ideas now, so that you have the time to market and create your products in time for the holidays.

 

Shavaughn Baker, CEO

The Corporate Concierge Group

Coaching, Consulting, Lifestyle Management & Event Services

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