It’s the November and you’re just starting to think about Christmas. It’s the most important holiday, and shopping begins earlier. Cash’s tight, and you are stressed that you will not have enough money to give your kids, household, sweetheart, partner, or best friend the kind of Christmas they are worthy of.
This situation is not unusual. I`ll show you how to make extra money for Christmas.
Over the last few years, the economy has actually been in the toilet and there are many people searching for work that they cannot find. I imagine that there are lots of them browsing Google for some way to get an additional couple of hundred dollars for vacation shopping.
It’s a little too late for this year.
Well, practically. If you were hoping that you would use the next month and a half to start a brand-new online business or find some other kind of quick-money business opportunity, it’s not going to happen at this moment.
There simply isn’t really enough time.
Any kind of program, system, or training is going to take a minimum of a couple of days, and most likely a couple weeks for you to learn, understand, and execute effectively enough to be lucrative.
The cash you make, most times has to be held for 30-60 days to account for refunds, scams, and payment limits.
A bank transfer can take up to 3-4 working days.
In short, if you started today, you might be able to have some spendable money in your savings account by mid-January. Even then, that’s the best-case scenario.
More than likely, you’re going to need 6 months to a year to start any type of a successful business.
Let’s talk about after Christmas, and in the meantime, you can set some practical objectives for generating income online.
Be Careful About Scams That Say Otherwise
I do not wish to turn this post into a fraud tirade; however, there are a lot of places out there that will inform you that you can start earning money today, or whatever. Technically, this holds true.
I can purchase an item, sign up for the affiliate/reseller program, and offer a copy to my sibling the exact same day. Hey, I’ve just made some cash.
Or they state things like, “Have a site that can start paying your loan today”. They offer you a low-grade cookie cutter site. It has the capability to make money. However, it will not.
It’s all in the smart marketing. Be wary of businesses that prey on your feelings, and if you are seeing red flags or alarming signs, you are most likely on to something! Trust your instincts!
Last Chance To Make Extra Money Before December 25th
Your finest opportunity to make some money for this coming Christmas and holiday season is to get paid to do chores on the web. Yes, type of like a web handyman.
If you cannot code, cannot create, and do not have several different computer skills, there are still a couple of things you can do.
Amazon Mechanical Turk
I have not made any cash there because I have not tried to, but there are a lot of folks that do. It’s a legitimate site from Amazon where site owners and companies go to “crowdsource” small tasks. If a webmaster requires 1 million images identified, they will not pay 1 individual to do it.
They’ll pay 1,000 people to do 1,000 photos to get it done quicker.
At AMT you’ll do small jobs like information entry, identifying things, arranging products, or perhaps even taking part in small studies. The small little, simple jobs, that pay small amounts of money. Rates vary from 1 cent to a couple dollars per job.
Jobs are generally relatively priced, and exactly what you can/can’t do will depend on your individual interests and ability. It’s not enjoyable to work for less than minimum wage, but if you can fit 100 hours in between now and January 1st working at $5 per hour (guesstimating here), that’s $500.
Five hundred dollars is definitely enough for a few good presents and some designs.
Be A Virtual Assistant
Being an assistant sounds dull. Well, it most likely is.
On the internet, it can be more interesting, since you aren’t simply shuffling documents and working 9-5. What’s even better is that the tasks reoccur, and you can be a Virtual Assistant (or VA) for a couple of days, a week, or a month. It simply depends upon the task.
VA’s do a range of things. They can do anything. You may find it tough to land a long, well-paying task as a VA with no experience; however, if somebody requires you to take care of various jobs for about a month, this might work.
If you need to juggle a routine task on top of being a virtual assistant, you might find it challenging to respond to demands, take care of jobs within the designated time, or consult with your customer, but it’s still worth a shot.
You do not need to have many valuable skills to break onto the scene here. Being organized, friendly, and looking for brand-new jobs is frequently sufficient. It can be an asset to a company if you do not have any bad habits from the previous job and are ‘on your toes’ trying to impress them with your very first task.
You can use VA networks, or be an independent freelancer on sites like Fiverr, Upwork or Freelancer. You normally earn money on a weekly basis if you are paid by the hour, or at the end of a job if you are making money as a one-time payment. Depending on the website you sign up with, you might also have the ability to negotiate payment options with your client.
Be A Freelance Writer
Freelance writing is what I believe many people would be good at. Well, most native English speakers anyhow (I`m, not).
The Internet is really English-centric, so if you struggle with English, think about being a virtual assistant or take a look at what other abilities you may be able to use on the Internet, such as graphic design, image/video editing, translation, and so on. Take a look at tasks on the tasks board and see if one matches.
Let’s return to freelance writing. This is a remarkable method to start earning money online. It’s not the “instant millions” that you get, however. It’s genuine work that actually pays, it’s a good idea that can grow into something, and all you have to have is the ability to write.
A big part of freelance writing is having the ability to do research correctly and write the content so that it, in fact, makes good sense. You would be shocked at the kind of e-mails I get every day, where people appear to not even have the ability to put together a proper sentence in English.
No doubt they have been to school, know to capitalize the first letter of a sentence, end it with a full stop, and use spell checker.
This information is going to be vital for getting a great ranking from your customers. Other than just being able to compose basic sentences, you need to be able to get your concepts down on (virtual) paper.
If you are not an expert author, do not stress! You will certainly need to put in some additional hours when you get going in order to practice your writing abilities. The more you type, the faster you become and the fewer errors you make, the more you can “wing it”.
Seriously, if you bid for some low paying tasks, they will not review your every word. “Average” will be great when you are only earning a couple of dollars for an hour of work.
For a native English speaker, you can anticipate getting paid at least $1 per 100 words, and really typically it’s $2 per 100 words, depending upon the subject. Excellent authors, with exceptional writing style and competence in a specific niche, can make $10 or more per 100 words.
For a 500-word short article, that’s $50. Writing just one post daily equals to several hundred dollars each week. If you want to start with writing check Hire Writers or Fivver.
Now, do not get your hopes up for striking it big with freelance writing. You’ve only got about a month till Christmas (and most likely less by the time this post is up). Even if you have to work your ass off for the next 4 weeks, sleeping less and typing away for 4 hours per day for only $50 per week (it’s extremely unlikely you will get paid this little for this much work), that’s still a couple hundred dollars more you have for purchasing presents.
Even if you have to work your ass off for the next 4 weeks, sleeping less and typing away for 4 hours per day for only $50 per week (it’s extremely unlikely you will get paid this little for this much work), that’s still a couple hundred dollars more you have for purchasing presents.
And, if you want to save some money for presents, I suggest you sign up for Ebates. You can shop in your favorites shops through their link and save from 5% – 60%.
But, if you start now with your online business, you have 12 months until next Christmas, and you can make extra money for all your gifts. You can READ HERE about free training that learns me how to make extra money.