There’s just 12 weeks to go before the jolly fella goes flying round the world, casting his magic and delivering gifts to young children. The countdown is on!

Yep it’s that time of year again when you need to start thinking about Christmas and the expense that comes with it. We all spend more way than we should, we can’t help ourselves but if you start now, you could have some extra cash in time for the festive season. Below are my 3 easy ways to make some money for Christmas

1. Selling on Preloved

Now’s the time to start having a clear out at home and finding those unwanted items that can be sold on. From the start of October Christmas shopping starts ramping up and it’s a perfect opportunity to have a clear out and sell your unwanted items for a bit of handy cash.

What can I sell?

You can sell almost anything as long as it’s legal. In the run up to Christmas though, people are looking for some specific items. Here’s alist of ideas to start you off.

  • New clothing with tags still attached.
  • Unopened bath and beauty products.
  • Kids toys, especially the more sought after ones like Lego.
  • Kids bikes
  • Extending dining table sets, for all those extra guests!
  • Folding tables
  • Chair sets
  • Crockery
  • Glasses
  • Folding beds

If you don’t fancy the hassle of selling on an auction site and want to save on auction expenses, check out Preloved. It’s an easy alternative and there are no listing fees, no selling fees, it’s a no brainer!

While you’re busy selling off your unwanted items you may even find a few bargains to buy from other sellers yourself and if you simply have items you don’t want anymore but they still have life in them and are too good for the bin then help reduce landfill and recycle with Freeloved.

2. What’s your gig?

Do you have a hobby you enjoy doing like origami, sewing, DIY? Or a line of business such as marketing or graphic design where you could sell your abilities?

Fiverr is a great place to list your gig and start earning money. Be realistic about what you charge, have a look around the site to see what’s on offer and how much others are charging, sometimes a small profit for a quicker return is best so you can start building a customer base and getting reviews. With Fiverr your gig’s not just for Christmas either, you could keep it going for as long as you want.

3. Tax Free Profits with Matched Betting

With the season well under way here and in Europe now is a great time to give matched betting a go and earn some easy tax-free money in time for Christmas.

Profit Accumulator have changed everything and made it so much easier to start, learn and profit. You can make up to £45 with their free trial. If you want to know a bit more about matched betting you can read one of my earlier posts here.

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