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10 Ways To Earn Some Quick Cash Over Winter Break

by Tim Brunicardi on December 8, 2018

Traditionally, winter break is a time when college students try to relax, reconnect with family & friends, and take a much needed mini-sabbatical from their studies.

On the other hand, many other students have a different perception of winter break and seeing it as an opportunity for them to find a temporary part-time job. Unfortunately, many employers simply aren’t interested in hiring someone for only a few weeks.

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However, there are several short-term, money-making options students looking to earn a few extra bucks might want to consider during their winter break.

1) Babysitting

With single parent households on the rise and kids out of school on Christmas break, there are bound to be plenty of parents in your community who'll need someone to watch their children during the daytime.

2) Help Wrap Gifts

Both before and after Christmas retail businesses are always in need of extra help, especially in their gift wrapping and customer service departments.

3) Pet Sitting

Many times during the holidays people who travel aren’t able to bring their pets with them. Since some pet owners aren’t comfortable leaving their fur babies in a kennel, they'll need someone responsible who'll be willing to take care of their cat or dog till they return.

4) House Sitting

Unfortunately while holiday travelers are away, they'll sometimes return to discover that their home has been broken into. For their own peace of mind, people who travel over Christmas are in need of house sitters to look out for their belongings and watch out for any potential robbers.

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5) Shovel Snow

In today’s hectic world many people don’t have the time or energy to perform necessary tasks like shoveling their driveway. So, if you’re in good physical shape and own a shovel, you could inquire if any of your friends, family, or neighbors could use your snow removal services.

6) Telemarketing

If you would prefer working indoors over winter break, becoming a telemarketer will give you the chance to make some money and work from home.

7) Food Service Industry

Over the holidays, restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, and fast food establishments are always in need of people to cover late night/early morning shifts, as well as holidays.

8) Become An Uber Driver

Reliable Uber Drivers are always in demand. This is especially true for job candidates who would be willing to work on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

9) Help Remove Christmas Lights

As soon as Christmas is over, many people and businesses want to take their Christmas lights down ASAP. Therefore, you could pick up some extra money by offering to help them out.


10) Tutor Someone

If there’s anyone you know who is struggling in a subject that you happen to excel in, perhaps you should consider offering to tutor them for a reasonable price.

In the end, making some extra cash during winter break will help give you a head start on any upcoming costs that may come your way in the new year.

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