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4 December 2023

Side Hustles over the break

What’s that you say? I can make money playing with puppies?! Indeed, you can. Whether it’s puppies, pizza, or your apartment, let’s get you doing your thing over the holiday season and making some bank while you’re at it. With six side hustles to choose from, there’s bound to be one that piques your interest. We’ve got a feeling you’ll have a happy holidays and an even happier new bank balance.

  1. Try pet sitting

    Help out a friend, family member or someone in your neighbourhood by looking after their furry friend. If pets aren’t your thing, may we introduce you to the concept of plant sitting? Yes, it’s a thing and a jolly good way to pad your wallet.

  2. Find a casual role over the holidays

    The Holiday season means most retail stores are all hands-on deck. You could jump on Seek and see who’s hiring. Or maybe taking on the role as a holiday photographer is more your thing.

  3. Monetise your skills

    Are you an elf when it comes to gift wrapping, cooking or cleaning? It’s a massive trend to jump onto platforms like Airtasker, Upwork, or Fiverr that can connect you with people in need of your expertise.

  4. Rent your place on Airbnb

    Fancy making money while you’re literally on holiday? Why not rent out your place while you’re gone? Whether it’s a single room or your entire house, you’ll be feeling more than a little smug. Plus, you wouldn’t want your house to get lonely, would you?

  5. Sell what you no longer need

    Selling items that no longer serve you on platforms like Facebook Marketplace is a win-win for your space and your wallet. Or, if you’re one for designer outfits and finding it hard to let go, try hiring them out on your local Facebook group. But be wary of scammers – if you think you’re dealing with a scam on the platform, stop contact immediately with the buyer and report the incident.

  6. Sign up for Uber/Doordash/Beam

    Get behind the wheel or on your bike to earn extra income as these services are particularly in demand over the holidays. Or you could collect Beam scooters. There’s seriously nothing like working on your own schedule.

Whatever you choose, do it with a spring in your step and Mariah Carey in your ears knowing you’re helping people during one of the busiest periods of the year. Happy Hustling!


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