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5 ways to make more money in time for Christmas


Sometimes our way of saving money during the year doesn’t go to plan. The holiday season is fast approaching, kicking off with Black Friday and Cyber Monday at the end of November. If you haven’t saved as much as you thought this year you can keep reading as we suggest 5 ways to make more money from home in time for Christmas.

Each of these has the potential to bring in more money, making Christmas more affordable and enjoyable.

EKM Affiliate Programme

An affiliate programme is typically an agreement between a brand and a person/influencer (referrer). The brand offers the referrer an award (typically financially) for sending over customers who purchase their products.

EKM’s Affiliate programme is available to everybody, whether you’re a blogger, a web designer or even run a large business organisation. Sign up for FREE and earn more by sharing EKM.

Unlike most, if not all affiliate programmes, you receive payment for each month your referral is an EKM paying customer. Therefore this is not only a good way to make more money but also to create a sustainable second income over the Christmas holiday.

Become a website tester

When a web developer is creating a website it’s important to make sure users will be able to find their way around. However, the only way for them to find out is by getting others to test the site and provide feedback. This is another way you can make money before the Christmas break. Testing websites only requires an internet connection, updated web browser and sometimes a webcam with audio.

Testing time is an example of a service where you could earn up to £60 per hour for testing products and services.

This is a great opportunity to make some quick cash for the holidays. You can read our other blog If you are interested in more ways to earn money from home.

Get creative and create

With the UK going into full lockdown for the remainder of November, a lot of people will have more free time. So why not create a product? There are loads of great craft ideas on Pinterest or maybe you already have a particular skill. You can then set up an Etsy store or if you want to sell locally, Obodo offers you a free online personal website to do so.

Marketplaces are a great place to start. You can take advantage of their already existing traffic. However, in the long term, it is always best to have your own website.

If you are working from home, take advantage of not having to spend time commuting. Instead, dedicate a few hours each weekday to fulfilling orders whilst you create stock during the weekend.

Complete online surveys for cash

Similar to testing websites, this quick way to make money over Christmas break is by completing surveys. Completing just a few surveys in your spare time will be enough for you to afford more Christmas presents.

Prize Rebel sends payments within the hour, providing a quick way to make extra money.

Take advantage of shopping online plugins

Honey is an amazing web browser plugin for some super quick cash over Christmas or any time of the year. Essentially during checkout, it automatically scans the internet for discount codes and applies them to your basket, giving you the biggest saving possible. Despite this technically not earning you money it will make your money go further, allowing you to have more money for extra Christmas gifts during this holiday season.

Hopefully, you can get involved with a few of the above suggestions to make money before the festive season. If you’re looking for more quick ways to make money check out these 5 side hustles you can start today.

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