Christmas is a period when people reconnect with loved ones, give gifts and hold parties. This season can also generate extra cash for anyone who is able to maximize the opportunities of Christmas. A recent survey by Statista revealed that U.S. consumers alone are expected to spend approximately 794 U.S. dollars on average on Christmas gifts. These opportunities present themselves year on year, in different ways, across the consumer industries across the world.
We compiled 5 of these ideas we believe are great avenues to earn some extra cash during the festive season.
Christmas items, costumes and ornaments: This is worth venturing into as most parties especially Children’s parties need the presence of Santa Claus, Elves and other Christmas representations. Selling or having these costumes for rental, every Christmas, could yield good profit margins. And getting started with this business may require mostly word-of-mouth marketing and direct marketing—telling friends, family and colleagues. Making use of social media can also be a great way to market. platforms.
Other Christmas items that are in high demand and can be easily sold during Christ are , Christmas lights, Christmas decorations and trees, pictures of Christ, and generally items that represent the birth of Jesus Christ.
Handcrafted cards and gift wrappers: If you have the skill of creating unique and customizable items at your disposal, then you can trade this skill for cash during Christmas seasons. People desire to give unique gifts to their family, friends, colleagues and loved ones, during Christmas. Statistics have proven that the top-selling seasonal cards are Christmas and holidays cards; these accounts for more than sixty percent of all seasonal card sales. Handcrafted cards with beautiful inscriptions and attractive gift wrappers could be a great side business to pursue, provided you have the following at your disposal; the talent, great Interpersonal skills for direct marketing and the forging of partnerships with local retailers for distribution.
Packaged Cookies: Christmas is the season for giving. A food item that is usually in full-swing distribution is cookies. People absolutely love cookies and it is a widely accepted gift during christmas season. So, if you can bake tasty treats, there are people willing to pay you for them. Besides selling for individuals, you could connect with local bakeries and shops that will be willing to buy in large quantities to sell or include in gift baskets.
Running Errands/Assistant: You can offer to do people’s grocery and “rowdy market” type of shopping, during Christmas. People also need help with cooking, babysitting, house cleaning.
Sales of frozen Chicken or Poultry meat: Sales of frozen chicken or poultry meat is usually in high demand during Christmas season. A lot of people require meat for parties at the shortest possible time during this period. This is an advantage you can take by connecting with suppliers and partnering with third-party logistics for prompt delivery.