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These 5 Winter Hustles Will Earn You The Christmas Money You Need

'Tis the season for side hustles. Winter is the best time to earn some extra Christmas money to help with your holiday budget for gifts, travel, parties, and more.

It’s also one the easiest times to get this extra Christmas money, as many jobs tied to the season are especially in-demand and lucrative. It’s never been easier to earn Christmas money than with the following five winter hustles. But we also include how Wisconsin auto title loans can get the money you need if you are facing an emergency and have no time to wait.

5 Winter Side Hustles To Earn More Christmas Money

1. Pet Sitting and House Sitting

Christmas is a big travel holiday, and millions are looking for house-sitters, pet-sitters, or both this time of year. Boarding pets during the holidays is extremely expensive and many homes are targeted by burglars when they believe people are out of town.

How much Christmas money can you expect? According to, the average pet-sitting rate is about $20-$30 for a 30-minute visit in the daytime (such as for playtime or a walk), and the rate increases to between $45-$75 for a 30-minute session at night.

House-sitting operates at similar rates, though often you’ll be either visiting the home more frequently or staying nights until the owners come back.

For a five-day work for either, you can expect on average between $200-$400, but probably much more if it is required for you to spend the night or if the pet you’re caring for requires special attention, such as daily medication or extended periods of exercise. 

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2. Holiday Decorating And Party Planning

Love decking the halls of your own home for the holidays or hosting a get-together for family and friends? You can get paid for it. 

Yes, you can earn Christmas money just by working on the holiday décor in someone’s home. Professional decorators note that each holiday décor job nets them on average $750-$1,500, depending on the scope and size of the project.

Similarly, you can make money by planning other people’s holiday parties, including Christmas dinners or office celebrations — usually an average of up to $150 an hour or $800 an event.

If party planning isn’t your thing, you can make reliable Christmas money by offering your skills as a bartender, caterer, or server for holiday parties. All can get to a rate of about $30 an hour plus tips.

3. Snow Clearing

It’s not the easiest or most glamorous way to make extra Christmas money, but depending on where you live you may have a lot of work. 

If you live in colder climates that get a lot of snow each year, many homeowners don’t want to worry about removing the snow from their own driveways, sidewalks, and property.

That’s where you come in. Depending on the amount of snow to clear and the property’s size, an average snow clearing job can cost on average between $50 and $170, according to HomeAdvisor.

Clearing for bigger properties? You can make as much as $400.

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4. Teaching Lessons

May are cooped up inside during the winter, and while students are on break from school, some may be looking for additional lessons during the downtime. For example, on Lessonface, music teachers are matched with kids to teach them an instrument and sessions go for between $25 and $90 for 30-minute lessons.

Tutoring is a lucrative side hustle as well, with hour-long ACT prep classes or subject-specific lessons regularly listed from $15 to $40 an hour on Varsity Tutors. There are even sites for classes geared toward adults, where you can teach everything from cooking and carpentry to web coding.

5. Writing Resumes

For the millions who have left their jobs during the pandemic, this winter may be a good time to revamp their resumes. For extra Christmas money, you can help them craft the impressive resume of their dreams, especially if you have experience in marketing, human resources, or recruitment.

Many freelance sites, such as Upwork and Fiverr, are full of requests from people looking for help in reviewing and writing their resumes. Rates vary based on the size of the project and your experience. 

Get Help With Financial Urgencies Using Title Loans

It can happen to anyone, especially during the holidays. Sometimes you just need a little help making ends meet or dealing with an emergency.

Title loans in Wisconsin are short-term loans designed to help you get the funds you need when you’re coping with a financial emergency.

It’s easy and fast to qualify title loans through Wisconsin Auto Title Loans, Inc. through an in-person process that takes as little as 30 minutes. All you need is to be at least 18 years old, have a driver’s license or state-issued ID, have a lien-free title, and have your vehicle ready for an inspection.

You can easily get started by going online to fill out the car title loans form. Once you submit it, a loan representative will contact you by phone to guide you, step by step, through the entire process.

Start Earning Today

Our 5 side hustles can help earn extra Christmas money during the season, so your budget is ready for all the gift-giving.

However, if you’re in need of cash to deal with a financial emergency, we’re here to help with the option of auto title loans. Simply submit the online form to get started today!

Note: The content provided in this article is only for informational purposes, and you should contact your financial advisor about your specific financial situation.

Mason Roberts

Mason Roberts is a seasoned economics writer and blogger with a knack for breaking down and simply communicating the ever-changing world of finance. He is philosophically committed to the premise that financial knowledge equals financial freedom.