Almost everyone can use some extra income, especially when it comes time to buy gifts during the holiday. The big amount of gifts that you need to buy can really put a crunch on your wallet. This is why people are often faced with the dilemma as to how to generate some extra income. Some people work overtime, while others seek out opportunities to make a little extra money by taking on a second job. This can sometimes be difficult to figure out especially when you are not used to working a second job. However, there are some easy side gigs that you can do in order to make a little extra cash. Here are some ideas to look at:
Seasonal Labor Work: Snow Removal
One of the easiest to find general labor jobs during the winter is to do snow removal work. There are many municipalities that will offer temporary seasonal work in the form of snow removal. Often times the cities are understaffed, especially during the winter when their regular staff is tasked with doing their regular jobs. So, when the heavy snows fall, and the city is overwhelmed with snow, someone has to be on hand to take care of the snow, otherwise the city will come to a standstill. So, look for the advertisements that talk about seasonal work that is geared towards people who are looking for extra income.
Swing Shift Work: Warehouse Jobs
Another idea is to look for a swing shift at a local warehouse. This is great if you are able to get there right after your regular job is over for the day. You can put in some extra hours and still make it home by 11 or 12 at night and then get some decent sleep. It's not something that you will want to do year round, but it is something that you might want to consider for the season where you are going to have to spend a lot of money on gifts. The only consideration you might have is to try and squeeze in the commute and make sure it's not going to be too far a commute.
Another great idea to consider is a part-time tutoring job where you can make some extra cash on the weekends tutoring people. If you happen to have been excellent at a certain subject, or even a standardized test (such as the SAT) you can make some pretty good money by advertising your services on job boards as a tutor.