You obviously don’t want to be among one of those people who get flat broke in January. It is hard to maintain a healthy cash flow during festive season, henceforth we suffer so much in January. Venturing into a small business during this holidays can help you start a new year on a positive note. The following 10 ideas will help you make an extra buck this festive season. They are very simple and do not need a lot of capital to start up.
1. Design And Sell Christmas Cards.
When Christmas is near, people buy and exchange Christmas greeting cards with their friends, relatives, and customers. This explains the reason why the demand for Christmas cards start booming wildly anytime from December 1st.
2. Sell Goodies And Sweets.
Because almost everyone loves treats, you will be going in the right direction by making and selling sweet food products like cupcakes and cookies. If your treats are very good, you will get an amazing number of orders during Christmas. If you are not skilled enough to make these treats yourself, partner with someone who has the skills or buy from them in large quantities and sell to customers.
3. Sell Gift Items.
People exchange gifts during Christmas, and this explains why reasonably priced items like shirts, fancy jewelry, and other exchange gift items sell very well during Christmas period. To record even more sales, try to sell cheap products. You can sell these items in offices and bazaars. And you can offer to wrap the items for an extra fee. Most buyers would gladly accept this offer because it would spare them the hassles of doing it themselves
4. Sell Children’s Toys.
Children’s toys also sell very well during the Christmas season. In fact, they are most abundant in the market during this period. This business is very easy to put up because children’s toys are very cheap, and they are very profitable. If you have the creativity and know-how, you can make the toys yourself and put them up for sale.
If you like to cook or bake, there are plenty of people who could use your help around the holidays. The festive season translates into parties and social gatherings, and the people attending those parties will want food. Ask your parents if you can advertise your business to their friends, and prepare samples of your products so potential customers can taste before they hire you.
6. Party Planner.
If you’re considering a catering service, why not pair it with some party planning skills? You may need a few friends to help you, but your parents’ friends will appreciate help setting up, decorating and cleaning up after their gatherings and, chances are, they’ll pay a pretty penny for the convenience.
7. Sell Gift-Wraps.
As is the case with other festive seasons, people exchange gifts with their friend, relatives, colleagues, and customers during Christmas. And as one would expect, these gifts are wrapped in beautiful, Christmas-branded gift wraps. So, you can make a lot of money off of the Christmas season by selling gift-wraps, which people use to package their gifts before presenting them to others.
8. Organize Musical Shows.
If you are a musician, or you have a band or dance group, you can make money during the Christmas season by organizing musical concerts or featuring as guest artistes at concerts. Even if you are not an artiste yourself, you can collaborate with famous artistes and organize a musical concert aimed at celebrating Christmas.
9. Holiday Decorator.
How does creating and selling homemade holiday decorations sound? If you love the holidays and find creating decorations to be a piece of cake, you’ll find lots of business at community centers, religious institutions and craft shows. All these places and more hold holiday events where you can sell your homemade goodies.
10. Get A seasonal Job.
Check around your locality for businesses that are looking to hire seasonal workers. Many businesses hire seasonal workers at certain times of the year and for various purposes. However, you must bear in mind that some companies will take you through some training before you start working for them—even as a part-timer or seasonal worker.