If you interested in profiting from the Christmas frenzy and you need product ideas or business ideas to start during the Christmas season? Then I advise you read on as I explain some proven secret ways to make extra money for Christmas.
Christmas is one of the holidays that create huge business opportunities for smart investors and entrepreneurs who are ready to grab them while the season lasts. From greeting cards and gifts to wears, many products sell very well especially when December 25 is fast approaching.
As an entrepreneur, you can make money off of the Christmas seasons by exploiting some of the many business opportunities that come with it. So without wasting time, below are ten profitable business ideas that you can make cool money with when the next Christmas is near:
20 Small Business Ideas to Make Money During Christmas Season
#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 starts booming wildly anytime from December 1st.
If you are a creative artist, you can design beautiful greeting cards and put them up for sale. You can design them either by hand or with a computer. Either way, there’s a lot of money to be made. If you don’t have the required artistic creativity, you can buy greeting cards in wholesale quantities and sell them.
#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 buys from them in large quantities and sells to customers.
#3- Pack and sell gift baskets
The good side of this business opportunity is that you don’t have to make the food to be placed in the baskets. Just visit a grocery or food store around you, buy various foods and fruits, and place them nicely in a basket. To make the baskets even more attractive, wrap them with beautiful Christmas-branded wrapping sheets. You can sell your gift baskets to office workers and other interested customers around you.
#4- Sell Christmas souvenirs
Many people visit their home cities and towns to celebrate Christmas. Aside from spending their money on food and fun activities, they also love to buy souvenir items that they can take back with them after the Christmas season. Examples of souvenir items that people like to buy include custom-branded Christmas-branded T-shirts, mugs, home decorations, and so on.
#5- 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.
#6- 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.
#7- Render food-catering services
Starting a food-catering business is another smart way to make huge profits during the Christmas season. The demand for catering services boom during this period because many people are too busy to prepare the delicacies they want. So, would rather pay to have their preferred foods cooked and served them during Christmas.
#8- 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.
#9- 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 artists at concerts. Even if you are not an artist yourself, you can collaborate with famous artists and organize a musical concert aimed at celebrating Christmas.
#10-Sell Christmas items online
If you are a blogger with a large online followership, you can make money during Christmas by selling various items as an affiliate and getting commissions from each sale.
#11 – Be Santa.
Do you have a beard? This is a great way to make extra money before Christmas. My Dad did this for years and made nice money doing it.
#12 – Wrap presents.
Do you like to wrap presents? Many don’t and retailers charge $5+ per gift. Undercut them and you can make some decent money if you’re quick with it.
#13 – Bake.
The holidays are all about baked goodies. If you can make some mean cookies or other food, turn your time into cash. This can work for office parties, in-home Christmas parties and more.
#14 – Hang Christmas lights.
People go all out where we live, hiring professional companies to decorate their yards. I’d never spend money on that, but many like it. If you love setting up Christmas lights this can be a great way to make a little extra money
#15 – Start a blog.
Starting a blog may seem overwhelming, but it really isn’t. I have few technical skills, but I started this blog a few months ago and I’ve more than replaced the income from my former day job. If you need help starting a blog, use a contact us form and I will guide you through the process.
#16 -Personal shopping. Do you love to shop? Then turn that desire into a moneymaker and make money through Christmas shopping. Advertise for free on Craigslist, use word of mouth or offer your services to neighbors. You can charge by the hour or by the trip, but this can be a great way to make extra money before Christmas.
#17-Rent Your Car
Use a service like Uber to rent out your car when you’re not using it. Their average members bring in an extra $200 a month just by renting out their car. That’s awesome!
You’ve probably heard of or used Uber and/or Lyft. These two services allow you to become a driver and get paid for it. Pick people up, take them to a location, and get paid. They make it super easy and there are a lot of people earning good money.
#19 -Make and Deliver Festive Cakes.
Make festive cakes, jams and sweets, wrap them in jolly paper with tinsel and other seasonal extras and sell them at local car boot sales or markets. Seasonal goodies are all the rage from Christmas cupcakes, snowman cookies, gingerbread men and more.
#20- Make hotel reservations for people.
Christmas is the time where everybody exhibits their fashion sense. I think kids are even more engrossed when it comes to that. You can start now to plan on how to go about this business. Find out who to order from or perhaps, how to order directly from China to here in Nigeria or anywhere you are.