3 Ways to Start a Side Hustle for the Holidays


Want to rake in some extra dough during the holidays without getting a dreaded retail gig? Do something different and get experience in a new line of work with a side hustle. Here are three options:

1. Be a rideshare driver.

With the increase in travel during the holidays, there’s going to be a surge in demand for rideshare drivers. Uber and Lyft are offering holiday referral bonuses for new drivers, so now is a great to start. Sites like TheRideshareGuy.com even offer up-to-date info and help you compare companies to figure out which is best for you.

2. Offer your services online.

With a lot of people traveling for the holidays, try to take advantage of unique holiday needs people have in your local area. You might even be able to negotiate a higher seasonal rate. With TaskRabbit you can rake in some extra dough for personal services such as running errands and wrapping gifts. And if you’re a social butterfly, you can work for RentaFriend, which is exactly what it sounds like. Get paid to be someone’s date to a holiday work party or NYE soirée!

3. Show off your creative skills.

If you’re the creative type, offer your services on global marketplaces such as Fiverr or 99Designs. Not only can you work with people from all over the world, but it’s a great opportunity to sharpen your skills and build your portfolio.

The holidays are a great time to start a side with busy folks looking for holiday help. Who knows, you might meet some cool people and gain unique experiences along the way. And your bank account will thank you for it.