30 Ways to Make Extra Money for Christmas: $200-$25,000+

30 Ways to Make Extra Money for Christmas: 0-,000+

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Looking to make extra money for Christmas?

You’re not alone!

The average American spent over $900 on Christmas last year.

In this post, we’ll share our top side hustle picks to make extra money for the holidays. These were selected based on:

  • My 15+ years of side hustle experience
  • 100s of interviews with side hustle entrepreneurs 
  • Schedule flexibility and earning power

Ready? Let’s do it.

1. Participate in Market Research

There are a couple online research companies everyone should sign up for.

User Interviews is a great resource for connecting with remote consumer research studies. I’ve made $105 in about an hour and a half so far — here’s my full User Interviews review.

user interviews

Respondent is one of the best paying online survey companies I’ve found. Usually the surveys are one-on-one interviews either in-person or over the phone / video chat, and they pay an average of $140 an hour.

respondent participant homepage

2. Flip Products for a Profit

My buddy Rob Stephenson is “the Flea Market Flipper” and makes a great living finding odd items to resell. He told me the story of finding a prosthetic leg for $40 and turning around and selling it on eBay the next day for $1000.

The pioneering auction site is still going strong and can be a good place to get your products in front of 130+ million potential buyers.

There are profitable deals everywhere!

flea market flipping

Rob and his wife Melissa consistently earn thousands of dollars a month doing this part-time. They put together a free training on how you can get started and make your first sales as fast as 2 weeks. 

Now is a great time to get started as people are looking to get rid of unused stuff to make room for Christmas gifts. Depending on what you find, people are shopping a lot right now, which means you can sell quickly too.