The holidays are upon us!
Teenpreneurs, what do you do when you have a long list of presents to buy? But you have limited cash?
Today’s article gives you go-getter, mom-and-daughter entrepreneur teams three simple hacks to earn holiday cash fast.
Be a Jarhead
There are a million and one things you could put into a mason jar and sell. Why let your grandmother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe collect dust in the attic? Jar the ingredients to the recipe and decorate them with cute tags detailing the recipe.
Natural skin care and spa treatments are hot sellers. Body scrubs, body butters, and masks are all spa treatments that can be jarred, decorated, and sold for cold, hard cash. Spend some time on Pinterest to gather ideas for labels and packaging. And head to Etsy to set up a virtual storefront to support electronic payment options . It also helps you to promote to friends or family who don’t live locally.
Turn Your Talents Into Cash
Do you have beautiful handwriting? Create elegant handwritten holidays cards and sell them. You can showcase a few designs on a free website via Wix or Moonfruit. Make sure to offer one blank design for custom orders.
Are you an artist? Pump out holiday themed pieces and sell them to the highest bidder. Any and every talent that you have can easily turn a buck. For example, buyers enjoy crocheted or knitted items like scarves and gloves for the holidays . They are quick to make and easy to customize.
Babysitting or Delivery Packages
A quick way to earn cash is to offer pre-paid babysitting packages. Parents are often juggling many demands during the season. Even a few hours on a weeknight is a treasure when you’ve got parties or holiday shopping you need to do. Offer a 2 or 3 hour rate. And if you enjoy the family, offer a discount for a 10 hour package that they pre-purchase. It will net you some quick cash and offer a needed discount for parents to have babysitting options in the New Year.
Also consider a delivery service. Whether you are in the urban jungle and can hop on mass transit or you have access to the family car, people can use an extra set of hands during this season. Offer delivery/pick up services for items that are pre-paid or need to be dropped off at the Post-Office.
These are just a few of many ideas that you can use to generate quick cash. Remember to get your parents’ approval and insights before you launch anything. Also, keep your safety first and primary.
Here’s to wishing you a great holiday season and can’t wait to hear any success stories!!