Side Gigs to Boost Your Holiday Cash
Side gigs were king until March 2020 when the pandemic struck and turned entire industries on their heels. With some parts of the country reluctantly reopening and attempting to return to normal, many people are looking for ways to earn a little cash for the holidays. Whether you’re one of the millions living with unemployment or you simply want to supplement your savings to try to make the holidays bright for your family or others, there are still a few side gigs to consider.
While Uber and Lyft took a serious hit, losing up to 80 percent of their riders in some instances, meal delivery services are really taking off. Even better? You don’t have quite the same stringent vehicle requirements for meal delivery services you do for ridesharing. It’s not just services like GrubHub and Uber Eats that are making waves. Many restaurants who have never delivered before are beginning to offer delivery services as well for those who prefer reliable hours and steady work.
Even though pandemic has much of the country still on its ears, retail businesses are still hiring extra help for the holidays – at least those that have been deemed essential businesses in the retail space. This means job opportunities with flexible hours. Some may even offer employee discounts that can further help you stretch your holiday dollars.
Assuming you don’t have non-compete clauses built into your contract, consider offering your unique skills and talents for sale as contract services. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that people do not need to be in the office to show up for work. There are plenty of websites that hire people to work on the project for people who have writing skills, IT talents, or even the gift of gab who are willing to work from home answering phone calls.
Whether we’re ready or not, the 2020 holiday season is coming. These side gigs can help you give your loved ones the holiday you want to deliver.