Christmas is fast approaching, and if you are worried about the costs of Christmas then I am here to share some fantastic side hustles you can do before Christmas to make £1,000 before Christmas. Let's get stuck in.
In this blog post I am sharing a variety of ways to make extra money in time for Christmas. Alongside each method I have included an approximate amount of money you can earn from each side hustle. These aren't set in stone, and you might find that you earn more or less depending on how well you get on with the side hustle. I have listed them in the order of the amount of money you will make, from highest to lowest. Let's learn how to make £1,000 for Christmas.
Matched betting – approximately £500 – £1,000
Matched betting is my number one side hustle, and I made £12,000 in my first 12 months of matched betting completely tax free. Matched betting is a way to make some serious guaranteed profit by utilising the free bet offers that bookmakers offer. It might sound difficult to get your head around, however you can take up a matched betting free trial and see if it is for you.
If you need some extra support then I have a matched betting Facebook group that you can join.
20Cogs – approximately £150 – £200
20Cogs gives you the chance to complete 20 different cogs (offers) and cash out.
Each cog has multiple offers for you to choose from, earning you different amounts of money.
The average user payout is £200 – my husband recently completed the cogs and made £154.95 from the offers he completed.
Online surveys – approximately £10 – £60
Answering online surveys is one of the easiest ways to make cash and earn gift vouchers for Christmas. You can easily complete surveys whilst you're watching tv or even on your commute!
Declutter – approximately £50+
Decluttering before Christmas is wonderful for a few reasons. It gives you the chance to free up space in your home, making way for Christmas visitors and any new presents you might receive. However it can also help you to make some extra money. Check out how to make money from decluttering for hints and tips.
Bulb – £50 credit on your energy bill or cash
Bulb is a renewable energy company that you won't find on comparison websites. Sign up using my refer a friend link to get £50 credit added to your energy account. Contact customer services to get it deposited into your bank account instead of as credit on your bill.
OhMyDosh – approximiately £50
If you enjoy getting paid for completing online offers then OhMyDosh is for you.
Get paid for completing surveys, taking out trials, entering competitions and so much more.
OhMyDosh also have a Lightning Payout section which means you will get paid within 3 working days of completing the offer.
Mystery shopping – approximately £40 AND free stuff
Getting paid to shop or eat at a restaurant is my definition of living the dream, and it is why I enjoy mystery shopping so much. In the run up to Christmas, mystery shopping is especially useful because you can use the reimbursement given towards purchasing items for Christmas, whether it be gifts, food or anything else.
Quidco – approximately £20
Quidco is my favourite website for earning cashback, and if you sign up using this link you will get a £10 bonus.
Simply sign up, browse over 4,500 retailers, make a purchase of £10+ with any retailer and you will earn a new member bonus of £10.
Then earn cashback on your Christmas shopping, from gifts to travel.
Monese – £15
Simply download the Monese app, enter code EMMAV869, deposit £10 into the app and make your first purchase. You will get a £15 bonus and you can redeem the money straight away.
InstaGC – approximately £5 – £15
With InstaGC you can redeem your gift cards and cash rewards instantly! This does away with the annoying wait for your gift card to arrive – you will get an online Amazon gift card code or your Paypal payment the moment that you request your redemption. Earn points by watching videos, completing offers and referring your friends. You can redeem your points as soon as you get to £1. Click here to register for InstaGC.
Curve – £5 free
Download Curve, enter code DLL2OAZD and connect your card to get £5 free. Remember to choose the FREE Curve card, and you will need to make a purchase with the card to get your free fiver. Topping up your Amazon account with £1 works.
Bean – £5 Amazon gift card
Sign up to Bean using my referral link and connect your bank account (securely) to get a £5 Amazon voucher. The voucher can take up to 30 days to arrive.
Here are some more places to earn Amazon gift cards.
Here are just a few ways to help you make some extra cash for Christmas.