If you’re a high school or college student, you most likely have a winter break to look forward to. If you don’t have many plans and like the idea of making some extra money during that time, this blog is for you. Keep reading to find out some ways you can enter the upcoming new year with some extra cushion money in your pocket!

1. Go from part-time to full-time.

Many students already have a part-time job of some sort. If that’s true for you, consider asking your boss if you can work full-time over winter break to make some extra money. Many businesses would love the extra help around the holidays when things are especially busy.

2. Do some deep cleaning and sell items you don’t use.

With the extra time on your hands, winter break is the perfect time to go through your old clothes and household items. While some items may need to go straight for the trash, you can decide what things to donate and what would sell. Not only does this make you some extra money, but you also get to start the new year with a clean space.

3. Find a seasonal retail position.

Lots of retail stores are looking for seasonal employees to help with the Black Friday and Christmas shopping rushes. Plus, you might qualify for a convenient employee discount right in time for the holidays!

4. Look for a family who needs a babysitter.

If you like kids, lots of families are looking for a sitter for their young kids who aren’t in school for winter break. If you don’t know anyone personally, post on your personal Facebook page letting people know that you’re free over winter break and are willing to babysit for anyone who needs one.

5. Try DoorDash or Instacart.

If you’re at least 18 years old, have an iPhone or Android smartphone, have access to a vehicle and complete the sign-up process successfully, you could become a DoorDash driver or Instacart shopper. This is easy money and especially popular during colder months when people don’t want to leave their warm houses to get food.

6. Take care of the winter tasks people want to avoid.

Odds are there are older individuals in your area who would love to pay someone to do winter-related tasks. This could include shoveling snow, laying salt on icy pavement, running errands, wrapping gifts and more. Try asking around or creating a post on Facebook to offer your services.

Whether your break is a short week or an entire month, there are always ways to make use of your free time. Once you make that extra cash, store it safely in a savings account! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the financial services we offer.