10 Viable Business Ideas To Try Out This Festive. There are so many ways to cash in during the festive season. While many are spending money, this can be an opportunity for you to make some extra cash. Here is how;
The holidays are filled with cookie exchanges and the need for goodies at parties. If you can bake tasty treats, there are people willing to pay you for them. You’re not limited to selling your cookies to private individuals. You can check with local bakeries and restaurants who may need additional baked goods. Also, contact businesses who may need baked goodies for office parties or as gifts to employees.
Do you enjoy cooking? Along with creating holiday feasts, you can cater holiday parties for private families and/or businesses. You may be required to obtain additional licenses or permits for a food-based business in your home, but in many locations, this isn’t difficult or expensive.
3. Sell Clothes
Festive is the time for parties and family reunions, and everyone wants to look their best for these occasions. You can take advantage of this by selling clothes festive dresses and clothes. You don’t need a physical store to do that as there are several shopping platforms that you can use.
4. Handcraft Items
If you can craft anything at all and have some design qualities, or are creative with your designs, then this is totally a period where you can create things like stockings, shawls and sell online. Selling your crafts could be a booming business for you this period.
5. Event Organizer
During the festive period, there are often lots of events that are usually put up. The events could range from a casual affair to a serious one that has lots of personalities and celebrities showing up to attend. If you have had any experience about planning events, then festive should be a time for you to make more money from your abilities.
6. Home and Pet Sitting
The holidays are a busy time for traveling. If you’re not planning on going anywhere, you can offer to house and/or pet sit for neighbors who will be gone. If you stay in their home, it can be a mini-vacation for you. Or you can take care of several people’s homes/pets at the same time by checking in at each location once or twice a day.
7. Personal Shopper
During the busy holiday season, there are customers who actually don’t enjoy shopping. There are South Africans who would love to hire someone to go through the shopping process for them. You can offer the personal shopper experience, and quote your customers a reasonable hourly rate.
8. Offer Gift Wrapping Services
Most people wrap their gifts by themselves, but there are others who can’t be bothered to do so. If you got the talent for wrapping gifts the artsy way with a ribbon on top, you could offer it as a service for your family and friends. All you need to is attractive gift wrappers, tapes, ribbons, scissors, and gift tags. You can also sell gift wrappers for more income!
9. Design Cards and Calendars
If you’re good with Photoshop, you can design and print beautiful, personalized holiday cards for families to send out this year. You can offer to create customized stationary items such as event invitations, thank-you cards and envelopes.
10. Offer Beauty Services
During the festive season, to secure an appointment at a hair salon or spa is difficult, as most of these businesses are fully booked months in advance. If you enjoy styling and cutting hair or painting and shaping nails, this could be the holiday business opportunity for you.