Wondering how on earth you’re going to afford “Christmas”?
The day itself is costly enough – with presents, roast dinner, crackers, a tree, bottles of cheer and so on; but the lead up is often the real undoing for many of us…
New party outfits, secret Santa, a few extra drinks with friends to toast to a better 2017, and the list goes on.
With the 25th a mere few weeks away, here’s a list of five apps (some new, some well-known) to help you have a very merry Christmas and make some extra dosh in a hurry.
The top five apps to help you make extra money for Christmas
Coople allows anyone to find on-demand work, matching them only with relevant jobs that reflect their skillsets, talents and preferences. Coople has a 98% match rate within four hours, so the time-starved amongst us can go from application to work in no time.
TaskRabbit is an online and mobile platform that allows anyone to outsource tasks and freelance labor with local demand. Tasks might include helping someone to move, fixing an unsightly hole in the plaster before the family descends or even wrapping Christmas gifts.
Etsy is an online marketplace where you can both buy and, in this case, sell handmade, vintage and unique factory-manufactured items. Starting off as a hub for the crafty and people looking for unique gifts, Etsy’s grown to the point where it now boasts over a million unique sellers – whatever your talent is, you can bet there’s a market for it on Etsy.
VizEat is a meal-sharing and food experience platform available online and via mobile app. If you’re a budding chef, have a delicious family recipe or even just reckon you know your area well enough to host a food tour, you can sign up, create a profile and take bookings from people wanting to pay to eat in your home or share in a delicious foodie experience with you. Christmas pud masterclass, anyone?
Move over eBay, Vinted focuses on fashion and has created an app and online platform enabling anyone to easily and socially sell, buy and swap pre-loved and vintage clothes and accessories. So, in the spirit of trying to make some cash, when you’re listing last year’s (and the year before’s) party frock, just be careful not to undo all your selling with too many purchases in exchange!
If you know of any useful apps to help pump up your purse, share with the community by leaving a comment below.