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15 Profitable winter side hustles

By Airtasker

Updated: November 9th, 2022

Winter is an excellent time for all sorts of side hustles. See which one suits you best!

When June hits, you may want to curl up under a blanket in front of a fire, but it is an excellent time for some winter side hustles to help stack the bank account! The winter season is gloomy, but if you can push through this and find the motivation to earn some extra moola, your credit cards will thank you, and you’ll quickly realise plenty of work is on offer.

The below list of winter side hustles should point you in the right direction; before you know it, your piggy bank will be begging for the hammer! So read on to learn how to make money in the winter.

What jobs can you do in the winter?

As you may already be aware, Airtasker is the spot to find various possible jobs, or tasks, as we like to call them. Of course, we recommend perusing our Tasks page for inspiration, but the following categories will help you find the best winter business to start:

1. Handyperson

two workers fixing heating radiator for winter

No matter what time of year it is, there’s always something around the home that needs repair or improvement. This can sometimes be more urgent in winter than at other points in the year, as it could be weather-related. Overflowing gutters, a broken window seal, there are plenty of things that a skilled handyperson can help with to earn some extra dollars.

Browse our tradesperson jobs page to see what we are talking about; you’ll quickly learn how in-demand this work can be!

Need more home improvement job ideas for winter? Check out this winter home maintenance checklist.

2. Garden maintenance

gardener pruning trees before winter to earn extra cash

Winter caretaker jobs in the garden are another large category with plenty of money to be made! This can be one of the great high-paying side hustles for university students as people still need their gardens taken care of but don’t want to work out in the cold and wet! If you don’t mind the weather and have a green thumb, the multitude of garden maintenance work available is worth considering.

Looking for other winter break jobs for students? Check out this list of best student side hustles.

3. Delivery driving

Once again, when people do not want to leave their houses, this is the perfect time for some extra scrilla! Delivery drivers are in high demand over winter for food, groceries, or anything else! So if you have a license or bicycle (and a raincoat), you’ll be good to go!

4. Event planning

winter party table arranged by a freelance event planner

It doesn’t mean people won’t party because it’s cold. Event planning is a busy industry during the colder months, from birthday celebrations to engagements and work events. If you have some experience in this field, you will be able to freelance as an event planner, a job that can mostly be done from the comfort of your own home (until the actual event).

5. Entertainer

keyboard player performing at winter wedding reception in front of dancing couples

From musicians to balloon animal experts, entertainers are required for the same reasons that party planners are! The dull months still need good times, so if you dabble with any entertainment as a hobby, this could be the right time to turn it into a money-making venture!

6. Tutoring

High school students are always looking for extra help in specific subjects, and since they can’t go outside as much during winter, this is a great time for extra tutoring! So, if you have expertise in a specific subject, you can earn money tutoring. You can even do this online, so you won’t have to leave your computer screen’s warm, comforting glow!

7. Freelance writing

If you consider yourself a bit of a wordsmith, blogging, article writing, or social media content is always in high demand. In addition, you can start offering freelance writing and consulting services, another task that keeps you in your warm home!

8. Babysitting

If your side hustle schedule only allows for short, one-time gigs, babysitting tasks are always on offer, especially during winter. Parents need to get out to get the shopping done or may even just need a break; this is where you step in to make the dollars.

Also read: How to start a babysitting business

9. Personal shopper

The flip side of the above situation is people who do not have time to head out and handle their own shopping. You can provide this service for them and charge for your time, a handy side hustle that is also fun (what is better than spending other people’s money to buy stuff?)

10. Various odd jobs

The Airtasker Tasks page is full of odd, one-off gigs like helping busy people set up flat-pack furniture, gift wrapping items, or running to the grocery store.

11. Selling craft goods

closeup making craft goods, chocolates to sell for winter side hustle

If you are handy with crafting supplies, making and selling your own creations can be a fun way to make some extra dollars. Who knows? One day, this could become a full-fledged main hustle!

12. Retail work

If your winter side hustle needs to be a little more steady than gig work, ask some brick-and-mortar retailers about a casual position that can work amongst your main schedule.

13. Business & admin help

Lend a hand to busy small businesses over the holidays. A virtual assistant role is another freelance side hustle you can do primarily online. If you have experience in this field, there is no shortage of work all year round!

14. Painting services

woman painting house wall with a roller during winter to earn extra cash

When people are stuck inside, they start to think about home improvements or fixes that need tending to. Painting is often a big one and something people are more than happy to pay someone else to do. So if you are handy with the brush, you can create someone’s new feature wall in exchange for some delicious dollars!

15. Sales or telemarketing

Another task you can do from home – plenty of companies require more telephone support staff in the middle of the year. If you have the gift of the gab and don’t mind a chat, this could be an excellent side hustle that you customise to the hours your schedule will allow.

Choosing the best winter side hustles

As you can see, there’s plenty of work to choose from if you want to add a little extra income to your portfolio this winter. Airtasker is the spot to find a range of tasks that can help boost your bank balance. First, pick your category, then peruse the tasks to see which winter jobs will suit your skillset and schedule!



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