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15 Profitable winter side hustles you can do

By Airtasker

Published: October 27th, 2022

Check out these fun winter jobs, and see which one suits you best.

While the colder months may be the time that many want to curl up under a blanket in front of a fire, the business savvy knows it’s also a great time for some winter jobs!

The winter season is gloomy, but if you can push through this and find the motivation to earn some extra dollars, your holiday shopping list will thank you, and you’ll quickly realize there is plenty of work 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! Read on to learn how to make money in the winter.

How can I make extra money in the winter?

As you may already be aware, Airtasker is the spot to find a range of jobs, or tasks, as we like to call them. While we recommend perusing our Tasks page for inspiration, you can quickly get ideas from this list of winter jobs.

1. Repair or improve homes. 

two workers fixing heating radiator for winter to earn extra money

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 handyperson jobs to see what we’re talking about; you’ll quickly learn how in-demand this work can be around wintertime!

Get more job ideas from this winter home maintenance checklist.

2. Offer gardening services. 

gardener pruning trees before winter

Winter caretaker jobs in the garden are another considerable category with plenty of money to be made! This can be one of the great high-paying side hustles for college 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.

3. Deliver items. 

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, be it for food, groceries, decorations, or pretty much anything else! If you have a license or bicycle (and a raincoat), you’ll be good to go!

4. Plan winter events. 

Christmas or new year party table arranged by a freelance event planner

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

5. Be an entertainer. 

keyboard player performing at winter wedding reception, winter job

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 sort of entertainment as a hobby, this could be the right time to turn it into a money-making venture!

6. Tutor students. 

High school students are often deep in preparation for finals or college entrance exams during winter. So, if you have some expertise in a certain subject, you can make some money tutoring. This can even be done online, so you won’t have to leave the warm, comforting glow of your computer screen.

7. Be a freelance writer. 

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

8. Babysit. 

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

9. Be a personal shopper.

The flip side of the above situation is people who do not have time to head out and handle their gift 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. Take on various odd jobs.

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

11. Sell seasonal holiday goods.

top view, closeup hands making Christmas chocolates to sell for winter side hustle

If you are handy with crafting supplies, make wreaths and decorations, or provide holiday decorating services to the time-poor.

12. Do seasonal retail jobs. 

If your side hustle needs to be a little more steady than gig work, many brick-and-mortar retailers will be looking for extra help during the holiday period. You can pick up a Christmas casual position and leave with ease when winter is over.

13. Offer business & admin help. 

Businesses tend to get busy over the holidays, and you can lend a hand by being a virtual assistant. This way, you can earn money from the comfort of your home. If you have experience in this field, there is no shortage of work all year round!

14. Paint homes. 

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. Try sales or telemarketing. 

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

Choosing the best winter side hustles

As you can see, there is 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. Pick your category, then peruse the listings to see which tasks suit your skillset and schedule!



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