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5 Work-From-Home Jobs to Earn Money During the Holidays

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Many seek ways to earn money and boost their passive income to earn cash during the holidays without working a traditional job. If you’re one of them, you’ll be glad to know that you can work from home in many ways. Here are 10 work-from-home jobs that can help you earn extra cash during the holidays.

Female jogger runner walking dogs while running for exercise. Dog walker
Female jogger runner walking dogs while running for exercise. Dog walker


Getting a dog-walking job is a fun, exciting way to earn extra cash in your spare time. You get to meet new dogs, pet them, and even help them learn new tricks. But there are some things you should know before you start walking pups.

The first thing to know about getting a dog-walking job is how much you can expect to earn. Most dog walkers make anywhere from $10 to $30 an hour. But you can charge more or less, depending on your personality and availability.

Aside from the obvious, you’ll need to show that you’re reliable. You may also need to do a bit of marketing to find clients. For example, you can advertise your services through your local area or list your services on online apps.

Studying with tutor
Studying with tutor


Tutoring is one of the best work-from-home jobs to earn money during the holidays. However, it can take a lot of work to get started. You must be willing to commit to at least five hours a week and be knowledgeable in your subject. You also must have access to a computer, a microphone, and a webcam.

Several websites offer tutoring services. Some of these include Superprof, Paper, MyTutorWeb, and Skooli. These services allow you to teach online, and they will enable you to set your rates. You can choose to tutor in your local area, or you can tutor anywhere in the U.S.

Depending on your qualifications, you can also sign up with companies that specialize in tutoring. For instance, Skooli is a company that focuses on tutoring math, science, and English. They pay their tutors a competitive hourly rate. They also record all of your tutoring sessions.

Instacart shoppers

Whether you want to earn extra money this holiday season or want to get out of the house, Instacart shoppers can be a great way to make money. The company provides a way for people to order groceries, which can be picked up and delivered when the customers are home. In addition to a paycheck, Instacart shoppers can also enjoy the satisfaction of helping people out.

As an Instacart shopper, you can take orders all day on weekends and evenings during the week. Depending on the time you can work, you can earn up to $15 per hour. You can choose to deliver a variety of items, including fresh produce. You can even use the app to track your earnings.


During the holidays and summer months, housesitting jobs are in high demand. They can be a great way to earn extra money while getting away from your routine.

You may have to take care of pets and keep the house clean when housesitting. For example, you may need to vacuum, sweep, dust and feed the animals.

It would help if you always communicated effectively with the homeowner. Ask them about the area, neighbors, the postman schedule, and the home’s quirks. You can also advertise your services through various means. Using a blog is one option.

The location of the home can have a significant impact on your earning potential. For example, a house sitter living in Los Angeles might earn $200 daily.

Happy middle-eastern man freelancer working from home
Happy middle-eastern man freelancer working from home

Voice actor

Getting a voice actor work-from-home job is possible, but you must be prepared to put in the effort. You need to be able to read scripts, work in a studio, and learn a new skill. It would help if you also had a quiet area to work in. It may be helpful to use thick blankets or duvets to block noise.

One of the most important things to do when starting your voice acting career is to create a demo. You can use clips of your recordings to show what you can do. Having a website and an online profile is also a good idea. You can list the different types of work you have done. You can also include a voiceover rate sheet.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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