8 Fun Ways to Make Money on New Year’s Eve
December 20, 2019 | By Mason Roberts
The way we celebrate New Year’s Eve is different for everyone. While some look forward to all the festive parties, others may prefer to stay at home, reflect on the past twelve months and map out their resolutions.
For some individuals, the most important thing is welcoming in the coming year with family and friends, while others may opt for an early bedtime instead of staying up until midnight.
How Can You Make Money This New Year's Eve
If you’re one of the many Americans who are strapped for cash after overspending during the holidays, New Year’s is a great opportunity to get some overtime and make some last-minute cash. No matter what your financial situation is, here are eight easy ways to make money on New Year’s Eve.
Make Food for Parties
One of the most popular times of year to throw a party is on New Year’s Eve. With all the planning that goes into it, many hosts are looking for some extra help when it comes to feeding their guests. So, if you’re a good cook, why not post local ads offering your services? By undercutting the cost of caterers by as little as 10% you are almost guaranteed to find someone willing to pay you handsomely for your culinary skills.
Rent Out Your Place
Like to travel over New Year’s? Renting out your home while you’re away with sites like Airbnb, FlipKey or HomeAway is an easy way to earn extra money by opening your home to travelers. Why let your home sit empty or even pay someone to watch it while you are away when you can turn a profit during your absence?
Help Others Toast The New Year
Since so many people go out on the town to ring in the New Year, why not go where the demand is to earn some money? Most, if not all, bars will be packed and are in need of extra help behind the bar and on the floor. You could possibly earn some bigger tips than usual, too. After all, people are in high spirits and may have drunk a little too much, making them a tad more generous than they might otherwise be.
Use Your Talents
Do you have talent as a singer, dancer, musician, or another marketable talent? If you’re an entertainer of any kind, you can cash in on your skills by performing at a New Year’s Eve party, at a small get-together or at a bar or restaurant. Not only will you have fun, but you’ll provide much-needed entertainment for everyone else, all while getting paid to do what you love while ringing in the New Year.
Be Someone’s Designated Driver
Do you have a car? Consider using it to be an Uber or Lyft driver on New Year’s Eve, where practically everyone out on the town will need a safe ride home from the party.
Dress Up and Stand in Line
Are there a lot of hot nightclubs in your area? If so, you could earn up to $25 per hour just by holding a spot in line for people who don’t want to do it themselves.
Many professional line sitters earn money just by keeping their eyes and ears open for groups of people who complain on social media about long waits in line. Since many people planned to spend big bucks on New Year’s Eve, they might jump at the chance to skip the lines. While they go grab something to eat, you can take their spot in line, and text them when you’re close to the door.
One of the most popular parts of celebrating New Year’s Eve on the town is dressing up in your best outfit and living it up with a glass of the bubbly. And who doesn’t like getting their picture taken when they’re looking their best and living it up?
This is your chance to grab your camera and take tons of pictures of beautifully dressed groups of friends and individuals to sell as stock photos afterward. There are plenty of sites that are willing to pay $100 or more for these types of celebratory photos, so get snapping.
Babysit or Petsit
Would you rather stay in on New Year’s Eve? Why not earn $20-$40 an hour watching someone’s children for the night? Dress in your pajamas and have fun playing with some cute kids. You can even bring the party with you by bringing snacks, noisemakers, and fun hats. If you’d more of an animal person, you can spend your evening with some adorable pets who may need some extra attention when the fireworks start going off.
If You Need Money Right Now
Sadly, there are far too many people who can’t afford to think about enjoying New Year’s Eve festivities. Just trying to cover pressing bills or other expenses that can’t wait will be taking up all their attention while everyone else is having fun in one way or another. If that is your situation, have you consider getting an auto title loan near you?
If you own a vehicle and have a few simple documents, you could get the cash you need to leave your financial worries in 2017, and start the New Year with the breathing room you need to get your finances back on track.
Whether you are hitting the town, hanging with friends, enjoying time with your family or working a side hustle to cash in on the festivities, New Year’s is time for new beginnings, and leaving the mistakes of the past year behind us.