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Teaching You How to Get OUT of Debt and Live Debt-Free


There are several things you can do to gather a few extra dollars for gifts or entertaining before the season slips away.  Make a list of chores or services you can “perform” and distribute your list to your neighbors.  Post your services on community bulletin boards and if you have a Sr. community in your area, be sure to make your services known there.

Here are just a few ideas for things you can do for others to make their lives easier and your pocket richer.

  • Care for children while parents shop
  • Walk dogs
  • Take care of Pets while owners travel
  • Clean up dog poop from yards
  • Clean out rain gutters
  • Shop for Gifts for those that hate to shop (that would be someone like me)
  • Bake holiday cookies
  • Wrap gifts
  • House cleaning
  • Cook meals (you are cooking for your family… just increase quantities and take to your client)
  • Rake leaves
  • Shovel Snow
  • Address Christmas Cards
  • Sell something on Craig’s list or on eBay
  • Take your old party clothes to a consignment shop
  • Wash windows or cars
  • Run errands
  • Assemble bikes or other toys
  • Hang Christmas lights
  • Baby Proofing Service
  • Party planner
  • Organize closets
  • Computer Training
  • Tutor for Children
  • Daycare for Adults
  • Update receipts and financial’s for year end taxes
  • Design a web page or my space account and train user

Each of us have talents and skills that we can use to benefit others.  While any of these ideas could become a full time, work from home business, that is not the intent here.  At this time, you just need a few extra dollars, and so remember to keep this simple.  Don’t go out and buy business cards or make a business plan.  Just figure out the things you do best, and offer to trade these things for money.

If you have questions about how to further develop any of these ideas, please ask.

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