7 holiday business
ideas you can
start today to
make extra money
Ready to hustle and jingle all the way? The holiday season is around the corner and brings joy, festivities, and a whole lot of opportunities for entrepreneurs.
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We've rounded up some fantastic holiday business ideas that'll keep the online cash register ringing and the holiday spirit flowing.
Don't forget, Vev makes it a breeze to kickstart these ventures with our free booking and payment software. Set up your holiday store today and get ready to spread some cheer!
Holiday Home Decorating
Many people adore the holidays but don't have the time or energy to decorate their homes. Why not offer your creative services to transform their living spaces into festive wonderlands? You could provide different packages that include decorating the exterior with lights or setting up an elaborate indoor scene. The possibilities are endless, and with Vev’s booking system, clients can easily select the right package.
Pros: High-profit margins and opportunity for recurring business year after year.
Cons: Requires investment in quality decorations unless the homeowner provides them.
Tip: Create package deals with themes like "Winter Wonderland" or "Classic Christmas."
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Christmas Tree Delivery
The experience of bringing home a Christmas tree is magical, but not everyone has the means to transport a 7-foot fir. That's where you come in. Start a Christmas tree delivery service that offers a variety of tree sizes and types, delivered right to the customer's doorstep. With Vev, you can easily handle orders and payments online, making the process smoother for both you and your customers.
Pros: Low upfront costs, especially if you partner with local tree farms. People are willing to pay for convenience.
Cons: Seasonal business that requires a truck or large vehicle.
Tip: Offer tree setup and decoration as an additional service to increase revenue.
Gift Wrapping Station
We all love the idea of beautifully wrapped presents under the tree, but let's face it, not everyone has the time or skills to wrap gifts like a pro. Enter your gift-wrapping service. Whether you offer this in a physical kiosk in a shopping mall or as an online service with pickup and delivery options, you'll save your customers time and stress. Vev can handle the booking and payment, leaving you to focus on the art of wrapping.
Pros: Low investment and high volume.
Cons: Can be time-consuming during peak seasons.
Tip: Offer add-ons like custom gift tags or premium wrapping materials.
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Custom Holiday Cards
In the digital age, receiving a physical holiday card has become a cherished tradition. Why not offer custom-designed cards that go beyond the generic store-bought ones? Whether it's personalized messages, unique designs, or even hand-painted cards, your creations will stand out. And the best part? Vev can manage your orders and payments, freeing you up to focus on your art.
Pros: Low initial investment, and a great way to showcase your design skills.
Cons: Competition is fierce, so differentiation is key.
Tip: Offer matching sets that include custom wrapping paper or gift tags.
Virtual Holiday Party Planner
Even though remote work has changed the way we socialize, it hasn't eliminated the demand for holiday parties. With so many businesses operating remotely, there’s a growing need for virtual holiday party planners who can create an experience that’s just as memorable as an in-person event. Utilize online platforms to host games, trivia, or even a virtual Secret Santa. Vev’s software can handle all the logistical elements, like what everyone wants for dinner, straight-up ticket sales, or RSVPs for the party.
Pros: No location constraints and low operating costs.
Cons: Requires strong organizational and technical skills.
Tip: Offer different packages that include games, ice-breakers, and even coordinating food delivery.
Bake-to-Order Holiday Treats
The holidays are a time for indulgence, and what's more indulgent than homemade cookies, pies, or gingerbread houses? You can start a bake-to-order business that brings seasonal favorites right to your customers' doors. From setting up a mouth-watering Instagram account to taking pre-orders through Vev, this business can scale as much or as little as you want it to.
Pros: High profit margins and the ability to scale.
Cons: Requires time, and possibly a food handling certificate.
Tip: Offer gluten-free or vegan options to attract a wider audience.
Personal Holiday Shopper
The holiday season can be a stressful time for many, especially when it comes to finding the perfect gifts for loved ones. As a personal holiday shopper, you take that burden off your clients' shoulders. From sourcing unique gifts to scoring the best deals, you make holiday shopping a breeze. With Vev, your clients can easily book your services and make payments, making the whole process seamless.
Pros: Flexible hours and potential for high profits.
Cons: Requires a keen eye for gifts and trends, and possibly dealing with last-minute requests.
Tip: Offer themed gift baskets that can be customized according to the client's preferences.
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