Often this time of year we find ourselves with extra expenses. The cost of Christmas presents, Christmas lights and even the Christmas tree all adds up. So how do you make money for Christmas. The answer is in your kitchen.
We all love cookies! So what better time to bake cookies and make money than Christmas. We will show you how to make money doing something you love.
The great thing about this hobby is that you can work from home. You can listen to Christmas songs and even have Christmas movies playing in the background as you get cooking.
1. Plan Recipes
Since the idea is to make money, you will want to choose recipes that are affordable and cheap to cook. We recommend sticking to a basic cookie recipe and adding a different ingredient or flavor to each batch:
- Chocolate chips
- Reese’s Pieces
- Hershey Kisses
The best way to decide what flavors you’ll bake is to look at your weekly circulars and see what grocery items are on sale.
2. Tell Friends
Send an email out to all your friends and family or message them on Facebook. Tell them you are doing some holiday baking and ask them if they would like to place an order. Set a reasonable price for a dozen and list the varieties such as chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies and our favorite, peanut butter and chocolate cookies. Don’t forget to set a date they will need to order by, and list a few dates and times the cookies can be picked up.
3. Buy Ingredients
Once the orders come in, it’s time to buy the ingredients. It’s good to get your oders in before you shop, so you know exactly how much money to spend and what ingredients to buy. You can check your circulars to see where choc chips, nuts, etc are on sale and buy your basic ingredients in bulk to save money.
4. Bake Cookies
Now the fun begins. Get into the Christmas spirit with some Christmas songs playing as you work from home. Wrap up batches of cookies in plastic wrap or paper, and tie a nice festive bow around them.
5. Collect Money
It doesn’t hurt to send your customers a little reminder that their cookies are ready, and mention the pick-up date again as you did in your earlier email or message.Customers can pay when they pick the cookies up. It’s that simple to make money for Christmas.