Britt Miller

Britt Miller

  • Wonolo

It’s that time of year again. Winter is around the corner, and holidays bills are looming ahead. You’re not alone – Americans are expected to spend $720.89 billion on gifts alone this holiday season. As money grows tighter, you may be considering taking on some temp work.

Of course, with so many things to do during the holiday seasons, like preparing for guests or travel, buying gifts and food, or even just enjoying yourself, the idea of spending more time at work may seem like too much. However, there are tons of upsides to working a little harder during the holidays.

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The Benefits of Temp Work

Don’t want to work too much this holiday season? There are tons of great reasons that you should, including:

  • Extra income
  • The chance to try new things
  • Learn from experience
  • Meeting new people
  • Creating a financial cushion

The most obvious reason for taking on a side job is to bring in some extra money. Everyone loves a little spending cash, and this holiday season won’t have a huge impact on your everyday budget.

Not only will you be able to avoid spending your current budget, but you may also even have the chance to add a little extra to your savings. Alleviate the stress of going broke this winter by building yourself a cushion for the upcoming year.

Taking on a temp job is also a great way to try and learn new things. If you’ve always been interested in seeing how a warehouse works but don’t have any experience, taking on a side job in the industry is an excellent way to enlighten yourself.

Working temp jobs is also a great way to meet new people at the different jobs you take and to try new things. Who knows – you may fall in love with your temp job and make it permanent!

Types of Side Jobs

The holiday season brings more than just joy and fun – it also brings the demand for temporary positions to be filled. There are tons of temp jobs available through the Wonolo app during the holiday season for those looking for a way to replenish their bank accounts.

One type of job is to become a warehouse worker. With a huge demand for new products during the holiday season, warehouses are often required to hire extra help during their busy season. Working in a warehouse is a great way to keep you on your feet and make some extra cash.

Another great temp job during the holiday season is to be a courier or delivery driver. The demand for rideshare is becoming more and more common, meaning that there is always a need for more drivers. And during the busy holiday months, deliveries are made more than ever. Just be sure you have a car that has plenty of room to carry everything you need on your delivery. And unlike Uber and Lyft, Wonolo offers you the chance to delivery goods, not people. Some of the unique things you may be asked to deliver include:

  • Packages
  • Flowers
  • Laundry
  • Groceries
  • Alcohol

Looking for a job that doesn’t require a large skill set? Consider becoming a temporary general laborer. Contractors often source local workers to help on job sites with tasks such as site prepping tools and supplies, cleanup, and performing construction work. And thanks to the construction industry’s expected growth through 2020, there will be no shortage of general labor job in the foreseeable future.

Of course, the holidays and end of the year mean tons of events and festivals. Consider accepting a staffing job on the Wonolo app for a one-night gig of customer service excellence. Be sure you have all the right attire for the job – some events are a little more formal than others.

If you have a set of skills but prefer to remain a free agent, consider becoming a full-time freelancer or on-demand worker. These positions allow the freedom of a flexible schedule, the freedom to live wherever you choose, and the chance to receive merit for your hard work.

How to find them

Finding a temp job is easier than ever thanks to the Wonolo app. With just a few taps, you can look for temp jobs in your area and select the one that’s right for you. Once the job has been approved, you get paid right away.

The holiday season shouldn’t mean going broke. Take some time and take on a job or two. Nothing beats new experiences and a little extra money for the holidays.

This is a guest post