Christmas season is here once more! Entrepreneurs and business-minded people can take this opportunity to exploit seasonal demand and earn additional income during the holiday rush.
If you are looking for a profitable business during the Christmas season, here are some ideas to consider.
Sell Christmas delicacies
Food has always been a part of Philippine holidays, especially Christmas. What better way to celebrate the occasion than to gather around the dinner table and enjoy a sumptuous Noche Buena?
During simbang gabi, sellers of our favorite Christmas snack, such as puto bumbong and bibingka scatter on the streets, waiting for customers. Other desserts such as ube halaya, fruitcakes and leche flan also proliferate onto the shelves of supermarkets and mall stores.
Of course, who would forget the hamon and queso de bola? Noche Buena wouldn’t be complete without them. If you know a good supplier of these staples, or if you know how to make puto bumbong and bibingka, then grab your apron and start cooking-up a business for the Christmas season.
Make Christmas decorations
Filipinos love the yuletide season so much they celebrate it for an extended period. Christmas decorations start as early as September in the Philippines. Malls have already installed Christmas decorations and are playing Christmas songs over the PA system by the end of the first ‘ber’ month.
You can earn a respectable amount of cash by selling Christmas decorations. Some examples include handcrafted lanterns or wreaths to sell to your friends and officemates. If you have the time and patience to brush up on origami skills, you can make desirable baubles and other tree decorations. You won’t need a vast amount of capital and the materials you need are readily available – or you can find recycled material to create your decor.
You might wonder how gift-wrapping can be a profitable business during the Christmas season. Malls offer this service already, and many people do it themselves. So, you need to find how you can add extra value. You can improve your skills by watching videos online and look for ideas. Provide ribbons and gift tags, or identify family and friends who don’t have time to sort out gifts and do it for them – for a fee.
Design Christmas cards
Christmas cards never go out of style. No text message can beat the sweetness of receiving a card from your friends or loved ones. Giving a card is a classier way of sending your greetings during the festive season.
If you have an artistic side, create Christmas cards with a funny punchline or traditional season’s greetings. If you are more computer-savvy, you can design e-cards to send over e-mail or social media.
Filipinos love the Christmas holiday, so ingenious entrepreneurs will have plenty of opportunities to make some money. Christmas is an expensive time of year; regardless of what business venture you choose, remember to save a portion of your income. That way, you might be able to save enough to actually pursue a business that you can run all year long.