If you are looking to make some extra cash, these winter business ideas can be a great way to bring in extra income.
For many, winter is one of the best money-making seasons. With the weather being colder, many want to pass their tasks to someone else so that they don’t have to fight the frigid temps. For those looking to bring in some extra money this winter, maybe for a trip, this is a good thing!
There is no getting around winter so you might as well make the most of it and use it to your advantage. Of course, a lot of variables on winter business opportunities depend on where you live. For these winter business ideas, we are going to focus on the cold states and those that get snow.
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Winter Business Ideas That Can Bring In Extra Money
These winter business ideas will be a great way to earn extra money during the cold months. If you have kids who are old enough to start working and want to make some of their own money, many of these ideas will also work for them.
Popular Winter Business Ideas: Snow Removal
This is a no-brainer and one winter business idea that you will see on every list. Many of us don’t want to have to get outside in the cold weather and clear out the snow. I actually don’t like the snow at all so I’m happy to pay someone to clear off my walkways and driveway.
Fortunately, you don’t need much to start this winter job. Really, all you need to get started is a snow shovel and warm clothes. If you have a snow blower on hand or can borrow, that’ll definitely make things easier. You can also start small and then work your way up to getting a snowblower or snowplow.
Tow Truck Driver
Once that no starts falling, tow drivers become increasingly busy. Unfortunately, the winter months are one of the business times for tow drivers because of the wrecks, slide-offs, and breakdowns. If you have a way to help pull out cars from the ditch or haul a car to their destination, this could be a good winter business opportunity.
If you find that you’re a little crafty, or you just enjoy making your own jewelry, making jewelry can be a big business. Jewelry is great for any occasion so people are always shopping for that perfect gift. You can sell your jewelry online through Facebook, Etsy, or other online shopping platforms.
Set Up A Coffee Cart/Hot Beverage Cart
There is nothing better than enjoying a nice cup of hot coffee, tea, or hot chocolate when it’s cold outside. In our small town, we have a couple that has set up their own drive-through coffee business. Their whole setup is in a food-like vendor truck (like those you see at the fairs) and they consistently have customers in line to get a good cup of coffee.
I live in a small town and this is a setup that really works. There are a few reasons why it works in small towns 1) many smaller towns do not have a Starbucks or special coffee shop they can go to. 2) You can serve any specialty coffee or flavors you know your community will like. 3) Customers will recognize you and your business so they’ll keep coming back for more.
Holiday Decorating Service
There are quite a few special holidays and oddball holidays that fall in winter. Many businesses and homeowners will hire a decorating service to come in and decorate for the holidays. This can be a great part-time side earner for anyone who loves to decorate and is in the holiday spirit.
Winter Business Ideas: Weatherproofing Homes During the Winter
When the temps start getting cooler, homeowners are looking to get their homes winterized in order to save them money through the colder months. If you enjoy doing odd handyman jobs or are a contractor looking for some extra work, this would be a great winter money-making opportunity.
Need more ideas on ways to make and save money this winter? Check out these frugal blogs for more ideas, tips, and money tricks.