Even though experts estimate the availability of as many as 500,000 to 600,000 temporary holidays jobs nationwide this season, some of which I shared here, plenty of people will have more luck bringing in extra cash by creating their own opportunities. The demands of seasonal chores present the chance to offer your time and talent as a holiday helper. The key is to start now.
Start now. Because there’s a lot of groundwork to be laid before you start making money — the money doesn’t come overnight — the sooner you start preparing, the greater chance of success. Use the month of October to develop and execute a five-pronged plan to get your business off the ground. Tackle one step per week, giving the time and attention each step deserves.