If you’re looking to earn a little on the side this December, this easy gimmick will surely help you raise some extra funds just in time for the Holidays.
Christmas is one of the most memorable times of the entire year but what makes the season even more enjoyable is the fact that money-making gimmicks are aplenty. If you’re looking to earn a few hundred extra dollars this month, there’s always a gig or two that you can jump right into and get a generous income from without doing much.
Aside from going house to house caroling for a fee or making homemade crafts to sell as Christmas presents, another fun gig for a “chubby” college kid with a jolly disposition is impersonating Santa Claus.
Who needs Santa Claus?
The demand for Santa Claus impersonators skyrockets during the holidays (pretty obvious, huh?), but you’d be surprised to know where people seem to need Santa Clauses the most– at office parties! Apparently, even working professionals can’t celebrate without Santa Claus on the guest list.
Of course, Santa Clauses are also needed in photo booths in malls or outside an establishment, children’s parties and other promotional events that coincide with Christmas. You may contact an agency that hires potential Santa Clauses or you can subcontract with companies directly. The latter will take more time and effort on your part, but you will earn more if there are no companies negotiating for you.
First things first, you will need a complete Santa Claus costume, and a silver haired wig or beard in case yours isn’t real, and a voice deep enough to bellow your signature line, “Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!”
Although Santa is known for handing out gifts to unsuspecting children (provided they’re on his “Nice” list), it is not necessary for you to walk around with a bag of gifts in tow. The office or company hiring you to be Santa for a day must secure other these props, unless you’ve agreed to cover these freebies beforehand.
All it takes to succeed at being a fake Santa is a convincing get-up and a jolly attitude. Say, “Ho ho ho,” when you meet people, especially kids, and try to exhibit the jolly nature which Saint Nick is known for.
And who knows, if you do quite well at this, you become a regular at office parties, malls and other Christmas events.