LV Magazine November 2020 - Denise Grant - Page 9

3. Bake something unique and offer to sell it to your friends and coworkers so they won't have to do their holiday baking. You probably have to be careful about selling your baked goods to professional organizations and such. Still, you could do some sideline baking to help out your friends, neighbors, and coworkers who will be entertaining guests over the holidays and won't have the time to do their baking. Have you got a fantastic recipe that stands out as everyone's absolute favorite? Is it the hit of every potluck? Make up some tiny sample sizes, bring it into the office break room and serve up samples to your potential clients. Then while their mouths are watering, tell them that for a fee, you'll bring them one to their home the day before their guests are to arrive. You'll have to work out the scheduling and cost of ingredients and such, but this could be a fun way to make some money and spread some solemn joy. The hostess will be so pleased when she pulls your work of art out of the fridge and her guests ooh and ah over the scrumptious homemade dessert she didn't even have to bake herself.

4. Offer to collect people's empty soda cans and cash them in. A friend of mine raised almost $300 last spring doing this so that he could go to a training course to become a camp counselor for the little kids at our church. He went door to door offering to do yard work, and most people just handed him bags and bags of pop cans they didn't want to take the time to cash in. He collected most of them over one weekend and then cashed them all in the following weekend. We live close to a grocery store where he could walk to cash them in, so I didn't even have to get my car dirty with sticky soda drippings! This is a perfect one for the younger kids to do.

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