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5 ways to turn St Patrick’s Day into a Profitable Holiday!

Holidays are not exclusively about celebrations but also about filling your pocket with some extra bucks simply. And a big one is coming up soon.

Saint Patrick’s Day is on the 17th of March. The event that started in Savannah, Georgia in the early 1600s has become a huge event all over the world. It’s an interesting fact that the first documented celebration had a religious tone. But the one, started by Irish Americans in New York City 1762, centered round the Irish identity. It is – and most of the time still is – a celebration of being Irish.

Either you’re Irish, a descendant of Irish people, or a person clearly passionate about Paddy’s Day, you could take on some gigs, enjoy the celebration, and get paid.

  1. Host a party as a home chef!

  2. Organise a tour as a local guide!

  3. Welcome tourists in your home!

  4. Drive people home safely!

  5. Other jobs for St Patrick’s Day

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Photo by gdtography on Unsplash. Attend a celebration with guests hosted in your home!

1. Host a party as a home chef!

There is no St Patrick’s Day without a feast of traditional food. Did you know that Irish Americans started eating corned beef and cabbage because pork was expensive back in the days? But, of course, your St Paddy’s menu could also consist of veggie dishes such as sauteed cabbage. And you could serve rhubarb tart or barmbrack for dessert. Mmm…

Invite some people – both friends and strangers – over and host a dinner party in your home as a Meal Sharing, BonAppetour, or VoulezVousDiner home chef. While your guests having fun chatting, you’ll be earning great money.

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Photo by Kelsey Chance on Unsplash. Meet people from all over the world, feed them and have lovely conversations about St Patrick’s Day and other fun stuff!

2. Organise a tour as a local guide!

To increase the level of fun on St Patrick’s Day, you could set out to catch some mischievous leprechauns or search for shamrocks. Legend says that a leprechaun will grant humans three wishes to gain their freedom back. So, why not lead a tour with Vayable, Dabble, Pick Your Day, or Withlocals as a local guide in your city to introduce all the crazy and fun traditions to your travellers. For example, you and your tourists could get dressed in green, enjoy the parade, and finish the day off at a local Irish Pub. You could set your prices, decide on the tour stops, and let visitors see your city from a local’s perspective.

3. Welcome tourists in your home!

Without a question, the largest parade takes place in New York City. However, not only the residents of the Big Apple celebrate St Patrick’s Day but also city dwellers in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, Manchester, Dublin, Munich. For a day, the entire world becomes a bit Irish! Some travellers actually choose a holiday destination to attend a crowded event, and they surely need a place to stay. Whether you’re around or out of town, you could rent out your home to them with Airbnb.. Rrent out your parking space to visitors attending the St Patrick’s Day parade. The more central your place is, the more money you could charge your guests or clients. Don’t be so greedy, but know how much your home / parking spot is worth. Even a tiny amount of passive income could make your life slightly more comfortable.

4. Drive people home safely!

If you have pledged to restrain from drinking Guiness or green beer on St Patrick’s Day, you could be a designated driver. What is more, you could even make money with it. How? Sign up for an app-based job, like Lyft, and drive tipsy celebrators home.

5. Other jobs for St Patrick’s Day

If you have no intention to celebrate, why not help out people who will? You could take care of their children or pets. While the parents and grannies out there singing and dancing, you could be in charge, and look after their homes as well. You’ll get paid and they won’t have to worry about their kids or pets. It’s a win-win.

Paulina Bajorowicz joined Appjobs in November 2018 and she is now the Content Marketing Specialist. She manages Appjobs blog and social media channels, coordinates outreach activities and cooperates with journalists and content creators around the gig economy.