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13 Ways to Make Quick Extra Money During Halloween

Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, earning additional income prior to and during the last day of October must excite you. Not to mention that some of the best Halloween jobs don’t require any preparation or loads of spookiness. And even if you’re kind of against consumerism, you can still find a profitable way to celebrate Halloween with extra income.

Here come some of the best Halloween jobs!

  1. Host a party

  2. Watch the kids (and pets)

  3. Feed the monsters

  4. Sell spooky crafts

  5. Entertain a crowd in town

  6. Drive ghosts and wizards back home

  7. Lead some spooky tours

  8. Get your monsters published

  9. Become a party planner

  10. Look after the house

  11. Rent out your party props

  12. Find a seasonal job

  13. Ask your peers

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What do YOU consider the best Halloween jobs?

1. Host a party

Many people celebrate Halloween in another place, some of them abroad. Others stay in their hometowns but they wish they had a cool place to host a party. Why not rent out your home then? No matter where you live, you can list it on Airbnb, HomeAway, or FlipKey, and make tourists and locals happy while earning money.


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2. Watch the kids (and pets)

Even parents with children love Halloween parties. If they aren’t out trick-or-treating as their kids are still too small, they might arrange a babysitter for just one night so that they could have some fun with their friends. If you think babysitting is a quick and easy way to make money (and it is!) here comes a friendly tip: create a babysitter profile on Sitter, Sittercity, or Care.com, and write a special offer for Halloween. This way you inform families that you’re available for the evening/night, and you will also encourage them to have some fun. Alternatively, you may take care of pets while the parents are away. The sounds of possible fireworks and crackers, or just the noisy crowd might scare dogs and other pets. So should we say babysitting and pet sitting is a win-win for everyone, and that’s why two of the best Halloween jobs?


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3. Feed the monsters

Pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin pie, spooky jelly beans… Anything you can think of can be made into a Halloween dish. Decorate your soups and pastries with ghosts and witches, and list them on BonAppetour, EatWith, or Meal Sharing. You will invite people over and throw a special Halloween brunch, lunch, dinner, or even breakfast. The more funky treats you prepare, the more you can charge.


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4. Sell spooky crafts

When the Halloween spirit kicks in, people start looking for Batman costumes, cat masks, and home decorations. Usually online. If you create anything handmade such as clothes, candles, witches’ brooms, Halloween-inspired jewelry, you can sell them online with Etsy. Let your creativity run free and earn with your handmade skills!


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Halloween jobs
Is craftsmanship one of the best Halloween jobs for you?

5. Entertain a crowd in town

There are hundreds of parties downtown during the week of Halloween. If you are an entertainer, let’s say you know how to face paint, twist balloons, photograph events, play in a band or are a talented cocktail shaker, now it’s time to earn some fun quick money. Go on GigSalad or Byrd, list your services, and wait to be booked in your city. Not only you but also the guests will have fun. What would it be a better Halloween job for someone working in the entertainment industry?


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6. Drive ghosts and wizards back home

You know… people party hard. And at some point, they all need to get going. So, why not drive them home safely? You can earn good money as a driving partner with Uber or Lyft/a>. Some veteran drivers even say it’s worth getting in the car and drive a few hours during a holiday. Halloween might have not reached the level of Christmas or Independence Day , but you might bring home a significantly larger amount on the last day of October and/or the first day of November than you would otherwise. What makes driver jobs a more desirable Halloween job is that they tend to pay soon.


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7. Lead some spooky tours

Have your friends ever told you they would rather spend money on experiences than clothes or other items? The good news is that hundreds of people like them live in or visit your city. If you’re ‘lucky’ enough to have your base in a city where many mysterious and/or creepy things happened in the past, you could design a tour, play the role of a tour guide and get paid for it. Nothing spooky in your hometown? What about a tour exploring the best Halloween parties in town? Check out Pick Your Day, U2GUIDE, Vayable or ToursByLocals, list your tours, meet up with locals and tourists, and talk about history, society, and, of course, mystery.


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8. Get published

Some online and print publications, but sometimes also companies internally, publish Halloween-themed articles or entire issues. As a blogger, copywriter, (fiction) writer, illustrator, caricaturist or even a graphic designer specializing in editorial design, you could finally see your first work getting published. Set alerts to receive notifications of (freelance) art jobs. Show your verbal and visual storytelling skills to the world, not just to your sketchbook and/or notebook. To continue profiting from your creative talent, register on online platforms dedicated to freelancers like Freelancer.com, Upwork, Fiverr, and many others. We believe starting your career as a part-time freelancer is one of the greatest Halloween jobs. Do you agree?


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9. Become a party planner

Planning a huge event requires great communication, organizational and logistics skills among many other things. We don’t suggest that you should knock on the door of a large event management company to give you a chance without any experience. But you could definitely ask your principal; your school might already have a committee organizing the event. You may not earn hundreds of dollars but you could spend that small amount of money on your next movie or concert tickets. If you’ve got years of experience as an event planner, design some courses and sell them online with Udemy.


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10. Look after the house

Some homeowners may jet off to Europe or another continent right before Halloween and stay there for a longer period. Thanks to the increased popularity of house-sitting, more of them hire a house sitter to take care of their plants, pets, mails, etc. while they enjoy their time somewhere else. If you don’t mind moving into someone else’s home for a while and are flexible enough to handle constant change, house-sitting could not just be a Halloween job for you but a side hustle. What’s more, creative freelancers, IT professionals, web developers, digital marketers, so basically everyone who works remotely, might find the opportunity of an ever-changing ‘office’ ideal. What is good for your creativity and efficiency is good for your wallet. Reach out to homeowners via HouseSitter and sell your codes on Codester! Don’t forget to explore other online platforms as well!


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11. Rent out your party props

Besides home rental, a large number of people earn some passive income by renting out things. Have you ever bought a party tent or some scary Halloween decorations but you don’t use them anymore? The kids have grown up, huh? List your stuff on Zilok or Rentcharlie, and then connect with your neighbors and others from your city.


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Rent out even your car to designated drivers!

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12. Find a seasonal job

Some of the most fun Halloween jobs are those seasonal jobs that accept applications from teenagers, college students and even individuals looking for a side job. These jobs are not necessarily advertised online rather a sheet of paper is displayed on the shop window or at the entrance. Keep your eyes open and get a job as a pumpkin carver, a trick-or-treating chaperone, a retail sales assistant, a worker at a theme park, or as a scare actor. That’s right! Apparently, it’s a thing that some companies hire some actors to scare people visiting haunted houses. Do you think you’re scary enough? What spooky sentences would you whisper into the ears of strangers?


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13. Ask your peers

Do you find all our ideas dull and you want something spookier, scarier or more exciting? Then ask your peers. Have you got the best ideas for Halloween jobs? Share it with others, so everyone can get a nice job during the holidays. Whatever you do, we wish you a happy (and profitable) Halloween!


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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.