how to make extra money for christmas in your spare timeWith the holiday season upon us, it’s time to think about how to make extra money for Christmas.

A little extra cash in your pocket can go a long way at this time of year, whether you want to buy a few more presents for your friends and family or support one of your favorite causes.

In this post I’ll show you how.

If you’re looking for a step by step training, read this post.

How To Make Extra Money for Christmas

The month before Christmas is the biggest consumer sales month of the year, starting with Black Friday and extending up through Christmas Eve.

Taking advantage of this opportunity through an affiliate site is all about tapping into the types of products that people buy for Christmas, whether it’s a new tie, purse, or iPhone.

Chances are, your target consumers have already been thinking about purchasing this product for a few weeks (or even months), and are ready to buy.

Don’t Focus On “Christmasy” Products

One pitfall to avoid is not to focus too heavily on “Christmasy” products, like tree ornaments, nativity scenes, or tacky sweaters.

The reason is because the prime month for these products actually occurs a little earlier than the gift-buying season, since people usually begin decorating their house and attending those tacky sweater parties around Thanksgiving.

So, if you haven’t already starting building an affiliate site for those products, now (the end of November) is a little late.

PPC vs. Organic

In general, the best way to make money with affiliate marketing is to build up a base of content on your website that ranks naturally in the search engines, providing you with a limitless supply of free traffic.

However, if you’ve not yet started your site and are still eager to take advantage of the holiday season, running PPC campaigns is going to be your best bet.

Usually I recommend that new affiliates way to earn money organically before developing a PPC campaign (because then you have more data and can know what to expect from conversion rates and commissions), but you can launch a paid campaign right out of the gate.

If you’re unfamiliar with how PPC works, you can read this post for more information, but the best thing to do is really to sign up for this free training, which will show you how to start a new site, build out content that will sell, and get going with a new PPC campaign.

That means that even if you don’t have a website and have never heard of affiliate marketing for, you can still earn extra money this Christmas if you hurry up and start TODAY!