Halloween is just around the corner. And while you may think of it as just another holiday, many people see this holiday as a “MoneyDay”. Halloween is one of the most popular holidays, and that’s why it’s a $6 billion a year industry! Let’s see how you can take a cut off of that $6 billion.
There are a couple of not so unusual ways to make money on Halloween. While some of these Halloween money-making ideas require long-term planning, others are very easy and quick to execute. With that said, here are 7 ways to make money on Halloween:
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1- Halloween Affiliate Marketing
As most of you may know, affiliate marketing is one of the easiest and widely practiced ways to make money online. With Halloween being so popular, it’s so easy to find Halloween related product to sell.
Get a free account at ClickBank or any affiliate marketing network you like, search their database, and find Halloween related products and start promoting them.
2- Halloween Blog
Are you a big Halloween fan and happen to know a lot about it? Why not set up a blog where you can write about Halloween. People love to read about Halloween, specially if you can be creative and bring in some originality.
You can use the same method to give people ideas for Halloween costumes or Halloween parties. Write short scary stories. While you may think no one would read them, people are hungry for new and original ideas.
But, how would you make money this way?… Easy! Use AdSense or other PPC advertising companies to monetize your blog. When people click on those ads, you get paid for each click.
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3- Halloween Costumes Creation
Use your creativity to come up with new Halloween costumes. Again, same as the same old pumpkin face, people are wanting new costumes.
And, believe it or not, you don’t have to be a fashion designer to come up with a Halloween costume. How many times have you seen a Halloween costume that looked like two pieces of clothes sewed together, yet it was unique and eye-catching?…
4- Halloween Recipe e-Book
You knew this was coming, didn’t you?…
While there are many Halloween recipes out there, there are never enough for every taste. So, if you know a thing or two about Halloween food or how to make different kinds of pumpkin pie, you can make a nice Halloween cookbook, or a ” special Halloween recipe “.
Better yet, since online Halloween shopping is becoming more popular, instead of making a cookbook and having to go through all the trouble of finding a place to sell it, make that an e-Book.
If you have all of your recipes ready, you can put together a Halloween recipe e-Book in a matter of hours. Not only that, you also get to reach far more potential customers than selling a recipe book to your neighbors or friends and family. You can even use eBay or Craigslist to sell you eBook.
5- Halloween Costume Selling
Another way to make money with Halloween costumes is buying costumes after Halloween. Stores are wanting to get rid of their Halloween costume stocks as soon as Halloween is over. And just like any other holiday, related merchandise are going to be sold way cheaper than the usual. Plus if you buy bulk, you can always get a better deal.
Also, during the year keep your eyes open for garage sales and thrift store for anything that could be a potential costume. When Halloween rolls around the next time, use eBay, Craigslist or whatever source, to sell those costumes for a nice profit.
While this may not pay your bills for the whole entire year, but you can bet you can make a good profit doing this.
6- Pumpkin Carving
Think about it, how many years have gone by and you have seen the same old carved pumpkin faces?…
Come up with new faces for your pumpkin. You can either make one of each and take picture of them, and go door to door to your neighbor’s house and offer to make them one. Or better yet, rent a small space in a busy spot in your town, and showcase your carved pumpkins.
People are tired of same old “missing one tooth, eyebrows pulled in, angry pumpkin face “, and they will spend a few dollars to have a new and unique carved pumpkin. You can even make fast cash with Craigslist by putting pictures of your carved pumpkins on Craigslist and offering your service there.
7- Hunted House
A good designed hunted house can make you more money in just one month than most people would make in an entire year. While it seems like an impossible task at first, you can easily set a hunted house up in your area, specially if you happen to live in a town with not many hunted houses around.
Rent an empty warehouse, an empty piece of land, or maybe use your own backyard if its big enough. You may need to invest a couple hundred dollars to buy some 2 x 4s and some drywall (you can even use thick sheets of plastic to make the walls of you hunted house) and let your creativity juice flow.
Ask your friends and family to be the actors for your hunted house for a small cut. It’s a good way to make some money while having fun with your friends and family.
Although this may take some time and maybe a couple hundred dollars investment, but with the right setup and good scary decoration, it can easily give you a nice return on your investment. Hell, maybe you can even grow a seasonal business out of it. How do you think the Halloween Spirit got started?
I hope this post gives you some inspiration you can use to make money on Halloween. Please feel free to share any other ways you know for making some Halloween money.