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9 Best Side Hustles For Frosty Canadian Winter

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9 Best Side Hustles For Frosty Canadian Winter

The Winter season in Canada can be gloomy, depressing … and it usually comes with some expenses of its own.

You will need more money for heating, the holidays, and for other expenses around the house.

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Costs can increase a lot during this season, and you might be thinking about how you can make some extra income to offset rising expenses during this period.

In this article, I will show you some side hustle ideas you may have been ignoring or perhaps have not really thought about.

What I’m about to show you will help you earn extra income during the cold Winter season.

Let’s dive in…

Key Highlights

🎯 Be open to new ideas and be ready to learn, this can be uncomfortable sometimes.

🎯 Overcoming shame or what others will say is the beginning of success.

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🎯 No matter the season, you can still earn money online.

🎯 You can get better jobs if your skill matches your day job. Clients will see you as a professional.

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1. Testing Websites and Apps

9 Best Side Hustles For Frosty Canadian Winter

More websites and apps are built by companies every day, and they need to get them tested repeatedly before releasing them to the public. Companies need people to examine these apps and websites to understand users’ experiences.

UserTesting is of the sites that pay people for this. You can signup, and once approved, you can take a 30 – 45 minute test. You can earn up to $4 for five minutes of testing.

2. Writing Ebooks for Online Book Marketplaces

9 Best Side Hustles For Frosty Canadian Winter

Writing eBooks is a good way of making passive income during the winter. Once you can come up with an eBook idea, stay cozy on your bed and begin to type.

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If you are coming up with an idea for an ebook, try to choose a topic you know people address daily. You could research these topics and write on them.

For publishing, there are various platforms you can publish your book. Some of these platforms are Gumroad, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.

3. Signup to Proofread Contents on Fiverr

9 Best Side Hustles For Frosty Canadian Winter

With so many grammar-checking tools available today, proofreading is now easier.

If you are very detailed when looking for text errors, proofreading is a great side hustle for you. You can now use tools like Grammarly to speed up the process.

You can use services like Fiverr and Upwork to sell your skills. You will find people looking for freelancers like yourself to help them proofread their documents. You can proofread materials like articles, books, copies, and business plans.

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4. Teach Online Lessons

9 Best Side Hustles For Frosty Canadian Winter

This side hustle has become popular among professionals. If you are proficient in a particular topic, you can start an online class and teach people.

If your subject of choice has a certification exam that people take, you will see people who will pay if you can teach them how to pass the exam.

There are many services you can choose to launch your online class. Some of the services available are, Thinkific, Teachable, Varsity Tutors, Zoom, Outschool, Lessonface.

Make sure you understand the platform first, as all platforms draw a different audience.

5. Write Resumes for New Grads

9 Best Side Hustles For Frosty Canadian Winter

This side hustle is not for everybody. This side hustle is for people who have either head hurting, human resources, or recruitment experience.

If you have a background in any of the listed professions, you have the skills to write a good resume.

Many Job applicants will pay you to help write an impressive resume. You can list your skills on services like Fiverr and Upwork.

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6. Translating Content

9 Best Side Hustles For Frosty Canadian Winter

In the age of web content and video streaming, the need for translation has gone up.

More and more people and businesses are looking for people to help them translate content.

They need people to covert a language to another in their videos, web content, products, or daily feedback from customers.

The average hourly rate for translators is $25 – $30 an hour. You can use services like ZipRecruiter,, Bunny Studio, Fiverr, and Upwork to work as a translator.

7. Clearing the Snow

9 Best Side Hustles For Frosty Canadian Winter

This side hustle is perfect for wintertime in Canada. You can help people remove snow from their driveway and sidewalk.

Homeowners are responsible for clearing their snow from their driveway and side work in most states. If they don’t clear it, they could receive a fine.

You can charge anywhere from $30 to $50 per driveway. All you need is a shovel to get started.

You can post your services on a neighborhood app or tell a few of your neighbors and leave the rest to word of mouth.

8. Sell Last Seasons Clothes

9 Best Side Hustles For Frosty Canadian Winter

The Winter season is a great time to sell last season’s clothes or clothes you don’t need anymore.

Go through your closet and find clothes, bags, or shoes that are too small or you don’t need anymore and sell them online. You upsell these items on an online marketplace. Facebook marketplace is a great place to start.

9. Sell Holiday Goods

9 Best Side Hustles For Frosty Canadian Winter

When you say winter, you think of the holidays. You think of Christmas. During the holidays like Christmas, people look for gifts, cards, trees, lights, and many other seasonal goods. You can choose to sell seasonal goods to your neighbors or online.

Final Thoughts

Most people think that it’s wintertime means fewer side gigs available. But as the list above shows, there is so many side hustle you can do in the winter.

The only thing you have to do is figure out what skill you have and which side hustle matches your skill. There are many tools available today that help make your side gig stress-free.

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