“I take home $40 an hour wrap­ping presents!”

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“When a few friends told me they’d hire me to wrap their hol­i­day gifts, I knew it

would be a fun way to make some cash. So I started mar­ket­ing my­self as a hol­i­day giftwrap­per on Face­book.

“Most of my clients are par­ents who don’t have time to wrap presents. They give me a list of items and the name of the re­cip­i­ent, and I pro­vide the wrap­ping, boxes and rib­bon, though some peo­ple have their own gift wrap. When I’m fin­ished with the work, I ei­ther drop off the gifts at the

client’s de­liver their home wrapped or meet them presents. some­where to

“I price each gift by size and whether it has em­bel­lish­ment or not. My fees range from $2 to $15 or more, which works out to $30 to $40 an hour. I’ve made up to $1,000 dur­ing the hol­i­days do­ing this. I en­joy wrap­ping presents be­cause it’s creative and I know the gift giver and re­cip­i­ent will love how beau­ti­fully the gifts are wrapped. And I use my earn­ings to buy presents, go out to din­ner or sup­port a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion.”

Char­lene Camp­bell, 42, Fox Chapel, PA

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