Earn Extra Money This Chinese New Year (And During School Holidays)

school holiday jobs

CNY is here, and so are the additional expenses. From buying new clothes, new furniture, preparing ang pows for the kids and elders, buying mandarin oranges, preparing for a reunion dinner, festive decorations and the list goes on.

But, do you know that CNY also brings more jobs to the table? Combined with the month long school holidays just starting this week, and there are plenty of quick jobs to increase your income.

If you are looking to earn some money, we have some suggestions you can try out.

More ‘ong’ your way this CNY

Due to high demand and high target in a short span of time, some of these jobs offer higher hourly rate and commissions than usual, so if you are looking to make extra income in a shorter period, consider these side income opportunities.

Product promoter

From promoting food items to tech products at shopping malls and other events, brands are in dire need to attract potential customers to the booth or outlet during festive holiday season.

Working hours are usually 10- 12 hours with an hour break. Ranging from RM90-RM140 per day, the salary can come up to a big amount if you work throughout the holiday. Coupled with commissions if you hit your target, your bank account will be a tad heavier once the festive season is over.

What’s more, some of them do not require you to have experience while some will provide training if needed. All you need to bring is your pair of good shoes and zesty personality!

The best place to look for promotor jobs is Facebook. There are groups advertising promoter and event helper jobs almost every other day. CNY promos and events go on for a few days post CNY, so you have more chances of landing a gig.

Some of the groups are:

KL Events, Promoter, Fair, Exhibition

Part-Time Event / Outlet Sampling Promoter Job In Malaysia


Penang Promoters

Banquet servers or waiters

Chinese New Year reunion dinners means large families out at the same time at various fancy restaurants. As a result, demand for banquet servers or waiters is high and restaurant owners or hoteliers look for part-time job seekers to attend to their guests.

In the Klang Valley, you will get paid RM100-RM180 per day. Check out the ads posted by business owners in Facebook groups below.

Since family lunch/dinner outings will not be limited to reunion dinner and may go on for several weeks after CNY, the demand for waiters will still be high post CNY.

part time job waiter cny

part time job waiter cny

part time job waiter cny

Domestic helpers/ cleaners

Chinese New Year is a time for celebration, spending time with family, exciting outings with friends and some downtime after working hard all-year-round.

It is also the time for deep cleaning the house and workspace. For city dwellers who are busy catching up with work, stuck in traffic or playing chauffeur for their kids, time is a limited resource. Often, they seek domestic helpers to clean their homes around CNY.

As a result, cleaning service agencies will need more hands due to high demand. Part-time cleaning jobs will help you fill your pockets just nice. Not only before CNY, the services of cleaners are required after the festivities and open house parties have ended.

However, this job is more suitable for those who are physically fit since it requires bending, lifting, scrubbing and the likes at one go.

The range of salary for part-time cleaners ranges from RM50-RM80 per hour.
A simple Google search will lead you to part-time cleaning jobs in Malaysia.

Pocket the extra money this festive and holiday season!

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