Performing as Santa might be an inspired income generator

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Here’s an inspired income generator for 2014; play it right and you could earn thousands.

Looking at my swollen Christmas overhang and my seasonal beard, a friend of mine informs me that good Santas are increasingly hard to find.

Acting agencies and high-end retailers will pay convincing performers (genuine beard, belly and a CRB check) £500-£1,000 a day!

As the festive season now starts in mid-November, there is potential to earn £30k for one month’s work.

The training regime to get in shape (relatively speaking) for this prime opportunity; keep fit, but develop the belly – fruit and beer throughout the year and don’t shave for 12 months.

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