Wouldn’t a holiday in Greece or backpacking through Asia be nice? But first, you have to sort out how you will pay for it all. If your job doesn’t allow you to make enough to save for a trip (or if you’re a student without a job), there are other ways of bringing in cash, and almost all of them are made easier through the Internet. From Craigslist to Gumtree, get into these unique ways to make money for your holiday.
Selling old items on Ebay
Here’s one of the easiest ways to raise money for your holiday. Anything that you find in your home, from clothing to exercise equipment can make you a quick quid online. All you have to do is know how to market it the right way; add a detailed and appealing description and take photos of all of your belongings that you want to sell using great lighting. If you are strategic, you won’t be able to finish posting before you start getting offers.
Getting rid of old CDs
You’re never going to listen to those old Cranberries CDs again, so why not find them a new home? You can make money by selling your CDs online using a buyback service or simply by using a classifieds site like Craigslist. But the money-making potential doesn’t end there. You can also sell DVDs and video games the same way.
Turning a hobby into a business
If you like to bake, do gardening or paint, you should also consider selling your creations. Making a little extra money for your trip from your hobby is easy to do because you already have all of the supplies and tools that you need. And you’ll actually be having fun while you make money because you’re doing something you love.
Rent a room in your house
An extra space that you have in your home is a missed opportunity to make money if you’re not using it. Especially if you have an extra bedroom, you should post on a site like Craigslist or Gumtree to find a roommate. The rent money that you will receive will be more than enough to pay for your holiday; even better than that, it will be a steady source of extra income.
Become a film extra
Have you ever dreamed of being a superstar? Well, signing up for paid work as an extra on a film set, you may not see your name in lights just yet, but it could be a start. Fortunately, being an extra is also a great side job to pick up every once in a while (like on weekends). An easy way to find work is through the site Uni-versal Extras, which posts jobs for background extras on film and television productions as well as for photo shoots for adverts. You could make up to £80 a day.
After you begin to make money, the key is to put it away! Because once you put this much effort into a great holiday, you’ll want to take along every penny you can.