Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Imaginative ways to pay for your trip

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So you want to travel the world? Or perhaps you're just saving up for your next vacation, either way, there's probably one big question on your mind: How can I save up for this?

We all know the typical ways people pay for their trips: they have a full time job, or a few part time jobs; they pick up extra shifts; they do odd-jobs on the side; or perhaps they're just lucky to have been gifted their trip by friends or family. 

But that's not what this list is about. No, this is a list of 5 unusual and imaginative ways to pay for your next trip.

1. Teach your native language
No no, we're not talking about spending years getting a teaching qualification or travelling to a distant land to offer your skills. Did you know that 1) you can teach your native tongue without any qualifications? and 2) you don't even have to leave your home to do it? How you might ask. Well, thanks to freelance sites like Fiverr you can advertise yourself as a native speaking who is willing to have one-on-one conversations with language learners. Native speakers are very valuable and you will soon be getting paid, just for having interesting conversations!

2. Rent out your spare room
If you have a spare room, or better yet the option to stay with a friend/family member for the weekend so you can rent out your whole place, then this option is for you! Thanks to the internet and sites like Airbnb, it's now easier than ever to rent out your room, or whole place, for a night or even a week! 

3. Become an Uber driver 
We've all used Uber, but did you know that it's very easy to actually become an Uber driver? All you need is a car! Being an Uber driver is a sure way to earn extra cash, with the added advantage of being able to earn whenever and wherever you want - what more could you wish for?

4. Cut hair
Skilled with a pair of scissors? Then cutting hair is the job for you! Cutting hair is extremely easy, and thanks to the extortionate rates of professional hairdressers nowadays, it's easy to find clients who are willing to pay you to cut their hair. They're happy because they'll be paying less than at a salon, and you're happy with the extra cash - it's a win-win!

5. Play Bingo 
Another way to make money anytime and from the comfort of your own home is through playing games like Bingo. Bingo is no longer just for grannies, it's a fun game for all adults! Thanks to sites like Sun Bingo it won't be long before you'll be bragging to your friends about your dream holiday, funded by your skilful playing.

So there you have it, five fun and exciting ways to make some extra cash for your next getaway or round the world trip. Some even with the added advantage of being able to be done from your own home, and all with the advantage of being able to be done anytime and anywhere. So what are you waiting for?