I wan’t people to know that just because you want to travel doesn’t mean you have to have loads of money to do so, I’ve just managed to find trips to London for a weekend for less that £150 for 4 people including food, travel and accommodation. Using sites, such as air B&B, Sky scanner, laterooms.com and Expedia UK. you can book many places for you travels for next to nothing, you can do it with your wage. However if your like me you don’t want to be bouncing backwards and forwards to keep your job you want to find an income consistent enough to fund your travels but flexible enough to do on your travels so I have come up with a list of things to help you.
No 1 surveys, a lot of people hate the idea of surveys, however i find that this can really help me out if i’m down to my last bit of change and need a small push till the next week, working surveys is probably the easiest (though less paid) way to earn money. I’ve used a lot of survey sites over the past 2 years and I definitely have my favorites. To make surveys work so you get the most money possible is to sign up to many sites not just one or two and work them almost around the clock. Here is my top 5 favorite survey sites.
No 2 Mystery shopping, you can be a mystery shopper almost anywhere I have a few mystery shopping accounts myself but I find most are now paying with products rather than money, I have known people to flip or sell their gift cards that they receive as payment and I do know people that make a full time income from mystery shopping. To do this you’ll need to take similar steps as surveying, Be on multiple sites, however i’d keep a pocket diary on you at all times, so you can schedule when you’ve got a job to make sure your not doing two at once, the more jobs you do the more jobs you get. You need a good memory for this so if you don’t make sure you bring a note book, I’ve found writing down what I’ve seen. heard etc when I leave the shop/ restaurant etc straight away makes it easier for me to type up when i get home. Check out my small post on Mystery shopping.
No 3 Flipping, I’ve done this myself and have earned quite a bit of money doing so, flipping is basically buying something at a low price and re-selling it at a higher price on sites suck as e-bay, Craigslist or Shpock, I found it quite fun to be honest, it was as if i was getting paid to go shopping and making money from it. All you need is an online shop you can post from anywhere and with every city, town and village having charity shops, markets and stalls they’re are all ways things to grab at a bargain and sell for profit all you’ve got to do its be completely honest about the condition of the item and know what your buying. The earning’s on this can be thousands if done correctly.
No 4 Blogging this is obviously my favorite way to earn money, even though at the moment my income from this is very little, i am watching it grow day by day i’m hoping by August this year, i’ll be able to fund my 2020 travel! I’m super excited and i can’t wait to see what this year brings all because of where my blog has come through, You can earn anything from £200 to £200,000 a month blogging you just have to know what your doing.
I have found it a lot more challenging, yet a lot more rewarding than any of the other way of earning money, its more flexible and better for time management, and to top it all off you can schedule your posts including most social posts for months in advance, I’ve created a full guide for learning how to blog here.
No 5 selling crafts, with so many selling platforms it’s easy to make and sell I myself, alongside my best friend, have our own little business, making and selling baby products and bath products and I do like it, at the moment I have put a hold on it until I can open a boutique, It’ll be up to my friend if she continues it on her end, it’s fun and flexible however I do think you need a lot of skill and know how to get a business like ours running.
So there you have it my top 5 ways to make money online, that can help fund your travels!