I’m back with another collaborative wanderlust post for y’all! I’m sharing a few unconventional ways to fund your wanderlust.
It would be great if you could travel all the time but most of us can’t afford to do that. Travel is expensive and it’s hard to save enough money to do it as regularly as we’d like to. But most people overestimate the cost of traveling and don’t realize that you can do it on the cheap if you want to. Cutting the costs of travel is important, but you’ll still need to find some extra cash from somewhere. Luckily for you, there are some great ways to make a bit of money on the side online which you can use to pay for your travels.
Filling out online surveys is one of the most popular ways to make a bit of extra cash online. There are so many companies out there that need market research and the only way to recruit people to fill out their surveys is to offer them something in return (check out savethestudent.com for a list of the best ones). You won’t get a huge amount of money and some sites will only give you payment in vouchers but if you do a couple of surveys a week, you can build up a decent amount of money over the course of a year.
People don’t often think of gambling as a good way to make money because there are a lot of risks involved. However, if you get it right, you can reduce those risks and make some money to save up for travel. Sites like Livedealer.org offer live poker games online. While there are still risks involved, you’ve got more control over the game than you would if you were spinning a roulette wheel. You do still need to be careful and limit the amount of money you’re spending so you don’t lose it all.
The best way to use gambling sites to earn extra cash on the side is matched betting. It sounds too good to be true but it’s actually a zero risk way of betting. It involves using the free bets that sites offer to bet against yourself, so you reduce the risk to zero. If you get it right, you can’t lose but you do need quite a bit of cash to put in upfront.
Searching The Web
If you’re already going to be using the internet, you might as well get paid for it. That might not sound like a real thing but it is. There are some great extensions that you can download onto your web browser and use to search things. You’ll have to use their search engine instead of the one that you normally use but you’ll get a bit of money every time you click on a website. It’s only pennies each time but it’ll soon add up. This is one of the best ways to make money on the side because, even though it’s not that much, you don’t really have to do any extra work. Just use the internet as you would have done anyway and wait for the money to start rolling in.
Find a few different ways to make some extra money on the side and you can put it all aside to help fund your next big trip.
This post was a collaborative effort – please check out my disclosure policy page for more details.