Money is not everything, but it sure has a lot of value. It’s no wonder that millennials try to make the most of their time and find new ways of making money other than their day-time jobs.
Most of the times, when you are traveling, you aren’t as productive as you can be at work or even at home. However, what if you could make money even when you are on the road?
The following are the top 5 ways to make extra cash when traveling:
Freelancing is already becoming a norm in the recruitment industry. However, you don’t need to jump in with both feet if you are happy with your full-time job. That said, you can still enjoy its perks when you are traveling.
Next time you travel, then instead of watching movies or just listening to music to kill the time, you can work on some writing or transcribing projects – there are many websites that that pay decently. If you travel frequently, then you can make some serious money on your trips.
- Odd Jobs on Craigslist
Classified advertisement platform Craigslist can offer ample opportunities for making extra cash when traveling. You can look up the jobs page for the city/country you are traveling to and you can find something that you will love and get paid too.
People are often willing to pay for odd jobs like doing their personal shopping, or helping with some house moving, etc. You just have to be at the right place at the right time.
If you are going to spend a few days/weeks at the place you are traveling to, then you can find out about any volunteering opportunities that the local area may have. There are NGOs and local businesses that are often looking for volunteers that are willing to lend a helping hand in exchange for a decent pay.
You can even work on a farm where you get free accommodation as well. Work examples include selling scented organic candles at farmer’s markets, taking sheep out for grazing, etc.
- Playing Online Casino Games
Did you know you can make real money for playing casino games online? It’s true. You can play blackjack, hold ‘em poker, roulette, and many other casino games on a variety of websites. However, you don’t just get to have fun. You can also make some real cash if you win! What’s more- a large number of websites that offer joining bonuses which can really come in handy and get the ball rolling. Since you can play most of these games on your smartphone, you can make money even when you are in a bus or train without your desktop/laptop.
- Charity Money
If you have to do a lot of walking (or if you just prefer walking over taking a cab or a bus for short distances) when you are traveling, then you can earn money that can be donated to a charity of your choice.
Charity Miles is a unique app that allows you to earn points for charities as you walk around. For instance, a 10-minute walk can impact 20 minutes of Asperger’s research because of the money earned by the organization from your walking (using ads on the app and sponsorships, etc.). While it doesn’t let you earn the money directly, in a way you are earning it and donating it to a charity. So, if you like this idea of giving back to the society when you are traveling, it’s surely something you must try.
There are all kinds of money-making opportunities out there. You just have to think out of the box and try to make the most of your time. Good luck!