cash-1296584_640Most people want to travel at some point in their lives, and the urge to visit new and exciting foreign lands is inbuilt within the human race. Though traveling can be one of life’s most fulfilling and amazing activities, it is also one that comes with a price tag, and especially if you want to go for a long period of time or head to somewhere exotic, the money can quickly become an issue. We’ve put together a quick guide on how you can raise some extra cash for your next trip, suitable for pretty much anyone to try and hopefully to see you jetting off to foreign lands.

Sell Stuff. I don’t necessarily mean to sell things that are precious to you, or to get rid of your car and not have transport when you get back, but a lot of us have things around the house that we wouldn’t mind selling on online stores or auction sites which allow us to get good coverage for our items and hopefully raise a fair amount of cash. Old clothes that don’t fit, video games we don’t play any more, jewellery we don’t wear, there is so much that we can pick up over the course of our lives that we don’t end up using. Another clever idea is to sell stuff on behalf of your family or friends (no, I don’t mean stealing their items). A lot of people have tons to sell but don’t have the time to list it online themselves, meaning if you did the job for them in return for a small cut of the profits, you could quickly find yourself picking up some extra cash without too much work.

Crowd Funding. Crowd Funding is often for business ideas and charities, but if you have a large and generous circle of family and friends, a lot of the time they don’t mind throwing a little cash towards your next travel adventure. Make an appealing page explaining why you’re asking for money and what you plan to do on the trip, and if it is a once in a lifetime break, aunties, uncles, friends and even strangers might be willing to contribute in some way. A lot of small donations can add up, so you don’t need to ask for much money from each of your friends.

Rent Out Your Place. If you’re lucky enough to be a homeowner, it is easier than ever to rent out your home on places like air b’n’b. This can be a great way to ensure you still have some money coming in while you’re on holiday, and even if you are only going for a couple of weeks, having someone pay to be in your apartment can take a big chunk off your travel costs. If you live in a popular area or somewhere in demand for those traveling for either leisure or business, it can be surprisingly easy to find a suitor to take over your lodgings while you make money on the go.

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