If you want to go traveling for an extended period of time, your budget may not last as long as it should. Even budget travel costs money and it can be a daunting experience when you run out of cash on your holidays. But with a little creativity and motivation, you can save up and fund your dream holiday. Here are some tips to guide you:
One suggestion would be to cut down on your salon visits. This doesn’t mean you let your personal appearance go, but there are many ways to save money to travel on. Try other hairdressers that offer discounts for new customers, or sign up as hair model to get free cuts. You can even have a very cheap haircut done by students who are supervised by instructors.
If you have a wardrobe full of clothes that you no longer wear, why not sell or trade them at a second-hand shop? Many shops offer cash for clothes and the price is calculated per kilo. This means you can sell the outfits you don’t wear anymore and save the money towards your travels.
Taking on a second job as a temp is a great way of earning some extra cash. Many employers are willing to hire temporary staff on a part time basis. If the hours are unsociable, you are more likely to get higher pay. Depending on the flexibility of your schedule, consider sending your CV to a recruitment agency in your local area. If you are computer literate and you have computer skills, you may find data entry, admin or IT roles. But if you are not keen on office jobs then during the summer months there are fruit picking opportunities available to earn a little bit of extra cash. At off-peak season you may opt for fruit packing instead of picking.
If you love travelling, it is possible to make money writing about different countries. You can create a travel website and post your very own stories or blogs for your peers to read. The Internet is the best method of earning money. There are many travel websites that pay a decent wage for travel writers. Don’t forget to take photos so your prospective readers can get a better idea of places to visit based on the pictures you have published online.
Another way of saving up to go travelling is by writing content online. If you enjoy writing blogs, essays, articles and reviews, there are many websites that offer paid work for freelance writers. You don’t need to be a professional writer, just as long as you can write error-free content for these websites.
Taking up a short term job that pays well is your best option, but you can also get rid of all your unused belongings that have cluttered up your bedroom, garage and other parts of the house. Hosting a car boot sale and selling the books CDs and the electronic goods at online auction sites can earn you a bit of cash towards your trip. Bottom line, there are ways to save up and budget travel to Asia or places similar to that.