Having the experiences you want and reaching your travel goals is totally possible if you are willing to put in the effort. Follow these steps to easily fund travelling further for longer.

If you haven’t started your ‘diet’ then check out ‘How to easily SAVE money to finance your travels’, part one of the Funding Travel Bootcamp series. Now we are going to bulk up those savings by simply generating oodles of cash.

Here’s how:

get rid of unwanted or unneeded items by putting them up for sale

  1. Sell, sell, sell

Raid the wardrobe, loft, cellar, shed and find everything you have not used in the past two years. It’s time to turn that unused pair of shoes into an awesome travel experience.

You will be surprised at what can earn you big bucks, so check the price of similar items first by doing a Google search. It’s always a good idea to wash and brush up your items before taking a picture and posting in your market.

Keep an eye out for anything that might be collectable or valuable, Granny’s antique hair slide might be worth taking to the auction house instead. Get an expert’s opinion and then get another one just in case.

There are plenty of places to flog your stuff.

Online Marketplaces :

Local online sales portals:

Specialist sites:

  • Ruby Lane is the best place to sell your antiques. 
  • MusicMagpie is a great site that buys your old CD’s, DVD’s and books.
  • Webuyanyphone, Envirofone and other sites take your old mobiles/cell phone for cash.

In real life:

  • Auctions
  • Car boot fairs/yard sales

Also, consider saving your trash and selling this too. Crafters and other recyclers can make use of your rubbish if you collect and sell in bulk. Items such as glass jars, coat hangers, and wine corks can make you money. Search the list of websites above to see what is being sold and in what quantities. It could literally be money for old rope!

use your creative skills to generate more cash

2. Get Crafty

If you can make cards, jewellery, cakes or clothes and sell them, then this will bring in a nice bonus for your travel fund. There are lots of places to learn how to bake, knit, sew and create crafts so if you don’t know how then you can always learn.

If you wanted to be super clever, find some items for free or very cheap at free recycling website and apps such as Freecycle, Freegle, and Olio, or the marketplaces listed above, spruce them up and resell. Upcycle and make it rain.

Use sites such as Etsy as an online shop, use existing space within local businesses or set up your own stall at a market.

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an extra job can help build those funds

3. Take on extra work

There are jobs that you can fit around your existing schedule in order to bring in those extra pennies. Ask around, look at job boards in supermarkets, walk around the town centre, search online.

  • Cleaning
  • Ironing
  • Bartending
  • Delivery drivers
  • Supermarkets
  • Cafes
  • Taxi/minicab driving
  • Pet sitting/walking
  • Childminding
  • Modelling
  • Teaching/tutoring
  • Tour guiding

Whilst you are walking around, if you spy any job ads in windows and add them to the app Job Spotter, you get rewarded with Amazon vouchers. Almost like being paid to find work or take a walk.

If you don’t find anything, put your own job adverts out there and have customers come to you. Make sure you check the going rates and stand out from the competition with excellent professionalism and customer service, as well as rewarding loyalty. 

There is an increasing number of sites where you can find freelance work. It is all arranged online and you can set your own rates. Here are a few examples to get you started:

One sneaky trick is to find a job on Upwork and then use Fiverr to have someone complete it for you, you pocket the difference. Opportunities are everywhere!

If you want more tips like these, or perhaps some personal advice as to what would suit you best, just contact me for a FREE 30 minute finance coaching session. Your next trip could be funded sooner than you think!

4) Rent out your space
This is a great option that can make you some serious cash. Use these sites to:

HomeAway are even offering a £100 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card just for renting out your holiday home on HomeAway. List today for free, then get a gift card when you receive your first booking.

  • Offer storage space for a fee. If you have a loft or cellar hire out that space using sites such as storenextdoor and stashbee
  • Charge for parking on your driveway if you live near a city centre or train station through websites like yourparkingspace,  justpark and parkonmydrive.
  • You can rent out your spare car seats at blablacar and liftshare, to make money on your journeys.

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rental incomes can be useful and quickly add up
5) Win Win Win

If you are good at games and trivia then there are a few ways that you can fund your travels by scooping up the cash prizes.

  • Apply for a TV game show 
  • Local quiz nights with cash prizes (some are £180 top prize every week!)
  • Karaoke/Singing competitions
  • Poker Tournaments
  • Online Competitions

So far I’ve passed the auditions for a major TV quiz show and I regularly enter online competitions. The Soulful Travels newsletter contains details of the best holiday contests so make sure you sign up!

Another great example is the free postcode lottery, which only takes a couple of seconds to check, but it is worth over £800. I also ran a trivia night for eighteen months, which was a great regular earner.

6) Make Money Whilst You Sleep

If you can create something that sells whilst you sleep then that’s a perfect way to boost your travel funds. The most popular ways to do this are:

extra vouchers and cash in hand add more pennies to the travel pot

7) Your Opinion is Worth Money

Answering a few questionnaires per day or going to a couple of focus groups can net you some extra cash. I use a couple of sites and although I don’t always get selected for focus groups, they are well paid and interesting. As for surveys, what only takes five minutes each day can quickly add you to a decent voucher for clothes, food etc.

I use Focus Force and Indiefield Consumer Directory to get focus group work. For online surveys, I use PineCone and GFK MediaView. So far these have provided neat ways to buy some travel essentials using the Amazon vouchers I have received from these sites just for sharing my opinion. 

easy, quick, guaranteed cash with matched betting

8) Free Money

I’ve significantly boosted my travelling funds by using Risk Free Matched Betting, and it’s an easy, quick way to earn money with little effort. Basically, you sign up with an online betting agency and complete their sign up offer to gain free bets. The bets are laid off using an exchange betting site, enabling you to make a profit from the free bets. You can find out more details here.

You do need to follow the guidelines, keep track of your bets and have a float. The best way to do this is to sign up through Profit Accumulator, who guide you through each step with videos, forums and a support team.

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