How to make money while you're on vacation

How to make money while you're on vacation

Wednesday October 25, 2017,

3 min Read

Any average individual takes at least one vacation a year and most likely than not you end up blowing up your life's savings on that vacation. While taking a break is a must as it relaxes your mind and helps you rejuvenate, but it shouldn't come at the expense of stemming your income. Now you can stop stressing about how you're going to pay for the expensive flight tickets and the hotel bookings, as there are ways by which you can make money even while you're soaking up the sun.

Image: Shutterstock

Image: Shutterstock

Here are a few ways in which you can make money even while you're on vacation.

Rent out your house

Are you and your family taking a month-long vacation? If yes, consider putting your house on rent for some extra money. You can use Airbnb to connect with travelers who are looking for economical places to stay. Conduct a survey to find out the best rate that will attract tenants based on the location of your home and your neighborhood.

Rent your car

Instead of leaving your car in the garage, rent it to trusted online car communities that offer money, along with free airport parking to anyone who is interested in renting their vehicle to travelers and tourists. Your vehicle's make, model and mileage will decide if your car is qualified enough to be used.


Working as a freelancer allows you to set your own schedules and take on only as much work as you're comfortable with. Plus, freelancers can work from wherever they want. Today, there are hundreds of freelance marketplaces where you can find gigs ranging from photography and writing to graphic designing and virtual assistants. While working on your laptop might not be your idea of an ideal vacation, you can take on a couple of gigs during downtime to make some extra cash.

Get paid for clicking pictures

Since you're on vacation, you're bound to click a lot of pictures. Why not make some money by uploading some of your beautiful shots on the internet? Stock image sites like iStock and Shutterstock are willing to pay their contributors royalties that range from a few cents to more than $100 when users download any of the images you have contributed.

Perform on the road

Are you a talented performer? Do you sing, dance or do standup comedy? If yes, then you can earn money by performing in front of a live audience. For example, if you perform on a cruise ship, you can earn good money, and receive free food and a room, and the chance to see some of the most beautiful places in the world.

Have you been putting off the idea of a vacation due to financial constraints? The above mentioned options will help you enjoy a well-deserved break.

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