Taking a trip is something that costs a lot of money. It can take some people an entire year to save up enough in order to be able to finance a big trip that they want to take. Even after saving, however, you may find yourself feeling like you still don’t have quite enough even though you‘ve been saving for so long.
In order to feel the most comfortable on your trip and maximize your experience, you should be able to feel like you have enough money to fund it. If you are stressing the entire time about how much money you need or don’t have, you will have a negative experience instead of the trip of your dreams. Coming up with some extra cash isn’t impossible, however. You don’t have to sell your home or run to the nearest pawn shop. Here are some ideas for coming up with some extra money for your trip abroad.
Airbnb Your Home
Rather than letting your paid mortgage or rent simply fly into the wind while you’re abroad, why not Airbnb your home to someone who is looking for a place to stay while they are traveling themselves.
Often you can make back your paid mortgage or rent and more by renting out an Airbnb. This can be a great way to still keep a place to live back at home when you return yet still maintain a nice source of incoming money in order to comfortably pay for your trip.
Start a GoFund Me
Sometimes one of the best ways to raise money is to start a fundraising account amongst friends and family in order to fund the trip of your dreams. Often your community will be so excited and supportive about helping you realize your dreams
Often you’d be surprised how much money you can raise by just a little bit donated from each person. Sometimes you can expect to gather double or triple what you need just from the support of friends.
Have a Garage Sale
If you have a house full of things that you haven’t used in a long time, this may be time to start thinking about making a purge and having a garage sale. When you put everything in one big pile and start selling it to people that will actually use it, then you will find that you not only have money at your disposition but you will feel your space much clearer and have less clutter.
Try to keep your prices fair and low so that you can quickly get rid of your things rather than still having a lot lying around after the garage sale. The point is making as much money as you can quickly to fund your trip.