We all love to travel, but the problem is that it is quite expensive. After years, of the cost of accommodation and flights falling, prices are starting to go up. If you want to carry on enjoying short breaks, and an annual beach holiday, being able to raise additional funds is important.
Rent out your spare space room
One asset very few people think of tapping into when they are trying to raise funds is the spare space they have in their homes. You can get a surprising amount of money by renting out your spare room, and it is far easier to get started than you think.
All you need is to give the room a good clean, repaint it and put some good quality furniture in it. You do not necessarily have to buy new items to be able to do this. Many home staging firms rent out suites of furniture to private individuals as well as developers and construction firms. This will allow you to set the room up fast, photograph it, and post your advert immediately. If you get some clients you can send the leased furniture back after a couple of months and invest what you make in buying some new items.
Rent out your garage and drive space
You can also potentially rent out space in your garage or shed. People are always looking for somewhere safe, and local, to stow items like boats, bikes and bulky sports equipment. You can even potentially rent out space on your drive for parking.
Sell your stuff
This one is an obvious one, we all have lots of things we do not use laying around the house. But, did you realise that you can even sell broken items? There is a growing market for old electronics. People either buy them to restore or to use for parts.
When you advertise items like this remember to use the word retro, classic or vintage. These are golden selling words, and people will tend to pay more for something that they think of as a classic or retro item.
Sell other people’s stuff
Not everyone likes the selling process, or do not have enough spare time to deal with potential buyers. If you sell your friends and neighbours stuff you can potentially share some the profit. Potentially, you could turn this service into a small business.
Get paid to use your skills
Most people have a skill that they can sell. It could be something as simple as being able to repaint, or recover, furniture, or cook. Whatever you are good at you can usually earn money from it.
Make items to sell
You can also try making things and selling them. Craft items sell well. All you need to do is to make a handful and advertise them online. You can learn about how to start a free Etsy shop and start selling.
Come up with your own ideas
If you sit down for 10 minutes, I guarantee that you will come up with dozens of ways to earn enough money for your next holiday. The trick is to start planning early, so you have enough time to make the cash that you need for your next holiday.