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I love holidays! Spending some time with the family and enjoying some warmer weather is one of life’s joys.
But if you are majorly into your side hustles, or self-employed, a holiday can cost you more than flights, a hotel and a few sangrias. It could cost you an income stream while you are away too.
Fear not! I have a handy list of ideas to show you how to make money on holiday without leaving your sun lounger.
When we go abroad most of us will drive our cars to the airport, then pay to leave them there for the duration of our trip. ForestCar has a clever solution to this.
Rather than paying astronomical fees to park your car with them, ForestCar provide secure parking at Manchester Airport for free. This means that not only do you save on parking fees (which can be around £100 a week), but you also get some money in your pocket if your car is rented.
Even better, my fellow eco-friendly readers, is that this system means a reduction in the number of cars on the road AND they invest 10% of their profits into reforestation. Hence, making your travel plans more sustainable.
If you are renting out your car, why not rent out your home too? If you live in a desirable area or have an interesting home, then it could be that someone wants to stay there.
With Airbnb becoming more and more popular, it could well be worth your time to let out your property while you are off catching some rays. Do some research and see if there is a demand.
If you are not happy renting out your home, then perhaps renting out your driveway or garage is an option. This could be particularly profitable if you live near a station or in the city centre.
People who live near concert halls or football grounds can also make good money from this if there is a big event happening while you are out of town.
There are plenty of websites where you can sell your holiday photos. My personal favourite is Shutterstock.
Keen photographers can upload their photographs to the website and make an income every time someone wants to download it. (You might have to get off the sun lounger for this one though! Sorry!)
Matched betting is a great side hustle. I’ve talked about getting started with it before. With many people making a few hundred pounds from it every month, taking a week or two away from it could be a big dip in income.
But it can be done abroad with the help of a VPN (Virtual Privacy Network). This will give the impression that you are still back in the UK and provide you with access to all your regular sites.
The freelance market is growing phenomenally. More and more people are choosing to take their skills out of the office and into their homes. So why shouldn’t this extend into your holidays too?
Whether you’re a writer, a teacher or a graphic designer there will be a way for you to make some money online while you are away.
Going on holiday doesn’t have to mean that the money stops. Using one, or several, of the ideas above, can keep your bank account healthy without spoiling your time away.
This post has been written in collaboration with ForestCar.
Disclaimer: Remember the information you read here does not represent advice. Any ideas or suggestions are just that and may not work for you. Read the full disclaimer here.
Looking After Your Pennies is an eco-friendly personal finance blog written and managed by Charlotte Jessop.
I write on a variety of topics including frugal lifestyle, eco-friendly living, money making ideas and generally how to make your money go further.