While it is nice to think that a vacation is packed with new sights and adventures around the clock, the truth is most of us have a lot of down time just sitting around the hotel. With free wi-fi offered at most there is an opportunity there to make a little extra money in between excursions.
Non-travelers love to hear about what it is like in different places that they will never get to visit. Take an hour each evening and make a post about your day, what you saw, where you ate, how much it cost. You can have your blog connected with a donation site that will allow people to help “fund” your vacation. If you create posts that are interesting and shared on social media your donations will soon start piling in.
There are a number of popular blogging sites as well as reputable sites that will process donations for you. They are very easy to link together so that you can have a button on your posts. All an interested reader has to do is click that button and they are transported to a secure site that lets them contribute money to your traveling cause.
This is a good way to earn money while waiting to go down for dinner, or first thing in the morning while waiting for your friends or family to finish getting ready. Sign up for a survey site that pays you to answer easy questions about the products and services you already use, or want to use. Some, like CashCrate and SwagBucks pay cash for your opinion. You know you have one, take advantage of it in the morning, earn a few bucks for taking a survey and justify spending $5 on a margarita in the afternoon.
All you have to do to get involved in taking surveys on line is sign up for the site and fill out a short profile. CashCrate and SwagBucks will provide you with the surveys and let you know how much you are getting paid to take it. This is a very quick and easy way to fill in some spare vacation time and get paid for it.
While you probably aren’t going to earn back the money you spend on your vacation taking surveys or writing stories, it will help towards those little extras you normally might not get to enjoy. This could be your souvenir money or if you are in a city like Las Vegas, you can allocate the funds you earn to be your gambling money. Give yourself a good incentive, and your downtime during a vacation won’t be wasted away.
Even the best vacation can’t pull you away from the realities of life. Your bills will still be waiting for you when you get home. Why not make the best of that free time you have on vacation and earn a little extra cash. You know you are going to be on line anyway, you may as well get paid for it.