Many people would like to go on vacations, but they feel they can’t because of financial situations or other timely events in their life. And money has a lot to do with that. If vacations were free or cost less, maybe people would not mind several vacations per year. If you are enthusiastic about holidays, but money is an issue, you can ease the pain with a few apps that help you earn money while traveling. The income is not much, but it is something that will contribute to small expenses.
Wondering how you can make money from your road trip? Roadie pays people to transport goods in their trunks to various places in the US. For a short distance, deliveries expect $8-$50. Long distances with a lot of luggage could earn you around $650—or more if it is a pet.
This job is not very different from other freelancer jobs, and you can even write off the mileage on your taxes.
Field Agent is a good excuse to travel. It connects you with companies that need on-the-ground market research. If you have the app, you only have to create a new login for the country you are currently in. The app will find gigs near you, and you will earn $2-$12 for simple tasks like checking prices.
If by any chance there is some extra space in your travel bag, you can fill it with goods that are transported to your destination for extra cash using Airmule. Alternatively, you can have an extra bag for that. Being a mule, you will earn 80% of the sender’s fee—this could be $40 for about five pounds and an additional $6 for every extra pound.
For now, this job is only for the UK or US and China (this trip could earn you $300 one-way). However, very soon it will be available internationally.
Apart from making your Instagram followers jealous, travel photos can earn you money. With Foap you can sell the photos to legendary brands like Visit Sweden, Garnier and Heineken for their digital marketing purposes.
To make money, download Foap and upload a great photo. If a company buys it, you earn $5. And that is not even the best part—you can sell the same photo to countless businesses and get $5 each time.
Occasionally, Foap features “Missions” where a brand requests specific pictures, for example, “Christmas in Poland.” If you emerge as the Mission’s winner, you earn at least $100.
Note that when you sell a photo on Foap, the buyers obtain a non-exclusive right to the picture.
There is usually so much waiting while traveling. You get bored and scroll through your Facebook feed every second hoping to find something interesting. Instead of getting bored to death why not earn “SB” points for watching short videos and movie trailers using the Swagbucks Watch app. For every six videos, you make 2 SBs. 500 SB is roughly equal to $5.
Next time you are going on a vacation download any of these apps, and you may stumble on a decent hourly rate and enjoy your vacation even more.