back to top

How To Pay For Your First Trip After College

These Tips and Tricks are Perfect For That Post-College Get Away!

Posted on

How To Pay For Your First Trip After College

Going on a vacation can be the perfect recipe to inspire you and bring out the greatness locked inside your mind. You will meet new and exciting people, learn about other people's culture and way of life, and you get to have plenty of fun and good times. Funding a trip can be challenging and very expensive, especially if you're just getting out of college. But you can still do it by engaging in side jobs and saving up the proceeds for the adventure of your life. Find your passion, create things for people, delve into online business, or start a local business - the choice is yours.

Determine Your Vacation Cost

Start your vacations funding project by putting up a comprehensive plan that includes how much it will cost. This will help you determine how much you need to save daily, weekly, or monthly, and know how long it will take you to save the money. Open a separate vacations savings account to make it harder to spend the money and get motivated.

Start a Blog

If you have talent in gathering information, researching, and writing you should start a blog. Select a niche you are passionate about and write articles, blogs, and content that offer solutions to people's problems. Focus on getting your blog popular for the first few months before you start thinking of making money. You need to attract enough regular visitors who love your writing and the solutions you provide for them before you can introduce money making strategies that will actually work. As a blog owner, you can make money by selling banner ads, through affiliate making, Google AdSense, or selling your own products directly to your readers.

Develop Websites and Applications

To be able to make money from design work you will need to have an in-depth knowledge of coding to a certain extent. Even then, you still need to find clients who will trust you enough to handle their design projects for them. Build websites and applications you will use as a sample then contact local businesses in your area you suspect may need these services. You can also join sites like 99 design, Freelancer, Fiverr, and Upwork, where you can bid for jobs and get paid through an escrow system. On these platforms, the more excellent work you deliver, the higher your ratings and reviews, and more jobs that will come your way.

Sell Things

Learn how to make crafts like personalized greeting cards, sewing, or jewelry making, and sell them offline and online. You can also become a lipsense distributor, promote a new product, join a reputable MLM business or buy and sell goods you know people are looking for. There are hundreds of companies out there like Avon, Perfect Posh, DoTerra, Life Leadership, 5Linx, and Pure Romance, who offer unlimited products from jewelry to pet food, of which you can sell direct and make instant cash.

Go Freelance

Freelancing is the future of the workforce. Even large enterprises are now outsourcing their work to people working online from the comfort of their homes. Freelancers have power over their time and the amount of job they do, so you have extra time to attend to other important things like planning for your trip. You can work as a freelance writer, creative designer, online tutor, transcription expert, or even a voice over artist.

There are dozens of other methods you can use to raise funds for your trip and experience the world. Do some research to find what suits you best and start as soon as possible. Be disciplined with the money. Open a separate account and avoid any temptation to spend it.

This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!