Four Ways To Make Money For The Trip Of A Lifetime

Save Money for Vacation

Maybe you are planning to devote your time to teaching in a third world country, maybe you want to go visit a long lost cousin in another country, or maybe you are working on your family history and you want to visit some of the places your family came from- whatever the reason you want to travel, you may be worrying most about how it is you are going to be able to afford to go on said trip.

Depending on where you plan to fly, plane tickets aren’t always cheap. And, if you don’t already have one, you’ll need to invest in your passport as well. Once you’re done researching where you want to go, it’s time to research how to make the money to go.

Yard saleHave A Yard Sale

Whether you set up a sale in your yard or your garage, or you sell your stuff on Facebook or through Ebay, selling your belongings, or stuff donated from friends and family, can be a great way to raise funds, and get rid of stuff you no longer need.

It depends on how much stuff you have to sell, and how much that stuff is worth, on what kind of money making potential  your sale will have. You may notice that many Girl Scout Troops and churches hold fundraising yard and bake sales to make money for trips, camp, and mission trips.

Set Up A Fundraiser

Speaking of fundraisers, yard sale and bake sales aren’t the only way to raise money. If you have some sort of talent you may be able to come up with a different fundraising idea, like hosting a concert with your own band or a friends band, or doing something like a pancake breakfast where the money you earn goes to your trip.

crowdfundingUse Crowdfunding

The most recently popular way to earn money for whatever you need it for is through online crowdfunding. You set up your page where you explain to people why you would like them to donate money to you, and then you share it with friends and family, and hope they too will share a link.

Each crowdfunding site does something different. Some pay out the moment someone donates you money, while others only release your money if you reach your set goal, and you get nothing if you don’t. Some also encourage you to offer incentives to your possible donors.
once you’ve got your money it’s time to plan your trip. Make sure that you take many photos while you are on your vacation as well, to share with the people that helped make your travels possible. Most importantly, make sure you make the trip and don’t back out after you’ve gotten money for that specific goal.

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