A person is characterized by a desire to spend a vacation in distant countries. Or, at worst, where it's warm, good and carefree. Many for the sake of this have to hunch over the whole year, but there is a variety of tricksters who came up with a travel method called pay-cation specifically for such an occasion.
We have collected for you the most common methods of this kind of travel. They will allow you to recoup the cost of the trip, and in rare cases, make good money by returning from the trip not only with new impressions, but also with new banknotes in your pocket or bank account.
Deliver a parcel in a suitcase
In the event that you have little luggage, you can earn extra money on the delivery of parcels. The client can be found through friends (it is important to remember that not everything can be transported through customs, and some goods can turn into serious trouble) or through specialized services such as Grabr or Airfrov. On these platforms, sellers and buyers looking for goods abroad and those who are ready to ship to a third country find each other. Usually, the reward to the courier is an amount of 15% to 25% of the cost of the transported shipment. However, if the route is difficult, the amount of reward can also be increased. On the forums there are mentions of earnings of several hundred euros.
At the same time, you will earn more currency: anything will come in handy.
Walking with someone else's four-legged pet can be a very profitable business. And you can find someone who needs help using a specialized online service Dog Buddy. He works in several European countries, alleviating the fate of Swedish, Danish, British, Spanish, Italian, French and German dog breeders at the expense of tourists or travelers, and just students and schoolchildren in need of part-time jobs.
Work as a farmer
Various volunteer activities are an excellent source of income. As well as a chance to be in previously unexplored locations and acquire interesting and useful experience. Before you begin, you should get the initial skills.
A good solution in this case will be the programs of restoration of monuments in Eastern Europe, any of the programs of the World Agricultural Organization and other projects. In total, more than 70 destinations are available, including Australia and a number of Latin American countries, and even Africa. Similar in meaning projects exist in Israel, the United States, and some other parts of the globe.
Write notes and articles
You can collaborate with bloggers, journalists and other people of the word. In case you are not deprived of creative talents and know how to interact with the spoken and printed word, this is the solution for you. Most often, they are ready to accept materials from travelers.
Another solution may be freelancing on content exchanges.
Give advice for money
This story is in contact with the previous one and will be especially useful to experienced people who have seen a lot in the world. There is such a site, which is called "Agentika": on it you can post your own useful features, routes and information about interesting locations. If the location you describe falls into someone's itinerary, you will be given money.
Charge an electric scooter
In Paris and some other major European megacities, for the third year in a row, the fashion for electric scooters has been actively developing. They are the same as in Moscow and St. Petersburg, with a slight difference, which is that there the traffic is regulated by the rules.
In the French capital, in addition, there is an option to earn a few euros (from 6 to 20), if you start charging such devices at night, when no one uses them. There are a number of conditions that, by and large, boil down to the fact that charging must be completed before seven in the morning, and the device must be returned to its original place. Upon request, the manufacturer will send you a manual for handling the scooter and charging. The amount of revenue depends on the location and duration of the charge.
Purchase and resale of goods
Therefore, buying things abroad and selling in homecountry can be a very good event. Please note: it is unprofitable to carry shoes and electronics now - fuss at customs and other things related to crossing the border can be too complicated. But tea and herbal collections, jewelry and costume jewelry, crafts made of stone, wood and metal, as well as non-standard souvenirs will help you enrich yourself with the proper degree of turnover.
In Europe, this thing can also work. An important condition is not to try to return the tourist cashback; there have already been several cases when the German customs, in the best traditions of the Gestapo, not only did not return the tax, but also took away their goods from hapless buyers.
Look after someone else's house
Another great option that will not require excessive effort from you and will save a significant amount of money, and in the future and earn extra money is to look after someone else's home and pets. Instead of cleaning and caring for pets, you will be given the opportunity to live in the house. There are dozens of sites on the Internet where job seekers and homeowners looking for such workers can find each other.
Translated from English, this is called rebooking. The thing is that large air carriers sell more tickets to popular destinations than in reality there are seats on the plane. Thus, the company can get more money.
But a traveler, armed with the knowledge and experience of his predecessors, and, most importantly, the law, may not get into trouble and get out of the situation without losses. Given that you were clearly uncomfortable and uncomfortable, you can ask the airline for a voucher that can be exchanged for a ticket for another flight, money in the form of compensation, a hotel, a round-trip trip or a ticket to a higher class. Thus, without flying away on time, you will get the opportunity to stay in the city at the expense of the air carrier.