Sell your vacation photos
Your Instagram followers shouldn’t be the only ones to appreciate your awe-inspiring vacation snaps. Instead, you can make money on vacation by putting those photos to work for you. List your best shots for sale with an online stock photo site such as Istockphoto.com, pond5.com, and Shutterstock.com; then those sites can sell your images to websites, creative directors, travel agencies, and people looking for background images for their blogs. You receive a percentage of the sale, which varies depending on the site listing your photo. Be sure to review the technical requirements before uploading your pictures, as most sites require higher-quality images than you can take with a smartphone. Here’s how to take amazing photos.
Rent out your house
While you can save money in most big cities by staying in an Airbnb instead of a hotel, you can pay for the cost of your stay by renting out your pad back home. Not sure how you feel about strangers in your house when you’re not there? The company provides host-protection insurance in case anything gets damaged or broken. You can also read reviews that users have received from other hosts to avoid potential problems.
Be a courier
Wondering how to make extra money on a road trip? Roadie has your answer. If you’re planning a road trip and you’ll have some extra space in your car, you can cash in by signing up with Roadie to be an on-demand courier. Most local deliveries will pay between $8 and $50, but if you’re delivering an oversized item cross-country or transporting a pet, you could earn $650 or more. In addition, you can write off the cost of gas when you do your taxes. Ready to hit the road? Don’t forget to pack these road trip essentials.