5 Nifty Ways to Pay For Your Summer Holiday

Summer is fast approaching and for many of us that means an expensive holiday to pay for. Use these simple hacks and you could end up having to shell out much less than you’d think out of your monthly budget to pay for your 2 weeks in the sun.

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The Gig Economy

It has never been easier to do extra work on the side, in fact this new found flexible way of working is known as the gig economy. There are plenty of options open to people who want to earn some additional cash outside of the normal 9-5. The most famous is perhaps driving or food delivery with the likes of Uber and Deliveroo, but there are plenty of other opportunities out there, many of which don’t involve you leaving the house. Great if you have little ones at home that need looking after in the evening. Check out sites like Freelancer and upwork for small one off jobs ranging from photography to content writing. You’d be surprised how quickly a couple of hours per day can add up to a decent financial reward at the end of the month.

Matched Betting

Before you run for the hills thinking that there is no way that you can make some extra cash from betting, let me assure you that matched betting is a proven way to make some risk free cash. For this one you can go and ask Tracey at One Frazzled Mum Blog for proof as she managed to buy a car last year doing this! It involves using bookmaker bonuses to lock in profits covering all outcomes of a sporting event. Just completing sign up offers can net you around £800 from an initial £100 investment and you can complete it from the comfort of your own home.

Refer Friends

A lot of companies have refer a friend schemes whereby you receive cash or credit when one of your friends signs up to a service using one of your links. Airbnb runs one such scheme, where you can earn £15 per person that signs up and makes a booking via one of your links. Get 10 people to use via Airbnb and you can get £150 off your next booking.

Cashback sites

Use Cashback sites like Quidco and Topcashback to make your everyday purchases. These sites give you cash on purchases that you make providing you use a special link. The big cashback comes from insurance, utilities and phone contracts, but as you are making these purchases anyway, you might as well get a kickback for doing so. It’s not inconceivable that you can make £400 from just switching your utilities to cheaper offerings each year. Topcashback also has a refer a friend scheme as well, so you get rewarded for sharing the love.

Sell Your old Stuff

The old saying goes that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure so put that ethos to the test and sell all the stuff that you don’t need anymore. I've been doing LOADS of this recently myself! List stuff on Gumtree first because it’s free. If it doesn’t shift you can try ebay, but look out for cheap listing days to keep the selling costs down.

There you have it, 5 simple ways to help pay for your summer holiday. We reckon you can cover up to 70% of the cost of your next trip using these 5 simple methods.

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