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How to fund a family adventure
Going on an adventure is one of the most enjoyable and exciting things the whole family can enjoy. But raising the money to fund such a luxury is not always the easiest of tasks. We live in cash-strapped times where even households with two working parents struggle to afford leisure activities for themselves and their children.
But I’m here to show you that funding a family adventure can be possible, and even quite simple with a little creative thinking. Read on for our top 3 tips that can help bulk up your bank balance making funding a family adventure a reality.
1. Use what you’ve got
Being creative can be one of the easiest solutions to money shortages. Whether you love baking homemade goods, designing and creating handcrafted jewellery and clothes, or maybe painting and pottery crafting is your niche. Find a local bakery or boutique to sell your goods to, in the process turning your passions into hard cash. And why not get the kids involved? I’m sure they’ll love getting their hands dirty.
If you’re more academic than creative, you too can boost your bank balance. Turn your hand to tutoring and freelancing in your spare time. This is a great way to work when the time suits you, whether that’s evenings or weekends, working around your family and lifestyle is a luxury when freelancing. Websites like People Per Hour is a great place to start.
2. Sell what you can
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It’s time to sift through your attic, spare room and garage, and sell all of your unused and unwanted toys, electricals and jewelry. According to Save The Student, you can even make up to 50p per coat hanger, so if you have any spare ones lying around, get selling. eBay, Gumtree and Facebook’s Marketplace are all great for sellers wanting to offload items.
Ever thought of selling your opinions? Well if you haven’t before, you should consider it now. Your opinion matters to brands and by signing up to online survey sites to review products, you can earn some serious money. Check out Valued Opinions, Swagbucks and MySurvey, some of the best survey sites, if this interests you.
Another way you can make money from selling your opinions is by creating a website or blog. Sharing your views on a particular topic can lead to affiliate and sponsorship deals. Topics such as travel, health, personal financing and lifestyle are all popular, so if writing is something you enjoy, start making money from it.
Play to win
Did you know that playing games online can lead to huge revenues? Before you rush out to invest in the newest games console, hold your horses, all you need is a computer, the internet and some gaming experience. InboxDollars is free to join, offers you a selection of online games and can pay you up to $10 (approx £7.40) per hour.
Additionally, playing the lottery can be one of the simplest ways to win big and fund not one, but a lifetime of family adventures. However, working and bringing up a family often leaves little respite to go and collect a ticket, but with the Health Lottery you can play the lottery online.
With no opening or closing hours buying a ticket has never been so hassle-free. Not to mention at least 20p from ever £1 Health Lottery ticket goes to local and national charities and causes. Meaning you’re funding crucial schemes that aid the UK’s most vulnerable citizens whilst funding your family’s adventure.
While we understand a family day out, or a holiday to the seaside or abroad is a luxury, it’s not unreasonable to want at least one, or more than one, every so often. Using our top tips you can turn this luxury into a reality.