Holiday season is almost here; almost everybody you know will be jetting off to a place far far away, with gorgeous weather and good times to be enjoyed. However, holidays can be expensive and many people struggle to afford even the most basic of breaks away. If this sounds like you, we’ve compiled a list of savvy ways you can raise cash quickly and jet off with the rest of the UK!
Sell Your Old Junk on eBay
Chances are, you’ve got a load of old junk hanging around the house that you could easily sell on eBay. Electrical goods, clothes, DVD’s, CD’s and more can all be sold on the popular selling site. There are some seller’s fees if your items sell, but it’s only a fraction of what you earn. You could literally have lots of spare cash lying around the house in the form of stuff you don’t want or use!
Offer to Do Overtime at Work
If you’re not getting all of the hours in possible at work, offer to do some overtime. If they say no, you haven’t lost anything, but you do show your boss that you’re a keen, hard worker!
Take a Second Job/Start a Part Time Business
If your current job can’t offer you any overtime at all, you could consider searching for a second job or even start your own part time business. Is there anything you’re good at? You could make jewelry, prune gardens, iron and wash clothes, bake cakes – take your skills and use them to make money! If you can’t think of any service you could sell or make to make cash, take a look at monster.co.uk to see if there are any part time jobs in your area.
Participate in a Car Boot Sale
Car boot sales are a great activity for the weekend, and you can literally take all of the old junk out of your house and find it a new home. The difference between this and eBay is that you don’t have to pay postage or seller fees, and you get cash in hand right then and there.
Take Out a Loan
A loan from a company like Buddy Loans could be just the thing you need to book your holiday. You can pay it back over a certain amount of time, choosing an amount of money you know you can afford each month. If you don’t fancy doing that, you could always ask a trusted family member to lend you the money until you’ve earned it and can afford to give it them back – they might not charge you interest, either.
This should be the very last resort anyone ever takes in order to raise cash quickly. There are many ways you can gamble: placing a bet, buying a scratchcard/lottery ticket, or trying your luck on a slot machine. However, a game like blackjack offers the best odds in a casino. Just remember to stop if you do manage to raise the cash you need – and quit while you’re ahead if you lose the money you put in.
If you’re hardworking and sensible, you could easily raise the cash you need for an amazing summer holiday!