Are you planning an exotic holiday but you have limited finances? Nowadays, finding cheap holidays abroad might seem complicated, but you can get great deals if you know where to look. Many people have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic making it hard to find means of financing their next exotic holiday. However, here are five smart ways you can achieve your objective:

1. Get a part-time job

If you are looking to make extra money, you need to get a part-time job. There are numerous types of part-time jobs that can help you generate a considerable amount of money. Remember, it is essential to look for a job you are skilled at, and you enjoy making your life easy. After all, you are looking to diversify your income and not torture yourself. Some of the part-time jobs you can apply for include tutor, lifeguard, smoothie maker, barista, blogger, graphic designer, or pet care, among others.

2. Start Freelancing

With the current technological advancement, most people prefer being freelancers. Freelancing is a lucrative business, especially if you have the right skills and experience. However, you need to know what you are good at before you start freelancing. Some of the freelancing jobs you can engage in include content writing, web development, blockchain development, graphic design, and digital marketing. To become a freelancer, you need a laptop/computer, smartphone, and internet connection. Also, a high level of expertise and skills is required to make money. For example, you can trade using cryptocurrency to make money if you understand the concept of digital currencies. On the other hand, if you are creative, you can write blog posts for companies and organizations to boost sales.

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3. Consider getting a loan

It is possible to get a short-term loan from several financial institutions. Unlike long-term loans, a short-term loan does not require collateral, although the interest rates might be higher that usual if you stretch the payment terms.

If you have a plan and know what you will do with the money, acquiring a short-term loan might be a smart move. Remember, adhere to the terms and conditions to avoid penalties/fines in the long run. Getting a short-term loan from a friend, family member, or your employer can be also a good move because you can clearly explain yourself, agree on the payment plan, and you won’t require security. Carefully consider all your options to avoid making a mistake.

4. Consider selling unused items

It is common for people to keep items they don’t use or need in their homes. If you have numerous unused household items, you can sell them to make extra money. Platforms such as eBay, social media, consignment shops, Craigslist, fulfillment by Amazon, and flea markets can help you sell unused items with ease. Remember, you are trying to make money for your exotic holiday. You will get back home at some point, and if you sold essential items in your home, you would have additional problems trying to replace them. Ergo, don’t get carried away and sell items you rely on. Take your time to sort out the appliances, clothes, and other household items you do not need to make extra money and declutter your home in the long run.

5. Ask family for help

As a last resort, you can ask your family for help. It is common to ask your loved ones and friends for help. We all need some help at times. Although you may not ask for money, you can work in their business or home to raise some money that can help you go on a holiday. Alternatively, you can get the money for a holiday from your loved ones and repay with a bit of interest when you get back. It all comes down to how you relate and the agreement you make. After all, that’s what family is for – helping each other in times of need.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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