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Side Gigs for Extra Travel Cash

Travel is expensive and every penny counts. Our retirement dream is to spend a few months at a time in cultural immersion in specific global regions. Or to purchase a small RV and travel wherever the road may take us. To make those dreams come true, our hobbies fund our travel piggy bank.

In the meantime, we’re exploring the southeastern United States with quick weekend trips while we build a portfolio of side gigs for our envisioned lifestyle.

 

SendOut Cards – Digital Marketing at a Personal Level

As a Marketing Distributors for Send Out Cards, we are growing an online business that takes greeting card shopping to a new level. Join our network of successful entrepreneurs in this dynamic business. Not interested in a fun business opportunity? That’s ok!

You can become an online customer and save both time and money when shopping for business gifts, appreciation notes to customers, and personal greeting cards. Let us know if you are interested and we’ll set you up to send a few cards for free and try it out.  Take photos with your camera and create instant postcards or other products to remember a special occasion.

HERE’S YOUR FIRST BONUS: Let us know if you are interested and we’ll set you up to send a few cards for free and try it out.  Take photos with your camera and create instant postcards or other products to remember a special occasion.

AND BONUS #2 – Let us know if you want to see the product in action and we’ll set you up to send a few cards for free and try it out.

With the newly released Sendcere app, you can take photos with your phone and send amazing postcards back home. Check out the mobile app in the videos! Use referrer code 152198 for immediate access.

*This post contains affiliate links.  For more information see the Disclosures tab at the top of this page.

Stock photography 

When traveling, I’m always on the lookout for stock photography opportunities.  I am selling photos on Dreamstime and Bigstock.  You can too!

Click Here to sign up as a customer or contributor for Dreamstime.  This is a referral link and will request your registration at the site (just set up a user id and password). Stock photography is not the same as family snapshots. Stock photos are those pictures that you see on billboards, print publications, and on websites.  Typically, stock photos are used to advertise a product or service. When composing photos for stock photography, be sure to follow these tips:

– Have an engaging subject. If you have people or animals in the photo, the primary focus should be on their eyes.

– Clear distracting elements from the background. Sometimes this can be achieved by moving to the left or right of the primary subject, or by stepping forward and gaining a closer focus to the primary subject in the photo.

– Think of the target market for the photo.  Is this a subject that depicts a product, a service, or an emotional response to an event. People photos with genuine expressions are popular and timeless.

– Clean your camera lens regularly, particularly if you are shooting outdoors. 

 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT DREAMSTIME AND HOW TO GET STARTED WITH STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY AS A SIDE HUSTLE…

Computer hardware repairs and software training

In his spare time, John became involved in several non-profit website design projects and enjoys offering local training at competitive rates. I’ve started learning a little more about website design.  I started the CrochetGetaway website and am fascinated about learning HTML coding.

Affiliate programs

Our travel critiques have become popular on tripadvisor.com. My third website, Crochet Getaway, is an affiliate marketer for Tripadvisor.  We’re just beginning to learn how these programs work, but see wonderful potential for side gig income using affiliate marketing on our blogs and websites.

Etsy and my designsbygwyn store

Finally, when we are home-based, the embroidery machine is humming with craft work for designsbygwyn on Etsy. This started as a site for selling craft-room overflows, but now includes custom embroidery work, crochet, antiques, and one of a kind crafts.

Summary

Yes, we are busy but this travel bug seems to have no cure! Become a part of our support team by subscribing to receive occasional emails or travel along from your armchair.