[color=blue]Hello everyone :)
Sorry if this has been posted before.. but i was just wondering what jobs other people have done to save up for their trips?
Im planning on goingon a 6 month RTW beginning January 2012, and the flights are already £2000! So Ive got around six months to save..
Just wondered what other people did to save money - ive worked in retail before, but it wasnt great pay!Thank you!! :D [/color]
So how much have you already paid for, and how much do you need to save? Do you have a job at the moment? Where are you going on your trip?
Do you live with parents/family? If you don’t, could you move back in to save paying rent?
I made most of my gap year travel money waitressing, where I earnt £10-£20p/h on good nights with tips.
you could get 2 part time jobs… doubling your chances of shifts!
pubs/cafe/restaurant over the summer (kids broken up from school)
retail after that! (lead up to xmas)
or child care… get your crb done… alright pay and as schools break up more kids need looking after!!
also bootfair any unwanted items!!
I also work in retail but i do nights which is £8 P/H for Sainsburys.
Working nights also means im not out spending money on the town and find it much easier to save! :)
I have also cancled my insurance and nowbike to work to allow me to save more!
I think getting a job is the same whether you’re off travelling or not. You want to try and get the best, most interesting job you can convince someone you have the skills and experience to do. You obviously don’t want to have to spend time and money doing further training (unless they’re going to pay for you to do it) so it’s really working with what you’ve got. If you need to find a job quick and have done retail before, then retail is the obvious easy option. Maybe getting a supervisor role or some of the better paid retail options (retail banking pays okay and has more sociable hours or some posh retail shops like boutiques or even John Lewis might offer better prospects). You don’t want to end up getting such a good job you don’t want to leave (unless they’ll let you go and have you back afterwards).
I found getting a second job in the evenings had a double effect. I was earning more money, not spending it going out and still getting a social life of sorts working in a bar.
working in a restaurant is by far the quickest way to make money for a job where you dont need much experience. Just make sure you can keep your tips.
i worked less hours than most my friends and had far more money to take with me and i still have the job for holidays at uni.. Now i can afford to do something this summer as well.
This would have been more helpful a few weeks ago, but… Private tutoring for GCSE/A-Level students. You can pretty much charge what you like!
The best way to save is by not having any overheads/bills. Can you live with parents/family/friends rent-free prior to travelling?
It’s all very well pointing out job X pays more than job Y, but if you’ve got no major outgoings you could earn minimum wage and save a reasonable amount.
Andy - spoken like a true accountant…..A man after my own heart!
Thanks for all your replies!
Yep i am lucky enough to still be living with parents!
Weve budgeted around 8200 for our RTW including flights.
This is for six and a half months travel, just under 2in Kenya, 10 weeks around SE asia, 1 month (ish) in oz and nz, 1 month in fiji and a week in america. Ive got around 1800 saved, so now have till january to make the rest.
Ive been looking around I think im going to apply to be a Charity Fundraiser. Pay looks really good (250 a week without bonuses) and its all for a worthwhile cause!
Just generally a hard job to do!
Yeah I looked into waitressing, but theres literally no nice restaurants near me, but I think Ill apply to my local pub to work on weekends!
Thanks again for your help!#
Does everyone tend to book their accomodation before they go, or just the first few nights worth?
I have ended up getting a 2nd part time job running along side my full-time career job (not so much a career anymore) and works fine. I save about 400 quid extra a month because of it as I can still live of my main job and save most of that as well :)
I’ve got a second job at a hotel doing bar/ waitressing work…. doing about 20 hours a week on top of my “day job” and I’m really enjoying it! Surprised myself actually haha.
The idea being that I live off the money I earn at the part time job and then save my actual full time wages!
All good experience too to have bar/ waitressing on my CV for when I get to Aus too!
A bar maid in America-Canada can easily take home $2k a week,much more then a R.N or someone with a B.A
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