Planning a gap year?


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But feeling a little daunted?

Not sure which way to turn?

Wondering where you'll end up

And what might happen along the way?

Fear not!!

We have loads of tips and advice to share with you

From our own amazing Family Gap Year!

Making Money on Your Gap Year

"Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it won't get you anywhere." Van Wilder


While I was on the road I rather needed to earn some money along the way. I didn't earn a massive amount but enough to cover the costs of home (mortgage, taxes, gas etc).

We met a number of people as we went along and some of them raised money as they travelled by doing the following:

  • Offering dance lessons at local schools
  • Story telling at local schools and libraries
  • Busking
  • Portraits painted and drawn
  • Instant photoshop photography

There were also many opportunites for us to fruit and vegetable pick but we didn't follow these up.

How I helped my own coffers

Website

I owned and operated a number of websites on a variety of subjects through which I raised money. Through these I sold books, photographs, affiliate products, information and advertising. None asked for donations.

Writing

I also sold articles and photographs about the adventures that we experienced along the way.

This was surprisingly lucrative and if you are seriously considering doing something like this I would whole heartedly recommend doing a writing course that explains how and who to approach and how and where to sell your photos.

You are much more likely to be published if you know the right way to go about it. I have heard some very funny stories from various editors about the pitches they get, some of which, in principal being mildly interesting but so badly tackled from the start, the pitch is binned immediately.

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Raising Gap Year Money


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