How to Earn Money on Vacation
Being able to earn money while on vacation may seem too good to be true, but I promise it doesn’t have to be.
Here is a story from last year about me making money on vacation:
Last year for my birthday my husband and I went away for a long weekend. We stayed at a Hard Rock Hotel in a suite and for the weekend with plans to hang out at the spa, eat great food and maybe (maybe) gamble just a little. It costed a little over $1,000 expensive for sure but we were grateful to be able to afford that.
During our time away for my birthday I earned over $1,000 so during the trip I made enough money to pay myself back fo what I spent on the trip.
The way I made money during that vacation was passively through affiliate marketing here on this blog.
Which brings me to my first point:
If you don’t currently have a blog and want to make money while you are on vacation I highly recommend starting a blog. I earned $300 my first month blogging, and 7 months after staring my blog I was able to quit my comfortable job to blog full-time. You can read that full story by clicking here.
Now lets get into the juicy stuff, here is how I make money on vacation:
HOW TO HAVE PASSIVE BLOGGING INCOME
The best part of blogging is when you want to take time off you can still earn money passively.
All you have to do is create quality content and monetize your blog correctly.
In this post you can find all my best tips for monetizing your blog and writing quality content.
Before I left for my first vacation after becoming a blogger I was incredibly stressed out thinking that my blog and business would get no traffic and basically drop off the face of the planet if I left it.
I started realizing slowly I had all the tools I needed to get my blog to run itself while I was gone. I knew exactly how to set my blog to autopilot. Now I am going to teach you. Now remember these tips will only help you if you know that you are leaving your blog or have something stressful coming up.
1.WRITE YOUR BLOG POSTS IN ADVANCED.
I had a binder of about 10 blog post topics. I write each topic idea on a blank sheet of paper then scribble down notes, or things I want to talk about in the post. I then use that sheet of notes to create a coherent blog post.
When you know that you are leaving for vacation or to go back to school start a binder, or a notebook of ideas. Then whenever you get time use those ideas to create posts. Before I left for vacation
2.CREATE YOUR BLOG PHOTOS IN ADVANCED.
I have an image template that I created on Canva. I just change the colors and write the title. Which makes it super easy to create the image for my blog even if I forgot until the day it publishes. I have a step by step post explaining how I create image in Canva for free. You can read that by clicking here.
However if you want to you can just create an image template and create your images in advanced with your blog post that will make it even easier.
If you plan to take photos of food, or of vacations you can do this as you create the post or the recipe.
3.SCHEDULE YOUR POSTS.
If you run your blog self hosted through WordPress it is super easy to schedule your blogs to post on their own. All you do is scroll up on the post to the corner where you would hit publish change the date and hit schedule instead.
This makes it super easy to have your blog run itself.
4.SCHEDULE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS.
I use Hootsuite to schedule all of my social media posts. Which is free and super easy. I schedule 4 tweets a day, 1-2 Facebook posts a day, and 1-2 Instagram posts a week. Which makes it seem like I am being really active online even when I’m not.
5.CREATE AND SCHEDULE NEWSLETTERS.
I like to send weekly blog tips, and information on monetizing your blog to my subscribers each week. I like to keep that up even when I know I am going to be busy or on vacation.
So I use MailerLite (which is free) to create my newsletter campaigns and schedule them to send when I want them too.
Appealing to your email subscribers on a regular basis makes them feel more comfortable with you, and it makes you seem more reliable.
6.SCHEDULE YOUR PINS.
Tailwind: Tailwind is a Pinterest scheduler I use daily.
With Tailwind you can find new things to pin by using group boards called Tribes, or searching within Tailwind.
By using Tailwind Tribes I have increased the amount of views I get on Pinterest monthly from 40,000 to upward of 1,000,000 views a month. Tailwind is amazing and has changed my life. If you want to find out more you can sign up for a free tailwind account here.
7.CREATE SCHEDULED EMAIL REMINDERS OF YOUR PRODUCTS.
If you are someone like me, or many other bloggers who offer products and services you don’t want those to be forgotten while you are in school or on vacation. Just like I like to create a weekly newsletter to send out to my subscribers I like to send out a regular email ever month, or two weeks to tell my readers what I am working on, and what products or services I have out available.
8. START A PROFITABLE BLOG.
If you want to start a profitable blog, or increase the amount of money you make blogging I want to give you an opportunity to join my FREEE 6-Day email course, that will literally teach you step by step how to start a blog, and how to monetize. Here is just a reminder of what we go over in it:
Day 1: How to choose a name, and blog topics.
Day 2: How to start a blog & install the design of your choice.
Day 3: Planning out your content.
Day 4: Monetizing your website as a beginner.
Day 5: Increasing your website's traffic to make more money.
Day 6: Wrap up & Guide to follow for the future to maximize profit.