Archive for October, 2011
It’s important to keep up with your income and make money even while you’re on vacation. There are many different ways to achieve this. One way would be investing in stocks, bonds or other securities that will work for you even while you’re on vacation.
With more and more people deciding to either run their own businesses or freelance from home, the idea of the “working” vacation has caught on more and more. If you have a job where you get paid time off and vacation hours, there is a good chance that the last thing that you want to do is any type of work while you are away. As far as you are concerned, work is a million miles away back at your job. If you work for yourself or you freelance, though, work has to be part of your vacation because, well, you need the money. Sure, you might not do as much work as you would at home, but you are going to need to do some throughout your vacation to make sure that you are able to keep up.
First things first: you need to be realistic about how much work you are going to be doing on vacation. If you think that you are going to be able to put do a full eight hour work day in front of your computer while you are on a beautiful tropical island, well, you aren’t being realistic. The key is put together a plan before you go so that you know where and when you can work. Different types of vacations will allow you to do varying amounts of work. If you are in a secluded cabin where you have to be your room by 5 pm with only your wi-fi to keep you company, there is a good chance that you can get a good couple of hours of work done each day. On the other hand, if you are on a cruise ship where there is always something fun and exciting to do, you realistically aren’t going to be putting too much time into working on a daily basis.
Second thing is that you’ll need to find a way to sell items over the internet. The more products you are able to sell over your website, the more money you will be able to have come your way. Whats even better is if you are selling items you’re buying while on vacation. The market for exotic items is much higher than those of domestic items. You’ll want to make sure to setup your website with an ecommerce platform in order to have a way to sell these products. There are many third party ecommerce shopping cart templates to choose from over the internet if you’re searching.
Before you leave on your trip, make sure that you leave yourself with as much wiggle room as possible on what you need to do while on your tip. Don’t leave a massive account that you need to take care of while you are supposed to be relaxing, give yourself items that you could work on, but that you can also leave for when you get back if circumstances warrant. If you can work extra long hours before you travel to get all of your work done, do that. If you can honestly go on your trip not having to worry about doing hours of work per day, you’ll be happy you didn’t sleep for a week beforehand.