How to Earn Extra Money While on Business Trips?

With a full-time career that takes you away on business trips, the expenses can really begin to stack up. Whilst companies do compensate for business expenses while on the road, let’s be honest, not everything is always reimbursed. This can mean stretching the salary more which gets increasingly difficult as our expenses continue to increase with inflation.

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One way to handle this situation is to look for small ways we can earn extra money while on business trips. This post outlines a few suggestions to generate additional income beyond your main salary:

1. Present a Webinar

A webinar is like a seminar, but run only online. The idea is to offer a set date and time when you will talk to an audience and educate them on a subject that you can offer helpful advice or assistance. During the webinar or at the very end, is an opportunity to recommend some useful products or services that will help the audience achieve their goals.

It is a good idea to build up a network of people who will be receptive to your ideas. This can be done by making use of Pinterest boards, Facebook groups, and other forms of marketing to connect with like-minded people who will be interested in attending a webinar later. Promote ahead of time, build up a list of people to contact, and run the webinar online from your hotel room while on a business trip. Use GotoMeeting or another webinar hosting company to run the webinar on their computer servers for you.

2. Write Travel Articles About Your City

If you live in an interesting city or town that attracts tourists, then there may be a market for travel articles about places to go and things to see. This can be the mainstream places that most major travel sites will already write about, but what could add more value is a piece about the off the beaten path places that only a local would hear about.

That kooky vinyl record store, the kitsch clothing store with vintage clothing difficult to find in mainstream stores, and other places of interest that don’t get mentioned anywhere. This type of blog post can be sold to a travel blog which features guest posts or a mainstream travel site that likes to cover offbeat travel itineraries.

3. Fill in Online Surveys

Survey Junkie provides a convenient way to complete online surveys for payment wherever you can get an internet connection. After signing up with them, they will email when they have a survey that matches the criteria supplied during the sign-up procedure.

4. Run a YouTube Channel

YouTube videos can be shot from any location. In fact, viewers enjoy seeing the owner of the YouTube channel recording from a variety of locations rather than only from their home or office. YouTube can generate either Google AdSense income from ad clicks or when promoting affiliate products below the video in the description area which can pay a commission.

Whilst it may not be as easy to make additional money while away on a business trip, it only takes a bit of imagination and forward planning to maximize your income-producing abilities while on the road.