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This New Stategy on How to Earn Money While You Travel is Brilliant

Submitted by on 08/07/2016 – 7:20 pmNo Comment
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“Heard that you’re going to Paris next week, do you mind buying this for me please?” — I’m sure most of you guys have done this for family and friends before…

So in planning a new trip from London to New York, I have recently learned of a new tactic to earning money while travelling. In my previous blog post ( ), I explored various ways that budget travellers can make money as they travel: by blogging, freelancing, teaching English, etc. Through friends and colleagues, I’ve received interesting new information about Shippa.

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This startup company has created a smartphone app that helps travellers to earn money as they travel by becoming a member of the “Shippa Crew.” Essentially, the Shippa Crew member is a traveler who helps others carry goods from one country to another.  As part of the Shippa Crew, I can enter my future travel itinerary into the system by entering my departure and arrival dates into the Shippa calendar.

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The app is relatively new, but I was able to complete one order during my trip. I got an order for PG tips  and Jaffa cakes from an ex-Londoner who is working and living in New York. That was probably the easiest 15 pounds I earned while travelling. Chatting together over a cuppa, Serena told me how much she misses the taste of tea from home. I can see the Shippa app being used by backpackers to fund their travels by completing orders on the app.

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Blanche has written 758 articles. +Aaron Bradford is the leader, mentor and chief geek of HappyTimeblog. He put together the crack team of writers known by codename “The Firm“. He's a permanent traveller and a lifestyle hacker. Wanna know more? Check out my Bucket List or my About page... I'm here to show you how to live a Life Less Ordinary

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