This frequent traveler just wrote a post on how he got paid for travel and takes trips for free
The cost of traveling can be prohibitive for many people. There are many ways to save when you’re traveling. While every scenario may be different, air travel is commonly booked with comparison engines like Kayak or Skyscanner, hotel rates are frequently compared with hotels in other cities on Airbnb, and activities can usually be found for free with sites like Eventbrite. TikTok is not a person but a business, that thinks that they have found the key to traveling for free, as well as making money.
Jennifer Hayes uses mystery shopping to travel on completely reimbursed vacations and make money at the same time. It’s possible to earn some extra cash by shopping for companies and businesses like stores. While it can be hard to find companies that will pay their mystery shoppers, the experience is one of a kind and you typically have to pay only upfront.
Hayes said he would go to mystery shopper websites where he’s registered for information about available assignments. Not only does that increase his chances of landing work, but it also helps him determine what types of opportunities are best for him in his situation. It’s easy to find work as an airline tester nowadays. It can be done online, so it doesn’t really require any face-to-face interaction.
Here the writer takes a step back and explains how her job generally pays for flight reimbursement, but if she also finds an airport mystery shopping assignment, the airline will reimburse her again. These are less common, but there are sometimes opportunities to work as an airport reviewer or lounge cleaner.
“Next, I look for trip assignments. I’ve evaluated retail stores, restaurants, and even a trolley tour while abroad. When I return home, my trip has been completely free and I’ve saved money!”
The TikTok video has over 28,000 views and it seems like the ultimate power hack. It’ll cost you a little bit of your time and effort, but oftentimes the benefits may outweigh the cost of labor if you have the time to invest and are looking for an exciting travel adventure.