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1. Posted by fox1977 (Full Member 54 posts) 11y

Hi folks,

Come up with an idea of a way to make some cash. How about taking a laptop with you on your travels with a card reader and offer a downloading service in the hostel for a few hours each day! Put a few posters up about the place (if the hostel agrees!) and charge cheaper than what everyone else is charging!

what do you folks think?


ive copyrighted the idea and i want comission of anyone!!!!!!!

2. Posted by georgep (Respected Member 201 posts) 11y

I don't think it will work.

the average photographer doesn't want the highest quality photo's so he can store a lot on one card.

And people like me that only can fit like 80 photo's on my 512mb card carry our own solutions (like a laptop or digital walet)


3. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

hmmmm see that did sound like a good idea but then george went and ruined it all-only joking, he! he! -god i'm in a really saracastic mood today!

anyway i cant remember what i was going to say!-oh well no change there then!!

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

I think you could probably make a little money burning CDs for people. But you'd probably only find 1 or 2 people a day at most. And you wouldn't want to be sitting around all day waiting for customers, right? So you could probably make enough to maybe buy an extra beer a day.

The question is, is that extra beer a day worth the hassle of lugging around a laptop with you (and all the cost of repairs and replacements that could happen) worth the extra beer a day?


5. Posted by fox1977 (Full Member 54 posts) 11y

all you guys obviously are not in the most optimistic moods then!!!

6. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Really, I didn't think I was being negative. You'd be surprised the lengths I would go to for an extra beer a day.

7. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

tell ya what fox i'll join in that lil business adventure and we'll make our millions! now how does that sound!?!!

8. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Ways to make cash? I've never had a problem using a damned good photocopier and crispy watermarked paper. ;)

9. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

ha! ha! brill!

10. Posted by moutallica (Respected Member 122 posts) 11y

I think that would be alright. I would pay a little for this service if somebody at the hostel had the right equipment. It would probably be cheaper than at a store, and I would rather give my money to a fellow backpacker. Of course, I doubt that you would make much money this way, but i guess a little is better than nothing.