The secondary drive. Once the anthem of an underpaid millennial generation, it is evolving into a new way of engaging in work. But there is more to living outside of 9 to 5 than spending a few hours balancing someone else’s books. A second pursuit can be a source of pride, a sense of freedom, and a way to diversify your income. People around the world use technology to turn their passions into profit, and the US is no exception. Here are the four best sideline things to do in Arkansas:
Professional line sitter
You’d think a side hustle requires a special talent, but that’s just not the case. Some people will want the latest iPhone but hate the thought of long waits and crowds. Those with the extra cash will turn to apps like TaskRabbit to do this dreaded duty, and this is where you come in to save the day. Of course, such jobs are limited to larger urban centers, but it’s a place to start.
Car wash & car care
Everyone’s car gets dirty. Usually people can only solve this problem by opening their wallets in a car wash. Why not buy some basic tools and let people bring their cars to you? Entering this barrier-free profession is easier, but there are still start-up costs. Regardless, you need to consider the expenses before committing. Only you can know if it suits you.
Sell products in e-commerce
Selling is not soulless as it sounds. Your product can be as personal or as professional as you want – from handcrafted wedding cards and homemade soaps to used clothes and furniture that will turn you over. Sites like eBay, Big Cartel (for artists and makers), Etsy, and Amazon are the main players, but there are plenty of smaller options for people. For example, Depop, Flyp, Chairish, Letgo, and Apartment Therapy Bazaar are options for those who whip fashion, furniture, and decoration. There are other alternatives; you just have to look for them.
Travel or travel guide
Guiding can be a great option for people who prefer a more analogue experience. If you’ve lived in an area for a long time and know local hotspots, historical landmarks, warm food stations, or memorable experiences – this might be the option for you. Share your love for the best coffee shops and create an account with Trip Advisor to attract locals and tourists alike. These experiences can be niche or general interest at will, and you can set your hours of operation. Take a look at what’s already on sale in your area by browsing sites like Trip Advisor and see how your offering fits into the bigger picture.
In my opinion, these examples are some of the best sideline things to do in Arkansas. If line-sitting, car-washing, furniture flipping or tour guiding aren’t your thing, there are so many other ideas just waiting to be discovered by you.
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