Take advantage of the gig economy, and decide how to celebrate the 4th of July: traveling around the country, attending crazy events and parades in your city, or making extra income? Will this year’s Independence Day be a profitable holiday for you? Find out which jobs are worth considering doing on the 4th of July!
The 7 best jobs that could bring you more income during the Independence Day
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash. Just with a few hours of working, you could earn twice as much as you usually make.
1. Grocery Shopping
While it’s pretty probable that most of the shops are closed on the 4th of July, you can still find some grocery shopping gigs the day before. People usually celebrate this special day by meeting friends and throwing a party, set up the grill and place the BBQ sauce close to them. Not only fireworks but food has become an essential part of Independence Day. Yet some of your neighbors might not have the time to visit their favorite shops and pick up all the ingredients. So do it for them with Shipt and/or Instacart.
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Some appjobbers are used to working around the clock. For them, Independence Day is just like any other day. As a driver, not only the 4th but also the 3rd and 5th of July could be a great day to look for passengers in your city. Many U.S. Americans try to catch a flight before the holiday. Those who stay in their cities go out, celebrate and probably need a ride home just before the sun appears over the horizon on the day after the big celebration.
The parades in Los Angeles, Austin, San Diego, New York City, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, San Francisco, Lyft, and Philadelphia attract a large number of visitors who may need a ride back to their accommodation. These cities probably will see a big spike in demand for drivers. In Boston, people are more likely to request a ride to the Charles River. In Nashville, a huge crowd is predicted to show up in downtown.
What to expect and some tips
• Experienced drivers say that the numbers are not as good as on New Year’s Eve, but it’s possible to make around $300-400 by driving only a few hours during these days. Some recommend Uber, some prefer Lyft. That being said, every city is different.
• On the 4th of July, it is recommended not to start working so early, only in the late afternoon when people are heading to watch the fireworks. Learn about the popular spots in advance and position yourself close enough.
• After the celebration, you can expect some longer rides to the suburbs, for example. Be strategic about where you go and which ride request to accept. Hundreds of cars will be on the road, so a traffic jam is just kind of inevitable.
• If you’re lucky, prices will be surging at 3.0x or even more. You may even receive bonuses.
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3. Food Delivery
It is questionable whether food delivery is worth doing on the 4th of July or not. Some say yes, some say no. As most of the shops are closed, customers can only choose from a few options. This can lead to long lines in which you need to stay for a while (or you cancel the order), or you’ll be notified of only a few requests. Some platforms offer free orders that might become popular among customers.
With DoorDash, you can schedule your shifts a few days ahead. In this case, you need to decide when exactly you want to start and finish your shifts. We know it’s not easy… Still, the most important thing is to keep your metrics high so you don’t have to make decisions too fast. Schedule perhaps only a few hours in the late afternoon when the ribs and all the other tasty traditional Independence Day food are long gone. In addition to DoorDash, you can deliver with Postmates, Uber Eats, and Jolt.
Check flexible delivery driving opportunities in Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Portland, Memphis, Louisville, Tucson, San Bernardino, Wichita, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Tampa, Boston, and many other cities.
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4. Home & Private Space Rental
Many of whom request a ride to the airport in one city need a place to stay in another. If they don’t visit families but pack their suitcases to go on a trip with friends, they might look for an Airbnb. Host them in your home, while you’re with your friends in another state. Don’t forget that some solo traveler probably won’t mind sharing a space with you in your apartment. Invite them to a party and celebrate Independence Day together. Some statistics show that more and more people choose Airbnb over hotels during the holiday because the former is cheaper and more affordable.
We also want to point out that you can rent out your empty parking space. One in the city center, in any city, probably would not stay empty for so long. Not only locals but also visitors from other cities, states, countries would certainly be happy if they could avoid all the hassle that comes with finding a parking spot.
Rent out your home/private space in Columbus, Memhpis, Miami, Washington D.C. New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Philadelphia, St. Paul, Memphis, and and many other cities.
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5. Vehicle Rental
A family of four comes from the East Coast to the West Coast to celebrate Independence Day. They arrive at the airport and want to rent a car to make their stay more convenient. Why not let them use your car? If you don’t need it, of course. You could do it with Turo and Getaround. Both platforms take safety seriously and only screened and verified drivers can rent a vehicle via them. In certain cases, you would be eligible to be reimbursed for the damages occurred during your guests’ trip.
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While the parents out having fun, someone needs to look after their children. If you’re good with kids and don’t mind missing out on the celebration, you could earn quite a lot during Independence Day. The rates increase on the 4th of July, so an extra $25.00 could be added to your fixed rate.
Generally speaking, anyone can become a babysitter, no previous experience is needed, yet some training could definitely boost your popularity. You must also be prepared for the fireworks. Not all children like them, some even get frightened when hearing that loud noise. You should know how to comfort children when they’re scared.
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7. Pet Sitting
Pet sitters could also predict an increased workload at the beginning of July. Humans may love fireworks and loud music but pets don’t – especially dogs. They are prone to noise anxiety. Therefore, your job will include not only feeding them but also soothing them and cuddling them more. You should lock the doors and don’t let them out, under any circumstances.
You can expect to be asked to spend the night at your clients’ place. Of course, they might come home early but you could definitely set higher rates. You may not participate in the festivities but the money made on Independence Day could cover a trip right after the holiday.
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Find jobs in your city!
If you don’t have the faintest idea about what jobs are the most lucrative in your city, ask around. The jobs listed could provide you with a source of income throughout the year. It doesn’t matter if you want to work full-time, part-time or only occasionally.