On the road to totality? Here are ways to earn some extra cash

by: Stephanie Haynes

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(News Nation) — April 8 is just a few days away solar eclipsecommunities The path to perfection Expect an economic boom from the flock of onlookers best view.

Forbes expects a $1 billion windfall For states that pass through the center of the country Texas Ohio to Maine.

The eclipse marks an economic opportunity for the 31 million residents who are in the path of totality. Here’s advice from personal finance expert Gary Smith on how to cash in during the event.

Driving for ride-hailing services

If you’re already a driver for ride-hailing services like Uber or Lyft, working the day of the eclipse might be a good plan. There are already areas like Hillsborough, Texas, that say they need more the driver to help of the people.

Parking

Another idea is to create parking spots in your driveway, on your lawn, or on the side of your street, if that’s allowed.

rent

you are comfortable Offer your home as a rental On Airbnb or VRBO? Airbnb recently reported a 1,000% increase in inquiries for stays along the path of totality. Rents in those areas outstrip hotels closer to the trail by 15:1.

Old fashioned lemonade stand

Buy bulk snacks and drinks from costco Or Walmart and then upselling them into the crowd might also bring in some extra cash. If you want to offer something more unique, Smith suggests creating and selling commemorative T-shirts.

The solar eclipse – When the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth – will take place on April 8.

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