By Asher Hancock:
Rideshare companies have gained a lot of popularity over the last few years with competitors such as Lyft and Uber constantly trying to innovate to stay ahead. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, there has been increasing fear among drivers to go to work and many have been laid off. Experienced drivers and people with no skills whatsoever who are stuck at home and looking for money can sign up to be a “driver” for Halt. Halt is a new virtual ride share service that was “created by a few lonely guys who couldn’t think of anything better to do,” according to their website. Working for Halt entails first setting up a camera device in the back of your car from the point of view of a rideshare customer so the camera is just pointed at the back of the driver’s seat. You then sit in the driver's seat and virtual customers call you for a ride and you pretend to drive wherever they ask. You should offer them water and as an added bonus, some gum. Passengers can request to make conversation, but many lonely customers just want to sit in silence in the company of another person. Considering the meteoric rise of this business since being started 3 days ago, you can expect to be paid around $30 per hour with dental. Car insurance is not included so drive safe!
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While scamming is a generally unacceptable practice, desperate times call for desperate measures. Scam Slam provides internet scammers with a platform to exchange tips with one another and a variety of tools designed to help maximize effectiveness. The forums on this website have proven to be the most popular part of the site. Scammers can discuss the best new name for their Nigerian prince or what fake charitable cause is the most likely to gain support. You may not be able to make money directly off the site but the site has led to so many successful scams that Apple has cancelled their customer service phone line. Scam Slam offers personalized scam advice for $1,000 a minute and the website claims that the high price is due to “the expensive nature of tsunami insurance” at their headquarters in Ethiopia. They claim to have recruited all of the Kardashians as their expert advisors because how they scammed their way into fame is a mystery to this day. Whether or not you take advantage of this feature, Scam Slam is still one of the most potentially fruitful and increasingly shady ways to make serious cash through the internet.
If you want a job during the time of coronavirus, then try to get a real one, maybe at a Trader Joes or at UPS. If that doesn’t work out, then these online jobs are a great way to gain some steady income until the quarantine is over. At least begin them with the intention of getting a real job again when quarantine is over, but no-one will blame you if you choose to never leave your home again. The loss of self-respect that comes with every paycheck from these sites will likely make it challenging to show your face in the outside world ever again anyway. Your debt will not only decrease but so will your dignity!