Good people of Asheville, ever wish you had more spending money lining your pockets? If the fried chicken fund has been looking a little low, we’ve got four leads for a side hustle that you can implement now.
And for those of you already bringing home the bacon — if you need extra storage space, a place to park your car, or help with your summer lawn, this conversation is for you, too.
Rent out local parking + storage to bring in the big bucks. | Photo by AVLtoday
💸 Turn that empty garage, attic, or shed into moola
A parking spot on/nearCharlotte Street is practically worth gold.Become a storage host on Neighbor to rent out anything from closets to parking spots + driveways to sheds. Listing your space is free + you’ll give another Ashevillian the storage space they’ve been needing (if that’s you, surf the local listings here).
💸 Convert your hobbies into services for hire
Picture this: You’re leading a yoga class in Carrier Park or snapping engagement photos at Max Patch, and you’re getting paid. Land local gigs by advertising your services for free on Thumbtack. You can list pro skills like dog training, notarizing, and assembling furniture — basically, the sky’s the limit. And for those looking for hired hands, browse local pros for jobs like house cleaning or interior painting.
💸 Get into the Airbnb game
Spruce up a spare room, apartment, or house for an extra cash stream, plus the opportunity to tell tourists how great going to Downtown After 5 is. Just make sure you familiarize yourself with restrictions within certain city limits. List on Airbnb, or if you’ve got an entire private residence vacant, list on Vrbo. Draw inspiration from staycation destinations like this colorful tiny house.
Deliver delicious fare from Blue Dream Curry House on your own schedule. | Photo by @bluedreamcurry
💸 Dash dinners for dough
We all know hungry Ashevillians love nothing more than getting their naan tacos from Blue Dream Curry Houses and bento boxes from The Madness Sushi & Burger Bar delivered, so sign up to be a Dasher with Doordash. You can choose your own hours and ride around town on your car, scooter, or bicycle. If all that food talk just made you hungry, here are the highest-rated restaurants available for delivery near you.
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Southern Rites | Mon., July 4 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum | $15 | Catch photographer, filmmaker, and visual activist Gillian Laub’s exhibition on identity + liberation among young people in the American South.
Adam Calhoun: The Country Rap Tour | Mon., July 4 | 7 p.m. | Silverados, 2898 US 70, Black Mountain | $30+ | Celebrate the holiday with this American rapper, singer/songwriter, and comedian.
Dark City Poets Society | Tues., July 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St. | Free | Workshop your poetry with other poets in a friendly atmosphere.
Rehabilitative Tai Chi Al Fresco | Weds., July 6 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Dr. John Wilson Community Garden, 99 White Pine Dr., Black Mountain | Free, Registration required | Revival Rehab Fitness and Wellness’ Karl Ginalski uses gentle movements to calm stress + ease the nervous system.
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
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Registration for UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing ProgramFall 2022 Writing Workshopsopens tomorrow, Tues., July 5. Workshops offer virtual and in-person options and are available in five, ten, and 15-week classes. 🖊️
Wondering what to do with summer’s fresh fruits + vegetables? The WNC Farmers Market has shared three recipes to maximize all that fresh fare: fresh corn salad, frozen watermelon cocktail/mocktail, and peach cobbler. 🍽️
Summertime means that while you’re out exploring the Great Outdoors, wild critters like poisonous snakes are too. Do you know how to handle an encounter with copperheads, timber rattlesnakes + cottonmouths? Check out this list of do’s and don’ts from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. 🐍
Independence Day. America has been celebrating this day for 246 years, since the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted on July 4, 1776. Round up the kids, friends, or just yourself and head to Lake Julian Park or downtown.
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We are absolutely enamored with the new mural local artist Wyatt Grant has contributed to Moog Music’s studio lounge.
The piece includes both elements of Moog history and Bob Moog’s love for nature in a dazzling display. And if that wasn’t cool enough, there’s also a collection of hats, shirts, and other items — even onesies.
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