New side hustle: paid to wait
(NBC News) Good things come to those who wait, and that can mean in a long line. It can be boring, time consuming, and at this time of year, cold.
An app called "Inline4You" can help.
"The app is much like an Uber in that it allows people to connect with each other to either do the line sitting or request the line sitting," says InLine4You's Darren Hromadka.
Through the app "hoppers" can hire "spotters" to hold their place in line, then switch places when they reach the front.
People also use spotters for conventions, Broadway tickets and even sneaker and iPhone releases.
It's a lucrative side hustle for line sitters.
The average line sitter gets about $25 per hour, but "hoppers" have paid up to $125 per hour to get to the front row of general admission events.
Read more on the TODAY Show's website.