It’s only March, but if you are anything like me, you’re counting down the days until it’s warm enough to head to the beach.
Because not only is beach weather warm and the water inviting, but that also means that you’re on summer break!
(That is, if you’re not taking summer classes).
But even though you could be hanging out on the beach, you should be finding ways to make money in the summer, right? After all, it’s hard to balance a job with school, so you need to make the most out of the time you do have.
But you can actually make money by hanging out at the beach.
Don’t believe me?
Well, did you know that there is a whole group of people who make a living by metal detecting?
Before you write this off, just think: spend the morning searching for money in the sand and spend the afternoon playing in it. How perfect does that sound?
This is such a profitable niche that there are whole companies built around metal detecting, and their favourite place to do it just so happens to be at the beach.
After all, what do you think happens to all of that loose change when somebody jumps in the water with their pockets full? Well, the waves pull the change out of their pockets, and it ends up being washed up to shore and buried in the sand.
If you’ve ever found a bill at the beach, you can imagine how much change you can find there, too.
The pros have expensive equipment, metal detectors, and coin counters, but if you’re just starting out, all you need is a metal detector and they don’t have to be expensive.
You can actually rent them at some beaches (but those are the ones that will be less lucrative. After all, people will have rented the detectors and found the coin).
You can also find expensive jewelry (though the best thing to do with this is try to find the owner for it. But hey, if nobody claims it, it’s yours!), among other things.
Other great places to find some spare cash include parks, playgrounds and sports fields. Check anywhere that might be hiding money under brush, sand, or soil.
You don’t have to work at the concession stand to make money at the beach this summer. Metal detecting is fun and very profitable.