Top 5 Outdoor Side Hustles for 2020 - Make Money and Get Outside!
It seems like nowadays, in order to make ends-meet, or perhaps to ensure some sort of discretionary income for things you want (or want to do) over and above just surviving, more and more people are finding creative ways to earn income. There is a plethora of listing on sites like Etsy or Facebook swap-n-shop of home-made products people sell to earn money. I have a friend that create t-shirts, hoodies, and sells them on Facebook to supplement her income...she hasn't had the gig going too long but is already getting more orders than she can keep up with. We call this type of thing a "Side Hustle". This is the type of thing you can do in your spare time (when you are not working your "real job" to earn a little extra spending money.
As a dealer of outdoor adventure and treasure hunting supply, I am always trying to find new and exciting products and ideas with goal of encouraging people to get off the couch and get outside. I also love the success stories my customers bring to me. Although a great deal of the time, the users of our products are doing a lot of digging, they quite often do find real treasure - and they can, and do, make money. This inspired us to create a list of activities that accomplish both of those goals - to make money and get outside.
Part I: Metal Detecting Coins - Coin Basics
"Coinshooting" (not coin shooting that's a whole different thing) is a term used in the metal detecting world that describes the hobby of getting out with a metal detector and looking specifically for coins. This angle of metal detecting is much different than others. Relic hunting, for example, involves recovering pretty much every target that is found metal detecting. This includes coins, but also includes iron objects, and pretty much every other target - large and small. Coinshooting involves a much higher degree of target discrimination.
We will get more into sport of coinshooting later. This first post is more about why one would want to go out metal detecting for coins in the first place.