People Are Getting Paid To Work As Interior Designers On Animal Crossing
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If you're one of the people who have become obsessed with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, then pin your ears back for what could potentially be a nice little money spinner - or, a great way to blow some of your own hard-earned cash.
In times of hardship and uncertainty, a lot of people are having to get a bit creative to make ends meet.
Whether that is trying to turn a hobby into something a bit more lucrative, or turning your hand to something completely different - say, delivering supplies from Asda instead of being a TV actor - people are developing some intriguing side hustles.
So, the latest one that might interest some - if probably, few - of you is that you can now get paid to be an interior designer on Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
First up, let's actually explain what that means.
Basically, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a video game released earlier this year for the Nintendo Switch that allows players to develop their own life on a desert island, including making mates with animal chums, gathering up stuff, and fishing.
It's all very wholesome, but if you're not into it, probably completely bizarre.
Anyway, a big bit of that is designing the home that you're going to live in, which is where luxury homeware brand Olivia's has decided to step in.
They've launched an initiative that will allow people to pay 'consultants' to design their in-game homes for maximum harmony and feng shui or whatever.
They'll also help out by selecting a list of products you can buy that won't cost the earth.
Oh, and apparently you can earn as much - or even more than - £40 per hour doing this sort of work.
The game has become a rapid success - at least in part - thanks to much of the world currently being in lockdown.
AC:NH gives them a place where they can isolate on their own desert island surrounded by pretty colours, soothing music, and their own cavalcade of animal chums.
In a press release, Olivia's founder Nick Moutter said: "The release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons couldn't have come at a better time,
"With everyone social distancing and many people completely isolated from friends and family, this game allows them to stay connected while immersing themselves in a virtual world away from the stresses and restrictions of current life."
So, Olivia's are actually paying someone to revamp people's houses on a video game. As if these times weren't alienating and strange enough.
Hey, if this is right up your street, you can register your interest on the Olivia's website and they'll set you up with someone.
Tom Nook won't believe his eyes.