AMERICANS are finding ways to save some money or bring in extra cash as inflation is hitting all aspects of everyday life. We first
heard about Travis on TikTok. He is a full-time school teacher that delivers lost luggage in the Miami area as a side gig.
A TikTok influencer shared his side hustle which allows him to make his own hours while bringing in hundreds of dollars a week.
A side hustle is a great way to earn money, but it’s even more enticing when it doesn’t take too much time away from what little time you may have left after working your day job.
He walked his nearly 15,000 followers through one of his days delivering luggage.
Not just any luggage, but the lost luggage separated from travelers.
Travis works full-time as a teacher.
When he’s not working on weekends or over the summer, he puts in some hours reuniting lost luggage with its owners.
For one week, he made $800 working four hours.
He does explain that some muscle is required as there are pieces of luggage that can be quite heavy.
How is lost luggage reunited?
If you’ve ever flown, you know there’s a risk of your bags not making it to their destination.
When that happens, airlines do their best to get you your luggage in a timely manner.
Travis took his followers to one storage warehouse where he explained how he goes there to pick up his assigned bags.
On this run, Travis loaded up 19 bags in his SUV.
Travis mapped out his route.
On this day, he made 10 deliveries.
He said he uses the app InRoute to help him deliver everything efficiently.
He chooses addresses that are in his vicinity – on this day it was a 52-mile radius.
He loads his car in order of his deliveries.
He starts with the farthest point and makes his way toward home.
Some stops will require him to drop off more than one piece of luggage.
He said not everyone tips but it’s appreciated.
His biggest satisfaction is when the owner is happy to see their lost luggage.
How did he find this side hustle?
Lots of people commented on his side hustle post asking him how he found this job.
He wrote that he’s been doing it since 2017, when he Googled “driving/delivery jobs” and a listing came up for the job.
He does not work for the airline, but rather the company he is contracted by is called Xpress Bags.
If you’re interested in a similar job, Travis said to Google what’s available in your area.