Coolest Side Hustle Ever!


#1

Was just talking to a guy I met at the gym who said he bought a monster truck for $103K!!! Obviously, the first thought that popped into my mind was “Are you f**king kidding me!?!”. I “politely” asked why he decided to take out a small mortgage to buy a truck and he had a great answer!

He said that he can make between $250 to $3,000 a night at shows where he drives around crushing cars and racing other drives in the mud!!! I was floored and quickly apologized for my snarky tone. He is a much wiser man than I and I definitely earned the Jackass of the Day Award!!!:sweat_smile:


#2

That sounds like a lot of fun! I bet you can probably do 1 show a week so an extra $1200 to $10,000 per month doesn’t sound too bad


#3

Its almost like a really fun rental property that you can destroy things with!!!


#4

Coming to a demolition derby near you: The Frugal Finisher! It’s crushing cars and coin alike lol


#5

I wonder what the upkeep would be on that?? Surely an oil change is more than $19.99 and 20 minutes at Jiffy Lube…


#6

That is the BEST thing I have heard all day! Hahaha


#7

Exactly, and I’m guessing repairs, replacement HUGE tires and the like are very expensive. I used to go to Monster Truck Rally events with my dad, and there were always breakdowns, rollovers, etc. This looks like a huge money loser to me.


#8

Wouldn’t mind seeing his income vs expense breakdown. And how much value he puts on the fun he must be having


#9

That. Is. Awesome!

However, can he actually find well paying gigs often enough to make his ‘investment’ worthwhile?


#10

He said that he could probably get three or four a month. I think he has been wanting to do this for a while and is probably willing to travel far and wide to do shows. I’ll have to catch up with him next time I see him


#11

It sounds to me more like a hobby that pays for itself with the expenses people are mentioning. But any hobby that supports itself gets respect from me.


#12

I think one also have to be mindful about what hobbies/activities one decides to take up. Knew of a lady that liked sky diving, and was planning to become a sky diving instructor. She loved this sport, spent a lot of time and money on it, but one day she had a bad crash with the ground. She was not able to work her old job anymore, multiple fractures and brain injury. This was a few years ago and recovery is very partial.
I think society has encouraged people to take up risky activities as it has been looked at as being cool. Doctors have said there is an epidemic of accidents/injuries stemming from extreme sports. I rather call it extreme risk taking. My frugal thought is : is the pleasure worth the cost if something goes wrong. Is it worth it? Medicine cant fix everything.


#13

I would pay 20 bucks just to sit in it. Glad he didn’t crush your car to make his point.