A motorcyclist attending Bike Week in Florida drove off a drawbridge. He wasn’t trying to jump it, he claimed that with the rain he didn’t see the warning lights.  This  happened in on the Main Street Bridge in Daytona Beach as the motorcyclist almost ended up in the water after running through the traffic arm.

As you can see, the motorcyclist ran right past the arms and luckily fell off the bike before it went over the edge of the rising bridge. The rider, Mark Hagen, said he never saw the traffic arm due to the bad weather. He was heading home to Georgia after spending time at Florida’s Bike Week. Hagen is recovering from back, neck, hip and knee injuries that he sustained in his fall off the bike. The lucky motorcycle rider thinks the Florida drawbridge needs more lighting and signage. So it’s not just here in Southwest Florida that the tourists are causing traffic problems. It’s state wide. Thanks to Travis Daily at QYK for pointing out this video to me.

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Los 11 mejores conciertos secundarios para ayudar a pagar la gasolina y el alquiler

  • Food and Grocery Delivery

    Instacart and Shipt bring groceries. There’s Doordash, GrubHub, UberEats to bring food to people. These businesses really exploded during the pandemic and haven’t really slowed down all that much. You’ll need a vehicle, and some hustle, but you can knock down $22 an hour. Unfortunately, these gas prices are really working against this hustle.



  • Online Tutoring

    Are you smart, or can at least pretend to be? Check out TutorMe or tutor.com.  If you want to get out there, you can advertise and educate locally. The best at this specialize in test prep. Depending on how good you are, you can make $18-$40 an hour and with the right setup you don’t even have to leave the house. Keep the camera pointed up so they can’t see your unicorn slippers.


  • Mystery Shopper

    Businesses want people to go into their stores and interact with the employees to see how things are going. Be very careful, there’s a lot of scams associated with this. If your potential employer asks you for money or gift cards or anything shady like that – steer clear. There are legit companies like BestMark and Sinclair Customer Metrics.


  • Flipping Cars (and trucks)

    Hey, people are always looking to flip houses, why not do it with vehicles? There’s always beat up, old, and non running vehicles listed online. If you know how to fix them – you can flip them. Check the auctions too.


  • Rent out a room in your house

    This can be super sketchy and sounds like the beginning of a horror movie, but it can be done. AirBNB is the best place to look into this, when I first moved to town I used a site called Roomates. If you’ve got the space, you can make this work. There’s also a site called Swimply where you can rent out your pool.


  • Rent your car

    If you’re working from home now, this might be something to check into. Turo is basically the AirBNB for cars and you can make around $700 a month. If you have a unique or really nice car you can make more. Jags, Land Rovers, upper end Mercedes and BMWs (cars you can’t rent from Hertz) command a high price.

  • Sell art

    Can you design and draw cool stuff? Check out Redbubble, Merch by Amazon, Bonfire, and Shopify to see how you can make money off those designs.


  • Blog

    There’s still a niche for this if you have the skill. If you can design a website on WordPress and have something interesting to say you can do this. It will take awhile to build a following big enough to draw advertisers so you’ll need to be persistent. Use social media to help you get there. Plus, once you get good at WordPress you can charge other people to design their sites for them.


  • Lend money

    Not to your friends, and not to your family. Use the site called Prosper to loan money to strangers. Sounds crazy? Look into it!


  • Create online courses

    Find something you’re amazing at, and teach others. Hone your skills by building a YouTube channel and Tik Tok. When you’re ready, it’s time to start charging. Udemy is a place for this. Once you’ve uploaded the course there’s nothing more for you to do – just cash the checks.


  • Voiceover, narration, and podcasting

    Here’s one I know about. If you’ve go the voice, a good microphone, and a quiet place to record there’s money to be made. It’s a real feast or famine so be ready for the highs and lows.


Joe Winner spends his days combing through memes and off beat stories to bring you the side of Florida not always seen.