You can get paid to be an interior designer in Animal Crossing now

Step aside OnlyFans, there’s a new virtual side-hustle in town.

by Jenna Mahale
05 May 2020, 10:27am

With the cloud of a pandemic hanging over the economy for the foreseeable future, it’s tricky for those beginning to enter the workforce to envision a stable income, let alone from a creative dream job. But miracles do happen. For instance, you could become an interior designer for your Animal Crossing: New Horizons home, which lets be honest, is the only home most of us will ever own. No, I'm not crying, I'm fine.

A luxury homeware brand called Olivia's has announced a new initiative which will pay people actual money to design non-actual homes. These "consultants" will give their clients advice on how best to create a sense of aesthetic harmony in their island home, providing a list of recommended products and styles to use, all while making sure it doesn’t break the (Bell) bank. I mean, you really do not want to piss off Tom Nook.

And as a virtual design consultant you can expect to earn upwards of £40 an hour. Or you can also set your own rates, if you really want to scam people. All you need in order to be eligible for the position is a Nintendo Switch, a copy of the AC:NH game, and a strong internet connection.

“The release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons couldn’t have come at a better time,” founder Nick Moutter said in a press release. “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."

Hard to believe this is real but hey, it's a new world now. That's quarantine baby! Think you fit the bill? Register your interest here. You might never need to trade turnips again.

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