Being a bartender is the kind of side hustle that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. From the money to the people, this job can certainly be beneficial for someone who wants to make good money, with a flexible schedule. I mean, being a bartender is cool. Even T-Pain would be proud of you, that is, if you thinks he’s “cool,” and “give him a wink back.”
Here are 7 cool reasons to be a bartender.
Meeting Interesting People– There’s are a lot of interesting people, to say the least. There’s never a day where you won’t meet any characters. Remember, it’s a bar, so for the most part, many people who show up are seeking to escape their reality, and will most likely not be sober.
Network– The great think about working at a bar is you will meet many types of people, including people who can benefit your future. Working at a bar, I’ve met many people from all kinds of backgrounds, including the movie industry, attorneys, actors, musicians, and many more. As someone who is constantly interacting with people, this is an easy way to make connections through small conversation. A little interaction goes a long way.
Being a “drink expert”– The cool thing about being a bartender is, you have the knowledge about many types of drinks. You can show off in front of your friends, and be like, “Oh, well did you know that the difference between a Joe Collins and Tom Collins is that Joe means Scotch and Tom is gin?” You can be a smart ass, if you want, and tell your girlfriend, ” You forgot to add triple sec to that Long Island Ice Tea of yours.”
Moolah baby– Hello! Who doesn’t want money? There are plenty of ways to make money, and I mean A LOT. First of all, you can book tons of events, from private events to celebrity functions, to house parties. Just imagine what your tips would look like if DaBaby or Amber Rose threw an event? You’d make bank!
Travel, travel, travel!- Just imagine all of the places you can book? Say for instance, they’re looking for a bartender in Miami or New Orleans, and they select you!
You are the superstar!-You are the star of the show. You run this sh–! Just know that you are the bartender, so if people like you, most likely they will come back to see you. You can be whoever you want or even change your name. You are the Beyoncé! You can even do a dance if you want to. Just like a show, if people are entertained, they will come back for more. More people means more money, and you, my friend, are on the red carpet. Smile!
Build social skills- Obviously, we live in a world where we have to talk to people. Sorry, my friends, but social media isn’t the only way to communicate in this world. From meeting all types of people with different personalities and backgrounds, you will have no choice but to build your verbal and nonverbal communication skills.