With the end of 2017 just around the corner, many are planning the way they will spend New Years Eve. The way many Sydney-siders spend New Years is sitting from midday until the major fireworks display at midnight. On a hot day, this is torture, so there is an alternative.

Airtasker, a website for posting any odd job or service, has been found as a great place to post a job for reserving your NYE Fireworks position. People are already posting jobs for four people to mind a spot for them until 9:30pm before they swap over and take over. It is essentially paying someone to sit through the worst of it all so you can have a relaxing dinner and drinks before taking your seat as though it were a theatre and the show was about to start. Some are looking to avoid the crowds and seeking a rooftop or balcony to view the fireworks from, if you have the space available, what an easy way to make money.

For those looking to make a few quid this NYE, be the bidder! Making a couple of hundred dollars is not a bad way to welcome 2018 either. For those looking to get someone to mind a spot for them, posting a job is easy on Airtasker and it then follows bids from people offering to do it for you. Once a deal is done you’ll be able to contact the bidder and payment is handled through Airtasker after the job has been successfully completed.

Have a safe and happy new year from everyone at EFTM.