NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A New York entrepreneur said he makes up to $1,000 a week by offering a simple service -- waiting in long lines.
Robert Samuel, founder of business Same Ole Line Dudes, said he makes up to $1,000 a week by holding places in lines for product releases, sample sales, Broadway shows, Saturday Night Live tickets and other events.
Samuel said he and his team of professional "waiters" charge $25 for the first hour per line-sitter and they each charge $10 for each additional half hour. He told Salon he recently made $1,000 by waiting 48 hours outside the Apple store in the Meatpacking District for a customer seeking an iPhone 6s.
"I've sat outside in rain, sleet, snow, hot weather, very freezing cold weather..." Same Ole Line Dudes employee Adonis Porch said.
Samuel, who described his business as "like Uber for line waiting," said he has a formula for choosing a line when there are multiple options.
"Between two lines, you always want to go to the left," he told Men's Health. "The majority of us are right-handed and the right side line will always tend to be the longest. We instinctively go to the right."