Successful 20-Year-Old ‘Makes $5,000 a Week’ with Her Side Hustle turned Full-Time Job Building Homes in The Sims 4 Video Game

Zack Love
5 min readFeb 20, 2023

A 20–year-old woman gets to do what she loves designing virtual homes in The Sims 4 video game based on popular TV shows and movies.

Danielle Howell; credit: @daniellebuilds / SWNS

A woman from Birmingham, Alabama proves that work doesn’t always have to be a chore. In her case, this is her side hustle and she really enjoys designing homes based on popular TV shows and movies.

The U.S. Sun reported that 20-year-old Danielle Howell loves spending hours playing The Sims video game, but it isn’t just for fun…anymore.

In fact, she often makes “$5,000 a week by designing and building homes in The Sims computer game.” This hobby started as her side hustle, but she earned enough to pursue this full-time.

Danielle was working full-time at a grocery store, but became “burnt out.” People recognized her from the popularity of the videos she posted online, and wondered why she continued to work at the grocery store.

She said:

"I was working this grocery job and people there who watched my videos would ask why I still worked there. One day, I just decided I didn’t want to be at work thinking about what I really want to be doing, I should just do it. So, I handed in my…



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