The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is finally (almost) here and while most people are arguing over who will end up ruling Westeros or whether or not Bran Stark is the formidable Night King, some are taking their GoT obsession straight to the bank. According to the online local services marketplace Bark.com, you can now earn up to $53 per hour by teaching High Valyrian, the language of the Essos.
Available in both the U.S. and U.K., GoT experts can now put their binge watching to good use by becoming a High Valyrian tutor. To don such a title, fans are required to provide proof of their knowledge of the fictional language and "create a variety of reading, writing and speaking exercises for students, alongside role-playing scenarios to enhance the learning experience." Looking to brush up on Valyrian yourself? Fans can also use the same service to hire a pro tutor near them.
Upon launching the learning service, Bark.com co-founder Kai Feller said, "Game of Thrones is more than another hit show, it's become a worldwide sensation! And with the highly anticipated final season fast approaching, the show is more popular than it has ever been. That's why we've launched our latest service, High Valyrian tuition. High Valyrian is a complex language and this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who has worked hard to become fluent to share their knowledge, not to mention it would be a fantastic string to any fan's bow!"
As many super fans know, the High Valyrian dialect is now comprised of about 2,000 words and was actually created by linguist David J. Peterson for the HBO adaptation (though a few words and phrases do appear in George R.R. Martin's original fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire).
The night may be dark and full of terrors, but at least you've got a side hustle Daenerys would be proud of.