Fed up with regular working shifts and want to do something out of the box? Then odd jobs would be your right solution! Odd jobs… these jobs aren't ordinary and usual. Sometimes, white collar jobs fail to give the real pleasure of life. There are so many people who work in a tall office building with enough luxuries, sitting in a cubicle with re-circulated air and fluorescent lighting, but unsatisfactorily imagine jobs of others - full challenging, adventurous, unsafe, and most importantly random. As they are odd ones, we don't hear of them on a daily basis, and there are very few who take them up. People prefer to do such odd jobs, just because they need change or they desire to do something extra ordinary. Even there are some people who choose these jobs just because they sound really cool when talking about them. Money never matters in such odd jobs; here some of them don't pay at least decent salary while some of them surprise you with their attractive pay packages. As now, it’s not only the young who look for such odd jobs but also middle-aged folks, who are bored with their dull professional life. Check out the list of some selected adventure jobs, and go on with the best one!
1. Submarine chef
If you are ready to manage minor risks, then you can have a well-paid career as a submarine chef for the Navy. This make you earn $200,000+ in annual compensation. But you have to be prepared for cooking hundreds of hot meals in a small, confined, badly ventilated kitchen and fixed in the submarine.
2. Pearl diver
This is a dangerous occupation, but pays well. As pearl diving involves certification, a number of different skills and a significant amount of risk; a pearl diver can make about $1,200 per day for diving and retrieving pearl oysters. It seems very lucrative, but doesn’t mean that pearl divers can earn hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. In fact, there is particular season during which a pearl diver will work and then can return to another job.
3. Shot girl
It is amazing if woman in her 20s can make about $300 to $600 per night! This is a shot girl, who gets paid 25 cents for each shot they sell at the bar, along with tips, which vary between $1 and $20 per round. This may not be appealing job for all women as shot girls need to wear revealing tops and short shorts.
4. Oil and gas diver
At the best, this is a growing field as the attractive pay package makes young divers go into the dark and cold depths of the sea. Also, some choose this career because of their passion for diving. However, this may not be the most glamorous job, oil and gas divers can earn up to $80,000 per year for tasks like inspecting and installing rigs, welding or laying pipe underwater.
5. Lipstick reading
Lipsology is the art and science of reading lip print. Jilly Eddy, first among the world's Lipsologist, indicated that lipstick reading unveils person’s personality, emotions, characteristics, and energy levels based on the size, shape, color strength, and special markings of a person's lip print. Herein, just paint lipstick onto a woman's lips; if she already has enough on just skip this part, now ask her to kiss a piece of paper. After studying the lipstick print on the paper, tell her something about her personality as well as about her future, with a little practice. Lipstick reading is a descendent of physiognomy, the science of discerning a person's character by cautious observation of their physical features. It’s not only lips, but you can also tell about a person by checking out their clothes, hairstyles, etc. similarly, you can tell about a book by its cover.
This lip reading has become a trend in middle-aged women's birthday parties, bridal showers, and charity events. This is a quite odd form of party entertainment, but it can pay $25 to $50 per hour.
6. Human statue
All you have to do is stand there, and your goal is to make people believe you're made of concrete or stone or metal until you surprise them by batting an eyelash, cracking a smile, or waving. 95% of the time, you just need to set there, dressing up as the Statue of Liberty, a Tin Man, or any other non-living object; on the other hand, that's actually much harder than it sounds. You can make $25 to $100 per hour, if you get a show at a party or promotional event; and if you're working for tips your pay depends on how heavily trafficked that particular area is and how wonderful statue you are.
7. Focus Group Participant
Simply give your feedback on a product or service… and earn $40 to $100 per hour. Focus groups are a way for companies to get important qualitative data on what consumers think. Generally, 6 to 10 people meet in a group, leading by a moderator to grant your opinion on an idea, evaluate a service, or check a product. No need to leave your comfort of your current profession, you can become a focus group participant in your spare time to make a penny for your thoughts.
8. Sperm or Egg Donor
If you're a female, you can make $6,000 to $8,000 for selling your eggs. Male can make $50 to $200 per specimen, however no need to complain… as the process is much easier than it is for female, also there isn’t fear of side effects while women have to take some prescription drugs that can cause unnecessary symptoms. Go through some tests, answer some questions, and then give your goods to doctors who will match them with future parents.
9. Secret shopper
Many leading and popular companies pay people to shop at their stores secretly and share about the experience. Go to a shop, bank, car dealership, or restaurant, just pretend as a normal customer, then assess and gather as much information about the service, quality, and quantity of products, cleanliness of the facility, and overall your shopping experience to report back to the owner of the establishment. Sometimes, you will be given a definite amount of money to spend, but other times such at a car dealership; you need to pretend that you are interested in making a purchase but don’t buy anything in reality. You can be expecting about $100/month in money, food, and merchandise if you work for one company and do one assignment per week. Just make your search online, and you will get list of companies with which you can easily register.
10. Body advertiser
Body advertising is the non-traditional form of advertising; companies pay the person to get a tattoo of the company's logo or website address. These kinds of tattoos are temporary, majority of them last about a month and generally placed on the body's part of your choice, on condition that it's frequently visible to the public. You can earn $100 to $5,000, based on the size and location of the tattoo.
11. Be a Human Guinea Pig
If you live near a university with a medical school, you get chance to earn around $15 to $2,000 by taking part in a clinical research study. The National Institutes of Health lists more than 300 clinical studies that need volunteers. Such clinical test isn’t just a one-time source of funds, it’s a career. Some on-the-job threats are sleep deprivation, tubes up your nose and lungs, altered diets, poop examinations, and regular blood draws along with some long-term penalty of potentially dangerous drugs. Fair standards are sometimes questionable as clinical trials are outsourced to private companies to a greater extent. Though lengthy trials can pay in the thousands; industrious guinea pigs have noticed making upwards of $80,000 yearly.
12. Voice-over talent
Give 5 minutes for dubbing audio of cartoons and commercials and you can earn median salary of $104,057 and a potential salary of $428,655! Really amazing, isn’t it? You may have heard about the popular TV series, The Simpsons, just sure yourself by making search on how much the voice-over cast made per episode? Getting the right job, experienced one can get paid $325 for 5 minutes of finished audio as well as lesser-known voice-over artists can earn $50,000 to $80,000 annually. Thus, career in voice-over talent is at its peak.
13. Live Mannequin
After all, real is real! It is proven that live mannequins attract more attention compared to the traditional plastic ones… and why not? Obviously, it's more fun to look at a beautiful, nicely figured model in a short skirt than unnatural, lifeless object with bad hair. Such Live Mannequins can earn $50 an hour for posing as part of a window display or at a store's doorway, sporting the shop's latest fashions.
14. Furniture tester
Are you famous as couch potato? Then, furniture tester is the ultimate dream job for you. Even, this task can make you earn $6 to $10 per hour. It includes tasks like sitting, wiggling around, leaning back, etc. Being a furniture tester, you might be asked to test up to 200 pieces of furniture a day.
15. Ice cream taster
No one can easily convince that eating ice cream can pay. But this is true; and its average salary is $56,000. You have to test up to 60 packages of ice cream daily. Also, there are some ice cream tasters, who help in finding fresh flavor of ice cream. Getting paid to eat ice cream is somewhat like entering heaven's buffet bar.
This is not the complete list, there are many more. Just find the right one, and entertain an idea of spending your hardworking days!
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