Most people are seeking convenience and security when looking for a job. In today’s digitised era, more and more people prefer to be in a job that requires them sit around all day and work on their laptop instead. However, if you want to stand out from the crowd and love to challenge yourself, here are 22 odd jobs, taken from Addicted to Success, you might want to consider as alternative career choices:
Embalmer – This is a dead-body sanitizer job. Not many people are willing to do this job but average salary of this job range from $45.000 upwards per annum.
TV watcher – You might never heard of it before. This job requires you to watch TV to provide viewer ratings or write subtitles. This profession is catching-up fast today. You can earn money starting from $25.000 for this job.
Elevator mechanic – Who would think this job can give you great salary? This job earn more than $70.000 per year. An elevator mechanic does not need to have professional qualifications but it might be a risky job.
Toy creator – Toy creator can make loads of money based on their creativity. Staring with $53.000, you can also get rid from stress by relieving your childhood memory.
Crab fisherman – Fishing for crabs can make you richer by more than $60.000 within a few months. Usually, college students take this job to clear up their education loans.
Live mannequin – This is the latest rage in high-end stores. They employ people to parade down with a dress of your choice. If you like modelling then you can earn about $50 per hour.
Mystery shopper – Do you like shopping? Then you must love this job. Anonymous shoppers and service evaluators are employed by companies to assess their merchandise, quality, cleanliness and behaviour of employees at workplace. You can easily make $100 per week doing a single assignment.
Focus group participant – This is like a survey participant job. Being a part of such group will pay you $40 to $100 an hour and you will be required to give your opinion on products, ideas, or service.
Human statue – An age-old job requires you to dress like a cartoon or idol. After that, you should appear in promotional events or theme parks. Human status make about $25 to $200 per hour.
Voice-over work – This skilled work can give you $325 maybe more per 5 minutes. Even a novice can make up to $80.000 per year. What you need to do is to dub audio for cartoons and commercials.
Airplane repo man – If you are born to be a salesman then consider selling airplanes for a change. Plane costs run in millions of dollars and 10 percent commission means a lot of money. You can earn up to $900.000 per plane. Reselling just one plane can help you set aside a fortune for life.
Oil and gas driver – If diving is your passion then you can combine it with some odd job like inspecting oil rigs, laying pipes and welding under the waters. You could easily earn $80.000 per year.
Submarine cook – Working as a senior submarine cook in Australia could fetch you $200.000 per year. If you have about 6 years of experience as a cook on the sea, then this job is for you.
Lipstick reader – This job is like a fortune teller. You need to be able to read lip prints of women in high teas and parties and earn anywhere from $25 to $50 per hour. The reader tells about personality and future prospects of the person.
Bounty hunter – This one is really an odd job to be doing. Bounty hunter helps in getting a criminal who has skipped out on bail, back to jail. They can earn anywhere between 10 to 45 percent of the bail amount. Higher the risk, higher the money you make.
Sperm or egg donor – If you are young and in good health then this is an easy way to earn your second income. While men earn only maximum of $200 per donation, women can demand up to $8.000.
Body advertiser – painting your face in logos or etching tattoos on your skin are the best way for live ads for companies. You can earn from $100 to $5000 based on the size and importance of the tattoo.
Movie or television extra – Becoming an extra for a movie or TV cannot only give you quick money but also a chance to feature with your favourite star. A weekend on the sets can get you up to $200 per day.
Crime scene cleaner – Not everyone want to do this job and also the reason why it is a high paying odd job. Starting at $35.000, you can end up earning 6 figure salaries in no time.
Luxury house-sitter – Taking care of luxury houses while its owner are on vacation is a cushy job. You get paid for lazing around in a palatial house with food and other amenities for free and a $200 per week allowance. Great if you need a paid quite time in luxury.
Trash collector – A job as garbage collector might be looked down upon, but not any more if you know that it earns him $60.000 or more per annum.
Waterslide tester – This involves testing water slides in theme parks and luxury pools for quality, safety, speed, and more. A professional waterslide tester not only gets a great salary but also experience of travelling to exciting places.
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