The Eight Easiest Jobs on the Planet
If work stresses you out, chances are you don’t have one of the THESE jobs. Here’s a list from Yahoo of the eight easiest jobs on the planet.
#1.) Eating Chocolate. The food tasters at Godiva can sample up to 50 bonbons a day, but it actually requires TRAINING. And as you’d imagine, it’s a hard job to get. But food testers can earn up to $70,000 a year.
#2.) Watching Videos of Kittens. Web editors at websites like CuteOverload.com spend hours combing through footage of kittens, puppies, and other baby animals. Casting agents for the Animal Planet show “Too Cute” do the same thing.
#3.) Being a “Mansion-Sitter”. It’s exactly what it sounds like: House-sitting for rich people. Veteran house-sitters with good reputations can charge up to $200 a week . . . plus they get free room and board.
It’s usually just for a few weeks or a few months at a time, but you can apply to be a “mansion-sitter” on the website LuxuryHouseSitting.com.
#4.) Watching TV. There are a few different ways to make money doing it. At Nielsen . . . the company that does the “Nielsen Ratings” for TV shows . . . researchers watch eight hours of TV a day for about $10 an hour.
Or if you type REALLY fast, you can write captions for the hearing impaired for a starting salary of about $25,000 a year.
#5.) Making Do-It-Yourself YouTube Videos. I’m not sure I’d call this a JOB, but people definitely make money doing it.
Videos that show how to do simple things . . . like whistling, folding a paper airplane, or tying a tie . . . can get a TON of clicks, which earns you ad revenue.
According to Yahoo, if you make a few good videos, you can bank up to $100,000 a year, which sounds WAY too high. But according to YouTube, hundreds of people make that much or more each year.
In an interview last April, the guy who posted a video called “How to Tie a Tie” on YouTube in 2006 pointed out that, quote, “It’s nice to get paid for doing absolutely nothing.”
#6.) Reviewing Spas and Massage Parlors. The CEO of Spafinder.com has gotten THOUSANDS of massages in her life.
Freelance writers and editors for spa-related websites and magazines review spas all the time, and get paid between 20 and $90,000 a year.
#7.) Professional Sleeper. This year, a travel site in China called Qunar hired three people to pose as guests at hotels all over the country, and assess things like thread count, wi-fi strength, and how soft the pillows are.
According to Yahoo, they can make around $1,500 a month.