Raking in the Cash: 18 Odd Jobs That Outearn Your 9-5

Who needs a regular office job when you can make money sleeping or crying at funerals? Let’s explore 18 quirky careers that pay surprisingly well and are way more interesting than your 9-5!

Dog Food Taster

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Believe it or not, some folks earn their bread and butter by taking a chomp of Fido’s dinner. Dog food tasters ensure that a pet’s cuisine isn’t just nutritious but palatable too. But take note – you’ll need a robust palate.

Professional Sleeper

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Sleep a lot and considered boring at parties? Turn that into a career. Get paid to test beds as a professional sleeper, a job many tired adults would envy. A cozy bed is definitely better than a desk!

Golf Ball Diver

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Dive right into ponds, fishing out lost golf balls and raking in the green! It’s muddy, it’s wet, but with thousands of balls lost each year, it’s a treasure trove for the brave.

Human Billboard

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Why invest in a billboard when your body is a walking advertisement? Get paid to turn yourself into a brand’s canvas. And it’s not just tattoos; even wearing branded clothing counts. You can be a walking, talking advertisement.

Professional Mourner

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For those who can turn on the waterworks, this gig’s a gem. Attend funerals, cry a river, and walk away with a paycheck. The bereaved get a well-attended send-off, and you get paid to carry tissues.

Ash Portrait Artist

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A bit morbid, maybe, but incredibly lucrative. Turn the ashes of loved ones into memorable art pieces. It’s a touching tribute and a job that’s as uncommon as a snowstorm in July.

Train Stuffer

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Tokyo’s trains are notorious for their sardine can-esque crowds. If you’ve got biceps and aren’t afraid to get close and personal, you could be pushing people into trains – politely of course.

Odor Judge

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Got a nose that knows? Odor judges sniff out the effectiveness of products like deodorants and breath fresheners. It’s a bit smelly, but on the plus side, you’ll always have fresh breath and sweet-smelling pits.

Professional Apologizer

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For those who have mastered the art of saying “sorry” and mean it (or at least sound like they do), there’s a paycheck waiting for you in Japan.

Iceberg Mover

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Help guide drifting icebergs away from oil rigs. It’s Titanic prevention, 21st-century style, and Jack and Rose would be proud. Just remember to bundle up!

Dice Inspector

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Got an eye for detail? Dice inspectors ensure that each die is perfectly crafted for fair play. It’s Vegas baby, but instead of rolling the dice, you’re inspecting them.

Professional Line Sitter

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A lot of people hate queues, but some folks love ‘em – especially when they’re getting paid to warm a spot. From concert tickets to Black Friday sales, your patience turns into cash.

Nail Polish Namer

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“Red” is so passé. Nail polish namers get creative, conjuring up quirky names for those pretty hues. If “Raspberry Rapture” or “Twilight Tingle” sounds like poetry to you, you’ve found your calling!

Fake Wedding Guest

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Get paid to party by becoming a guest at strangers’ weddings. Enjoy the cake, hit the dance floor, and make some cash. Free party atmosphere included!

Snake Milker

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If you’re brave and have steady hands, milking venomous snakes for antidote production might be your call. It’s a hiss and a paycheck, with each drop potentially saving lives.

Breakup Shop Worker

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Dumping someone is hard; that’s where you step in. Deliver the “It’s not you, it’s me” for a price. You’re the bearer of bad news, but hey, if you’ve got to be the villain, you might as well get paid for it, right?

Paper Towel Sniffer

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The sweet smell of success for you might just be sniffing paper towels. Ensuring they’re odorless before hitting the shelves is a job. It’s a sniff, a judgment and a paycheck in the bank.

Professional Bridesmaid

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If you’re always a bridesmaid and never a bride, why not get paid for it? Help brides navigate their big day, from holding bouquets to wiping away those happy tears. You’re the unsung hero of weddings and your wallet knows it!

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Times change, and some of us are old enough to remember how much. Some things that were seen as affordable or reasonable a few decades ago are now luxury items kept as a rare treat, only exist in certain instances (or not at all), or are reserved for the wealthy. One internet user recently inquired, “What was normal 20–30 years ago but is considered a luxury now?” Here are the top 20 replies:

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A recent internet survey posed the question, “Married men: what’s one thing you wish you could tell your wife but won’t because you know it will start a fight?” Here are the 23 best responses.

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Some things never change, and a few products hold onto the past. Here are 21 items that scream ‘Boomer’ and are associated with outdated technology and nostalgic trinkets. Check your home to see if you have any of these relics.

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19 THINGS THAT ONLY OLD PEOPLE SEEM TO HATE (AND NO ONE ELSE CARES)

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As times change, there are inevitably some things that baffle our beloved seniors, while leaving the rest of us in splits or simply shrugging it off. From avocado toasts to e-books, in this article, we’re highlighting 19 things old people hate that the rest of us just don’t understand.

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20 AMERICAN FOODS THAT THE REST OF THE WORLD CAN’T STOMACH

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They say you are what you eat, but for these treats, you might want to wish otherwise. Read on for the top 20 foods that Americans may love but the rest of the world just absolutely can’t stand.

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