22 Jun Top 10 of the most unusual jobs around the world
Come to think of it: If you actually believe you are tied to your corporate job or position, you may have to think again!
Ellevest CEO, Sallie Krawcheck asserts that the quest to achieve career success at large corporations and big-name firms is no longer the norm, as smaller firms and start-ups currently lead the way. A former business executive, Krawcheck left the comfort of corporate America and Wall Street to seek the volatile waters of entrepreneurship.
The above depicts that the lure of the 9-to-5 is gradually giving way to exclusive, unique professions, occupations, gigs, or whatever you would like to call it. Co-working, freelancing, itinerant travelling, etc., the opportunities for generating exciting and lucrative income keeps expanding.
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In this article, I picked out a list of the 10 most unusual jobs in the world. Some show ingenuity; others are simply just naughty. Take inspiration from these, and begin on something that really appeals to you.
Golf ball finders
Have you ever wondered what happened to those golf balls that fall a long way from the location of play on the golf courses or into the sea? It turns out that there are some whose duty and passion is to locate these balls and return them back to the inventory room. Average pay: $25 to $35 per hour.
Producers of the award-winning TV sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, got this one right on the number. If you have one or several appointments, i.e. at the clinic, the shopping mall or even at the movies, and you do not want to miss out on getting good positions, take advantage of hiring a line filler, to hold a place for you.
Line fillers stand in the line while you take care of an equally important activity elsewhere. Average earnings: $15 to $25 an hour.
Now workers can take the heat out of domestic cleaning, by carrying out cleaning with clothes off! An emerging profession, Naturist or Nude workers take on the responsibility of handling clients’ numerous duties; however, with one condition: duties must be carried with the hireling’s clothes off!
Nude workers are paid according to the different stages of undress. A completely nude worker would attract more hourly rates compared to a worker who is half-nude. Some clients do identify themselves as ‘naturists’, and thus like to move around their homes without clothes on. So, they are hoping they would be able to hire (and pay) workers who feel comfortable in their natural skin.
Naturist workers earn between $35 to $45 an hour. You can compare that to the minimum wage at Starbucks.
Lonely and in need for some company and warmth? Need someone to be around, and possibly give you some hugs? Welcome to the world of professional cuddlers. Hired at between $45 to $60 an hour, with an all-night stay attracting a different payment plan, professional cuddlers come to your home to keep you company and give you strong hugs. A legal arrangement is usually signed so the client do not get any unusual ideas.
Travelling poker dealer
Definitely, those interested in this profession should be good at dealing a sleight of hand. Travelling poker dealers travel around to offer dealing services to different clients and casinos. Average compensation fall between $35 to $45 per hour
Also, with the proliferation of online casinos, the demand for poker dealers could expectedly rise higher.
Human guinea pigs
If you enjoy waiting out to try new drugs, and interested in helping the human race move forward, you could sign up to test new drugs as they come up. Clinical trials participants earn according to the projects involved, and severity of the trials. Some have earned $200 to try some newly created drugs, and note their side effects.
Cesar Millan started as out as a farm assistant on his grandfather’s farm because of his affinity for animals. Much later, he realised he had the uncanny ability to communicate effectively with dogs. Migrating to the United States, he began work as a limousine driver, where he met Jada Pinkett Smith. A successful handling of her pet led to referrals to other celebrities, and enabled Millan build a career out of managing pets.
And as they say, the rest is history. Milan caters to an impressive clients of celebrities. He’s been featured on Forbes, the Huffington Post and the Washington Post. He hosts a TV program and has a documentary on the National Geographic Channel.
All of these achievements results from being a dog whisperer.
Video call girls
Typically trending from the adult industry niche, video call girls however draw the line between outright modesty and full-fledged pornography. These girls provide their services, via Skype or other video channels, to cater to their client’s amorous appetites. Offering different stages of undress, subscribers can gaze, look and stare, however that’s where the line gets drawn. Average pay: $10 to $15 an hour.
Fast food tasters
When fast food companies introduce new items to their menu, they post vacancies for tasters. These individuals, looking through the perspective of the consumer, evaluate the taste and packaging of the new item, and decide the best way to present it to prospective consumers.
Testers get paid different rates, as well as they get to take the free meals.
Body part model
Take advantage of the pristine parts of your body, by offering those parts to advertising or marketing companies, for advertising purposes. Models are usually used present a product in an appealing manner, however, it turns out you do not have to be a model to advertise a product. If your hands, legs or feet look great in a product, send a snapshot to the product maker, hankering for a deal. You just might get one.
Would you like to venture into a career that really excites you? Do you think it is possible that you can earn lots of income doing it? Pick up the skills that you’re good at and really appeal to you, and take advantage of a good linkedin profile writing service, and get on to offering those skills around the world.