Want to Make More Money? Try These Unusual Jobs

by Miranda Marquit · 0 comments

Are you looking for a way to earn more money? One thing you can do is get a second job.

Most of us don’t like to think of getting a second job — one is bad enough. But there are some unusual, and even fun, jobs that pay reasonably well, providing you with the extra income you need to boost your family finances.

Who knows? According to Yahoo! Finance, many of these unusual jobs might actually make good replacements for your “real” job:

  • Hot Dog Vendor: In my neighborhood are some folks who spend their weekends during the school year as vendors at the university for sporting events. It’s a lot of work, and it can get hectic, but it’s also a lot of fun. They have equipment for vending, so they can also sell hot dogs at neighborhood events, and assist with school fundraisers. If you have what it takes, the Yahoo! post suggests that you can make between $30,000 and $100,000 a year. Even $30,000 a year isn’t bad for a job you just do on the weekends.
  • Ice Cream Taster: The university here occasionally does a call for ice cream tasters to provide feedback for new flavors at their creamery. Of course, locally we only get free ice cream vouchers as payment. But, apparently, if you can get in with the right company, it’s possible to offer your tastebuds and earn more than $50,000 a year.
  • Personal Shopper: Do you like shopping? Instead of spending your own money, enjoy the fun of shopping without having to use your own resources. As a personal shopper, you buy things that your clients want, from household items to clothing. You can make between $25,000 and $100,000 a year, and you can usually work on your own schedule.
  • Virtual Head Hunter: Many companies are looking for just the right employee. If you act as a head hunter, you can be paid by companies. You can earn more than $250 for each referral you send. Of course, you can’t just give random names; they have to be legitimately good fits. But if you are good at matching people’s skills with employers, you could potentially make a great deal of money.
  • Body Part Model: You don’t need to show your whole body. Sometimes advertisers only need a small part, like a shot of your foot, your eye, or your wrist. You can earn as much as $1,000 for an afternoon of work, according to the Yahoo! post.
  • Human Statue: You could earn up to $100 an hour as a human statue or live mannequin. Consider the options, and whether or not you can stand still (or make only a few movements) for those long periods of time. If you can handle it, you could make decent money.

It’s possible for you to use your creativity to earn a little extra money over time. Unusual jobs can offer you the chance to work your own hours while making money, and possibly even turning one of these jobs into a viable business that could eventually provide you with a primary income.

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