25 Odd Jobs that Make Good Money

25 Odd Jobs That Make Good Money

1 Shot Girl

She is the one who prepares test tube sized shots of tequila and Jell-O. They are paid 25 cents per shot that they sell plus the tips. This translates any where between $300 and $600 per night.

2 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.

3 Pearl Diver

An average pearl diver in Australia earns about $1300 per day while it is $500 and above in America. It is a risky proposition though.

4 Oil And Gas Diver

If diving is your passion then you can combine it with some odd jobs like inspecting oil rigs, laying pipes and welding under the waters. You could easily earn $80,000 per year.

5 Airplane Repo Man

If you are a born sales man then consider selling airplanes for a change. Plane costs run in millions of dollars and 10% commission means a lot of money, to the tune of 10,000 to $900,000 per plane. Reselling just one plane can help you set aside a fortune for life.

6 Bounty Hunter

This one is really an odd job to be doing. Bounty hunters help in getting a criminal who has skipped out on bail, back to jail. They can earn anywhere between 10 to 45% of the bail amount. Higher the risk, higher the money you make.

7 Voice-Over Work

For just 5 minutes of dubbing audio for cartoons and commercials you could earn $325. Even a novice can make up to $80,000 per year.

8 Lipstick Reader

This lady will read the lip prints of women in high teas and parties and earn anywhere from $25 to $50 per hour. The reader tells about the personality and future prospects of the person.

9 Human Statue

This is an age-old odd job which requires dressing up as a cartoon or an idol and appearing in promotional events or theme parks. Human statues make about $25 to $200 per hour.

10 Human Scarecrow

This is an odd job for the rural dwellers. You get paid $10 to $15 an hour for assisting your friendly neighborhood farmer.

11 Focus Group Participant

This is like an offline survey participant. Being a part of such groups will pay you $40 to $100 an hour and you will be required to give your opinions on products, ideas or services.

12 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 a maximum of $200 per donation, women can demand up to $8,000.

13 Mystery Shopper

Anonymous shoppers and service evaluators are employed by companies and auditors to assess their merchandise, quality, cleanliness and behavior of employees at workplace. You could easily make $100 per week doing a single assignment.

14 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 favorite star. A weekend on the sets can et you up to $200 per day.

15 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 would like modeling then you could earn about $50 an hour doing this job.

16 Body Advertiser

Painting your face in logos or etching tattoos on your skin are the best ways to become live ads for companies. You could earn anywhere from $100 to $5000 based on the size and importance of the tattoo.

17 Crab Fisherman

Fishing for crabs could make you richer by more than $60,000 within a few months. These are frequently taken up by college students to clear their education loans.

18 Crime Scene Cleaner

Not everyone wants to do this job and also the reason why it is a high paying odd job. Starting at $35,000, you could end up earning 6 figure salaries in no time.

19 Embalmer

Another one which has not many takers is the job of a dead-body sanitizer. Average salaries range from $45,000 upwards per annum.

20 Luxury House-Sitter

Taking care of luxury houses while its owners are on a vacation is a cushy job to have. 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.

21 TV Watcher

Watching TVs to provide viewer ratings or write subtitles is a profession that is catching up fast. You could earn a starting salary of $25,000.

22 Waterslide Tester

This involves testing water slides in theme parks and luxury pools for quality, safety, speed etc. A professional waterslide tester not only gets a great salary but also the experience of travelling to exciting places.

23 Elevator Mechanic

With a salary of $70,000 and above, who would not think of fixing elevators and escalators, especially when it requires no professional qualifications?

24 Trash Collector

A garbage collector's job may be looked down up on, but not any more if you know it earns him $60,000 or more per annum.

25 Toy Creator

If you are a child at heart and have not had your fill with toys, then here is a job where you can relive your childhood forever. Starting with $35,000, toy creators can make loads of money based on their creativity.

25 Odd Jobs that Make Good Money

shared by ShaeLynn on Dec 23, 2012 in Business


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Odd jobs provide an excellent opportunity for job seekers to make good money, as they have less competition. Besides making huge bucks, you might find yourself a viable career.
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