Do you want a job that pays you to do practically nothing? These jobs are about as close to that as you can get. They essentially pay you to be lazy or simply do things that you would already do anyway!
A house sitter is the ideal job for someone who wants to get paid a little cash just to sit around. It’s like the opposite of paying rent! You get paid to live in someone’s house and keep an eye on things and bring in the mail when they are away on vacation. It probably won’t pay all that well, but it is really easy and especially handy if you need a place to stay.
CUTE PET AGGREGATOR
Do you spend more time than you care to admit looking at pictures and videos of cute animals on the Internet? Then you’ll be thrilled to know that there is a job that actually pays you to do just that. It is called Cute Pet Aggregator and it pays about $40,000 for people to go out on the web and find all of the cute pet media they can for websites or shows on networks like Animal Planet.
Why pay to visit a spa or resort when you can be paid to visit them? Resort critics are actually paid to visit the location and check out all of the amenities including massages and super comfy beds and then report their findings. And you can get paid up to $90,000 annually to do it!
Most security guard jobs involve sitting or standing around and doing nothing for your entire shift. You might have to get up and walk around and check your perimeter once in a while, but mostly you are paid to do nothing. Be aware that if there actually is a security issue, you can actually find yourself in real danger!
Good news! You can actually make money while you are sleeping! Professional sleepers can make about $18,000 a year by participating in sleep studies. So while it probably won’t substitute for a full time job, it is a super easy way to make some extra cash.
Get paid to have someone take your picture all day? If you are part of the selfie craze, that probably sounds like a perfect job! So it’s not exactly doing nothing, but it’s way easier than a lot of jobs and you can get paid hundreds or even thousands of dollars a day!
NIGHT SHIFT HOTEL FRONT DESK CLERK
If you don’t mind changing your sleeping schedule, try working as a night shift hotel desk clerk. Especially if the hotel is a small one or it is the off season, you will be lucky to see a few guests a night and the rest of the time you can spend doing whatever you want, like studying or reading or playing games on your phone.
Do you take a ton of pictures everywhere you go? Why not sell some of those pictures to a stock photography website and make some dough? Or you can even set up your very own stock photography website and cut out the middle man.
PROFESSIONAL VIDEO GAMER
If you hate to go to turn off your video games and go to work, stop doing it! There are a few ways you can actually get paid to play video games. If you are really good you can become a professional video gamer. You can also get a job being a video game tester and help designers find bugs. You can also go it alone and make videos of yourself playing with screen capture software and do walkthroughs or other videos and post them to your own website with ads to make money.
If you love to eat, this is the job for you. Food Testers get paid $40,000 to $75,000 a year to taste test a variety of foods, so it’s probably best if you aren’t picky! Otherwise, getting paid that much to sit around and eat all day, plus free food? Where do I sign up?
PARK TOLL BOOTH OPERATOR
National Parks are often only busy during certain times of the year yet are usually open year round. So if you operate the toll booth, you can be paid to just sit inside there while only occasionally having to complete a transaction. Just watch out for the busy holiday weekends!
WORK FOR NASA
NASA is actually paying people $5000 a month for 3 months to lay in bed. They are doing a bed rest study in order to help determine the effects of zero gravity on the body. If you want to apply for the study, you can do so here. You have to be a non-smoker, healthy and be able to pass an Air Force medical examination.
Even though it has basically been determined that the job of elevator operator is no longer needed, you can still find these people in elevators around the world. And they are basically getting paid to push a button and ride an elevator up and down all day. Not a bad gig.
Don’t get me wrong, being a lifeguard is a very important job. But especially if it is a pool or beach that isn’t very busy you are essentially getting paid to sit there and watch people swim all day.
If you live in the UK, you can get an awesome job getting paid to watch Netflix, which you probably already pay to do anyway! All you have to do is be a serious TV and movie buff and then help Netflix analyze movies and TV programs that aren’t yet streaming on the service. Sounds like a dream come true! Now if only it would open up to the US!