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Are you tired of the same old 9-5 grind? Do you want to spice up your career with something a little more obscure or weird? Look no further!

We’ve compiled a list of the 15 most unusual jobs that you could actually get paid for. And yes, these are genuine jobs which can pay some people a very good living….

Professional Cuddler

Professional cuddlers are paid to snuggle with clients. Clients can be anyone to adults, and they’re usually in need of some extra TLC.

The job requires you to understand the needs of your clients and create a safe and comforting environment for them. You’ll also need to maintain professional boundaries while still being warm and friendly enough for them to feel comfortable around you.

Odour Tester

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be paid to smell things? If so, this could be the job for you. Odour testers provide feedback on products like perfumes and colognes by smelling them and providing their opinions. They must follow safety guidelines when smelling these products so that they don’t get sick or hurt themselves in any way.

Odour testers are also known as “smell specialists” because they have such an acute sense of smell that can detect even the slightest change in fragrance over time–which is important when testing new fragrances!

Professional Mermaid/Merman

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a mermaid or merman, this is your chance. Professional mermaids and mermen work at events and on TV shows, but they also perform in aquariums or even swim with dolphins.

To be successful in this job, you’ll need strong swimming skills and a flair for the dramatic.

Sounds like a made up job? Well, check out HireAMermaid and then come back to us….

Golf Ball Diver

If you have a strong swimming ability and an eye for quality, then golf ball diving might be the right job for you. Golf ball divers collect golf balls from ponds and lakes, which are then cleaned and sold to golfers.

If this sounds like something that would interest you, there are some things to keep in mind before applying:

You need to be able to swim well enough that no one would question why they hired someone who couldn’t swim at all!

You’ll need strong arms so that when people ask how much money they can make diving for golf balls every day (and night), they don’t look down at their flabby arms with disappointment on their faces!

Professional Sleeper

Professional sleepers can be used for a variety of things such as scientific research or to test mattresses for bed companies.

For mattress testers, you can get paid to try out different brands and provide feedback on how they feel while you’re sleeping, or if they make a certain type of noise when you move around in them.

Although it might sound like you spend a lot of time asleep (and yes, you might), the truth is that you’ll also spend time filling out questionnaires, possibly hooked up to cables and wires for research and maybe even woken in the night to test reflexes or answer questions.

Snake Milker

Snake milkers extract venom from snakes to be used in the creation of antivenom. While it may sound like a dangerous job, it is a highly specialized field that requires extensive training and knowledge of snakes.

Snake milkers must know how to handle venomous snakes safely and how to extract venom without harming the snake. They also need to be able to store the venom correctly so that it doesn’t lose its potency.

Iceberg Mover

Iceberg movers are responsible for transporting icebergs from one location to another. This job may seem unusual, but it is a necessary one for areas that need freshwater.

Iceberg movers must have specialized equipment and a lot of experience working with ice. They also need to be able to navigate through dangerous waters and unpredictable weather conditions.

Dog Surfing Instructor

If you love dogs and surfing, this job might be perfect for you. Dog surfing instructors teach dogs how to surf, which can be a fun and unique experience for both the dog and the owner.

Dog surfing instructors must be skilled surfers and have experience working with dogs. They also need to be able to communicate effectively with the dog’s owner to ensure that everyone is safe and having a good time.

Ostrich Babysitter

Ostrich farmers need people babysit their chicks they’re away.strich babysitters must be comfortable working with animals and have experience caring for them.

They need to know how to feed and care for the chicks, as well as how to keep them safe from predators. In addition, ostrich babysitters must have a lot of patience, as ostrich chicks can be quite demanding.

Professional Mourner

In some cultures, it is customary to hire mourners to enhance the funeral experience. Professional mourners are paid to attend funerals and cry loudly and dramatically to create a more emotional atmosphere.

Professional mourners must be able to cry on cue and have an understanding of the customs and traditions of the culture they are working in. They also need to be able to maintain a respectful demeanor while still being emotional.

Bicycle Fisherman

Bicycle fishermen use bikes to transport fishing gear to remote areas. This job can be physically demanding, as it requires cycling long distances while carrying heavy equipment.

Bicycle fishermen must also have knowledge of fishing techniques and be able to handle different types of fish. In addition, they need to be comfortable working in remote areas and dealing with unpredictable weather conditions.

Pet Food Taster

Pet food tasters are responsible for testing the quality of pet food. They taste the food to ensure that it meets certain standards and provides the necessary nutrients for pets.

Pet food tasters must have a strong stomach and be able to taste a variety of foods without becoming sick. They also need to be able to provide detailed feedback on the taste and quality of the food.

Professional Line Stand-In

For popular events, people will pay others to wait in line for them. Professional line stand-ins are responsible for holding a spot in line for someone else.

Professional line stand-ins must be comfortable waiting for long periods of time and be able to deal with crowds and other people in line. They also need to be able to communicate effectively with their client to ensure that they are in the right place at the right time.

Human Statue

If you have the ability to hold a pose for a long time, you could become a human statue. Human statues are paid to stand still in public places and pose like a statue.

Human statues must be able to hold a pose for an extended period of time without moving or fidgeting. They also need to be able to withstand different weather conditions and be comfortable working in crowded areas.

Crime Scene Cleaner

Crime scene cleaners are responsible for cleaning up crime scenes after the police have finished their investigation. This job requires specialized training and knowledge of how to handle hazardous materials.

Crime scene cleaners must also have a strong stomach and be able to work in a high-stress environment. They also need to be able to work quickly and efficiently to ensure that the area is cleaned up as soon as possible.

Professional foreigner

This role is popular in the far east, especially in China or Japan. By being a professional foreigner, you’re expected to turn up and look like you’re part of the company for meetings or conferences. You might need to pretend to be an investor, but often it’s just for the prestige of having a foreigner in a meeting.

Professional foreigners will need to be ‘business presentable’, and have a good quality suit. Both men and women can be hired as professional foreigners.

In conclusion, there are many unusual job opportunities out there for those who are willing to look for them. These jobs may not be for everyone, but they offer a unique and interesting career path for those who are willing to take the plunge.

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D Abel-Smith

Freelance content writer, real-life Londoner. Probably on his Macbook in a south London coffee shop.
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