Fancy being paid to live on a private island? Or for sleeping? No this is not a dream! There are actually such cool jobs in the world! Sad to say, they are in very short supply. But one can always dream right? Who knows, if you try hard enough and keep your fingers crossed, you may just score one of these cool jobs! Here are the top 8 coolest jobs in the world!
Job Description: You can work as a luxury bed tester and spend the day sleeping on the job, under different room conditions, followed by writing reviews about the bed or suggesting improvements. Another option is to participate in experiments where you will be 'forced' to sleep for certain number of hours or even days! The doctors would then monitor your physical and mental states for changes. Besides the obvious benefit of sleeping your days away, you are also actually helping to improve products, or in some cases, advancing science!
How to get this job: To score a job as a bed tester, your best bet is by checking out luxury bed companies. You will be required to have a good command of language and writing skills to convey your experience to the company or via blog. To participate in experiments, you can continually check out research institutes in their countries, like NASA, for availability of such studies.
Job Description: To be a true coach potato and watch several episodes of TV series or movies at one go. After which, you would be required to categorize them according to themes, tag the character to their traits and flag any shows for caution and controversy. This helps to improve the algorithm used by Netflix to make recommendations to users.
Salary: Few hundred per week
How to get this job: By applying directly to Netflix. Usually, there are no specific requirements.
Job Description: Similar to a Netflix Tagger, except that you will be watching movies in cinemas instead and writing reviews about them. Definitely a dream job for the movie buff!
Salary: An average of $82,000 per year.
How to get this job: To nail this job, you would usually be required to have at least a bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or communication studies. It would also help if you have previous journalism experience and strong passion for movies. You can try applying through the various news agencies for such openings or start out independently.
Job Description: Do you love thrills? If so, this job is for you! The responsibilities include testing slides and reviewing factors like adrenaline rush and biggest splash! You would often be required to travel to different countries as well.
How to get this job: You must possess strong written and verbal skills, be experienced in social media and willing to travel to overseas. Do keep a lookout for vacancies on water theme park websites!
Job Description: To spent $4000 within a month to purchase products using certain online services. You would also be required to upload an entertaining public video each week that showcases the process behind the purchase.
Salary: $4000 per month
How to get this job: Directly applying with ShopBack, which is currently the only company that offers this contract role. You should also have a few years of experience shopping online and utilizing mobile apps, with an entertaining personality. Do note that the only vacancy at ShopBack has been filled up recently though. However, you can still dream about it by watching the experience of this lucky guy who was chosen!
Job Description: To sit. Quite literally. All you have to do for this job is to fill up empty seats during award shows such as at the Academy Awards for aesthetic purposes. Sounds good? Sadly, there are lots of non-disclosure agreements you have to sign, meaning that you probably won't be able to talk to the actor/actress that sits beside you.
Salary: $0. This is more of a voluntary job and the only monetary benefit is that meals are provided. However, the intangible benefits like sitting beside your favourite actor/actress are tremendous!
How to get this job: By applying through websites like Audience Unlimited. You can also use any personal connections you might have to gain access to such jobs.
Job Description: Popular in South Korea, live-stream eaters would often consume large quantities of food for hours, eating as loudly and savoury as they can. They would also be required to engage with the online audience.
Salary: As much as $9,000 per month, depending on popularity.
How to get this job: You can start by creating an account and uploading their content on Afreeca TV. There are no strict requirements for this job. You just need to be sufficiently entertaining to attract viewership, although good looks are definitely a plus point!
Job Description: If you love the sun, sand and the sea, this job is for you! Caretakers will write blog articles and photo journals about their experience. Some jobs may also require you to do some basic housekeeping or maintenance work.
Salary: Up to $300,000 per year.
How to get this job: You must be skillful in basic maintenance work like plumbing, carpentering and gardening. It will also be beneficial if you have a friendly personality and genuine passion for nature.
If you find that you have the required skills and are extremely passionate in that area, there is no harm in trying. Having said that, that does not mean you should quit your current job now and go all out seeking these jobs! Instead, keep your expectations realistic. Also, many of these cool jobs may not be as great as they seem and there are always some disadvantages. As the saying goes, ‘The grass is always greener on the other side”!
For many of us, including me, these jobs will remain as merely dream jobs. Jobs that we hope to have yet will never actually pursue it seriously enough to get it. We should strive to make our current job ‘as cool as possible’!
For those looking to have a cool freelance job that supplements your income and allows you the flexibility of working from home, do check out the job role of being an online research respondent at PanelPlace!
Till the next time,
The PanelPlace Team
professional sleeper, netflix tagger, movie critic, water slide tester, cheif shopping officer, seat filler, live-strem eater, private island caretaker, online research respondent