August 2, 2017

23 Jobs That Seem Too Good To Be True

If you could do anything, what would you want to do for a living? There aren’t too many people who want to spend the rest of their working life sitting at a desk staring at a screen. Unfortunately, too many people end up stuck in a job that they don’t like. One of the big reasons for this is that people don’t believe that cool jobs really do exist.

Woman on tropical beach working from her laptop sipping a fancy drink.

It’s important to pursue your dream job, but in order to do this, you need to determine what your dream job really is. The next time your watching the news, scrolling through social media, or chatting with your friends and family, pay attention to what people do for a living. While most people will have ordinary old jobs, there will be a handful of folks that have jobs that seem too good to be true.

19 Jobs Where You Get Paid To Play

Jobs that seem too good to be true really do exist. Often times they aren’t your typical job at all. They may seem like something out of the far corners of the Internet or out of some childhood fantasy, but they are real. The key to finding jobs like these is that you need to always be on the lookout for jobs and you need to actively seek out these cool employment opportunities.

So what types of jobs qualify as jobs that seem too good to be true? Here are a few examples of totally awesome jobs:

  1. Video Game Tester
  2. Ice Cream Taster
  3. Professional Cuddler
  4. Driving Instructor
  5. Toy Designer
  6. Stuntman
  7. Instagram Star
  8. Dolphin Trainer
  9. Club Promoter
  10. Virtual Assistant
  11. Ethical Hacker
  12. Food Critic
  13. Island Caretaker
  14. Chocolatier
  15. Disney Imagineer
  16. Travel Blogger
  17. Fortune Cookie Writer
  18. Voiceover Artist
  19. Dog Breeder
  20. Bed Tester
  21. Professional Athlete
  22. Photographer
  23. Water Slide Tester
  24. Netflix Watcher

Yes, people really do get paid to do these things. When you actively search for off-the-wall employment opportunities like these, you’ll increase your chances of finding cool jobs that will make your friends jealous.

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Now this post wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t note that there are lots of job scams out there too. When you’re searching for a jobs that seem too good to be true, turn your spidey-sense on high alert. If an employer offers you ridiculous salaries for little experience, asks for your personal information, asks you to pay for training, has poor online reviews, is willing to hire you within the hour, reveals few details about the job, or has zero web presence it might be time to turn and run.

It’s your responsibility to detect a scam. Don’t get tricked into taking a job that’s not real. That being said, there are still plenty of unique jobs that pay qualified people good money to do cool things.

Learn more about these legitimate, cool, and unique job opportunities on the JobMonkey Unique Jobs Industry Guide today. Whether you want to work hard or hardly work, there are lots of paying opportunities that exist out there. Start your job search on the JobMonkey JobCenter today.

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About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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