Did you know that 71 percent of people feel dissatisfied with their jobs? They either don’t feel engaged, hate their hours, or don’t get paid enough. Many feel bored with the work they do.
Are you ready to start a new career you love?
There’s no need to get bored at work anymore. Most people aren’t aware of how many awesome, exciting, and well-paying jobs are out there. You could be living your dream life testing ice cream (see below)!
It’s time to give your career a boost of happy juice. Keep reading for seven fun jobs that pay well.
1. Video Game Tester
Your girlfriend can’t yell at you for gaming if you’re getting paid, right? Make this dream a reality by becoming a video game tester.
First, you get to work from home. The video game company you work for will send you different versions of games. You get to sit on your couch, in your underpants, testing them for money.
What are you testing, exactly? Testers look for bugs in the game. When you find one, you figure out how to reproduce it and send a report.
So, you might end up playing the same level of the same game for 12 hours.
Video game testers get paid by the hour or on an annual salary. An experienced tester can make around $55,000 a year. To land this dream job, check out the “Careers” page on different gaming companies’ websites.
2. Cannabis Writer
The world of freelance writing is continually expanding. Especially when massive new industries take the stage, like the world of cannabis.
Cannabis companies and health sites will pay you to write about cannabis. Experience with the green is an asset.
If you already partake in the hobby, why not get paid to write about it? Use your knowledge and experience to share your opinions in the industry. This field is always changing so prepare to be constantly learning and getting more info.
Pay rates for writers vary. Some make $30 000 a year, others into the 6-figures. The better you get and the more bylines you have, the more you can make.
3. Ice Cream Flavor Creator
As mentioned above, you can become an ice cream flavor creator and live happily ever after. Ben & Jerry’s hires a team of Flavor Gurus who create the different tubs of frozen gold.
Ever come up with an insane combination of ingredients that turned out amazing? This could be the perfect job for you!
Flavor Gurus work out of the headquarters in Vermont. Quality control is the name of the game, so every new flavor must get tested to perfection.
Gurus can make up to $200 000 if they have lots of experience and expertise. Beginning salaries are around $40,000.
If this sounds like a dream career to you, find out more on Ben & Jerry’s website.
4. Makeup Artist
Do you spend way too much money at Sephora? Are you always late for work due to caking and baking?
People with exceptional makeup skills can excel in the artistry profession. Work in the mecca of makeup products, Sephora, or work for yourself. Freelance makeup artists make as much as they want to charge.
Some charge very little and earn minimum wage. Others make 6-figure incomes each year. It all depends on your skills, business savviness, and who your clients are.
Top makeup artists bringing in the big bucks often work for celebrities. Movie-set makeup artists are also well-paid. Set your sights high and enjoy working for yourself on the way up.
5. Video Editor
Every company in the world needs video content in their marketing plans. That means there’s a massive demand for skilled video editors.
You could edit promo videos for businesses’ websites and social media pages. Some video editors work with YouTubers to edit their daily content.
At the top level, video editors curate the storylines of films and TV shows. Working in post-production as an editor can be lucrative and exciting.
Start by working on your editing skills. Get the software programs editors use and master them. Create some samples for your portfolio.
Send your resume and portfolio to potential clients. The pay is decent to start but could be insane at the top tier.
6. Private Investigator
Do you watch way too much Law & Order and CSI? You likely dream of being the lead investigator on a case in the TV shows, but don’t want to become a cop first.
Private investigators don’t need a degree in most states. But a criminal justice certification is helpful when landing jobs. You do need to get a license in the state you want to work in.
Then, apply and land a job with a private investigation agency. Most start with an agency, and after years of success, go out on their own.
There are a ton of skills private investigators need to have. Decisiveness, common sense, research, and communication are all invaluable skills.
Private investigators find missing people and criminals for a living. They make anywhere from $40 000 to $90 000 a year. Cha-ching!
There’s nothing like a crisp lager on a hot day to feel refreshed. Or, an English ale on a winter night. Basically, beer is good all year round.
If you agree with that statement, you might enjoy being a brewmaster.
Brewmasters oversee the creation of delicious brews. It can be physical work and you might get dirty. At least you’re not sitting in a cubicle though, right?
Successful brewmasters have strong knowledge of chemistry, food science, and business. You can get a degree in brewmastery from a local college. Then, start working at a brewery under an experienced brewmaster.
Top-earning brewmasters earn 6-figures easily. But you must work your way up the ladder to get there.
Want to Learn About More Fun Jobs That Pay Well?
Don’t spend another day in your cubicle entering data. The world is your oyster and there are tons of fun jobs that pay well.
Think about your passions and interests. Find businesses that facilitate those passions. Apply.
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