I guess it’s safe to assume that every job takes at least some effort, but there’s no doubt that some people work super hard and don’t make a lot of money and other folks don’t do a whole hell of a lot and they’re rolling in the dough.
It’s just the way the world works.
But today we’re gonna get clued in about what we’re missing out on.
AskReddit users talked about jobs out there that are low-effort and pay pretty darn well.
Let’s see what they had to say.
1. Call centers.
“Currently working from home in a call center.
2 years of experience across different departments, and now I only handle special cases. Currently in the runnings for a proper leadership position.
I’m a combination of excited and terrified because my current position allows for hours on end of being paid to do almost nothing and I’m afraid I’ll get in over my head with real work when I’m helping to manage a whole team.
That said, still excited though.”
2. Not bad at all.
“When I was backpacking I signed up to a temp agency in Sydney who would hire “well presented” front my of house staff for corporate firms who liked to have a pretty, young, well-dressed thing manning the reception desk whilst their clients came.
I often got paid $30-40 an hour to welcome clients, show them to their meeting room, pour some water and order their catering. And that’s all I did. In fancy beautiful offices overlooking Sydney harbour bridge etc. Once their regular receptionist got back from leave I’d be popped onto the next one.
I did a stint at Sydney University at one of their newly built research centres, all I did was direct people to the lifts and the right part of the building for their meeting. I made enough money doing this to backpack through the entire East Coast of Australia over 3 months.”
3. All it takes.
“Business Intelligence/ Data analyst.
Do you know how to use excel, can you write basically sql, are you able to express yourself clearly and deal with getting variations of the same 10 questions for the rest of your career?
Congrats, welcome to making 100k.”
4. Project Manager.
“Project Manager for US Based Fortune 200 Company, permanent work from home, make six figures, and I do maybe 4 hours of actual work each week.
I have my home office set up where I have 2 gaming monitors connected to my gaming laptop sitting on my desk directly in front of me. Then I have my work laptop sitting to one side that’s got the volume turned up so I hear if I get an email or message.
When I do, I handle that, then go back to my personal laptop. Most days I’m either playing video games, watching movies, browsing reddit, studying for new certifications, or doing stuff around the house like laundry, dishes, cleaning rooms, food prep, etc.
People on my team constantly say things like “Man, this workload is insane.” I’ve got the same and even more than some. It’s so boring. But, they’re paying me to d**k around most days.”
5. That’s good.
“If you can land it but very difficult architectural 3d modeler and render guy. Usually firms hire out the work or they have interns do it .
Some firms never have this set up so I become that guy , make around 90k in LA.
Usually I model buildings in 3D , texture , then render. It’s fun and no one bugs you.
I have everything sort of automated except for the building part . I give them around a week so I can get the renders out.”
6. Back and forth.
“Driving the massive dump trucks that serve mines.
Starting salary is like 70k and all you do is drive back and forth all day.”
7. The friendly skies.
“International Pilot! I make $200k a year as a wide body first officer.
None of the decisions fall to me, I fly one leg to Europe (I get a couple hour nap on each leg), I get 24-48 hours in a cool city, then I fly 1 leg home (couple hour nap again on the way home).
When I’m home there is nothing I could conceivably do for work so I just get to enjoy my many many days off. Don’t get me wrong the training was intense, but man, my job now is stupid easy.”
“Fractionation Operator. Only HS degree. I have made over 6 figures the last 3 years.
I have subscriptions to every streaming service bc basically all I do at work is watch series and movies. Especially on midnights. Sometimes we get busy but for the most part its super boring and just chilling out.
We have a turnaround next week that will last 2 weeks and we will have to do actual work, which will suck. But other than that its just browsing the internet and watching Netflix.”
9. I’ll be on my phone.
“I work at a heliport where I just get a couple passengers bags, put them on the heli and then go and sit on my phone for however many hours until the heli get back.
Rinse and repeat. Roughly $70k”
10. Time well spent.
“Made $55 an hour supporting an American system… during grave-yard hours.
I was, literally, the only person in one of 3 huge buildings. All dark except for my lowly office.
For the first few nights, security would come around to see why the light were on all night…
I received no calls nor emails, ever, at any time. This lasted for 4-5 months. I slept most of the time, and, of course, got myself banned from sub-Reddits.”
11. Sounds amazing.
I’m a water tour guide in Hawaii. I make 4 times what the average person my age makes. Half the time I’m chillin in the water or on the boat, the other half I’m a lifeguard, information dude, and boat flight attendant lol
Thank you tourists!!”
12. A good gig.
“A forklift driver.
Usually gets as much money as a person in middle management.”
13. Holy s**t!
“If you can create the right software as a service business, it’s basically free money.
I licensed out a software I wrote to 2 large franchises and basically get paid $15K a month to stay home and ensure it’s running 24/7”
How about you?
Do you know about any low-effort/high-paying jobs?
If so, please share them with us in the comments. Thanks a million!