I know a lot of people who bust their a**es all day, every day and don’t make a whole lot of money.
And, on the flip side, I know some OTHER people who don’t do much at their jobs and they make a lot of money. Like, stupid money.
But maybe we’re the stupid ones because we don’t know about them…
What jobs are out there that are pretty easy but pay surprisingly well?
Here’s what AskReddit users had to say.
1. Not bad.
“I worked as a massage “model” at a massage school.
My job was to lay there and be massaged for a few hours while the students did their lessons or took their exams.
It was £30 an hour which isn’t loads, but better than the £10 an hour office job I had before.”
2. Power play.
“My next door neighbour works in a power station. His job is to sit in front of a monitor and make sure everything is working well. If something goes wrong, he calls the appropriate work station and they fix the problem.
Because an alarm sounds if something is out of sync (which rarely happens) he is able to play games or read a book 99% of the time. He is on $150 per hour to basically play games and chill at work.”
3. There you go.
Not even super complicated stuff, I’m 33 and self taught.
I make in the mid 100s.”
“As a closed captioner broadcaster for the News, I work from home.
I set my own hours and earn anything from $50 to $70 per hour, depending on the assignment.
It takes a lot of money to get started, but the payoff is well worth it.”
5. The way it goes.
“My first real job was Starbucks and I busted my behind every day. Came home exhausted every day.
Now I have a white collar job making 4 times as much and I sit on Reddit at work because it’s the slow season.
6. Sounds good.
“I.T. Manager at a university.
Managers just have to rubber-stamp timecards, confirm parts orders, and make sure the techs don’t all take vacations at the same time.”
7. I’m in charge.
“Call Center management.
Not even something high up like operations or quality assurance, even being middle management can be lucrative. I’ve worked a few call center jobs, the people on the bottom absolutely get f**ked over, overworked, stressed out… but once you get to management it’s easy.
Last call center job I worked, I got promoted to management just due to how long I had been there. After the promotion, I was paid 50K per year to sit at home, listen to people do their job, fill out paperwork and have the occasional web meeting. I spent more time playing video games and working out than anything else while on the clock.
Funniest part to me is that when I gave my notice, they tried to offer me a promotion to stay because I was such a hard worker. I was super tempted to laugh and tell them how little work I actually did in a day.”
“I have some relatives that work for the (US) Federal Government that often talk about jobs where they work in areas like Accounting and Project Management that make over $100,000 and might on a busy day have as much as two hours of actual work.
My Aunt was talking about this one older women near retirement that made over $120,000 a year and her only job was running some transactions every morning, which usually took no more than 20 minutes, then she would spend the rest of the day knitting at her desk.”
9. Well, there’s that…
“Vanna White’s job on Wheel of Fortune.
She gets paid $4 million a year walking back and forth in an area of 20 feet.”
The bulk of my job is essentially helping ICU nurses get through annual basic life support.
Now that it’s all on computerised dummies, I basically just click the link for them, adjust hand position now and then and sit back.
I watched Jurassic Park today because every one is up to date.
I make $120k.”
11. Staffing and recruiting.
“Staffing and recruiting but SPECIFICALLY on the business development or sales side of things.
I don’t even make sales calls much anymore… It’s just repeat clients. They call me up and say hey we need a Quality Manager ASAP!
I say cool! What does it pay and what are the top 3 things you need to see on a resume!
I get that and then give it to recruiters who spend a week or two finding the right person and walking them through the hiring process.
I spend 15 minutes on the phone and a month later I get a fat commission check.”
12. Government work.
“I do admin work for the Government. My pay is 55K. At best I get 5 emails a day with about 2 that actually concern me.
No B.S; my phone has rang about 20 times since June 1st. On a super busy day I have about 45 mins worth of work to do.”
Do you know of any more easy jobs that pay pretty well?
Tell us all about them in the comments.
Thanks a lot, friends!