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We all dream of being paid for doing nothing. Yet, obviously, the reality is that it is unlikely to happen for most people. You can get close, though. You know the old saying, “Find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” If that’s not an option, here are 13 jobs you can get and earn a good living without having to work yourself to the bone.

1. Night Shift Security

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This job is the best if you are looking for a quiet position with decent pay. At night, it’s rare for issues to arise (depending on the location.) In many cases, you’re basically babysitting a building.

2. Professional Sleeper

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You can get hired by mattress and blanket companies to test out their products before they go commercial. Literally, getting paid to sleep…sounds like a dream!

3. Server Farm

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You get paid to be on the floor with the servers to ensure they run correctly. If one happens to break, you change the server or repair it. However, this rarely happens, so you’ll spend most of your time getting paid to look at servers.

4. Rural Firefighter

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Being in a rural town means that most of the time, not too much is happening. You may have to go out for a few calls, mostly medical, but for the most part, you’re being paid to wait for a call to occur.


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NASA does a lot of testing before they implement technology for space launches. At one point, there were positions for people to lay around in a bed so they could study muscle loss.

6. Concierge

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Being a concierge at a building can require minimal work. You will collect parcels and mail and deal with minor customer service duties for those who live in the building. Depending on the residents and the location, it can be pretty quiet.

7. Olympic Swimming Lifeguard

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This type of lifeguard is watching trained professionals who know how to swim. Yes, there may be the odd time a freak accident happens, and you are needed, but most of the time, you’ll be paid to watch the Olympics.

8. Pet Sitter

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For the most part, watching a pet doesn’t involve much work. Depending on the client, you may be required to walk a dog or clean a litter box, but the majority of the time, you’ll be paid to stay in the same house as the animal and keep it company.

9. AI Prompt Designer

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Companies will pay technologically savvy people to write out prompts for AI to generate copy, images, content, etc. You are getting paid to get information from AI.

10. Bridge Tender

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This job requires you to sit and listen to the radio. When you hear a request from a boat approaching the bridge, you’ll press a button to lift the bridge and allow the boat to pass through.

11. Warehouse Nightshift

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The majority of deliveries happen throughout the day. You are there to tend to what is left to do overnight, which can be next to nothing.

12. Donation Drop-Off Center

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Usually, there are only a few drop-offs a day. In the winter months, because of the weather, there are even fewer.

13. Parking Attendant

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There is some minor work to do, but it goes by fast—the majority of the time, you are making sure the automatic kiosks are working correctly.

10 Red Flags To Watch Out for at Job Interviews

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Interviewing for a job is stressful. And it can be nerve-wracking when you have to endure many questions and intense scrutiny. But as disorienting as the interview process can be, it’s crucial that you get a feel for your potential employer as they do for you. One person took to a popular online forum for some guidance and asked; what is the biggest red flag during an employment interview? Here are some of the top responses. 10 Red Flags To Watch Out for at Job Interviews

23 Places To Find Non-Phone Work From Home Jobs in 2023

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There is a variety of non-phone work-from-home jobs that pay well. These online careers include transcription, bookkeeping, tutoring, writing, and more. They typically have flexible hours and pay hourly, with some even offering incentives and bonuses for good work. Here are 23 places to find non-phone work from home. 23 Places To Find Non-Phone Work From Home Jobs in 2023

Have Fun and Pay the Bills With These 30 Jobs

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Making enough money to get by is also stressful, especially if you’re trying to live frugally. Some people thrive off of high-paced, high-stress work environments, but most do not. Luckily, there are plenty of unique, fun jobs that pay well for those who don’t work well under stress. Have Fun and Pay the Bills With These 30 Jobs

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