Professional “huggers”, mourners hired, and other ways of making money.
Nowadays, it seems like we can hire people to do almost anything for us. This includes walking our dogs, organizing our house, and even hugging one another when we feel lonely.
A professional “hugger” can be hired to snuggle with you for $ 60 per hour. An “undercover bridesmaid”, or professional mourner, can be hired to accompany you on your big day.
These are just a few of the oddest jobs we found when compiling this list of most unusual professionals.
Snake milkers extract the venom of some of the most dangerous snakes, including the rattlesnake and cobra. It is common to extract poison from snakes to make an antidote for hospitals and laboratories. The retail price can reach up to $ 1000 per gram.
Professional bridesmaids can be hired to help brides on their special day. Jen Glantz is the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. This company provides personal assistant services for brides (and their wedding party) and “undercover bridesmaids”. The fees range from $ 300 to $ 2000.
Professional mourners assist in funerals and grieve the loss of the deceased. Rent a Mourner, a UK company, specializes in this field and offers mourners for approximately $ 70 for two hours.
You can find dog surf instructors at some seaside resorts. These people are paid to teach your dog and you how to surf. Some locations even offer dog-only classes.
The “sensory scientist” also known as face testers is a trained person who uses their hands to evaluate the efficacy of products like lotions, cleansers, and razors. They can make up to $ 25 an hour and work part-time.
For cuddling strangers, professional “huggers” can charge as high as $80 an hour. However, this job can be difficult for some, according to Samantha Hess who works in Portland.
It’s not as easy as it seems to be a professional viewer. According to Investopedia.com, professional viewer “often analyze new shows and video to find the right clips that could be used in a news program or television show.” In 2005, Jimmy Kimmel offered a $ 500-$600 weekly salary.
The remains of loved ones are often used by ash portraitists to create beautiful artwork. Some people hire these artists after cremation to create a keepsake such as a necklace, or a glass sculpture.
Companies that make toothpaste, gum, mints, toothpaste or mouthwash often employ breath testers. They provide feedback to manufacturers and evaluate the effectiveness of the products.
Companies that make dog food usually hire human tasters to test the quality of the products. They taste the food and determine its nutritional value.
The chicken sexers determine the sex of a chick based mostly on intuition. Their salaries can exceed $60,000 per year and they work in commercial poultry farms, mainly in Japan and the UK.
The professionals in line do something that most people don’t have the patience to do: wait in line. These professionals are particularly busy during major sales events (think Black Friday) or new product launches (say, an iPhone). Although rates vary, one professional claimed that they could make up to $ 1000 per week.
Fortune cookies are real work. They are written by real people. Cookie makers often hire staff or freelancers to create messages that have inspirational or humorous destinations. According to EHow.com, these professionals can earn approximately $ 40,000 per year.
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