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16 Jobs that Turn Uncommon Skills into Income
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Jen “Odd” Glantz here!
My favorite question to ask people these days is:
What’s an odd skill of yours?
I’m not just asking that question because it’s a good icebreaker (can’t you tell how fun I am at parties LOL) but because I want to help them make more money.
When we’re thinking of side hustles or new jobs for ourselves, we often look at our resume.
But I hope you realize that your work experience isn’t the only experience you have to offer.
Don’t discount what makes you odd.
Because it could lead to extra cash money landing in your pocket.
Oddies But Goodies
I read a lot of books and try to save them here on this list for you to check out when you need a good read.
If you need a digital facelift, check this out.
My current favorite way of earning passive income is through CD ladders.
Odd Jobs that Turn Uncommon Skills into Income
Professional Whistler: Individuals with an exceptional whistling ability can offer their services for events, recordings, and even commercials requiring melodic whistling tunes. Example.
Professional Snuggler: Some people offer cuddling sessions to clients in need of physical comfort, making use of their nurturing and empathetic skills. Apply here.
Bed Tester: Furniture companies and hotels employ bed testers to evaluate the comfort and quality of mattresses, ensuring customers get a good night's sleep. Details.
Human Statue Performer: Street performers who specialize in imitating statues or freeze-frame poses can earn money from tips and event bookings for their artistic talents. Example
Voice Actor for Virtual Assistants: With the rise of virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa, individuals with unique and soothing voices can find work providing voiceovers for AI interactions. Learn more.
Sommelier for Water: The art of water tasting has emerged, with experts analyzing the nuances of various waters' flavors and qualities for restaurants and events. Interesting.
Professional Line Standers: People hire line standers to wait in queues for them, particularly for events or product releases. Example.
Feng Shui Consultant: Experts in arranging spaces for optimal energy flow and balance, helping clients create harmonious environments.
Dog Food Taster: Ensuring the quality and taste of pet food, these testers assess products to meet pets' palatability standards. The details.
Foley Artist: Creating sound effects for movies and TV shows using everyday objects and unconventional methods. Learn how.
Body Part Model: Having a particularly attractive hand, foot, or another body part for modeling in advertisements and product promotions. Example.
Ice Sculptor: Creating intricate sculptures from blocks of ice, often for events, exhibitions, and weddings. Learn more.
Riddle Writer: Crafting puzzles and riddles for games, events, and brain-teasing challenges. Search for gigs.
Body Language Expert: Analyzing nonverbal cues to help individuals improve their communication and social interactions. Example.
Balloon Artist: Crafting intricate balloon sculptures and designs for parties, events, and entertainment. List your services here.
Professional Plant Whisperer: Providing care and advice for plants, using knowledge of their needs and growth patterns. Just like this person.
🙂 Work With Jen Glantz:
👏Workshops & speaking: I just spoke at Adelphi University and Guardian Insurance.
See you next week my odd pen pal.