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20 Most Fun Jobs in the World (That Also Pay Well)

20 Most Fun Jobs in the World (That Also Pay Well)

While working is often viewed as a torturing process to make both ends meet, it doesn’t actually need to be like this. Some jobs are dull and tediou, others are fun, interesting and enjoyable. And the pay is awesome too!

To help you find a fun job that makes your life more interesting, here I’ve got you a list of 20 fun jobs in the world that pay well. You may soon regret not reading this earlier.

1. Ferrari Driving Instructor

    How fun is it? To be paid to drive a Ferrari while others save so hard just to do so.

    How well does it pay? From $90,000 to $120,000 a year

    Requirement: Extensive experience in professional racing and expert training.

    2. Video Game Player

      How fun is it? To play video games for a living as if we are having our leisure time 24/7.

      How well does it pay? $50,000 a year, dependent on the demand

      Requirement:

      • Be really good at the game. Not normal type of good but MLG level of greatness.
      • Have a huge love for video games.

      3. Private Island Caretaker

        How fun is it?

        • Very own piece of nature
        • Very own solitude
        • Embark on your very own adventure on an island

        How well does it pay? Up to $100,000 a year

        Requirement:

        • Good Swimmer.
        • Passionate in water sports.
        • Adventurous.
        • Highly communicative in writing to promote the island and weekly report back to headquarters

        4. Food Stylist

          How fun is it?

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          • Turn edible things into a piece of art, preparing and styling them for photo-shooting of magazines and cookery books.
          • You may need to brush on some tender chicken and most importantly, after all the “makeup” and “dressing”, they are still okay to eat!

          How well does it pay? $77,000 a year

          Requirement:

          • A great aesthetic sense.
          • Profound knowledge on food.

          5. Voice Actors

            How fun is it?

            • Get paid by making funny voices.
            • Wear whatever you want in the studio (Pajamas, cosplay costumes, … you name it!)

            How well does it pay? Up to $80,000, dependent on the experience

            Requirement:

            • A great voice and a great control of voice

            6. Unexploded Ordnance Technician

              How fun is it? Get paid blowing up things!

              How well does it pay? A stunning $150,000 a year

              Requirement:

              • Professional Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) qualifications

              7. Ethical Hacker

                How fun is it? Hired to legally hack into computer systems (and be proud of doing so).

                How well does it pay? $100,000 to $140,000

                Requirement:

                • Certified Ethical Hacker qualification
                • Global Information Assurance Certificate (GIAC) Penetration tester qualification
                • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) qualification

                8. Crossword Puzzle Writer

                  How fun is it? Design your own mind-blowing crossword on newspaper and lead the readers to a maze of words.

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                  How well does it pay? $70,000 a year

                  Requirement:

                  • Extensive knowledge on wide-ranging vocabulary
                  • Able to meet tight schedule

                  9. Video Game Designer

                    How fun is it? Unleash your creativity and make your own video game

                    How Well Does It Pay? Around $80,000 a year, dependent on experience

                    Requirement:

                    • Minimum a higher diploma in video game design or computer science. Preferably a bachelor degree.
                    • Enthusiasm and knowledge on video games.

                    10. Blimp Pilot

                      How fun is it? Fly an eye-catching blimp all day to get your paycheck.

                      How well does it pay? $70,000 a year

                      Requirement:

                      • Preferably over 1,200 hours of flight time
                      • Preferably a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate
                      • Preferably a commercial rating

                      11. Toy Designer

                        How fun is it? Realize your kidult dream and design toys for the real kids.

                        How well does it pay? Approximately $70,000 a year

                        Requirement:

                        • A degree in any field related to toy design
                        • Great passion in toys and how toys make children happy
                        • Knowledge of toys kids at varied ages love to play

                        12. Fortune Cookie Writer

                          How fun is it? Spread your wit and wisdom by writing some one-liners that can not only appeal to but also teach others.

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                          How well does it pay? Up to $70,000 a year

                          Requirement:

                          • With a tremendous amount of ideas. You have to be really prolific to make sure the 3 billion fortune cookies produced each year has a message inside.

                          13. Hollywood Stunt Person

                            How fun is it? Find yourself on the screens in movie theatres, receiving “Wow!”s and applause from the audience.

                            How well does it pay? Up to $100,000 a year, highly dependent on the scale of the movie, experience and the nature of the stunts.

                            Requirement:

                            • Obtained the membership of Joint Industry Stunt Committee Register of Stunt Performers and Coordinators
                            • Excellent physical fitness

                            14. Disneyland Face Character

                              How fun is it? Ever thought of being a Disneyland character? Now you are one. Dress up as your favorite childhood cartoon characters and play as them. (It could be tough though when you had to work under the big costume.)

                              How well does it pay? – Around $32,000 a year

                              Requirement:

                              • Strict height and appearance regulations
                              • Able to impersonate a character
                              • Love children and know how to cater to their needs

                              15. Food Critic

                                How fun is it?

                                • Totally free-of-charge dining experience. Never need to worry where to eat and the budget now.
                                • Chefs and servers giving their best to impress you.

                                How well does it pay? $47,000 a year

                                Requirement:

                                • Outstanding culinary knowledge and sensitive to taste and aroma
                                • Familiar with the workflow in a restaurant
                                • Excellent communication (writing) skills, preferably with a degree in communication, journalism or related fields
                                • Attention to details

                                16. Ice Cream Taster

                                  How fun is it? An unlimited supply of the ice-cold heart-softening delicacy.

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                                  How well does it pay? $60,000 a year

                                  Requirement:

                                  • A degree in food science
                                  • Extraordinary love for ice cream (as you will be having it almost every meal every day)

                                  17. Race Engineer

                                    How fun is it? Closely monitor the race car performance and communicate with the driver. You are actually part of the race!

                                    How well does it pay? $134,000 a year

                                    Requirement:

                                    • A degree in Mathematics and Physics
                                    • Able to work under immense pressure as half a second delayed response can cost a match
                                    • Deep understanding of the racing industry

                                    18. Sommelier

                                      How fun is it?

                                      • Drink wine and recommend them for a living
                                      • Travel around the world to source new wines

                                      How well does it pay? Base annual salary is around $40,000 but a master sommelier can earn up to $150,000 a year.[1]

                                      Requirement:

                                      • Extensive knowledge of wine
                                      • Highly sensitive to taste and smell
                                      • Great communication skills

                                      19. Social Media Professional

                                        How fun is it? While you usually scroll through Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram in your spare time, you now do it at work for a living.

                                        How well does it pay? From $55,000 to $83,000 a year, dependent on experience and duties

                                        Requirement:

                                        • Familiar with the latest trend and different social media platforms
                                        • Extensive knowledge in marketing

                                        20. Radio and Television Announcer

                                          How fun is it?

                                          • Working on-air live definitely offers you rush of adreanaline
                                          • Able to meet celebrities and politicians, and even interview them
                                          • On some occasions, you are invited for some free food and to different events

                                          How well does it pay? Around $45,000 a year

                                          Requirement:

                                          • A degree in journalism, broadcasting or related fields
                                          • Specialized knowledge is sometimes required if you are in specific domain
                                          • Outstanding communication and able to work under immense pressure (e.g. don’t stutter and get nervous in an interview with a Hollywood star!)

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                                          How to Make Money with a Blog (According to 23 Successful Bloggers)

                                          How to Make Money with a Blog (According to 23 Successful Bloggers)

                                          Not too long ago, you believed that making money with a blog was impossible. But after seeing dozens of income reports from other bloggers, you became hooked. Now you’re left wondering if you could achieve similar results.

                                          In this article, I’ll consolidate the lessons learned from some successful bloggers and get you the advice on how to make money with a blog.

                                          How to monetize your blog the right way

                                          A blog is more than a website with words, it’s a brand that solves a problem. When you’re first starting off it’s difficult to make any money. Why? Because no one trusts your brand.

                                          The solution is simple, provide engaging content to build a large audience. Once your blog’s traffic and subscribers have grown, here are the most effective ways you can monetize your blog.

                                          1. Affiliate Marketing[1]
                                          2. Selling Courses[2]
                                          3. Coaching[3]

                                          “Get rich quick” schemes rarely work

                                          Some believe that bloggers had their success handed to them, but this is far from the truth. Their success required sacrifice, discipline and courage to work. And this is where most people run into trouble because they’re unwilling to put in the work.

                                          Your first step to building income through your blog is to stop believing it will be easy to achieve. The trick is to only listen to a few bloggers who are at the position you’d like to be and take massive action.

                                          It can take months or even years before you start earning income.

                                          And when the going gets tough, keep going. Don’t stop. Learn to love the journey more than the outcome and you’ll build a profitable blog.

                                          Executing the right advice leads to success

                                          You need to learn from bloggers with diverse backgrounds.

                                          What motivates someone to build an online business may not inspire you. But there’re strategies some bloggers will share that you’ll resonate with.

                                          So what’s the next step? To start taking action.

                                          How to make money with a blog: Lessons learned from 23 successful bloggers

                                          Browse the list of some of the most influential and down to earth bloggers in today’s time. Chances are that you’ll resonate with a few of them. Take their practical lessons and apply them to your blog.

                                          These bloggers may spark light bulb moments for you and change your life forever.

                                          1. Gary Vaynerchuck – Down to earth entrepreneur who’ll transform your life

                                            Gary is a proud “D” student who helped his dad grow his wine liquor store into a 60 million business. He left the wine business to start his own digital agency, which now generates over $100 million.

                                            Today, he inspires entrepreneurs of all ages through his blog, vlog, and Podcast to take full control of their lives doing what they love.

                                            Lesson: Have the patience to build a successful business.

                                            2. Pat Flynn – Online Jedi who’s fearless to try new ideas

                                              Pat built several sites, is an author of many books and has launched many podcasts. His blog is one of the most popular sites on the web for beginner and experienced entrepreneurs. Despite Pat’s success, he’s still humble and willing to help others.

                                              Lesson: Don’t let fear stop you from stepping out of your comfort zone.

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                                              3. John Lee Dumas – Entrepreneur on fire, inspiring others through his voice

                                                John is the host of EOFire, an award-winning business podcast, interviewing top entrepreneurs. He’s interviewed successful entrepreneurs such as Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Robbins and many more. John is also the author of the #1 ranked book for Podcasting in Amazon. He’s an excellent example of what happens when you chase your dreams and remain committed.

                                                Lesson: Follow one course until success (FOCUS).

                                                4. J Money – Rockstar money expert who injects “cool” into finance

                                                  J Money is an award-winning personal finance blogger, company advisor and money rockstar. He injects a “fun” personality in his blog, adding a sense of “coolness” to personal finance. He’s the founder of RockstarFinance, a personal finance directory filled with useful resources.

                                                  The fresh perspectives J shares about money will leave you pondering for days.

                                                  Lesson: Have fun with your blog to stand out and create engaging content.

                                                  5. Mr. Money Mustache – Badass blogger who’ll transform your financial lifestyle

                                                    Mr.MM’s goal is to help you live a “badass” life. He has unique money saving ideas up his sleeve, such as cutting your grocery bill in half, and DIY solar panels. There are no “generic” articles in his blog, only thorough and well-thought ideas.

                                                    Mr.MM is financially independent and willing to share his secrets if you dare to listen.

                                                    Lesson: Focus on your needs and wants to live your dream lifestyle.

                                                    6. Sam – Thoughtful blogger sharing smart insights

                                                      Sam is a blogger and a real estate investor. His blog has received millions of views and featured in Forbes, Lifehacker, CNBC, and many more. Sam dives deep into topics like real estate, retirement planning, and career strategies. Read his blog and discover why it’s “bookmark-worthy”.

                                                      Lesson: Keep investing in yourself to be better prepared for the future.

                                                      7. Joshua Dorkin – The persistent entrepreneur who never lost hope

                                                        Joshua is a well-known entrepreneur and speaker who’s featured in major publications. He’s built the nation’s largest real estate investing blog and co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast.

                                                        He’s the ultimate example of what’s attainable when you pursue your dreams. His blog is one of the only few you’ll need to reach financial independence with real estate.

                                                        Lesson: Keep working towards your goal despite who tries to stop you.

                                                        8. Ramit Sethi – That “cool” teacher who’ll help you reach your next level

                                                          Ramit is a New York Times Bestselling author. He prides himself on being different, which is why he loves giving away 98% of his material for free. His content is binge-worthy and will bring out the awesome out of you.

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                                                          If you’re ready to master your inner psychology or finance, then stop by Ramit’s blog.

                                                          Lesson: There’s always a way to get what you want as long as you’re willing to put in the work.

                                                          9. Paula Pant – The entrepreneur who took an enormous risk chasing freedom

                                                            Paula is a writer, speaker and freedom enthusiast. It didn’t take long after landing her “dream” job to know it wouldn’t offer the freedom she’d craved.

                                                            Today, Paula has reached financial independence by building many income streams. Her writing style is engaging will leave you questioning your limiting beliefs.

                                                            Lesson: It’s worth risking the odds to live your desired lifestyle.

                                                            10. Steve – Early retiree, fearless to take a stance

                                                              Steve reached financial independence 30 years earlier than the typical American. You can find his work in major sites such as Forbes, Business Insider, and many more.

                                                              Currently, Steve writes detailed content on his blog helping readers achieve financial independence. If you’re looking to save money, or retire early, you’ll love Steve’s blog.

                                                              Lesson: Plan ahead to reach your desired goals.

                                                              11. Robert Farrington – Millennial Sensei for college students

                                                                Robert is a consultant, and a writer dubbed as America’s Millennial money expert. His passion for managing money at a young age led him to create The College Investor. In his blog, you’ll find great resources to crush student loan debt and invest your money.

                                                                Lesson: Be open-minded with how you can express your passion.

                                                                12. Joe Udo – The writer who took the road less taken

                                                                  Taking risks ain’t easy, but there are always a few people who take it anyways. Joe is a blogger, investor and a great example of what risk takers do. He retired before turning 40, after leaving a job he’d been working for over a decade.

                                                                  Joe’s blog shares proven ways to building passive income, and managing your money.

                                                                  Lesson: Taking risks becomes easier when you prepare daily.

                                                                  13. Elle Martinez – The financial superwoman for struggling couples

                                                                    Elle has a passion for money, so much that she’s been writing about personal finance for over a decade. She enjoys helping couples build their finances together, and live on one income.

                                                                    Elle’s blog helps you avoid money fights, boosts your savings, and much more.

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                                                                    Lesson: Find ways to solve the problems you’re obsessed about.

                                                                    14. Len Penzo – Creative blogger who makes personal finance entertaining

                                                                      Len’s blog has received over 9 million visitors. He’s featured in major publications such as the NY Times, Forbes, and many more.

                                                                      Len transforms boring money subjects into engaging content that hook readers for more. If you want to make smarter financial decisions, his blog is a must-read.

                                                                      Lesson: Create engaging content to build a large audience.

                                                                      15. Farnoosh Torabi – Finance expert, inspiring women to unleash their full potential

                                                                        Farnoosh used to borrow clothes and eat $5 Footlongs until she climbed out of debt. Today she’s a journalist, author, TV personality, and financial expert. Farnoosh is the host of SO Money, one of iTunes’s top financial Podcasts. She’s a leader and inspiration to other women.

                                                                        Lesson: View your shortcomings as gifts and use them to stand out.

                                                                        16. Michelle Schroeder-Gardner – Young entrepreneur achieving success on the road

                                                                          Michelle started blogging in 2011 with hopes of improving her finances. Today, her blog is one of the most popular personal finance blogs you’ll find. There’s a slim chance you might catch her on the road, as she’s touring around the US with her husband. Her blog contains advice for growing your income and living a better lifestyle.

                                                                          Lesson: Be transparent about your struggles to build a supportive audience.

                                                                          17. Phillip Talyor – Money expert who knows how to throw a finance party

                                                                            Phillip Taylor or “PT” is a blogger, CPA, and a finance enthusiast. At one point, he’d accumulated a ton of debt and was in need of financial wisdom. He created his blog to document his financial wins, and collaborate with others.

                                                                            Because of Phillip’s passion for finance, he created FinCon. Today, Fincon is the go-to conference where influencers and financial brands meet.

                                                                            Lesson: Hard work is more important than experience to achieve your goals.

                                                                            18. Stefanie O’Connell – The financial role model every woman needs

                                                                              Stefanie started blogging around 2008, at a time when most of America was in a financial crisis. Despite this, she went from living on less than $500 a week to dubbed as a Millennial money expert.

                                                                              Stefanie spends her time helping ambitious women adopt “rich” habits. Join Stefanie’s tribe and start feeling empowered with your finances.

                                                                              Lesson: You can be a role model for others if you’re brave enough to face your fears

                                                                              19. J.D. Roth – Finance enthusiast who’ll leave you thinking smarter

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                                                                                J.D. was a contributor of the “Your Money” column for Entrepreneur magazine. His blog is one of the best personal finance blogs on the web and has received millions of visitors. You’ll find in-depth articles that will leave you making smarter money decisions.

                                                                                Lesson: No matter how big your problems are, there’s always a solution.

                                                                                20. Catherine Alford – Entrepreneur mom, inspiring women to chase their dreams

                                                                                  Catherine is a speaker, writer, and a proud mom of 2 twins. She’s an inspiration for women looking to spend more time with their families. Catherine became best Contributor/Freelancer for personal finance in 2014.

                                                                                  Discover why you don’t need to choose between your career and family at Catherine’s blog.

                                                                                  Lesson: Your story can become the inspiration many are searching for.

                                                                                  21. Natalie Bacon – Life coach and entrepreneur inspiring women to design their dream lives

                                                                                    Natalie is an inspiration for those looking to pursue their passion. She’s featured in major sites like The Huffington Post, Forbes, and many others. Natalie follows her dreams and isn’t afraid of hard work. Her blog contains quality content that will inspire you to take action.

                                                                                    Lesson: Don’t be afraid to change course because you’ll be one step closer to finding your dream life.

                                                                                    22. Crystal Paine – Inspirational entrepreneur who loves to give back

                                                                                      Crystal is a personal finance blogger who’s been writing since 2006. Her site has creative ways to save money on groceries, clothes, toys, and much more. Crystal donates a percentage of her blog’s income towards life-impacting ministries.

                                                                                      Her blog will not only teach you how to save money but also how to live an abundant lifestyle.

                                                                                      Lesson: Focus on helping others first and you’ll build massive wealth.

                                                                                      23. Liz – Frugal expert who’ll transform your bad spending habits

                                                                                        Liz is an author, writer and a frugal expert who enjoys helping others save money. She’s featured in NPR, Forbes, Liz’s blog contains creative ways to save money and reach financial independence.

                                                                                        Lesson: Be bold enough to prioritize your opinion above others’.

                                                                                        Start your blog and achieve jaw-dropping results

                                                                                        Imagine waking in your pajamas and opening your laptop. You notice a few hundred dollars were deposited to your Paypal account. This money didn’t fall from the sky, it came from your blog.

                                                                                        Not too long ago you believed making money from a blog was impossible, but now you’ve finally achieved it. Amazing isn’t it?

                                                                                        This can be your reality if you learn from these successful bloggers. Go through this list and pick your top three bloggers. Take a look at their content (Blog, Podcast, Video), and break your bad habits.

                                                                                        The time has come to transform yourself into the blogger you’d like to become. You’re not someone who only wants to accumulate a ton of cash. You want to live your dream life and impact others doing what you love.

                                                                                        What’s stopping you now?

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