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the jobs here are more than just good ideas. i got tired of applying for jobs and getting passed over or filtered out for arbitrary reasons. in america (and probably most of the world) job candidates are filtered any possible way. if you have a freckle on your nose you could be filtered out from getting a job. the jobs below are mostly test based jobs. you have to pass a test or be physically able to do the job. the jobs here are for america, even though most of these jobs are similar in other countries. in south america some people kill rats for money much like americans used to get paid for collecting bottle caps. these jobs are in no significant order
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1. armed forces (army, navy, air force, marines, coast guard, national guard, reserves)
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you have to pass physical tests and have a high school diploma (not GED). you have to be relatively young (probably between 17 and 30). the physical tests are not all fitness tests. a young woman told me she got rejected from the army for not having good enough vision, even though she doesn't wear glasses. you might be able to do the non main branches at any age (coast guard, national guard, reserves)
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2. donating body fluids (sperm, plasma, blood, platelets, stem cells)
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i don't know much about most of these. i donate plasma on a regular basis. apparently how much they pay changes from city to city, but it seems about the same amount of money in each city. you get less money if you are under 175 pounds body weight. i've given blood before and i donate plasma on a regular basis. giving blood is very easy, but plasma is relatively difficult. i don't think anyone would donate plasma unless they were getting paid. it's more like a job than it's not, and they just introduced some benefits for donating on a specific day or a lot in a month and year. it's actually a good source of income. i get between 26 and 66 dollars per week. the bonuses are significant, so 2x-3x the amount of a single donation occasionally if you get a bonus. you can't just go twice a week like you would expect. if you get new medicine or any blood leaks out of the vien under the skin you cannot give plasma until it goes away, and it takes 1-2 weeks for that blood to go away from under the skin. also you have to be in relatively good physical health to donate plasma. you can't be too obese. if you don't exercise regularly and you are over 200 pounds you probably won't pass the blood pressure and pulse tests. it's not for everyone. if you do get accepted to donate plasma, it's very convienent. it fits in with any job, because you can go any day of the week in a 12 hour time period. it only takes between 1 and 3 hours to donate plasma unless you find yourself waiting a long time. the longest it ever took me to donate plasma was 3 hours.
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i applied to be a sperm donor and i got rejected. they didn't tell me why i got rejected. i filled out an application which asked more about my job experience and parent's and grandparent's medical history than my medical history. someone told me they reject sperm donor candidates who don't have college degrees, but i have a college degree. i didn't have any medical conditions on the application. when i got rejected it didn't tell me why. it gave me a generic rejection notice which had common reasons people get rejected. i suggest apply for this, and if you get rejected it's no big deal. the application process didn't take long either. i understand you don't actually get paid for at least a year after you donate your sperm, but it is probably a decent amount of money, and probably each time a woman buys your sperm you get paid. you have to be between 20 and 40 years old. beyond that i don't have any suggestions because i got rejected.
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3. personal trainer or group fitness instructor
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this is something i used to do. all it really requires is getting a 100-300 dollar certification. you can start with AFA as your first certification. it's the cheapest of all the nationally recognized certifications. there are local certifications given by specific gyms, like after i started working for la fitness i could have gotten recertified by la fitness if i wanted to, but the national certification is better and not much more expensive. i also had to be certified in basic first aid (cpr heimlich) which is also offered at the gym you work at or you can go to the red cross. still, for all of the time and work which goes into getting certified, it's a very easy job to get. some gyms want previous experience and or have an interview. the group fitness (aerobics, cycling, yoga) generally doesn't pay well. entry level is 25 dollars an hour and it's difficult to earn any more than 50 dollars an hour even if you are very good and work at the best gym in the area. you can only do so many group fitness classes a week. some people try to make a full time job out of it doing 5-10 group fitness classes a week, but it's a lot easier to deliver pizzas or work a minimum wage job. this is something you don't really get to set your own schedule.
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the personal trainer is good money, but you have to be good at one to one interaction. being very muscular or very pretty or handsome will help you do well in this job. the actual job isn't as difficult as group fitness. you generally earn a lot more money. i think a good entry level position for this is planetfitness. they don't allow tips and the personal training is "free", so it's included in the membership. you wouldn't get paid much but you would get paid doing personal training at planet fitness. i never did personal training, but the certifications are almost identical for group fitness and personal training.
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4. insurance agent
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another job i did. the license tests are relatively difficult, and when i became an insurance agent in 2007 i had to "lie" about my employment because if you have any employment lapse you get rejected to take the test. it's easy to lie and say you have had a job every year since high school. it's not like they check. the tests are difficult but not terribly difficult. the hardest part of this job is not getting hired by an insurance company. the hardest part is selling the insurance. not many people want to buy insurance from a stranger. if you like doing sales, this is a good job to earn money. i suggest trying to sell insurance to strangers. primerica only allows you to sell insurance to people you know, but it ended up costing me a lot of friends when i tried to sell insurance to them. you can try to get hired by merryl lynch or bankers life and casualty or some other insurance agency. you will probably end up working 6 days a week for several years, but it's a non conventional job and you do have the potential to easily earn a lot of money in this profession.
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5. medical
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a lot of people are going into this field all the way from secretaries and cleaning people to doctors, but it doesn't pay as well as it used to. it has great job security too. it seems the pay keeps going down over the years, and i talked to a chiropractor who can't find work recently. don't expect it's good job security either. it might be good job security right now to be a doctor, but you would do better in other professions. still, it's a decent job and easy to get. the schooling and tests you need to do are difficult. people say the doctor boards are the hardest test you can take, but i took an actuarial exam and it was more difficult.
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6. driver (lyft, uber, taxi, limo, school bus, truck)
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this job doesn't seem very difficult to get. all you need is a car or a current license. i don't know what is involved with a taxi, but i do have a friend who does lyft and uber. i think this is better as a side job if you have a type of schedule where you can drop everything and pick someone up at any time. if you want to earn the most money it seems taxi or a limo service is the way to go. truck drivers have to sit for long periods of time and drive usually late at night or for a few days at a time. school bus you probably have to pass background checks and get the school bus license. i don't think any of these jobs would be difficult to get, and the lyft and uber are assured, just not much pay usually.
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7. hunter or fisher
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in america i understand some hunters get hired as contracters. you might have to relocate to an area which needs hunters. you kill animals which pose some sort of a threat to humans. you could also hunt by yourself and sell the animals. i don't know much about this, but i don't think it would be difficult to get into. i looked at gun prices and they started at about 200 dollars for handguns, closer to 1000 dollars for rifles and hunting guns. bow and arrows or crossbows are cheaper starting around 100 dollars and you can reuse the ammo if you can find the arrows or bolts.
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i don't know much about fishing. you can do this on a boat or by yourself. you can fish with a line or with a net. you have to look into the equipment and laws yourself. as with hunting and fishing you probably want some experience before you try to do this to earn money. you might find yourself paying more than you are earning if you aren't good at these.
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8. security guard, police officer, bodyguard
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the police officer has a fitness test and you can't have any significant criminal record. it seems like an easy profession to get if you can pass the tests and get through police academy.
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security guard is generally for ex police officers or people who cannot become a police officer, or for some reason don't want to become a police officer. the security guard probably gets paid less, but it's easier to get money. you probably just have to get a certification.
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a bodyguard helps if you are good with a weapon and or you are strong. i understand there is a standard minimum fee for a bodyguard. you earn more money if you carry a weapon as a bodyguard. still, it seems this is relatively easy to get paid. you just have to go through the process of getting ceritfied or licensed and probably join some kind of a middleman group for connecting bodyguards with clients.
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9. musician
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the entry level musician jobs are parades and orchestras. you won't earn a lot in either unless you are really good. there are a lot of quality volunteer ways to play music and not get paid. you can perform even by yourself if you are good at almost any instrument at bars and karaoke or open mic band locations. in cities you can get a license to play an instrument on the street. obviously this pay varies and i can't see it being very good as a street musician. the best course would be township orchestras. at the bottom level you only get a couple hundred per performance for a band or orchestra. you need to be a really good musician to do even the bottom level though.
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10. substitute teacher
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you can be a substitute teacher in private schools without a college degree or a substitute teacher in public schools with a college degree. you need to pass background checks and possibly have some kind of cert. still, it seems a relatively easy job to do. you only get 100-200 dollars for a day as a substitute teacher, so even though it's not high pay, it's a good side job. this is better if you have a degree in education or are a certified teacher, or have teaching experience. starting out in this job you probably will be doing terrible classes in bad schools, but it's a job.
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11. online survey taker
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i've seen a lot of claims you can earn money doing a job like this, and my best suggestion is to try google's website to see what they offer, but i never had much success earning money this way.
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12. train engineer
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if you live near a city this could be an easy job to get into. you might just need to stand in line metaphorically to get work after you pass the required tests. i don't know. it's worth looking into.
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13. trash picker
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i have a friend who does this. you drive around and pick up things you can sell to locations which pay for things. i think my friend said copper is one of the best things to collect and sell. you can also look for toy stores or locations which pay for clothes. there are also things like wood you can collect, i'm not sure.
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14. trash collector
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you probably have to be pretty fit to do this, because i see trash collectors and they are sweating heavily. i don't expect this is a difficult profession to get into. you just have to be physically fit.
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15. lawyer
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it's a lot of schooling, but i understand you can be a court appointed lawyer if you are just doing it for the money and don't care about earning a lot of money in the future. basically you can be a lawyer who gets money early and doesn't have a good chance of ever earning a lot, or you can join a firm and you won't be doing cases for many years, but that gives you the chance to earn a lot of money later in life.
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16. sports referee, coach, player
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if you choose to be a referee, the referees get paid almost immediately. the coaches get paid more, but they don't get paid initially. the players actually get paid the most at the top level, but less than 1% of players ever get to the top level of their sport. i've heard it's 10 times easier to get to the top level as a referee than as a player. this is my main job currently. PIAA is a good certification to start with for most sports. i highly suggest to start with a volunteer or lesser certification if possible though. even if you have played the sport at a high level or coached before you should try to find some volunteer officiating. just because you pass the piaa test does not mean you can't get fired from the job for doing poorly. it's easy to become a referee, but difficult to stay a referee. soccer can start as early as age 14. i'm not sure the ages for the other sports. i'm only earning $2000 - $3000 a year as an entry level referee in soccer (which is the same in the other sports). this is my 3rd year. i had to pretty much volunteer for the first 2 years, and that's after i played the sport with referees as an adult for a few years. i know another referee played soccer most of his life, and then volunteered for 5 years before he started doing it for pay. another referee never played the sport but volunteered for a few years before officiating. it's a profession which takes a few years before you start making decent money, but it's an assured job. you don't really get to choose when the games are. most games are at night or on weekends, so you can do other jobs also.
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as a coach you can do volunteer or 'travel' sports. in this area the coaches don't start getting paid until high school, so there is a volunteer program built into the coach progression. just find a good entry level league to start with and be a coach.
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as a player you could try to do semi pro. you wouldn't be reading this page if you tried out for professional sports. semi pro is something you could try to get into if you are in your 20s. you have to be really good at the sport though. any weight issue is probably a dead end for you. if you aren't amazing at the sport i don't suggest even trying to go semi pro.
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17. certifications (CPA, actuary, plumbing, electric, computer, etc)
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i put this on this page even though it's not an assured job. the certifications are usually inexpensive, but there is no guarentee you will get a job. you still need to go through interviews for most of these. unlike the insurance agent it's not easy to earn money from these. these are not assured jobs.
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18. bottom level jobs
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jobs like fast food, checkout person at stores, and cleaning floors or restrooms are very easy to get and if you need a job this is a good place to start and get some job experience. you will probably be interviewing against teenagers, so if you have a degree it's almost an assured job. even a high school diploma should be very easy to get these jobs. just don't mess up the interview by saying something weird. dress normal, and answer the questions the way they "want" you to answer the questions during the interview.
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19. renting out a room in your house
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if you have a morgage, a condo, or own property with a room, rooms, or a spare building you can rent to people on a daily basis, it is a way to make money. with just one room you can almost pay the rest of your house morgage, or if you already paid off your house you can live off of simply renting one room. it helps if the room is seperated from where you live and doesn't have much noise. someone i know rents the attic in their house and they earn about 20,000 dollars a year with less than 10 hours of work per week. they serve meals to their guests. they have a one room bed and breakfast.
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