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5 jobs anyone would jump out of bed for

29 May 2015, 13:37

We have all had some good and some bad jobs. Just last week, our editor, Lili Radloff, told us about her worst job: being a mime at the airport.

But only a lucky select few actually get to live their dream every day and do what they love. It's not easy, but there are some rather fascinating careers out there that will have just about everyone putting up their hand.

According to the New York Daily News, the world's coolest jobs entail being a tester of many cool things. You have your medical marijuana testers, water slide testers and even chocolate testers!

Personally, I would prefer to be either a coffee or bread taster.

Here are 5 jobs we would jump out of bed for every morning (even when it's cold, miserable and yes, when there's loadshedding):

1. A luxury bed tester

New York Daily News reports that Roisin Madigan, a Birmingham college student, got paid plus/minus KES 200, 000 a month for comfort-testing top of the line mattresse. Unfortunately, this job only lasted the one month; but I am sure it was great while it lasted.

2. Travel blogger/writer

Even though many a travel writer has said that travelling for a life is tiring, tough and sometimes lonely. Yet, I am still convinced that this must be the world's best job. To travel for free, stay in exotic places and posh hotels; and then on top of that, some even get paid extra! Dream.

3. Private island caretaker

This sounds like paradise. Unless you've seen Lost, that is. Or The Shining. A few years ago, Ben Southall was apparently paid over R1 million for looking after a tropical island in Australia for a mere 6 months according to New York Daily News.

I am certain that he never, ever put any pants on during that stretch. I mean, who would?

4. A successful Instagrammer

A famous Instagram style star recently shared with Harpers Bazaar that she has received over $15 000, from a brand or company, for posting a single sponsored snap. For example, a picture of herself casually wearing a pair of their boots in her daily life.

Her 1-million-follower-strong account is in high demand, and other famous fashion bloggers like Italian Chiara Ferragni is sent piles and piles of designer clothing and shoes.

It's a mere drop in the bucket!

The booming Instagram economy is apparently creating full time jobs for many. It's estimated that, especially in the U.S., over $1 billion now goes to Instagram posts created by stylistas.

5. Nail polish namer

Okay, so this is definitely not my dream job; but I've heard so many people say that working for Essie or some other nail polish manufacturer, naming new nail lacquers on a daily basis, is their ultimate job. According to Fashionista.com, we have all wondered how the hell nail polish names are thought up. Yes, I can definitely vouch for that. From "Jiggle High, Jiggle Low" (the nail gold Essie polish I am currently using) - I mean what is that?! - to "Bermuda Shorts"; the possibilities are literally endless. I think the creatives behind these names, deserve a fricken medal!

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