• This Job Exists: Professional Writer for Tinder, OKCupid Profiles

    If you have a way with words and yen to help other people make their romantic dreams come true, one Chicago company has the job for you. Virtual Dating Assistants is hiring creative writers to "woo women" on popular dating sites and apps.

  • In Hollywood, Being a Friend Is a Paying Job

    F. Scott Fitzgerald was right: the rich are different from the rest of us. Add fame to the mix, and you wind up with people who live in an entirely separate universe from everyone else. For example, did you know that some celebrities essentially pay people to be their friends?

  • 3 New Jobs Created by Marijuana Legalization

    Whether or not you think pot should be legal, one thing is for sure: it's great for the economy. In the first 18 months of legalized marijuana in Colorado, the state expects to rake in over $180 million in taxes. And that's just the government's take. Many individuals are also lining their pockets, thanks to the green gold rush in states that have approved marijuana for recreational use. Here are just a few jobs that exist today, because of legal marijuana.

  • This Job Exists: Social Media Wedding Concierge

    Love weddings and social media? Forgetting about Instagramming your sad slice of the wedding cake the next time one of your friends gets hitched. If you play your cards right, you could have a whole new career as a social media wedding concierge -- at least, if the career path takes off.

  • Mannequins Are Taking Jobs From Human Sign Spinners

    Robots might be bringing jobs back to humankind, but now we face a new automated menace: mechanized mannequins replacing "sign spinners," the folks who stand outside of banks and restaurants and cash-for-gold joints, bearing signs and hawking wares.

  • 3 Little-Known Jobs That Really Exist

    Ask a kid what he wants to be when he grows up, and you'll either get a fantastically improbably answer (Superman, and/or a unicorn) or something out of a guidance counselor's very shortest list of vocations (doctor, lawyer, veterinarian that specializes in puppies and kittens). That's because most of us, even grownups, are only aware of a very small subsection of all possible jobs.

  • 50 Shades of Tar Pits: Students Make Big Bucks on Dinosaur Romance Novels
    Texas A&M students Alara Branwen and Christie Sims were having trouble making ends meet. Branwen worked in a supermarket; Sims tutored. That is, until they discovered a lucrative niche ebook market, and made a killing writing human-dinosaur, uh, "love stories." (Note: Alara Branwen and Christie Sims are not their real names, and if you click on the links above, you'll understand why.)
  • Touchy-Feely Jobs for Touchy-Feely People
    Reach out and touch someone -- for a living.
  • Your Favorite Hobby Is a Job (With a High Fatality Rate)
    On CNN's list of the ten most dangerous jobs, fishing has the second-highest fatality rate.
  • Roofing Is Not for the Faint of Heart
    With a reputation for being one of the 10 most dangerous jobs in America, perhaps roofing should pay more than $34,000 per year.
  • The Best Job for Adrenaline Junkies
    Jump out of a plane, unsure if your parachute will work, and get paid for it? Parachute testers do it every day.
  • 5 Old-Timey Jobs You'll Never Have

    Want to be a daguerreotypist when you grow up? Well, too bad, because you can't. If that seems like harsh news, best avoid Business Insider's awesome list of 1850s-era jobs that no longer exist. (The rest of us can marvel that there was ever a person who made baking soda for a living.)

  • Athletic Equipment Field Tester
    Many workers can't wait for the weekend so they can go mountain biking, hiking, skiing, or participate in whatever their favorite athletics are. Then there are those who get paid to go mountain biking, hiking, or skiing during the week, and use the weekend to get some rest.
  • Chocolate Consultant or Chocolate Taster?
    Chocolate has been linked to some of the "feel good" chemicals in our brains, so professional chocolate tasters and entrepreneurial chocolate consultants must be some of the happiest people on the planet. Their dentists must be getting rich, too.
  • Saving the World, One Ventriloquist Act at a Time
    Meet Nancy Burks Worcester, a professional ventriloquist. People often tell her, "You have the best job in the world!" and she thinks they are right.
  • Geek Dream Job: Become a Video Game Tester

    Real people get paid to play and test video games during development. Next time you think you are wasting your time playing video games, consider putting your hobby to work.

  • Get Paid to Have Fun: Water Slide Tester

    It doesn't get much wilder and wackier than getting paid to go down water slides.

  • Get Paid to Sleep at Work: Get a Job as a Bed Tester
    Some people hate to get out of bed to go to work in the morning. Other people go to work in the morning to get back in bed.
  • 3 Professional Mermaids' Tales

    If you are looking for a job, love to swim, and can hold your breath for a long time, you may be able to find work as a mermaid.

  • Cool Jobs on TV: Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters
    There's something magical about a treehouse. Tucked inside the protective arms of Mother Nature, high above the Earth's floor, they provide sanctuary from parental interference and fodder for the imagination. It may look like a wooden box on stilts from the outside, but from the inside it's a pirate ship, a rocket or a medieval castle.