Video game testing is a pretty sweet gig, particularly for couch-potato champions. On average, video game testers can earn anywhere from $10 to $18 per hour – about $30,000 a year on average. More seasoned testers, with six years or more of experience under their belts, could see a salary of approximately $71,000 per year. For the job, testers are essentially asked to try and break the game. They must also report any glitches, bugs or other issues they encounter during their “play” sessions.
4. Sleep Study Participant
Here is yet another job that allows you to get paid while you sleep. Medical facilities are constantly conducting sleep studies and seeking people to participate in them. Each study is usually specific to age and lifestyle, so be sure to read the requirements carefully before you apply. Some studies require hospital stays. Sleep study participants can earn as much as $1,000 per day, but the pay rate varies. One woman who participated in two studies at the same time at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston earned $12,000 in 31 days.