The good folks at Yahoo have just finished a list detailing the "Easiest Jobs On The Planet.  Now, BEFORE YOU START MAKING JOKES... radio dj is NOT on the list! However, I would quit my job in a heartbeat for just about any of these money making opportunities.  It's CRAZY what these jobs require, and even crazier what some of them pay!


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    Eating Chocolate

    The food tasters at Godiva can sample up to 50 bonbons a day, but it actually requires training. And as you'd imagine, it's a hard job to get. But food testers can earn up to $70,000 a year. No doubt I wouldn't even get to say "bye" to my wife as she was leaving me for this type of opportunity. In fact, she might run me over with car as she laid some rubber getting out of there. BTW, 70 grand a year? Really?

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    Watching Videos Of Cute Kittens

    Web editors at websites like CuteOverload.com spend hours combing through footage of kittens, puppies, and other baby animals. Casting agents for the Animal Planet show "Too Cute" do the same thing, and they get PAID for it. These editors can make upwards of $50,000 a year depending on what they are working on.

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    Being a "Mansion Sitter"

    It's exactly what it sounds like: House-sitting for rich people. Veteran house-sitters with good reputations can charge up to $200 a week . . . plus they get free room and board, and just imagine the house parties you could have at a mansion? For that reason alone, I would get a chance to mansion sit once, and only once! You can apply to be a "mansion-sitter" on the website LuxuryHouseSitting.com.

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    Professional Television Watcher

    Imagine the joy of watching your favorite programs and GETTING PAID FOR IT. The idea simply boggles the mind. There are a few different ways to make money doing it. At Nielsen . . . the company that does the "Nielsen Ratings" for TV shows . . . researchers watch eight hours of TV a day for about $10 an hour. Or if you type REALLY fast, you can write captions for the hearing impaired for a starting salary of about $25,000 a year.

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    Making Do-It-Yourself YouTube Videos

    This really, at least to me, seems less like a "job" and more like a shameless money grab, but, hey, everybody has to make a living, right? Videos that show how to do simple things . . . like whistling, folding a paper airplane, or tying a tie . . . can get a TON of clicks, which earns you ad revenue. Here's the part that BLOWS my mind: According to Yahoo, if you make a few good videos, you can bank up to $100,000 a year, which sounds WAY too high. But according to YouTube, hundreds of people make that much or more each year. In an interview last April, the guy who posted a video called "How to Tie a Tie" on YouTube in 2006 pointed out that, quote, "It's nice to get paid for doing absolutely nothing."

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    Reviewing Spas and Massage Parlors

    The CEO of Spafinder.com has gotten THOUSANDS of massages in her life. This, by the way, is also an occupation my wife would leave me for in a heart-beat. Freelance writers and editors for spa-related websites and magazines review spas all the time, and get paid between 20 and $90,000 a year. That's 90 grand a year to have trained professionals rub and relax you year round... yes, please!

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    Professional Sleeper

    No, I didn't make this last one up, and in all honesty, the job does require more than sleeping. This year, a travel site in China called Qunar hired three people to pose as guests at hotels all over the country, and assess things like thread count, wi-fi strength, and how soft the pillows are. According to Yahoo, they can make around $1,500 a month.

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