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Get paid Extra Cash to Enjoy Yourself

Updated on January 16, 2010

Its true. You can enjoy yourself and get paid for it.

While some people work so hard for many hours a day, some people are just having the time of their life and getting paid for it. So, if you want a change and would love to get paid for enjoying yourself, why not bear the following jobs in mind or use them to supplement your income.


A Wine Taster

Wine tasting is simply the sensory examination and evaluation of wine. You check out the appearance of the wine, the aroma the “in mouth” sensations and the "after taste". No experience? – You could go on a one day Course. There are many places that do this, but I have only put one link.

If you are interested, check out the Adverts.

Ps – Not a full time job.

Games Tester

Get paid to play games - This job involves playing a game over and over again, testing different levels (including incomplete versions of a game), anticipating different ways the game could be played and evaluating the game against those that are already being sold on the market.

Testers are office based and spend much of their time sitting at a desk using a computer. It could be a full time job – 35 hours.

Interested? Check out Adverts by searching Jobs on the internet. (Do a search "Games testing jobs").

Secret Shopper

Mystery shopping or Mystery Consumer is a process used by companies to measure quality of retail service or gather specific information about products and services. Mystery shoppers pretend to be normal customers by performing specific tasks—such as buying a product, asking questions, registering complaints or behaving in a certain way – and then provide detailed reports or feedback about their experiences to the company who sent them.

Companies like,, and will pay you to shop their online stores and evaluate the service you receive. You get reimbursed for your online orders, so you're actually shopping for FREE!

As a Secret Shopper, you are paid to do all the things you love to do, like eating in Top restaurants, shopping at your favourite store, going to see the latest film releases, amusement parks and you don’t pay for any of it. You could also take your family.

You can start immediately! Most companies will send assignments right to your email inbox! Just register with as many companies as you like and wait for job offers to pour in!

Ps.This is a job best used for supplementing your income – not a full time job.

If you are interested, here are some Adverts.

** I am registered with a few Secret Shopper websites and intend to write another Hub later, reviewing it.


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    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Fishtiger - never mind. We could share one Job. You evaluate the services and do the talking, I'll evaluate the wine and won't say a word. lol. I think we'll make a great team. :)

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      fishtiger58 8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Interesting article. I couldn't do the wine tasting however, wine gives me headaches, the rest sound great.

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      AntoineAllen 8 years ago from New York City

      This was very Interesting To Me.


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      Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      great ideas. I used to be a mystery shopper and it was great except that they kept sending me to mcdonalds boy I gave it away as to me McDonalds is dog food.

      It really annoys me how people cannot find time to buy a packet of cereal and give their kids a good start to the day. Oh no they drive to those dog food shops and fill their kids (in my opinion) rubbish.

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      Purple Perl 8 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Lady_E, thanks for the ideas. I have heard so much about mystery shopping,but I do not know which are the legitimate sites. Also, I eagerly wait to read your other hubs on this.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      That's cheeky - charging you. Registration should be free. I'll definitely be back to read more of your interesting Hubs. :)

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      skye2day 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Hi Very Interesting E. I have an a 2 z home and garden remedies. You must check it out. We are on similar pages.

      I tried for secret shopper, that did not even work out for me. They tried to charge me to get into the 'club'. I needed work not to pay them for work.

      Anyway wine taster, yes! Fun Hub. Check my hubs, I hope you will be blessed. I am a new fan. God Bless You. I will return. Cheers for today.

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      shahbazlodhi 8 years ago

      Hi Guys there is another simple way of making money just visit this link and see how easy it is to make money

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I like those job. But I had never tried it before. But it looks great job. And easy job. thanks for share.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Bingskee, Pete, Fiery and DeepestW.

      Glad you like the jobs. I would have tried the Wine tasting one but I would prefer if they gave me a box of wine to take home (different ones) and gave me a month to do the tasting. :)

      I call it - Working from Home. How cool is that. Lol.

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      deepestwisdom 8 years ago from England

      I love the idea of doing a one day wine tasting course! I think it would be great fun, and if I could earn a bit of extra cash that would be a bonus.

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      fierycj 8 years ago from The Fiery Heart of Africa

      Good one, E. Though these jobs seem like fun, yet like every other job it requires mastery and expertise - and this doesnt come easy. I like the ps at the end of wine tasting - not a full time job. You would be drunk all the time!

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      Pete Maida 8 years ago

      Those are cool jobs for sure. The way I play computer games I should be a tester.

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      bingskee 8 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      very interesting! i will definitely enjoy them all especially the pay. ha ha