Have you ever wondered if there is a unique job profile suited to your specific skills? Let’s say you’re an expert at detecting spam in search results and understand what makes a good landing page, but you’re not a webmaster.
Or you have a keen ear for identifying the right musical arrangements and predicting the next hit parade. Or, you are an expert meme creator. Do you think anyone would pay for these skills? Below is a list of those unique and rare job profiles that are high paying, legitimate, and usually not on the public radar.
1. Search Engine Evaluator
Search engine evaluators evaluate search engine results pages for user queries based on Google guidelines. These comments improve the performance of Google’s search index and help its engineers to improve the search algorithm based on the collected data.
To become a search engine evaluator, you need to be tech savvy, understand how the web and search work, have a good internet connection, and a device to work on. You can apply for this position through Appen, Telus, Sykes, Lionbridge, etc.
2. Music criticism
Music Reviewer is a job of studying and reviewing music and related products. Instead of post-release or product-launch reviews, this profile helps musicians, record labels, and more make decisions based on the wisdom of the crowds.
You will write reviews for audio tracks, merchandising, musical arrangements, etc. The sponsoring brand or musician will be able to make important decisions based on the crowd response (survey results and feedback – reviews). You can apply for this position through Slicethepie, HitPredictor, Research.fm, etc.
3. Virtual juror
Virtual jurors earn money by providing information, commentary and reviews on interesting legal cases. This remote work opportunity requires you to read legal documents and case summaries and respond with your opinions based on the guidelines provided.
You must be a US resident, over the age of 18, and provide personal data to be eligible for the position. If you fit the demographic profile, you will be invited to work as one of the virtual jurors on the case. The tasks take 20 to 60 minutes and the payout ranges from $20 to $60. You can apply for this profile via Onlne Verdict, eJury, Virtual Jury, etc.
4. Medical Coder
Medical coders read clinical documentation and reports and assign alphanumeric codes to all professional medical services such as hospital facilities, operative procedures, etc., using a standard classification system. You will work as a medical auditor for services provided to patients and audit their records for billing and insurance claims.
To become a medical coder, you will need to obtain certifications in standard healthcare code classification systems such as ICD-10-CM, ICD-11, etc. Most medical coders work remotely. You can apply for this profile through popular application sites such as Monster, ZipRecruiter, etc.
5. Underpayment Analyst
The main responsibility of an underpayment analyst is to pursue unpaid bills for health services, loan repayments, etc. You will need to read records, update management, make phone calls, send emails and report on payment due trends.
A high school diploma and good communication skills are enough to land a job as an underpayment analyst. With experience, you can move up the ranks to higher positions. You can apply for this profile through job portals like Indeed, SimplyHired, etc.
6. Employee Survey – Listening Analyst
The role of an employee survey listening analyst is to improve workforce performance, listen to employee issues and feedback, and develop robust solutions to improve performance by Workplace.
A degree in industrial or organizational psychology is a good starting point for branching out into this role. This is a niche job profile with positions in various fields such as AI, fleet management, enterprise solutions, etc. You can apply to this profile through LinkedIn, Angel.co, etc.
7. Accessories Stylist
Prop stylists are responsible for the aesthetics of a photography or videography shoot. They organize props on set in a visually pleasing way to maximize their impact in photos and videos. Fashion, lifestyle, food, and home decor are some of the major industries that employ accessory stylists for their advertising and marketing campaigns.
You don’t need formal training to become an props stylist. All you need is a compelling portfolio or experience in this niche. Instagram, TikTok, etc., are great platforms to show off your creativity, attract followers, and then apply for those positions based on the popularity of your posts. All major job portals advertise openings for accessories stylists in various industries.
8. Author of Webtoons
If you enjoy creating comics as much as reading them, you can start a side business as a webtoons writer. All you need is a story and some decent drawing skills. Sign up on websites like Webtoons, Tapas, Lezhinus, etc. and start publishing your comics. These sites are like Patreon, but dedicated to the comic book publishing niche.
You’ll have to take care of everything from storyboarding, drawing, coloring, tagging, uploading files, adding titles, thumbnails, and more. You can use free drawing and painting tools to create your cartoons. Turn this into a full-time gig based on your readership, popularity, and customers.
9. Virtual Question Host
Acting as a professional Trivia host for virtual events is what this job entails. Exceptional hosting skills, interpersonal skills, decent general knowledge, good sense of humor and quick wit are useful when applying for this position.
This is a rare and unique job profile offered by companies such as Trivia Hub, Funny Business, etc. that cater to corporations and large private groups who want to organize trivia events with the help of a professional host. Event companies like Sporcle also employ virtual Trivia hosts to cater to public and private gatherings. You can also rent one when hosting Zoom contests with friends.
10. Meme Master
If you enjoy creating memes, following trends and current events, and prone to making nonsensical jokes out of regular news stories, this job might be for you. Some companies pay people to track news cycles and generate memes on the go to promote their brands, products, services, etc. with trending and viral memes.
Social media experience and a smart meme portfolio are the only requirements to apply for this position. Digital marketing agencies like Lamington, Zebu Digital, etc. offer these job profiles. Altcoin startups, fashion brands, and brands in various industries also offer this position on a part-time or contract basis.
Explore more unique job opportunities
While these are unique and rare job profiles that aren’t usually well-known, the list doesn’t end there.
You can find other unique job opportunities based on your skills by browsing job portals, using keyword research tools, or simply by Googling a job title that you think should be legit. You may discover a unique job opportunity that can change your life.