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Best Jobs for Lazy People (Simple List)

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If you feel you’re a “lazy” person, you may be digging deep online to see if there are jobs that suit your lifestyle.

Well, I hate to break it to you that unless you receive a huge inheritance or win the lottery, you’re going to have to make some money to make life work.  And, what I mean by this is that you will have to do something.

I’m not sure how you’re defining lazy.  Whether it’s you don’t want to leave the house or maybe you want to sit in a chair all day, I know we can all have our own interpretations of what lazy truly is.  Nonetheless, I will focus on some easy “jobs” you can complete from the comforts of home.

Now, some of these jobs will pay a few dollars on your own time, whereas other opportunities may be a part-time opportunity.  As always, I will try to list as many honest options as possible.

Best Jobs for Lazy People

NOTE:  Most of these jobs won’t be part- or full-time.  Rather, it’s a way to make money in your free time if you feel you’re lazy.

Take Surveys

This is one that won’t pay much, but you can earn $5 to $10 a day, maybe more just answering survey questions.  Yes, it’s as easy as it sounds and is very legit.  Just click on a survey of interest and answer the questions in its entirety to earn the cash specified in the beginning.

I have talked about this opportunity so many times before, so if you want to learn more about this opportunity, I recommend you check out my very detailed survey guide, discussing more than 80+ survey companies.  If not, that’s okay, as you can sign up right now with some of my favorites such as Swagbucks, Survey Junkie, Superpay.me and Prolific.  There are many more, however.

As long as you have a computer or smartphone, you can earn some cash and/or gift cards.



Rideshare Driver

I have been an Uber driver for quite some time, and while I deliver food mainly with the app now, I have found delivering passengers to be the ultimate lazy job.  I don’t have to leave my car nor do I have to do any paperwork.  I just turn on the app and pick up/drop off passengers as the app tells me to do.

Of course, you have to drive around, but to me, driving doesn’t feel like work.

Out of the many options I list, being a rideshare driver can net you $20 to $30+ per hour before expenses.  How much you make will depend on where you live and when you work.

If interested, check out Uber or Lyft, two of the biggest rideshare companies in the world.  As long as you have a clean criminal record and no more than a few points on your record, you should be approved in a few days.

Mystery Shopper

As a mystery shopper, it will be your duty to go “undercover” and shop as you normally do.  This can be done at restaurants, grocery stores, car dealerships, and just about anywhere you can shop publicly.  For example, you may be asked to buy a burger and see how long it takes to make it.

Major companies need feedback to ensure employees are abiding by company policy, and this is done by sending in someone like you to play the part.

The great thing about mystery shopping is that you can get paid to eat and shop as well as make money in doing so.  Most jobs pay about $5 to $50+ each and you can work whenever you please.   You can easily make $100 to $1,000 work working very part time.

There are a lot of companies out there that can help find you work, but scams do exist in this industry.  Generally, as long as you’re not paying, you’re good.

Check out the more than 75+ mystery shopping companies that exist today.

Become a Movie Extra

If you live in an area where there a lot of movies being shot, then this is a great opportunity to make a hundred dollars here and there.

The cool thing about a movie extra is that you often get to eat and just lounge around the set while you wait for your small role, which usually just involves being in the background.

Movie extra roles pay about $100 or so per day and can be found all the time via the resources mentioned here.

Take Part in Sleep Studies

Believe it or not, you can make money sleeping, but the only problem is that these studies only exist every so often.

Medical research companies often hire all sorts of volunteers, even if they are healthy, to study sleep patterns, etc.  These studies can be completed for varying reasons, but you usually know ahead of time what’s expected of you before you even apply.

This isn’t intended as a part/full-time job; rather, as a way to make a few hundred here or there.  Check out my get paid to sleep guide to see how it works in detail.

Video Game Tester

I have talked about getting paid to play video games in the past, and it is possible; however, it isn’t what you think.

For one, the job is very repetitive, where you may be asked to play a particular video game scene for days on end.  This may mean you could invest 90+ hours on one portion of the game.  In some cases, you may have to create detailed logs every time you see an error.

The point here is that it’s not what you think, but you can make money simply by playing games and finding errors.  There are more than 42+ ways to make money playing video games, all of which you can find here.

House Sitter

Sometimes, a house sitter simply sits at a home and just makes sure the house doesn’t fall apart.  Many people need help when they go on vacation or take an extended work vacation.

If you like the idea of lounging around someone else’s house and maybe performing a few chores, it may be something to look into.  Granted, not all house sitting jobs pay, as some people see having the house for the duration is good enough, but again, it depends on the homeowner.

This is yet another topic I have covered, so if you’re interested, you can check out this guide to see how you find the many house sitting jobs in your area.



Sell Photos

If you’re good with a camera, you could sell your photos online for a few dollars here and there.  You can also enter contests to potentially win hundreds of dollars.

Most of your money will be made in stock photos, where publications will purchase your works, either as a license or outright.

You can take pictures of just about anything, but of course, it needs to be in demand.  Take a gander at the more than 20+ ways to make money taking pictures.

Security Guard

Don’t worry, this isn’t a job where you will do your rounds with a weapon and a walkie-talkie in a dark area.  Rather, I’m talking about monitoring a front desk or even a gated subdivision.  It’s a very relaxed job.  Even if a problem persisted, you would call in local law enforcement.

For instance, in high school, I knew of a friend who would sit a desk and monitor the company’s headquarters at night.  He just had to make sure nothing funny showed up on the monitor.  They didn’t care if he listened to the radio or even watched his phone in his downtime.   It didn’t require much.

These jobs don’t pay much, but it’s one of the laziest jobs I could think of.  Use Indeed and search for “security guard entry level” or “security guard no weapons” to see what may pop up.

Final Thoughts

Lazy and job don’t go hand in hand, unfortunately.  I think you know that, but there are some jobs that don’t take a lot of effort; however, there aren’t many, as you can see.

Most of these jobs definitely won’t make you rich, but they can make you something.  I’m hoping there’s something designed for your liking.  If not, I hope you find it.

That’s going to wrap it up for now.

As always, if you want to add to the list or comment on what’s been mentioned, you’re more than welcome to add to the comments below.

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Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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