Job #43 - Secret Shopper
Since the start of my project in January, I’d been signed up to a secret shopper site to let me know about special tasks they’d like me to work. Since my brother’s birthday is coming up pretty soon, I decided to take the opportunity to go to the Lego store in Queens. As a secret shopper, you have to ask questions and see how well the store associates know their stuff. You also...
Job #41 - Photo Shoot Model
Through Casting Networks I got hired to be in a shoot for a Bacardi magazine ad for Martini Royale. The shoot was held on Highline Park, that new park converted from the old freight railroad tracks. So I went in my favorite blue shirt, slim jeans, and a pair of aviators. Too bad this photo shoot was in black-and-white. They liked me immediately. When the director grouped us into teams of three...
Job #40 - Web Video Survey
Through TaskRabbit I found the simplest job yet: Record a ten-second survey video on my webcam. I’ve already showed you how to make money sitting down in a television audience, sitting down with easy office work, or even not working at all. But how about sitting at your computer at home and making a few bucks? Some guys were looking for people to do sample testimonial videos to test their...
Job #39 - Data Mining
Alternate Blog Post Titles: The Perfect Job for an Actor or The Importance of Networking… If you’ve been following my blog, you may have wondered at some point, “How does this guy make any money?” The answer is… I kinda… didn’t for a while. Even though I’ve been networking through several temp agencies and marketing companies to find work, for...
Job #38 - Fortune Teller
I got hired to be a fortune teller. To be more specific, an office in SoHo held a party for someone’s birthday, and they wanted a 1950s theme. So I went down to the bar in the basement of the Smyth hotel to do my work. I arrived in my beige corduroy balzer, black-framed glasses, and golden tie on a light blue shirt. They gave me an old style typewriter and hundreds of color index cards to...
College Humor put my sketch video on their website! collegehumor: Battleship Pitch Meeting You sunk my faith in Hollywood.
Job #35 - Audience Member
Through On Set Productions I found that I could get paid for being an audience member to The Steve Wilkos Show. Audience members come from all around to watch the show for free, and to fill out the audience they invite some NYC folk too. I never watched this show before I went there to see it. I pictured Steve Wilkos to look something like Steve Harvey. He actually looks more like a more...