What You Do: Make people’s dreams come true. That’s right, basically be a paid fairy godmother. Whatever your client asks for—a day performing live with a circus, a skydiving adventure in the Himalayas, a jail visit with Paris Hilton—you make it happen.
What You Get: A small request, such as a picnic for two in the park with champagne and strawberries (yes, there are people who don’t have the motivation or desire to set up such a simple event themselves) might earn you a couple hundred dollars, while a more elaborate fantasy can cost clients thousands. It all depends how many hours it takes to arrange the details, plus the costs for insurance (on riskier fantasies), flights, food, celebrity appointments, or whatever is involved.
What You Need: The more connections you have, the better. You’ll need to make all sorts of arrangements relatively quickly, and knowing someone in the field (whatever the field happens to be—airlines, performers, sports) makes that much easier. It’s also helpful to have some law background, so you know if a person’s request is legal or not.
Sites to Check Out:
- http://www.trivia-library.com/a/business-in-the-us-odd-and-bizarre-jobs-fantasy-broker.htm - Another description of this job.
- http://www.wish.org/ - This is a much more charitable and less gratuitous version of the same concept. The Make-a-Wish Foundation is a non-profit, and they're really good at making dreams come true. I'm sure you could learn a thing or two from their techniques.