How to Apply for a Job That Pays You to Test Fall Scented Candles


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Are you the type of person who can’t pass a candle display in a store without lifting the lid off at least one and sniffing it? Do you look forward to the sights—and more importantly, smells—of autumn all year? Do you actually keep the candles you were given as gifts instead of regifting them? If so, have we got a job for you. Well, it’s more of a contest than a job, but however you look at it, the three people selected will get paid to smell fall scented candles. Here’s some more information on the job, how to apply.

What the job entails

Lifestyle platform Wishlisted.com is behind the job/contest, and is looking for three people to smell and review fall scented candles. They’ll get to keep the candles they’re sent, get paid $250 for their time and feedback, and get a signing bonus of a $50 Starbucks gift card and a cozy blanket to enhance their candle-sniffing experience.

Plus, as we’re all getting ready to hunker down for the fall and winter, and whatever else this pandemic and flu season brings, this is an ideal indoor activity. “A little extra cash is always nice, especially when times could be tough,” Dayne Ford, founder and CEO of Wishlisted.com tells Lifehacker. “We also felt people are enjoying the little things at home right now, more than ever.”

And, in case you need more convincing, you can think of it as a service for your fellow candle enthusiasts. “Candle scents are so subjective that we felt what better way to review them than to get help from our audience,” Ford says.

How to apply

The application process is pretty easy: fill out this form with your information, answer a few questions about your candle preferences, and what makes you perfect for the job. Just make sure you do so before October 14th, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. If you’ve been selected, Wishlisted.com will let you know within the next week. Applicants must be U.S. residents ages 18 and older.

According to Ford, any personally identifiable information the company receives through their secure Google form will be used solely to select their winning applications, and the personal portion of that data will be discarded immediately afterwards. “We do give anyone completing the application the opportunity to subscribe to our email newsletters but that’s entirely optional,” he says, “and will have no impact on their odds of being selected.”