6 Months in Paradise

I have found the perfect telecommuting job for someone who can pick up and take a 6 month “vacation.” Well, you get paid – but it really is more like an extended vacation on an island paradise.

Get this – you’ll have to live on an island paradise with sandy white beaches and blue skies for 6 months, rent free, in a 3-bedroom villa that’s complete with a pool of course.

You’ll really only be working approximately 12 hours per month (feeding fish and collecting the island’s mail) but you’ll also be expected to prepare a blog, a photo diary, and make video updates.

Chief Executive of Tourism Queensland, Anthony Hayes, told the BBC:

“There are hundreds of islands scattered along the Great Barrier Reef,” … “We are looking for someone who can go and explore all the different islands then report back to the world on what they see. “We need a special person. They are going to be pretty busy having a good time.”

The island?
Hamilton Island in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands.

The objective?

Promote tourism to the island.


Nothing formal, but should love to swim, snorkel, dive, and sail.

The pay?

$103,000.00 US.

The deadline?

February 22, 2009.

They’ll pick list of 10 candidates from all of the online video applications and one wildcard to visit the island for a 4-day final interview process. The first day of the new job is slated for July 1, 2009. The competition is pretty stout. According to a Tourism Queensland news post today, they’ve received more than 200,000 prospective applicants in 24 hours. What a brilliant tourism campaign!