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You can now get paid BIG money to talk about Game of Thrones

Want to earn some serious money by talking about your favourite shows? Pop culture coaching is the job none of us knew we wanted, until now. Here’s how to nab your new dream job.

Game of Thrones is all anyone seems to be talking about, so it’s the perfect time for a service that lets people pay Pop Culture Coaches to chat about the latest TV, film, music and sports news. Who said watching TV instead of studying was a waste of time?

Bark.com is offering the service to people who want to get coached on topics from a selection of shows, music, sports or general knowledge.

The service will likely cost about £35 an hour, but coaches set their own fees. This means that if you’re really into GOT, as in you’ve rewatched every series several times and you regularly throw quotes and obscure references into conversations, you’re in luck – people will pay good money for that knowledge.

How can you get paid to watch Game of Thrones?

The Professional Pop Culture Coaching service was launched by Bark.com, and it aims to save people a lot of time and awkwardness if they’re feeling out of touch with the hot topics of the moment.

And, in case the coaching sessions aren’t enough, there’s the option of ‘on-call’ services where clients can send a subtle text to their coach for any mid-convo moments where they feel out of their depth.

If coaching’s not for you but you feel like you’d like a masterclass on pop culture, this service could save you a lot of time watching all of season 8 of GOT (two days and 17 hours, to be exact).

As a service, it’s ideal for people who want to overcome social anxiety and nail tricky small-talk moments, like on dates and at events.

And for those wanting to work as a coach, it’s a pretty great way to earn money talking about things you’re already basically an expert in (pop culture).

Kai Feller, co-founder of Bark.com, said:

To start making some extra cash from your TV addiction, sign up to be a Pop Culture Coach on Bark.com here.

If you can offer any other services on Bark.com like pet sitting, photography or coupon collecting as well, you’ll be able to get more leads (and more money).

For anyone hoping to hire a coach and get a bit of a crash course in all things pop culture, head over to Bark.com.

You can also see a daily mix of pop references, memes and some very handy money-saving tips on our Instagram.

Other surprising ways to make money

If this isn’t for you but you’re looking for other ways to make money from your hobbies, we’ve got plenty of other ideas.

You could try working as a mystery shopper, setting up a blog and becoming a TV or film extra.

Or, for something completely different, you could even set up an alpaca farm because, well, why not?

This might be a nice little money maker for now, but find out how much your degree will earn you in 10 years.