Turn Your Heartbreak into Cash: Get Paid $1,100 to Listen to Breakup Songs for 24 Hours

Wanted: somebody newly single who is ready to work through their recent breakup by listening to 24 hours of heartbreak-inspired hymns.
Last updated Aug. 25, 2022 | By Rebecca Wright
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At FinanceBuzz, we love a good side hustle and this is one that will help soothe your achy-breaky heart…

We’re looking for someone who has recently gotten out of a relationship to listen to 24 hours of heartbreak-inspired songs. Breakups are never easy, and they can be costly! We’ll pay the hired DJ of Heartache $1,100 to listen to some of the most infamous heartbreak hits, then categorize them into 5 new playlists to become the soundtrack of every breakup phase.

Why we want to pay someone to listen to 24 hours of heartbreak hits

Love can be seasonal. We know about engagement season, wedding season, and even cuffing season at this point. But, what about breakup season?

Research shows breakups become more common as the new year rolls around, with breakup season peaking in March. Between now and April, thousands of couples will break up, causing untold heartache and financial pain. We're looking to ease both the emotional and monetary pain for one heartbroken soul.

The costs of breakup can include getting a new place and possibly hiring movers, buying new furniture and other items, taking full responsibility for once-shared bills, and more... If it’s a marriage ending, the legal fees surrounding the split can also lead to divorce debt or other financial issues.

Since it’s clear relationship splits have a breakup bill, FinanceBuzz is hiring a DJ of Heartbreak to help us create the ultimate break-up playlists — playlists that can help others during this breakup season. In turn, we’ll help cover the costs associated with their breakup.

The assignment

Music can soothe the soul, as the saying goes. And for every love song singing about hearts and rainbows, there are several about the darker side of love: heartache.

After listening to anthems of the heartbroken for 24 hours, you’ll help us generate playlists for each of the five stages of grief after a breakup:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Relapse
  • Depression
  • Acceptance (or as we like to call it – moving on!)

What you’ll get

We estimate it takes someone at least $1,100 to get back on their feet after a break up. There's the Netflix subscription you're no longer sharing ($20/month), the premium dating profile so you can find your rebound (another $20/month), a few therapy sessions ($600 — therapy is expensive!) and, of course, some ice cream for when it's time to eat your feelings ($20).

FinanceBuzz will provide the hired DJ of Heartbreak with $1,100 that they can use to get over their breakup in whatever way they choose.

How to apply

If you’re working on mending a broken heart or walking away from a relationship, fill out the form below to show us why you’re the best hire for this side hustle.

Applications are due by January 31, 2022 at midnight ET. The chosen candidate will be selected by February 2, 2022 and contacted via email. Then the candidate will have from February 2 to February 6 listen to their musical marathon and complete the assignment.

Applicants must be based in the United States and at least 18 years of age. We will also update this page to announce our newest team member, and share each of the playlists.

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Author Details

Rebecca Wright Rebecca Wright is a media maven who loves making her money go further with deals, coupons, and personal finance hacks. Since money makes the world go ‘round, she’s interested in exploring the intersection between personal finance and today’s consumer. Her work has been featured on a variety of publications from Reuters, Nasdaq, and Business Insider to Southern Living, Real Simple, and more.