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Make $10,000 a Month


By now, lots of wine lovers know that Murphy-Goode Winery in Healdsburg is offering a dream job as a wine country lifestyle correspondent.

The six-month job goes something like this: Drink lots of wine, then Twitter about it. Drink more wine, then blog about it. Drink yet more wine, and post videos of yourself, glass in hand, on YouTube.

Oh, yeah, you’ll have other duties, such as checking out picnic spots throughout Sonoma County and chatting up visitors in Murphy-Goode’s tasting room.

Did I mention that you get paid $10,000 a month for this lifestyle? And housing is included?

There’s lots of competition for the job, but so far, I’m not that impressed. Check out the applicants’ videos and ask yourself: Do any of these pitchmen (and women) compel you to buy wine?

If you know you could do a better job, submit your applications and videos by June 5.

In the end, it may be the search itself that gets the most splash for Murphy-Goode. It’s a great publicity stunt — especially in a tight economy.

Responses to "Make $10,000 a Month"

Tiffany says:

HMac, this job has your name written all over it. You’d be great for this. Get on that video now, girlfriend. I’ll even help!

Heather says:

Thanks, Tiff. Unfortunately, this is how I know I’m not remotely qualified for this job:

Sunday afternoon I was drinking a glass of wine, and my brother was trying to get me to taste certain elements in the wine. I’d take a sip and he’d say, “Do you taste blackberries? Licorice? Anything?”

I just tasted wine. A sophisticated palate I do not possess. I’m pretty good at registering when I’m drunk, though.

Tiffany says:

For $10,000/month and two months lead time, you can learn! I’ll help you practice…every day if necessary.