When we are younger, we are expected to know what career we want to do with our lives. But for some of us we just don’t know what the future holds. Career prospects and opportunities change year on year as technology advances and lifestyles change. The mainstream career opportunities just don’t cut it for some of us anymore, and that’s why I thought now would be a great time to share with you some different ideas that might inspire you to have a change in direction. Some of these ideas weren’t even a reality a few years back, so it’s exciting to delve into new territory and make money in different ways.
Becoming a truck driver
Driving jobs have often been seen as a prospect for when you retire or perhaps studying for something else. It has never been seen as a career before, but in fact becoming a truck driver is more lucrative than you would have believed. To consider something like over-the-road driving you must have the right license and level of expertise. But the diverse lifestyle it can offer is something quite different from a normal nine to five office job. You get to see new places, stay away from home which often then means extra time off. Sometimes a better work-life balance can be achieved because of this kind of work aspect. It starting to become more popular as more and more people consider this line of work as a career.
Being a freelance writer
Being a write was often associated with being a book author, or being published as a journalist for publication. But these days with the advancement of online technology writing is much more diverse. With the introduction of SEO for websites and blogging in general, writing is now something you can do from home. Meaning you can work as little or as much as you like. Of course, you still need skill in the written world and flare for creativity. But being a writer can be a job you do day in day out.
Starting your own business
Starting your own business selling items or services has never been easier with the introduction of website building sites and online marketplaces such as Etsy or eBay. Working for yourself can be started with next to no investment other than your hard work and can still be built into a huge success. It’s a great way of turning a passion into a recognizable income, also giving you a great work and home life balance.
Becoming a YouTube creator
Youtube was a site created some years ago allowing people to share video content. Fast forward to today, and you see real stars earning a fortune from creating content each week for their viewer. Take Zoe Sugg, for example, she is a Youtube creator with millions of followers. She now has all sorts of home and beauty lines and has written books. It all started from her room. Youtube and Blogging have fast become a profession people recognize.
I hope this has inspired you with some alternative career ideas.