Boss Level Ideas on 3 Full Time Weird Careers for the Now and Future. Read This Now
Change is everywhere from technology to innovations that were a dream years ago are all coming true. This change is affecting every sector of life from communication, money and careers too. The 21st century has brought highly profitable weird careers but there are many advantages to this.
According to LiveCareer the 21st century career offers many advantages which include:
- More career opportunities for everyone.
- Freedom to choose from a variety of jobs, tasks, and assignments.
- More flexibility in how and where work is performed, i.e., working from home or telecommuting.
- More control over your own time.
- Greater opportunity to express yourself through your work.
- Ability to shape and reshape your life's work in accordance with your values and interests.
- Increased opportunity to develop other skills by working in various industries and environments.
- Self-empowerment mindset.
- Allows you to create situations or positions where you can fill a need in the world that is not being filled.
- Opportunity to present yourself as an independent contractor or vendor with services to offer.
Careers that seemed non-existent have all sprung up bringing new opportunities that few have taken advantage of.
According to the US News and World Report, you are not limited to jobs in the field you got your degree in. If you have a degree in journalism, you might assume that means your only option is becoming a journalist.
But armed with great communications skills, you could also qualify for jobs in PR, marketing, or business administration. It's all how you play your cards and where you get your experience.
You actually will get paid money to do this kind of jobs and careers that many people don’t have a clear understanding of it.
This has greatly been accelerated due to the fact that the internet has blossomed at a tremendous rate. The whole world is connected thanks to the internet.
Doing any kind of career means that you love that job and willing to work your ass off on that job or work.
So let’s check out these careers one by one.
1. A High-Paying Digital Nomad
According to Entrepreneur, a digital nomad is simply any professional who makes a living by applying their skill sets in a digital sphere of work.
He or she eliminates the use of a conventional work-space setting by leveraging technology, especially the internet, telecommunications and social media, to gain location independence.
He or she also maintains a highly migrant lifestyle, which involves habitual travelling and not settling down anywhere for extended stretches of time, which in most cases is a couple of months.
You have probably heard about this type of endeavour but never really grasped its meaning or worth. Well a digital nomad is a person who works entirely via the internet or online platform and makes money through that.
Also he or she can work anywhere in the world that pleases him or her. There isn’t a limit on the environment or work station.
A new career that isn’t fairly understood and most people are sceptical about it because of the risk it involves.
According to Glassdoor, a quick online search reveals that it’s not uncommon to earn between $50,000 and $100,000 a year. The job titles that attract the highest salaries are director of sales, project engineer and senior account manager.
2. A Master Pro Gamer
The video games you played as a kid can actually be a great career path for you. But just like any other job you need to train and learn new skills to improve and flourish.
The myth of video games ruining you is destroyed here because that kid that plays that game you think is a complete waste of time and resources can be the next professional gamer.
According to , eSports has exploded worldwide, and with it, there's an entire class of 15-30 year old who now play games for a living. Out of the millions that play titles like StarCraft, Halo or League of Legends, they've gotten so good that many can make a full-time living out of gaming.
The top few players in the world even pull in six figure salaries between sponsorship's, team salaries and tournament winnings.
This has become a great and lucrative that there are actual schools to become a professional gamer. Check this post out on 7 Schools that offer eSports Programmes.
This a a full fledged legit career that can actually earn you a living from playing games. This post of Forbes is quite helpful if you are considering this as a career, The 10 Steps to Becoming a Pro Gamer.
3. A Terrific YouTuber.
YouTube is the biggest and most popular video platform out there. This popularity has enabled some really creative people to make videos that are meant to be funny or serious to their audience. It's one of those weird careers that have become quite popular in the 21st Century.
According to Huffington Post, YouTube is immensely popular because as per the latest statistics more than 1 billion people around the globe use YouTube and that is one-third of people on the Internet.
If you do analysis on the basis of user behaviour, you will come to figures like this, YouTubers watch 6 billion hours of videos every month. YouTubers watch 4 billion videos every single day. YouTubers upload 300 hours of video every minute.
With the videos they make, they get views which translate to cash by ads being shown on your YouTube platform. Simple enough it seems but requires the same dedication as any other job.
According to The Street, as of 2017 reports, the highest paid YouTuber is Daniel Middleton (DanTDM), whose net worth is estimated to be $16.5 million. Among the others making the top-10 list is Dude Perfect with $14 million and Logan and Jake Paul, with their net worth at $12.5 million and $11.5 million, respectively.
This post on Lifehack best explains if you are interested in such a career, I Have 14 Ideas to Make Money on YouTube. Do You Have 3 Minutes?
Adapting to the new is great and moving on and accepting change is much greater as you will have a more appreciation for life. These kinds of careers seem far-fetched and impossible to earn a full time income with.
But that is far from the truth, many have done it and it also means that you can do it too.
What you are actually passionate about can be your career. This jobs or work are no different from that office job in terms of how hard you work on it and the amount of time you put into it. You will still need to work your ass off; you will sweat for it to be a success.
The careers are different but the essence or character of a job is still the same.
Do you know of any other weird careers that I haven’t mentioned?
If so then do share and tell in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you. Also share this with your friends and family, sharing is caring.