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Steve Jobs once said, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to build a career out of something you truly love doing. Like many people, you may be wondering which passion of yours would be a viable career choice. Many of us love doing more than one thing so let’s discuss a few options you may not have considered.
Magical Hands Can Make You Money
Who doesn’t love a good massage? Do you love giving them to others who need pain relief or an escape from stress? Working as a massage therapist could be right up your alley. It’s as simple as:
- Getting educated
- Getting licensed (if your state regulates massage therapy)
- Investing in a portable massage table
- Working with a local massage parlor or opening your own place
You will bring healing relief and joy to so many people in a short amount of time.
Shop To Bring Home The Bacon
Do you adore putting together outfits and shopping the deals? Why not become a personal shopper and take care of the shopping headaches for other people? Think about it, you get to spend your day shopping with other people’s money for items that you are good at putting together. It’s a win-win situation. Here’s how you can turn your passion for clothes into a career:
- Determine your niche – Decide what age range and if you would prefer to work with a specific gender. Narrowing down your passion will help you decide which clients to work with.
- Look for training – sometimes labeled as image consulting, there are plenty of organizations that offer education on being a personal shopper. You know how to shop, it’s working with other people and running a business that you need to learn.
- Gather experience – get the word out in your community and start helping people with their shopping. The more you work with and are willing to offer up references, the more you can expand your business.
- Market your services – you can’t gain clients if you don’t advertise yourself!
- Consider accreditation – Some sort of degree or licensing helps lend you credibility. Some personal shoppers choose to get an Associates or Bachelor’s in Fashion while they work and find that it helps elevate them in their work.
Get Paid To Be Social
Have you ever thought, “I wish I could get paid to Snapchat, Instagram, and tweet all day long”? That is an actual job! Social Media Coordinators spend their days managing social media outlets for companies. You can freelance and handle local accounts or you can attempt to take a full-time position with a large corporation. You get to be the voice of their company, utilizing your knowledge about gaining followers and interacting with their consumer-base. It’s as easy as:
- Going to School – getting a BS in Marketing is incredibly helpful to gaining employment as a social media coordinator. Many large corporations look for someone with this level of education.
- Practice locally – working with small businesses in your area can help you gain the experience you need and help a small business take on something that is extra work for them.
- Continue education – learning SEO can be hard but is necessary. Taking continuing education courses in your area can help you stay on top of trends and bring the best practices to your business.
Working with what you love is not that hard to do. It will not be easy, but it will be very rewarding in the long run. Don’t work to pay the bills, work at something you truly enjoy doing every day!