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10 Offbeat Careers That Make Way More Money Than A 9 to 5 Job

Since the creative industry is booming it is time that you switch jobs and follow your passion

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Getting admission in engineering and medical studies straight out of the school has become the norm for most of the science students with a plethora of career options known and available. But what about the rest? What are the offbeat career options for creative people looking to make a career that gives them the satisfaction? Where do they go?

There are many choices for people who want to break the mould and work in something which satisfies them creatively. Most importantly since the creative industry is booming it is time that you switch jobs and follow your passion. The creative industry is one unexplored territory with a scope to earn a lot. To give you a better idea of what I am talking about here are a few career options that will work wonders for the creative bone in your body.

1. Poker Player- Poker is a card game that has been appealing to people of all spheres. The game has somehow emerged as the latest craze amongst the youngsters, including many people accepting this game as a profession even. A career in poker can be both challenging and exciting. So, it is important that you explore the game seriously and get your game stronger before considering it as a full-time profession. You can play live poker for real money online.

2. Tattoo artist- Thanks to the blooming tattoo industry, tattoos have become so popular now that one in every 10 people have tattoo or body art on them. Basically, this is the time to bring out the artist in you and earn from the profession.

3. Photography- Photography is all about vision and hard work. The job perks include a lot of travelling and sightseeing. A Photographer can work whenever and wherever, there are no rules to follow. This is one reason that makes this profession worth a shot.

4. Ice-Cream Taster- Got a sweet tooth? This might be the best profession for you. We don’t know what is the best part about this job, the unlimited ice creams or to get paid for eating them? This is a very special kind of job and apart from your infinite love for ice creams, you need a university degree in Chemistry, Food Science or Business to become an awesome ice cream taster. So, go and explore!

5. Voice-Over Artist/Vo- Got a lot of compliments for your baritone? Then bank on your voice and use it as a profession to earn a living. The job of a VO artist is highly creative, and you get to live a lot of different characters through your voice. With dubbed foreign language movies and shows gaining popularity, this industry is growing fast. 

6. Cartoonists- Always called your love for doodle a hobby? It’s time that you bank on those drawings you made on the last page of your notebook. Thanks to the increasing popularity of comic books and cartoon columns, this is a full-fledged, yet tough profession! You can sell your work to be published in a newspaper or a magazine, or use the digital media to tell your story through art.

7. Personal Trainer-. Do you know enough about nutrition and exercise that you could get other people into great shape? Then it’s time that you use your knowledge for fitness to earn some big bucks. It is a job where you can set your own hours and can work whenever, and often wherever, your client wants. People want fast and prompt results and personal trainers are the one that can help their client’s workout the right way to achieve that. 

8. Pet Grooming- If you are an animal lover this job is your true calling! All you must do is stay close to these adorable creatures and take care of their grooming. This profession has come a long way and you can take it as a part-time or full-time job depending on your level of fondness for animals.

9. Calligraphy- This job is all about your handwriting and how artistically you can write down your words. It’s creative and fun and it pays your bills too. All you need is a steady hand to create magic with your calligraphic pens. 

10. Video Games Tester- This is one of the most loved jobs and you get to earn while having a great time. Working in the gaming industry involves creativity and tech-savvy individuals to create exciting and entertaining experiences for players.


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Amit Kanodia

The author is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Mad Over Poker.

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