Even though we have a passion for something, sometimes life lets us know that it’s either not the right time or there’s a better job out there for us. It’s for certain a hard pill to swallow, but listen, we’re supposed to “know” what we want to do with ourselves so early on in our career. If something, perhaps being a creator just isn’t right for you, here are five career avenues you can jump into instead of becoming a full-time influencer.
1. Content Editor
Written by Frshgigs.ca Team, being a content editor consists of working with “marketing and graphic design departments” . . . in order “to create an overall positive user experience. They may also produce material for publication, so they must possess excellent writing and editing skills, as well as understand the special considerations for writing for the Web and the wide variety of devices that can access the Internet.” This should be right up your alley as a potential career avenue, as it requires good communication skills and experience with interacting with users.
2. Freelance Blogger
One of the benefits of being a freelance blogger is that you have complete creative freedom to do whatever it is that you want to do. For example, you can be a food blogger, a fashion blogger, a health and wellness blogger, you name it, you can do it. Now, I might be wondering how can I make money from this? Well, the good thing is that you can charge for advertisements to be on your website, which definitely adds up eventually.
An example of a blogger who charges for advertisements is Lindsey Eats. Check out her website, read over some recipes that you might want to make yourself, all the while taking a pick at #ads on her blog sites.
3. Art Gallery Tour Guide
This should be a job that interests influencers, primarily those passionate about photography. As an art gallery tour guide, conduct museum tours, am personable and outgoing, capable of learning new material rapidly, and willing to work independently. If this sounds like you, then I think being a tour guide would be a suitable fit for you.
4. Anything with Marketing
Within the field of marketing, “marketers are the brains behind getting the word out about their organization’s products or services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), they monitor market trends, create advertising campaigns, develop pricing strategies and targeting strategies based on demographic data and work with the company to develop more awareness of what they offer.”
Similar to being marketing, content creators have experience with following trends and creating content for which would attract users and develop a long-lasting relationship.
Passionate about writing? Hop on over to journalism. Journalism is a perfect segway into focusing on a subject that interests you, whether that be environmental issues, fashion, or even pop culture.
Write below in the comments what stood out to you, or even surprised you, that you didn’t know went hand-in-hand being a content creator.