Five Unique Careers for Unique People
Okay, so you're the type of person who shudders at the thought of working behind
a desk in a traditional job. You want something fun. Something different.
Something unique. The trouble is, you're not sure what that is. You know what
you like to do. But, you can't get paid to do something you like to do. Right?
Actually, you can, if you just think a little outside the box and think creatively.
The truth is, there are interesting ways to make money and do the things you
like. Think of all the dog-lovers out there who have their own dog walking and
dog sitting services. They get to make money and be around their passion - dogs.
(Okay, go figure, I'm a cat person.)
Here then is just a sampling of five unique careers for unique people:
Okay, I'm a little partial to this one as I happen to be a certified hypnotist.
You can learn to hypnotize people and help them achieve their goals. Maybe
you're into metaphysical things, or, you just love helping people. Maybe you
have found yourself to be good at persuasion. A career as a hypnotist or
hypnotherapist could be right up your alley. And, if you're a bit of an
entertainer, you could also learn stage hypnosis.
How long does it take to learn how to be a hypnotist? My training at the
Hypnosis Motivation Institute in California took a year, which included classes
on hypnosis, counseling techniques, therapeutic hypnosis techniques, and the
business aspects of setting up a hypnosis practice.
You can learn how to actually hypnotize people in a weekend seminar, but, if
you're planning on a career using hypnosis for pain control, motivation, weight
loss, etc., then I do recommend a longer program which will prepare you to
effectively use hypnosis for different issues. A school which has a mentoring or
practicum is good as well. Be sure to look into any regulations or restrictions
your state might have on hypnotists.
2. A Personal Concierge
Are you the type of person who loves to tend to details? Can you book the best
rooms, the lowest airfares, get the best seats at all the shows? Put your
talents to good as a personal concierge. While there is no formal definition of
personal concierge, this profession is a booming business. Why?
Because today's fast-paced lifestyle hardly leaves hardly any room for busy
professionals nowadays to sort out their bills, schedule their activities (both
personal and business), or book their vacations. As a personal concierge, you
might also be expected to stand in lines, organize closets and drawers and do
personal gift shopping. That's right, you can actually get paid to shop till you drop.
How do you get started as a personal concierge? There are, of course, companies
which may hire you, but you can always start your own personal concierge
business. Start out small (stand in lines, grocery shopping, small errands) and
pretty soon you can build your reputation for more challenging assignments. As
long as there are busy executives, you will have business.
3. Make Scrapbooks for Other People
Is scrapbooking your thing? Make money at it by making scrapbooks for other
people. A personalized scrapbook is a great gift idea for birthdays, weddings,
anniversaries, graduations, etc. The thing is, while scrapbooking is a popular
hobby, some people just don't have the time or, let's face it, the talent to put
together a great scrapbook to be given as a gift. That's where you come in. With
a website or blog as a marketing tool, you can begin to acquire clients and
build your business.