These days, the nature of a career has been changed from traditional 9-5 jobs, suits, and professionals. A career, and a profitable one at that, can be enjoyed from home or while traveling with your own expectations and goals in mind.
So if you’re looking for more than just a job to pay the bills here are a few career ideas for the money-savvy girl.
Be Your Own Boss
It used to be that being your own boss was all about setting up business premises, launching your shop front and building your clientele, but with the internet, there are so many more opportunities with much less risk.
The internet has brought us a number of ways to build your own career, from online boutique craft stores to freelancing, meaning there is massive scope to work when and where you feel like it. The benefits include being able to work around family life, to set your own goals and to manage your own time and finances.
Crafty & Creative
There’s an old saying that if you do what you love, you’ll never work another day in your life and this has spawned hundreds of boutique businesses across the internet. From jewelry makers to artists and sewers, those gifted with creativity are using it to make money. If you do it well, you may even follow others who have tried their hand with great success.
The internet has also provided a different sort of shop front where you source the product and sell it on a global scale using your own site or marketplaces such as eBay. You can source and sell anything, whether that’s products from China, vintage jewelry, or recycled fashion.
And then, of course, there is freelancing, where you take your career skills in areas such as graphic design, writing, journalism, editing, or programming and set up your own business and website, or use such sites as Freelancer and Elance, to build an online career. Like any business, it takes a while to build your reputation and clientele, but there are solid returns to be had for little to no investment other than your time.
Career Ideas for Today
Having a career doesn’t have to mean being confined to traditional 9-5 jobs and full-time commitment. With technology broadening the scope to make cash every day, there are a host of new and exciting career options available to any money-savvy girl.