The pool of talented individuals is dramatically increasing these days, and the competition for jobs is expected to be keen. Being competent artist isn’t a magic wand. Determination, hard work, persistence, and hard selling are what it takes to stand out. RELATED: Career Transition: From Artist to Art Teacher Becoming a professional artist can be exciting and challenging at times. After learning the artists career information, it is time to take a peek at some of the helpful tips for a successful career in art.
In 2014, Nick Walter made $66K while he was still in college. He did it by creating a simple video course on how to learn to program an iPhone app. He literally recorded himself learning how to use Swift, a new iPhone app programming language. He then uploaded the videos to Udemy.com, and sold the course for thousands. In his own words, anyone can: Today, his newest course has over 6,000 participants and a 4.5 star rating. Having done a little online research on Nick, here's why I think he was so successful:
1. English TeacherOne of the more common jobs for people working overseas is as an English teacher. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go through an entire Bachelors Degree to teach overseas (unless you already have one). A large portion of these jobs only require a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification gained from a sound organization. The course can even be done online from the comfort of your own bed! The perks? You don’t necessarily have to know the native language in order to teach there, you could be teaching anyone from children to business professionals, salary is based on region, and you are guaranteed an incredibly rewarding mission.
2. Travel GuideImagine spending your working days guiding other explorers through a vibrant and lively Middle Eastern metropolis, or directing riders through a charming bike tour through the Loire Valley. Wherever your heart wants to take you, there are always opportunities for friendly, knowledgeable travel guides to help other fulfill their adventurous journeys. It pays to have living experience in your chosen country as well as some basic international language skills.
3. Dive InstructorCall yourself an ocean dweller? Use your diving skills to teach other tourists how to open water dive. Choose from any quarter of the world that boasts white sandy shores and azure waters. There are heaps of opportunities in the Asia pacific region.
4. Traveling NurseGiven the nursing shortage epidemic, there is a high demand for traveling nurses to move around different countries for temporary positions. It’s a great way to explore different regions, with the added benefit of helping others and getting paid.
5. RoadieFancy yourself a music fan? Can you lift over five kilos? Well, then you are the perfect candidate for an on tour roadie. What will you be doing exactly? It could be anything from lighting, sound, stagehand, instrument technician, or simply lugging around equipment. You’ll probably start off paying your dues by working for free, but once you get to know the in dudes, you can work your way up to paid gigs.
6. Digital NomadThe digital nomad is somewhat of a phenomenon and has become a widely accepted form of making money. If you’ve got a skill that can be solely transferred into the online world, then you’ve got yourself an awesome business venture. Many bloggers/writers, web designers, artists, photographers, and professional consultants are moving into the online sphere, making a decent wage and successfully living a nomadic lifestyle – because they can! This post was originally published at an earlier date.
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All marketing managers would like to consider themselves in the top 1% of their profession, but reaching that point requires passion and a willingness to take on an outsize level of responsibility. The rewards, however, are worth it. Related: The Secret To Being A Great Manager In 2012, Forbes said marketing management was the best-paying job available to the "people person," thanks to a remarkable 48.8% earnings growth potential. Since 'passion' and 'responsibility' may be a bit vague for most, here are some essential qualities any marketing manager can work on to magnify their success:
The Millennial Generation of college students/graduates has really gotten the short-end of the stick. For those who have already graduated from college or are close to it, they were likely unaware of the consequences of the degree they chose. Related: The Frightening Fact New Grads Should Know Before Entering The Workforce Just one generation ago (Generation X), there used to be a joke that you could get a college degree in just about anything and still get a high paying job. That joke was partially true. In the 90’s, America’s middle class and business sector was booming. Employers needed an educated workforce, and many of them didn’t care what degree you had, just as long as you had one. Not anymore. The gig is up. College students can no longer use the excuse that they didn’t know their degree was worthless. Throughout the past four years, there have been dozens of articles and talk show segments about the high percentage of Millennials who have graduated with degrees in fields that had little hope for high paying job prospects, if any at all. Don’t let this happen to you. Don’t become a victim. As a disclaimer, it’s worth noting that success and happiness isn’t just centered around monetary gain. If you happen to choose a career field that fulfills you, then congratulations. Just be sure you have a solid personal finance strategy to offset your low wages so that you’re properly prepared for retirement. If money is important to you, don’t say you weren’t warned. Here are the top 13 college majors you should avoid like the plague:
Many of us often take for granted the comfort and safety of office work, but you might change your minds about the luxury of an office chair when you see Crofton Injury Claim’s list of the most unusual and dangerous careers in the world. Related: 5 Exciting Career Moves That Will Change Your Life The chosen five have beaten fire fighters, stunt men, high rise window cleaners, and mill workers to claim their position as the World’s most dangerous careers. The winners are varied; some prove the unpredictability of working with animals while others illustrate the dangers of battling nature every day. Fishermen often work long hours, seven days a week. They not only battle the rough Atlantic sea and low light levels, but also fatigue and often injury and have one of the highest mortality rates of any profession. Crocodile wrestlers are much respected among Thai society, bringing an appeal to working up close with one of the world’s most dangerous animals. However, relying on a wild creature takes personal safety out of your control, leaving it to the mood of the animal on the day. Some of the industries we came across are nearly extinct due to danger levels. Becoming a matador is now a rare career opportunity, with animal rights groups working to close down the traditional bull fights across Spain, while open sea pearl diving has also nearly been eradicated thanks to the introduction of Japanese pearl farms. But while there are still those determined to hold on to their country’s traditions it will be a while before these careers vanish completely. These may be unusual careers, but for most people ensuring your safety in the workplace should be a major part of any career decision. However, unfortunate incidents can occur in the workplace regardless of how far away you may be from crocodiles or the Atlantic. No matter your job, it is of paramount importance that your employer has the proper procedures in place to ensure that you are safe in your working environment. So while your job may sometimes seem a little dull and you might even wish there were more opportunities for nerve-wracking excitement, have a look at our list below to discover whether these dangerous and sometimes life threatening careers, are the right way to brighten up your Monday mornings. This is a guest post.