Not everyone is made for a 9 to 5 job in a cubicle. Remember what Confucius said about careers way back in the day? “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” So, if you’re driven purely by passion and don’t pay heed to convention, you can consider making a career out of the following activities.
 

Fashion stylist

Fashion stylist

If you loved playing dress up as a little girl and believe that you have a keen eye for fashion, you can think about a career in styling. To start with, you can consider getting a degree in fashion to build a solid foundation. Apart from being updated on the latest trends, your own creativity is also one of the prerequisites for the job. Additionally, building a network, be it with designers, brands and clients is also very essential. Once you make it, your options could range from styling celebrities to styling movies!

Sommelier

If you're the high-spirited kind, perhaps you can consider a career as a sommelier. As a sommelier, you are required to have a thorough understanding of wine. This knowledge can help you with everything from recommending wines, creating wine and food pairings and also conducting workshops.

 

Pet groomer

Pet groomer

Do you have an affinity towards the furry population? Why not convert your love for them into a career? As a pet groomer, you would be responsible for your clients’ vanity needs from grooming hair to clipping nails. Of course, you should like being around animals and vice versa! Who knows? You might just end up owning your very own pet salon!

Vlogger

While you may have dismissed this as a hobby a couple of years ago, you can consider this as a serious career option today. Whatever be your interest—be it food or fashion and beauty—you can pursue it further through your vlog (video blog). All you need is your smartphone and oodles of confidence to get started. And before you know it, you can even start making money off your vlog!

 

Dancer

Dancer

Can’t stop yourself from tapping your toes every time your favourite song comes on? Are you a natural-born dancer? Do you dream of being on stage? Perhaps, a career as a professional dancer is for you. Apart from the performing arts, you can also offshoot into areas like dance therapy and teaching.

Tattoo artist

Is there a budding artist hiding somewhere inside you? Consider a career as a tattoo artist! Start with building your portfolio. You can also enhance your skills with a professional art course. Get your fundamentals right and you can start training under an experienced professional before you branch out on your own.

 

Story teller

Story teller

Yes, you heard that right! There is such a thing as a professional story teller. Your job would include creating stories and performing them on stage. If you have a natural flair for being on stage, you can start small. This would involve performing in front of local groups to build experience and gauge feedback. As you get better, you can start pitching for paid gigs. Or, you could specialise in children's story telling. Who knew you could make a career out of that, now!