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Considering A Change of Career? Try One Of These Freelance Suggestions

The lockdown over the past couple of years gave people a lot of time to think. Some people renovated their house, some people started their family with lockdown babies, and some people had time to think about their career. We had enough time and not enough activities to think about where we were in our lives and what we might want to change. 

If you’re sitting in your current job wondering why you got out of best this morning, we’ve all been there, but if you’re thinking it constantly, maybe it’s time to do something about it. Read on for all the details on some new careers you should consider. 

Personal trainer

If you are someone who has a passion for fitness, or you like the idea of making your exercise incidental, maybe you should look into getting a qualification to be a personal trainer. 

You can stay fit and get paid for it, and become your own boss, setting your own hours, choosing your own clients, and specializing whichever way you see fit. 

Study Active have a range of courses for personal trainers, which offer courses that will allow you to explore a range of career options. Work with people with mobility issues or mothers who are expecting, or have had, a baby. Advise on nutrition and diet, exercise’s effect on mental health, and many other options found on the site. 

Take your Ofqual regulated qualifications and go out into the world with your new skillset that will make fitness your career. With the qualifications offered you could end up at Sports Direct, Be Military Fit with Bear Grylls, Your Personal Training and more. 

Influencer

There are people that are shocked when a child these days doesn’t say they want to be an astronaut when they grow up, but an influencer. But in this hustle culture world, are we surprised when loading student loan after student loan into a very highly skilled industry for not enough money to deal with rising house prices, doesn’t seem appealing? 

There is a childish notion that being an influencer is easy, and that all it takes is a bunch of pictures of the back end of a pair of leggings, which will give a few kids a shock in themselves, but it is a lucrative career that can scratch a creative itch and is appealing to those with a DIY attitude. 

It can also teach a lot of transferable skills. Ultimately you are a walking brand, and brands need to be marketed. So, along with the fact that you are creating content, which will result in skills in photo and video shooting and editing, to name a few, but you will learn the ins and outs of digital marketing, which can take a lot of data analysis, and entrepreneurial skills that come with being your own boss and running your own business. 

It isn’t attractive because it’s easy, it’s attractive because it gets results. 

Journalism

Do you love reading and writing? Do you need to know every detail of something big happening? And the basics of every single other thing you can find? Then you might find you enjoy journalism. 

The two ingredients to a basic journalist are writing skills and a passion for something. Anything. Journalism can be split into coverage and reviews. If you love crime, politics, fashion, movies, events, etc. there will be a platform out there to accommodate you. And if there isn’t, make one yourself. 

Journalism in the traditional sense of working for a news outlet takes a love of researching and an approachable manner. The reality of the job is that you will be scanning through swathes of papers, and that most people when confronted with a mic, pen and paper or even a camera, can suddenly become shy and you will have to coax even the most basic of quotes on the most inconsequential of subjects out of them. Even Mrs. Brown will need a bit of coaxing about her bake sale.