Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” It is too bad this advice is not taught to children throughout their scholastic career. If people were taught the skills they need to work in jobs they love, then it would be very rare to find an unhappy or unproductive employee. While we cannot go back in time, we can certainly affect our future by making a change in our present. Following is a list of 12 jobs that let you love what you do and never feel like work. Of course, this advice only holds true if you choose a job that really ignites a passion inside you. Our hope is that one of these jobs will help you discover that passion and ignite your internal fire to do what you love and watch the money follow.
Video Game Tester
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Did you spend the bulk of your formative years, high school years, and now adult years sitting in front of video games? Well, then your perfect job may be a video game tester. Testers usually start out at about $10 per hour but earnings can go up to $80,000 per year doing what they do best, playing games.
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Nearly any person over 21 loves to drink beer, and nowadays brewing beer at home has become a very popular hobby. If you are one of the thousand home brewers of beer, then you might want to consider upping your game and becoming a beer brewmaster for a living.
This is not an easy job, but for people with the right skills and temperament, this could be a dream job. The best place to start is at a local craft brewery, and then work your way up the ranks.
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Dog walkers have the potential to make a very lucrative income. This is a career that proves “love what you and the money will follow.” The amount of money you earn will depend on several factors like how good you are a marketing yourself, where you live, and how many dogs you can walk at any one time. It is not unheard of for a dog walker to year $60,000 per year or more, before expenses.
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A party planner career could be an excellent choice for someone who possesses excellent organizational skills, enjoys interacting with many different types of personalities, and has a flair for diplomacy. Working as a party planner doesn’t mean your career life is going to be one big party, in many cases quite the opposite, but this can be a very rewarding career. You’re not chained to a desk, you have freedom to plan small parties, large parties, corporate events or choose to focus on one type of customer. It is all up to you how to run your party planning business.
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If mannequins wave to you at the mall, then becoming a personal shopper could be your dream job. Do you love the feel of clothing as you rustle through the racks? Does your heart skip a beat at the sight of signs that say “latest arrival”? Does your pulse quicken with joy every time you whip out your credit card to make a purchase? Well, imagine experiencing all that while getting paid for your time and spending someone else’s money.
As for earning potential, personal shoppers are all over the board with rates as low as $10 per hour on up to nearly $40 per hour. It all depends on you, your marketing skills, and where you live.
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For people who love hiking and enjoy the great outdoors a terrific career path could be working as a backpack leader. This type of work requires knowledge of survival in the wilderness. The ability to start fire, pitch a tent, pack a backpack with necessary essentials and much more. People in this profession should have good people skills.
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Another career for people who love being outdoors is a park ranger. Park rangers work in all sorts of areas like national parks, historic sites, and other outdoor areas. As a park ranger, your job would be to help keep the environment clean, enforce park laws, help visitors with information, and much more. This can be a well-paying career depending where you plan to work. There are park rangers earning upwards of $80,000 per year.
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As a blogger you have the ability to no only earn an income, but earn an income from anywhere. This means anywhere in the world where you can connect to the Internet, then you can be earning money. Imagine never punching a clock or worrying about getting to work on time ever again. You can work any hours and blog about any topic you choose. It is the ultimate form of career freedom.
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If you enjoy making people laugh, have some ability for athleticism, and appreciate slapstick comedy, then you might want to pursue a career as a circus clowns. This is not a profession for someone who likes to “stay put.” Circus clowns travel with the circus which means you’ll never stay in one place for too long. However, this could be a great opportunity to see the country with little cash out of your pocket. People who work as circus clowns are not paid huge salaries, but they do get a steady paycheck, benefits, and in most cases free room and board.
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Working as a cartoonist might best be a career you start while you have a regular “day job.” This job requires you have excellent drawing skills along with a lot of persistence. This is not an easy career to break into. This is why you need resolve, patience, and persistence. However, it can be a very rewarding career once you get an in with the industry.
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Are you a whiz on the computer? Able to crack everyone’s password and get into their password-protected accounts before they can say “username,” then you might be the perfect candidate to become an ethical hacker. Folks in this career work with companies to find weaknesses in firewalls, infiltrate servers, and much more. Careers in this line of work can pay over $100,000 per year. There are some special certifications you should pursue if this work appeals to you. You can learn more here.
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