Top 5 unconventional career to consider after your board exams

“So, what do you want to be in your life, doctor or engineer?”

The story of every Indian child growing up along with hearing stories of Sharma Ji ka beta becoming ‘Computer Engineer’ or a ‘Doctor.’

How many neighborhood aunties have given you ‘look’ when you say, you don’t want to take up science after your board exam? I am sure they have, at least in your head.

A lot of us have spent half of our lives believing those are the only options. But honestly, close your eyes and think, is this really what you want?

Every time you read a storybook or take photographs, you are told this is just good as a hobby but to have a life you need to ‘study.’

Fortunately, those days are gone, and unconventional career choices are the new convention. No need to slog a 9 to 5 job to earn a decent living anymore. You can be whatever, wherever, and whenever you want and possibly make way more than regular conventional jobs.

I am sure you can give your parents a mini heart attack if you tell them you want to follow your ‘passion.’ But if you know where your heart is and believe in your passion, you are the luckiest person and anytime is the time to push it.

In case, you think you are not fashioned for the mainstream uproar, here are a few options you may consider that indeed puts work and pleasure together and pays lucratively

Wedding photographer

Weddings will never go out of the market, and you don’t have to crash weddings for free food anymore. If you have your ways around the lens, you can always work your photographic skills at a wedding.

All you need to do is to advertise some sample photographs for free, thanks to social media and freelancing platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, peopleperhour to name a few, and send quotes.

You can always expand your scope to pre-wedding photoshoots and videography, portfolio shoots, collaborate with other art professionals and several other booming photography areas and take your business and creativity wherever you want to.

Food and travel blogger

“I always encourage people to get out there, travel the world, see new things, experience new people, experience new food, experience new culture. What happens is that helps you to grow and be your best self.” — Karamo Brown Quote On Experience.

Imagine a life of traveling to picturesque destinations, trying out exotic food and making people go green with your coveted lifestyle and even get paid for all that.

All of us follow at least one person whose Instagram profile puts us in awe. Food bloggers and travel bloggers are all over our Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and other social media platforms with their inspiring stories and pictures.

Well, drumrolls….. YOU could be the one!

Social Media Manager

“Teens today spend up to nine hours a day on social platforms, while 30% of all time spent online is now allocated to social media interaction by the teens and total time spent on social media beats time spent eating and drinking, socializing, and grooming.”

How cool it will be to use all that social media and get paid at the same time for doing so!

Social media management is a reality now. Now that social media getting more attention, organizations hire social media managers to curate content for them.

The tasks can be creating content to facilitate the organization’s visibility, marketing, partner with other brands and so on.

It is time to make up for all that time you spend on social media knowing the platforms like the back of your hand and your mom yelling at you to get off it.

Stand up comedian

Do people tell you that you are funny and entertaining? Then why not make money out of tickling their funny bones.

With the advent of social media and open mics, it is extremely easy to reach people now. And entertainment is not just restricted to theatre and movies anymore.

People want to enjoy a jolt of real-life comedy now and then, especially with the taxing lifestyle one has to take up. Watch the stress wash away from people’s face and add your comic to a good cause and even get paid for it.

Stand up comedy is taking the entertainment industry by storm and if you think you got it, why not ride into the storm!

Content writer

Edward Bulwer-Lytton of the 21st century would have said, “the keyboard is mightier than a sword!”

From science to spirituality, from life hack tutorials to inspirational anecdotes, with what do you want people to hook up?

Even organizations hire content writers to create promotionally, and marketing material for their sake as the internet continues its ascendancy in our lives, the need for content and content writers rockets.

If you can barely see yourself making enervating office travels for the 9to5 job, fire up your computer, use your creative writing, reach out to billions of people and make adequate earnings from the comfort of your home.

At illumnus, we understand your interests and convenience. With its convenient and learner friendly platform, llumnus can bring the basic training for all these vocations to your fingertips simply with a few clicks. You can collaborate with an instructor on a one on one level and have customized courses solely build for you.