There are a lot of get-rich-quick and work-at-home opportunities out there, but do you know what? There is no substitute for hard work and sticking to something. Anything!
When I first got into the recruiting business I was introduced to some of the most bizarre occupations and some of these bizarre occupations paid very well. I learned a valuable lesson about the different occupations and careers in this world. You know what? There are a lot of career fields and occupations out there that are under the radar, not very glamorous, but pay extremely well.
Some people might include my career as an Executive Search Consultant in that bizarre occupation and career field category. I guess it is. There aren’t a lot of people that know what an Executive Search Consultant does, and we tend to fly under the radar, so I guess I would be considered in that category. And there are many other career fields that fall into this category.
In my career I have recruited emulsion asphalt mix designers. A what? And a caisson drilling project superintendent. Huh? How about a tieback and anchor bolt shoring designer? What? See what I mean? And I could list careers fields for days and not run out of pages on this web site. These career fields and occupations might be foreign to us, but to the people that do these jobs all day long? It’s normal stuff. It’s what they do.
So, what’s my point?
My point is you can make your fortune in ANYTHING! Some people have made their fortunes in the trash business! Hauling business! Car wash business! Medical delivery business! Bridge painting business! And the Port-A-Potty business! Don’t always look for those career fields that are obvious or well known. There might be a really nice career waiting for you in something that you don’t even know exists today. Before I became an Executive Search Consultant I didn’t know what it was, or even heard of it, and now I’ve been one for almost 20 years!
Stay away from the get-rich-quick ideas. Get into something and stick with it. Know your business, whatever it is, like no one else. Become an expert in your field. Become in demand. The key to success is to find something, ANYTHING, and stick with it. You will be more successful in the long run. And then maybe one day you will be telling your story about how you made your fortune in ________! I hope this helps.
Good luck to you!