Though most people think taking the college route is a smart idea, it isn't for everyone.
With the average student loan debt reaching $37,172, millennials are now thinking of going elsewhere instead of heading straight to college.
Is it a bad idea?
If you want to go into the health field, odds are you'll definitely need an education. However, if you have something else in mind, getting an education isn't always the smartest idea.
Some of the richest people in the world have either never been to college or decided to drop out. (Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, just to name a few).
Most of these jobs will require a few years to start making a comfortable income, but once you get experience under your belt, the possibilities are endless. I have found that in many jobs, experience overrides a college education.
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Below are 17 jobs that pay up to $65,000 a year with no college degree.
- 1. Transcriptionist
- 2. Sell on Amazon
- 3. Flipping Items
- 4. Freelance Proofreader
- 5. Answer surveys
- 6. Customer Service Representative and more
- 7. Blogger
- 8. Bookkeeper
- 9. Care.com
- 10. Rover
- 11. Freelance Writer
- 12. Web Developer
- 13. Photographer
- 14. Customer Service Associate
- 15. Pick up garbage
- 16. Freelance on Fiverr
- 17. Virtual Assistant
A transcriptionist practices the art of turning audio and video recordings into text documents.
These can be legal proceedings, medical, and general. All industries, besides medical and legal, fall under the general umbrella. These might be writers, podcasters, bloggers, trainers, academicians, anyone with audio or video content that needs to be turned into text.
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2. Sell on Amazon
The first year that Jessica’s family ran their Amazon FBA business together, working less than 20 hours a week total, they made over 6 figures profit. That's amazing!
Jessica has a free 7-day course available for anyone who wants to start making a full-time income off of selling on Amazon. Get started here!
3. Flipping Items
Melissa makes $133,000 a year flipping items.
These are a few of the things she’s flipped for profit:
- An item that they bought for $10 and flipped for $200 just 6 minutes later.
- A security tower they bought for $6,200 and flipped for $25,000 just one month later.
- A prosthetic leg that they bought for $30 at a flea market and sold for $1,000 on eBay the next day.
She even created a course called Flipper University that teaches students how to become a successful flipper. Melissa says her students can expect to make $500-$2,500 per month in their first year.
4. Freelance Proofreader
In 2014, Caitlin made slightly over $43,000 by being a freelance proofreader, while also going on several fun vacations. You can find out how she makes a full-time income as a freelance proofreader below:
Caitlin has a FREE 45-minute workshop that will give you tons of great info on becoming a freelance proofreader. Check it out the free workshop here.
5. Answer surveys
Answering surveys are one of the easiest ways to make money. You can also watch videos, online shop, and more to make some extra cash.
Below are a few of my favorite survey websites to make money from your phone or computer.
6. Customer Service Representative and more
A customer service representative gets the opportunity to work at home and make a comfortable living. You'll be in charge of providing assistance and information to customers.
You can search here for customer service opportunities, with Flex Jobs.
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Did you know you can make money from blogging? While it's not a get rich quick scheme, blogging can be a great way to work from home and support you and your family. You get to help people from all over the world while creating content that inspires and motivates others to live their best life.
I make $5,000 a month blogging and I'm also a full-time student in college. It's more than possible to make money from blogging!
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Becoming a bookkeeper has several benefits, such as low startup costs, high profit, freedom to work remote, and plenty more.
As a bookkeeper, you can expect to earn an average of $62 per hour.
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Full-time nannies on Care.com can expect to make between $2000+ per month. To be successful on Care.com, you have to make your profile stand out from others. To do this, show off your personality, talk about your experience with a previous nanny or babysitting jobs, and include that you're able to give many references to the potential mother or father.
Rover is a service that connects dog sitters and dog walkers with dog owners.
When you set up your profile, market yourself as being a fun and responsible dog walker. Show off your personality. When starting off on Rover, I wouldn't charge a lot so you can score more walks, which means more reviews.
Walkers with tons of reviews are going to be chosen over people with no reviews.
11. Freelance Writer
Writing online can be quite lucrative if you know how to get your name and writing out there. Holly from Club Thrifty earns $200,000 a year writing online content.
Find out how to become a freelance writer below from a freelancer herself who makes an average of $5,000 a month.
12. Web Developer
A web developer is in charge of many things when it comes to websites. They're in charge of building websites from scratch, providing web maintenance and understanding HTML.
Web developers are expected to have a 27% growth by 2024 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, making this a great option for someone who wants to work at home.
If you're a skilled photographer, you should definitely be putting your services to good use.
Check out this super helpful article here about becoming a photographer.
14. Customer Service Associate
Amazon is currently hiring customer service associates. Customer Service Associates are in charge of helping out Amazon customers with their questions and concerns about their products.
Working for Amazon also poses many benefits, such as an employee discount, health care, time off, stock, and more.
The basic requirements for this job are:
- Computer skills
- Communication skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Customer focus
- High school diploma
- One year experience in a related area
15. Pick up garbage
Hear me out before you skip this one.
Brian started a cleanup business that now makes over $650,000 annually.
The garbage pickup business is incredible for several reasons: 1) There's a high demand for it 2) It's recession proof 3) Helps the environment
Not only that, you can make pretty great money while also getting exercise in. Brian has also found many treasures during his cleanup, including $600 that was thrown away in a dumpster.
If you're interested in this opportunity, check out Brian's book where he tells you everything you need to know to get started, which also includes free phone support to get your business up and running.
16. Freelance on Fiverr
If you're a graphic designer, or in digital marketing, writing, and more, you can post your services on Fiverr and get freelance work.
Fiverr is an awesome online service that connects customers with freelancers to pay for either a one-time job or ongoing work.
17. Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant is in charge of duties from their computer. This can be related to social media marketing, writing articles, creating images for blog posts, and more for their boss (and those tasks are related to blogging).
I’m a virtual assistant for Making Sense of Cents and make a comfortable income from doing that, on top of blogging for my blog, FITnancials.
If you don't have a bachelor's degree, what do you do for a living? Getting a college degree can be profoundly helpful when applying for jobs, but I also don't think it's right or necessary for everyone.
Do you currently work at any of these jobs?
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