A recent survey by a leading news channel revealed that despite India as a country opening up globally, the career choices of its citizens remain the same. It is in fact a big truth indeed that in India people still do not think beyond engineering, MBA and Doctors. What’s shocking is how as countrymen most of us are oblivious of how there are far more amazing professions out there that pay and party more.
In this exclusive feature at What’s Up Life, we list down 10 such offbeat professions for you to try your hand at.
If you have a strong sense of fashion, this one is for you. A wardrobe stylist, also fashion stylist, is a consultant who selects the clothing for published editorial features, print or television advertising campaigns, music videos, concert performances, and any public appearances made by celebrities, models or other public figures. Stylists rake in as much as 50k-1.50 lakhs per month!
Every year thousands of students pay lakhs of rupees to become managers in corporate organization. Well, celebrity managers also perform a similar role but you don’t need a degree for that and plus you make way more than MBA passed graduates. All you have to do is manage a celebrity, take care of their travel plans, dates, schedule etc. and you can take home to anywhere between 5,00,000-10,00,000 or more per month.
Weddings for long have been events where people get a platform to show off their excessive wealth. Well, adding to that designer weddings are the trend of the season and a wedding planner can earn 10% of the entire wedding budget for their services. This means if a wedding is of a budget of 1 Cr, a wedding planner takes home anywhere between 10-15 Lakhs.
Most of up class hotel chains that have their own vineyards and breweries hire Wine tasters or sommeliers from time to time for their services. What is the job you ask? Tasting wines and other drinks before they are added to the official menu of the restaurant. To become a wine taster or sommelier you have to get a badge or certificate from leading vineyards and institutes and you make anywhere between 1 lac to 2 lac per month for your services.
If you enjoy photography and have a penchant for the wildlife, becoming a wildlife photographer can be a good idea. Considered one of the most challenging forms of photography, a professional wildlife photographer has to have good craft skills. While no formal qualifications are required, but one must have the urge to travel and a passion for wild animals. Such professionals can choose to work for travel and environment magazines such as National Geographic or simply be self-employed. Depending upon their popularity and projects worked upon, they can earn anywhere between INR 60K to INR 1.25 lakhs per month.
Got creativity but don’t really have a platform? Well, becoming a Youtuber is just the perfect profession for you and it is a good paying one too. All you need to do is upload your content and then post it on social media. Depending on your talent and the views your videos get you can rope on sponsors to produce your next one or in some cases Youtube India reaches out to you, paying you to produce more of your videos.
With social media being the one-stop platform for everything, the trend of blogging as a profession has really caught on. All you have to do is think of the kind of blog you want to create, uploading engaging content and then you can get brands sponsorships for the same. Depending on the shareability of your blog, brands too reach out to you to share their content, products, and services to your blog readers. Here is where the money comes in. Miss Malini is a perfect example of how blogging has become a full-fledged profession.
Voice over Artist
Got a good voice but don’t know what to do? Well, become a voice over artist by submitting your voice samples on platforms like Soundcloud and Youtube.com. It’s that simple and for every hour of recording you make anywhere between 1,000-5,000 INR.
Real Estate Agents
Real Estate is one industry of our economy which sees a peak season throughout the year. Becoming a real estate agent means managing a property and renting or selling it out to anyone who is willing to pay for it. Real estate agents make good amount of money and the job does not demand you to be in office all the time too.
Many big branded lifestyle and clothing store hire people to work as personal shoppers for some of their most elite clients. The nature of work involves helping people purchase the clothes that fit the best to them and the payment of the job goes up to as much as 1 lac per month.