Are you fed up of being stuck in the daily grind? Perhaps your office job isn’t fulfilling you; maybe you’ve always been a creative person but find that the 9-5 job you’ve ended up with has stifled this over time. It’s never too late to make a change; whether you make a direct career switch or build up your creative business in your spare time until it makes enough money, it can be done! Here are some of the ways you can turn your creative flair into a money making venture.
Beauty careers can give you so much creative freedom, and there are lots of different directions you could go in. From makeup to hairdressing to nails and more, if you’re naturally artistic with creative vision you could really make your mark in this industry. From special effects makeup to wedding parties, from catwalk hairdressing to everyday salon work there’s a massive spectrum so you’re sure to find something that appeals to you.
Art and Design
If you love art and creation, it’s very possible to have a successful career in art these days without the need to become a starving artist! No longer do you need to sell big commissions to make money and hope for your ‘big break.’ Thanks to the internet, you can utilize your art in so many ways to make money. From turning original paintings or drawings into prints, you could create clip art to sell in bundles, you could do pet portraits or custom drawings of buildings for things like wedding invitations. You could design logos for businesses and so much more. Have a look on Etsy at the types of products and services that are being offered already and it might inspire you to come up with an idea based on your specific skills and interests.
Fashion is an incredible way to showcase your creative talents if you have a love of clothes. Whether you’ve gone to fashion school or are completely self taught, it’s completely possible to make a successful business out of your creations. Find your niche- it doesn’t necessarily have to be traditional clothing. It could be anything from pet outfits to unusual fancy dress to clothing for premature babies. Find that gap in the market and you’re good to go. In time, you could consider putting together a fashion show to showcase your collection, generate hype and get your brand and clothing seen by more people. Find the right venue, places like dance studios have the option for people to rent a space. These tend to be large and open and already have things like lighting available making it easier to set up.
If you’ve ended up in a non-creative job that doesn’t feel authentic to you, consider making the switch! Chances are you’ll be a lot happier doing something that’s based on your natural skillset, and will enable you to feel much more accomplishment and satisfaction.