4/08/2014

12 Careers to Start without Capital

I think today's youth got a raw deal.  There's so many things to purchase, that gets advertised from every direction.  Yet the quality of education has deteriorated while the number of high paying jobs has dwindled with fierce competition because the baby boomers forgot to save for retirement and are having to work into their 70's and 80's.

If I was going through the system, around the high school age, here's what I would consider.

Self Employed:
  1. Pool Cleaning
  2. Tree Trimming
  3. Lawn Maintenance
  4. Pressure Washing
  5. Car Detailing
  6. Dryer Vent Cleaning
  7. Headlight Repairing
  8. Pest Control
  9. Locksmith
  10. Pet Sitter
  11. House Cleaning
  12. Handyman
These are just suggestions for those interested in being their own boss and bypassing the system that's stacked against them.

For those more inclined, I would get an internship while in High School, get to know the industry, get some solid skills from taking classes, get to know your teachers and attend community IT gatherings and get your foot in the door.  Once you have a job, with solid experience, with a reference, you are officially in the workforce, and probably nobody will ask for a college degree going forward, as long as you can back up with results.  Then take a college class online or at night to learn new skills and keep current.

That's how I'd do it, college is expensive, prolongs your entry into the workforce by 4 or 5 years, and you don't really learn the skills necessary to survive in the workforce.

There you have it, free advice, we'll be here all week.

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