There are silly jobs out there. There are also very serious jobs. There are jobs that pay well that you would never imagine.
Cracked online just recently released an article talking about 6 silly sounding jobs that are way harder than you think. I really wanted to share this list with you guys because these jobs surprised me a bit.
What are these jobs? What are the odd sounding jobs that actually end up being more difficult than they sound?
- Casino Dealer.
- Food critic.
- Golf Caddy.
- Costumed mascots.
- Professional Wrestler.
- Flight Attendant.
I find that it’s never fair to judge any job until you’ve tried it. Sometimes a job that looks to be brutal, ends up being very rewarding and fun. Then on the other hand, some jobs that we all dream over end up being soul-crushing. You never know what a job is like until you try it out. You also may not even know how to enter a field (most people don’t know how I got into pro wrestling).
There’s one more odd sounding job that’s pretty challenging that I would like to add to this list– Pro Blogger.
When we think of a blogger we initially might think of Perez Hilton or some celebrity gossip non-sense. The reality is that being a pro blogger may sound like one of those gigs where you get to lay on the beach all day and make lots of money. It really isn’t like that. It’s the complete opposite. You’re always working.
Why is pro blogging tougher than it sounds?
- Most bloggers will never earn even $1,000 a month.
- Most rookie bloggers won’t even last 6 months.
- Very few bloggers can actually make a real living from blogging (a couple grand per year part-time doesn’t count!).
- The job can get very lonely as you’re always on your own.
- The onus is on you to produce superior content and to generate revenue.
- You have to deal with your own taxes and figure out how to survive when you’re blogs not generating much revenue.
I don’t know about you, but I like to be around people and I’m not sure I could handle all of the pressure being on me. As a pro blogger, everything becomes your problem. You have to ensure that your business is generating money or you’re going to go broke very fast.
Do you want to be a blogger or do you just hate your current job?
I think that the problem is that many of us hate our current jobs. We then find lifestyle design blogs or read about the idea of working from home and we become instantly hooked. Is it that we hate our jobs so much or do we want to devote ourselves to something that fuels us?
Ask the readers– Have you worked a job that sounded strange, but ended up being very challenging?