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5 Careers You Can Pick Up Later In Life


No matter what you did for a living when you were younger, there is no reason you can’t pick up something else later in life. In our modern age, where jobs are no longer limited to offices or even countries, you can dictate your own working life. You've got the opportunity to do something meaningful and enjoyable, so why not try something new?



Don’t underestimate the possibilities out there. There are countless ways to make a living according to your own needs and wants. 



Here are just 5 careers you can pick up later in life. 



1. Travel writing



Do you love traveling? Are there countries you’ve always wanted to see but never had the chance? Now is the time to become a nomad. Traveling can be your job. You don’t have to work for a big international magazine. In fact, there are countless smaller online and print publications looking for travel writers. If you are a reasonably good writer – and that doesn’t mean you need training or past publications – there are jobs out there for you. You'll be especially in demand if you take good photos of your own. 



2. Trade Forex



There are countless stories of people who've learned to trade Forex (foreign exchange) in their retirement. They realised that it was more accessible than nearly any other career. This is because you can work from wherever you want, you can choose your own schedule, and it is relatviely easy to learn. There are plenty of Forex trading academies out there, which will teach you how to use the platform, make the most out of instruments like the RSI indicator, and start making money immediately. Find a good Forex broker first, by reading up on reviews, and let them help you kick start. 



3. Make arts and crafts



Turn your hobby into a career. If you are an artist who has always created as a passion rather than a job, you can start selling your work. Sites like Etsy make it easy to find willing customers. You can even start making crafts that have a practical purpose or just look great on someone’s shelf. You're sure to find someone who connects with what you do. 



4. Become a TaskRabbit



If you haven't heard of it, TaskRabbit is an app that connects people who need errands done with those willing to do the job. There are many different opportunities, from walking someone’s dog to putting together furniture to printing pamphlets for an overworked startup. You choose which job you take on. There are people who make a good living off this sort of work. All you need is confidence in your competence and you can join them. 



5. Teach English online



If you can speak English, you can teach it. That’s literally the main qualification you need for many online teaching jobs. You interact with students overseas (often in China or other parts of Asia) through video conferencing, and help them learn one of the most useful languages in the world. If you love teaching or just helping others out, this one is for you.


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