Blogging and podcasting are the two mostly opted unconventional career options by 21st century millennials all across the globe. Millennials are now shifting their minds from the typical conventional career choices to the unconventional ones. The conventional career choices presently available are being opted from the time of industrial revolution. The education system we are following was designed to produce industrial workers, not thinkers. It was relevant during the time of the Industrial revolution but not at all relevant now.
Things are changing. Modern millennials are now opting for various unconventional career choices including blogging, Vlogging and podcasting. Majority of the office goers are now highly inclined towards pursuing some hobbies besides their monotonous work life.
People of the 21st century are more interested in pursuing something that makes them happy, helps in their growth and most importantly gives them financial freedom.
Besides blogging and podcasting, these career choices are the mostly opted choices by the 21st century millannials:
Instagram: Instagram has now emerged as a perfect alternative to youtube and facebook. Learn the art of hashtags and you will be able to reach millions of people worldwide. Initially you wont get any monetary benefits from it but once you reach a certain number of followers, you can generate revenue through affiliate marketing. You can post literally anything. Target your audience and create a community of people with the same interests. Follow your passion and get paid for it. Seems interesting, right?
Teaching: If you are deeply in love with any subject and passionate about sharing your knowledge, you can start teaching on any platform. Starting a youtube channel is the best way to share your knowledge to the world. Other mediums are also there like the various edtech portals. Create your brand and create your community. If you are on any edtech platform, they will pay you for your lessons. If you are on youtube, you can generate revenue through ads and affiliations.
Counselling: You can guide millions of people through the internet If you have expertise in something. Thousands of students are there who need pepper guidance regarding their career, millions of people going through anxiety and depression who need someone to help them and lacs of people going through various issues which need to be solved by someone. You can be a counsellor at your particular domain and improve the lives of millions of people worldwide.
Cover singer: Start a youtube channel and upload videos of songs covered by you. Everyone loves music and you don't need a very high investment to start a channel of cover songs. Upload your own version of songs which you like and the songs that are popular. Initially reach will be very low but if you can consistently upload videos within a certain period of time, you will be ranked higher on the search results and so the number of subscribers will also be higher.
Content startup: The next big thing in the startup world will be something related to contents. Content is the future of startups. With the reach of the internet to the most remote location of the world, consumers of content has tremendously increased. You can start a viral content website, an edtech startup or a news and media startup. Only thing needed is consistency. Building a website is not that tough now. With the addition of various online website builders, building a content website is very much easy now. If you are passionate about something, give it a shot.
Web show: Web Series are very popular now among the circle of millennials. The whole audience of television series have now shifted to web series. Various online platforms are available now. Besides web series which need obviously a high level of investment, you can start creating online contents. People are now interested in short comic contents. If you have a good sense of humor, you can start something like this.
Memes: Memes are the most powerful weapon over the internet. Memes can create someone's career out of nowhere and can destroy someone at the top. You need a good sense of humor, knowledge and a high level of creativity to present it to the audience.In this frustrated world, people want to laugh. If you succeed in making someone happy, you win.