You may be wondering, what are unconventional careers? They are careers that are outside of the norm that also have an unusual set-up.
Like unusual tasks, schedules, and environments that are not your usual 9-5 office or corporate work. You can also think of them as having flexibility in how they are performed. An example of this could be flexible remote working, or online jobs, and right now with the current unemployment crisis in our country.
For the second quarter of 2021, the official unemployment rate in South Africa was 34.4% while in 2022 unemployment is at a lower rate of 33.9% in the second quarter. With one percent difference from the previous year.
Here are online jobs we think are worth a try:
Teach English Online
Are you an expect in teaching English? then you can apply for an online teaching job that requires you to teach students from all over the world.
In order to teach English online successfully, you’ll need a TEFL certificate, a laptop with a webcam, and a fast and reliable Internet connection.
A university degree is recommended in any field but not mandatory. Also, if you are not a English speaker, you may be required to submit proof of fluency through a English language proficiency exam. This will help determine if you are fit to teach English.
Become a tutor
Tutoring is not only a good paying side-job but it can also be a rewarding full-time profession.
Tutors help provide with individual or group instruction in a learning environment . The tutor is able to communicate with students verbally using whiteboards, administer tests, post homework assignments, and share resources, such as course material or lecture notes.
Tutors must also be experts on the subjects they teach. They should obtain at least formal education and a university degree.
Do transcription work
A transcriptionist is a specialist in documentation, the job entails listening to voice recordings and converting them into written documents. It needs someone who is patient with some serious training.
Becoming a transcriptionist requires having excellent typing skills and good hearing. It also requires accuracy and a commitment to producing a written document of high quality
There are many benefits to doing online surveys the most obvious is that it is a great way to earn extra money.
Usually, online surveys are from companies that hire people to complete the surveys and reward them for that purpose.
It is a good way for companies to have reliable feedback and employees to earn money. They are relatively convenient to complete and most surveys only take 8-20 minutes to finish. Which you can while watching TV or taking a break.
Social Media Marketing
If you are someone that actively engages in social media, you also like sourcing interesting content, have a flair for writing snappy content, and you are excited about analytics then social media marketing is for you.
Most small businesses do not have the resources to keep an active and consistent social media feed and this is where you fall in. However, the job is not as easy as it sounds but fulfilling.
You need to take into consideration how much freedom a business gives you to manage their social content. On top of it, some businesses want you to create content that can go “viral”. You may even have to handle replies, direct messages, comments, and PR that go viral on social media.
You can start off by doing a digital marketing course to understand how the world of internet works then slowly shift to social media marketing which gives you freedom to focus on one thing