Introduction: What are the 3 jobs where you can earn a six-figure income when you’re 28 years old?
Do you want to make six figures in two years? Do you want to be a professor, a doctor or a lawyer? Well, if you’re 28 years old and your college degree is a major in anything, you’ll be lucky to earn even $50K this decade.
There are three professions where you can earn a six-figure income when you’re 28 years old. The first is to be a professional athlete. If you’re 6-foot tall, then go for the NBA, but if not, then go to Europe and play for one of the world’s top soccer teams. The second is to become a movie star. Just don’t act in independent films or direct your own film – too hard. The third profession is investment banking. No degree is required and no previous experience is necessary. When you’re 28, start working at a major investment bank. The only pre-requisite is that you must have made between $250K and $750K in the last ten years.
Job One: Copywriting
How much can you make as a copywriter? You might think it’s impossible to make $80K in two years, but it’s most definitely possible. However, it’s not the route I suggest. As with any skill, it takes practice and patience before you can nail down your approach. For copywriting, here are the two most important factors:
1. Your understanding of the product
2. Your understanding of your customer
There are many reasons that copywriting rates are low: copywriters often fail to understand the product or their customer. As a professional writer, you need a strategy that will make you less reliant upon others (such as clients) to get what you want – which is experiencing success and making money as a writer. In your approach, you want to work with a product that is:
Job Two: Content Creation
How much can you make as a content creator? Well, it depends on how well you know the market, but if you want to make six figures, I’d say $60K is realistic. Coding isn’t that hard if you’re an expert in your field and know what people are willing to pay for. If fact, it’s easier than copywriting because there’s no rejection involved. Once you find your niche, you can just do it and put out anything.
Most people in this industry tell you that your art should be free and that you need to share it with the world. That’s complete nonsense. Art is a business, and you get paid for doing what you love. Your bosses should be the ones supporting your art, regardless of the cost. The difference between a successful artist and a starving artist is the amount of support he receives from his fans, not how many ‘friends’ he has on Facebook.
Before we begin, pay attention to the following advice. You should never start a business until you’re actually making money at it. This is why some people who call themselves artists (when in fact they’re just doing a hobby) are never truly happy; they don’t have any real success.
Job Three: Data Science
How much can you make as a data scientist? I’d say $150K is possible but that’s only if you’re willing to stay in one place. If you’ve got the right degree and are good at marketing, it’s not hard to make six figures doing this job. The reason it’s harder to make a lot of money doing this job is that this is a high-level job, and there’s not much demand for it. But if you stay local and work in a company that is willing to spend on marketing, you will make a lot of money.
Write down the top three things you are looking for in a company: job stability, ownership of their data, and enough money to live decently. You should also factor in living productively. If your job requires that you crunch 40 billion numbers or produce 10 reports a day, it’s not worth it because you will burn out and quit doing this job soon. I would recommend six months of work with a company to determine whether you want this job for the long haul.
How to Choose Which Job is Right for You
Picking the right job is all about knowing yourself and your goals. Do you want to make money in two years? Then, copywriting is the best option. Do you want to make money faster? Then, content creation is the right job for you. If you’re more interested in an intellectually challenging career path and don’t mind staying in one company for a long time, data science is for you.
The key to picking the right job is knowing what you want.
If you want to make money in two years: Then, copywriting is the best option.
If you want to make money faster: Then, content creation is the right job for you.
If you’re more interested in an intellectual challenge and don’t mind staying in one company for a long time: Then, data science is for you.
If you want to make money in two years:
Then, copywriting is the best option.