I know that no job is perfect and that freelancers have been known to express their displeasure with this way of earning a living. We may have so much work that we’re tearing our hair out or go through a dry spell where we’re considering other options. Clients can be wonderful but there are some who micromanage projects or ask for multiple rounds of revisions (without expect to pay more). Waiting to get paid when you have your own bills to cover is another frustrating part of being a freelance writer.
If you are having one of those times when you are thinking the grass may be greener elsewhere, consider these alternative ways of generating income:
- Telemarketer (nobody wants to hear from you)
- Income Tax Auditor (see above)
- Prison Guard
- Sorter at Recycling Company (bo-r-ing)
- Garbage Collector
- Crime Scene Cleaner
- Morgue Attendant
- Bikini Waxer
- Personal Assistant to a Celebrity (not as glamorous as you may think)
Even when you’re having one of those days when everything is getting to you and you are wondering if anyone would actually pay you to be a hermit so that you can get some peace and quiet, consider that there are worse ways to earn a living. What other jobs should have made this list?