Take a look at your smartphone. Almost every really popular app on there was made by a person who is now a millionaire (or even billionaire).
If you’re good at coding and have some great ideas, you could create the next big app. And if millions of people are paying a few bucks for your hot new app, then you may become a millionaire before you know it.
Many of these jobs are “high-risk, high reward.” And that is especially true of becoming a day trader!
The basics of the job are buying stock low and selling for a higher amount, sometimes only a minute or two after purchase. Eventually, all of those little profits add up to ongoing income, and you can always reinvest more into the market for a bigger payoff!
Everyone knows the phrase “starving artist.” However, everyone also knows artists and writers that have become rich and famous.
If you like to write, then your way with words may be the key to getting rich. Remember, J.K. Rowling went from writing novels on napkins to creating Harry Potter, one of the world’s most beloved literary characters.
I’ll be honest: most writers don’t become rich and famous. But if you have a story to tell, it’s worth getting it out there and seeing what happens!
Air Traffic Controller
“Air Traffic Controller” may not sound like a job that will make you rich. But think again! Air traffic controllers have a median annual salary of $123,000. You’ll deserve those riches if you can handle this complex and stressful job!
You have to pass a lengthy training program and then monitor and direct air traffic. With 90,000 flights occurring every day, and lives in the balance, this is one very stressful day job. However, the pay makes it worth it, and you’ll likely enjoy union protections on top of the salary.
Real Estate Agent
Homes are very expensive. The market has recovered nicely from the 2008 recession, and wannabe homeowners often must plunk over hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy a home.
Guess who is getting a cut of that money? Real estate agents! In fact, agents typically get at least 10 percent of the money from the sale of a home.
You can do the math: sell a few pricey homes per year and you’ll be a millionaire in a few years!
Musicians are a bit like writers. That is, there are plenty of them out there, but only a few make it big.
However, the internet has made it easier than ever to share your music with the world. And social media can help turn one good singer into an overnight legend.
An example of this is Lil Nas X. He went from an unknown artist to a multiple-platinum singer for the song “Old Town Road,” and his initial celebrity was mostly because his song went viral through the app TikTok.
This one may be obvious, but if you want to see a field full of rich people, look no further than doctors.
Obviously, there are some major hurdles. This includes extensive amounts of schooling, major student loan debt, and a lot of stress.
However, doctors routinely make at least six figures a year. And you can drive that number even higher by opening your own successful practice.
Plenty of people joke about how the government likes to spend money. But there’s some truth to those jokes, and that’s how contractors can cash in.
Such contracts (especially overseas) are usually extensive, both in terms of how much work you’ll have and how long that work lasts. And fields ranging from supplies to security all need the help of contractors.
If you get yourself a juicy government contract or two, it might be the last job you ever need.
Whether you love it or hate it, we now live in the age of the “influencer.”
Fame used to mean that you were known for being a movie star, a musician, or a famous entrepreneur. However, many people are now famous for things like Instagram posts, Youtube videos, and Twitch streams.
It may take a while to build up the following necessary to really get rich. But you can entice followers to donate money via Patreon and you may eventually get things like corporate sponsorships to further pad your bank account.
Most of the jobs on this list involve working for other people. However, if you’d like to get rich while working for yourself, you need to start a business.
If you have an idea for a product or service that no one else is offering, then you should go into business for yourself. This is your opportunity to create your own niche market and reap the financial awards.
Many businesses take a few years to get off the ground. But once you’ve firmly established yourself, you’ll have a steady stream of solid income on top of job security.