Leaving Behind Your 9-to-5

It’s early in the morning and you want to lie in bed just a little while longer. However, that’s not possible as you have a train to catch that leaves promptly at 6:45 a.m. This is a classic example of a person that works 9 to 5 in the big city. But, what if you could leave that job behind and startup your own business with a flexible schedule? If that sounds tempting, many of your peers are taking action and giving up the 9 to 5 job to work on their own. The good news is that there are many work-from-home jobs available from freelance writing to helping the elderly cope with pain

Freelance Writing

With the internet gaining more viewers daily, many companies and individuals now have websites or blogs. And, most of them don’t have time to fill them with content. This is where you come in as a freelance writer. If you enjoy writing, why not make it a career? There’s a real need for skilled people and the amount of money you make depends on your abilities and your ambition. 

Massage Therapist 

Let’s face it, life can be hectic and stressful. Because of this, people will pay top dollar to go to high-end spas to get the royal treatment. However, you can provide the same services either from your home or at the residence of your clients. As a massage therapist, you can rejoice in knowing that you helped someone relax, unwind and alleviate pain. Starting a career as a massage therapist can happen in less than two years and you can start acquiring your necessities while training. If you want to stand out from the crowd, make sure to spend the extra money on your supplies such as purchasing luxury quality massage tables and chairs to enhance the level of comfort for each client. 

Marriage Counselor/Therapist 

Not too long ago if you wanted to get advice on your marriage or get something that troubles you off your mind, you made an appointment with a marriage counselor or you visited a therapist. With a growing demand of both counselors and therapists on the horizon, making it a career can prove highly rewarding. In general, it does require four years of school to become a therapist. However, this is a career that, thanks to advancements in technology, you can conduct sessions via online video from virtually anywhere. 

Travel Consultant 

Many CEOs of Large Companies, as well as small business owners, don’t have time to search the internet to find the best deals on flights and accommodations for business and personal travel. That’s where a travel consultant comes in. Their job is to take charge of all travel arrangements as they come up and find the best prices. One of the benefits of this career path is that aside from a good living, you can use your skill to book your own budget-friendly trips.


If you are a retired teacher and want to earn additional income, consider using your skills to help young students in the form of a tutor. Parents and college students alike pay top dollar to help kids graduate and best of all you can create your own hours and do it from the comfort of your home. 

Babysitting Service 

There’s always the need for childcare and not everyone can afford the weekly rate of a daycare center. If you have patience and love kids it’s a rewarding job that can lead to many referrals for your services. 

Many people no longer work the traditional 9 to 5 job. They, instead, leave their bosses behind and enjoying careers that afford them flexibility and independence. The good news is that if you want to do the same, there are plenty of careers that can provide you a comfortable lifestyle.