Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Free-Spirited
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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So, you don’t like the cubicle life, loathe wearing a suit (or anything dictacted by dress code) or you just want flexibility in your daily work. You know you must pay the bills but you don’t want live a life without adventure, constant change or new experiences. Maybe your diversity of skills don’t fit one box or your aspirations—mixed with your aptitudes—are more suited for a bohemian career path.

Well, these five cool jobs are great options for you:

1. Freelance Writer or Producer

Whether it’s working as a ghost writer for autobiographies, creating Web content for a media company, putting together special packages for brands, or reviewing a travel or food experience, freelance writing has many avenues and can often be done from any corner of the world.

You can either build up a repertoire of work where you’re the go-to person for a particular topic or issue or you can take on assignments as they come. The great thing is that you’re not necessarily tied down to one employer and you can stack your money from diverse sources and keep the creative juices flowing through diverse experiences.

Salary: Varies (Up to $120,000+)

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.