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3 Flexible Careers That Pay Well

If you’re looking for a career that works for you – a career that enables you to have a better work-life balance while earning a decent salary, so that you can travel, look after your kids or simply spend more time on your passions – you are living at the best possible time.

Now, more than ever before, it is possible to work on a self-employed, freelance, part-time or flexible basis in well paid professional roles. A lot of this is down to the internet and better technology which means that it is easier to work remotely, but more and more employers are realising that offering flexibility enables them to attract the best candidates and increase productivity.

So, if you’re looking for a flexible modern career that pays well, you’ll have plenty to choose from, but what are your best options? Here are some of the most interesting careers that offer more than the average 9-5:

Substitute Teaching

The average substitute teacher earns approximately £109 per day in the UK. So, if you are looking for a career that is as flexible as it is fulfilling, it is an excellent route to go down, especially if you have children because you’ll never have to work in the school holidays either. Obviously, to work as a teacher you need to be qualified, but if you have a degree, that can take as little as one year and you can even do courses with The Open University to help you get there. You will need to volunteer in a local school too though!

Consultant Solicitor

If it’s a career in law you’re looking for, you might not think that becoming a solicitor is right for you. We have this image of solicitors working long days and nights doing lots of very hard (but also very important) work, so it might not seem that flexible, and if you’re a standard lawyer it probably isn’t. However, life as a consultant solicitor is quite different. You work on a self-employed basis, assisting clients according to your own schedule, earning on average £54,000 in the first 5 years, rising to over £76,000 once you’ve been in the job for 10 years+. The work is interesting and vital, so it is definitely worth considering.

Freelance Writing

There was a time when it was quite difficult to make a career out of freelance writing. Sure, there were a select few people who were able to do it, but for most freelance writing was a sideline. Thanks to the internet, that has all changed as more and more websites, publications and businesses require a constant stream of content to keep them in the public eye. As a freelance writer, you have a creative career and the ultimate freedom to work whenever you want and you can earn between £15-100+ per hour doing the work from anywhere in the world. Admittedly, there are no guarantees as to how much work you’ll get/sales you’ll make and you won’t get sick pay or anything like that, but if you value your freedom overall, it is a really great choice.

Do you know of any more flexible careers that might be worth looking into?

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