The rate of unemployment in Kenya is a frustration to a number of people out there looking for jobs.
The fact that those with master’s and bachelor’s degrees hardly get employment after school is highly demotivating.
The government is not helping and the cries of the people are not heard.
As the government continues to play deaf to the plight of the jobless, there is another solution that will work in helping many individuals grow financially.
If managers and other professionals in the industry don’t seem to fathom the value of the input you can bring, here are several opportunities you can utilize to grow financially.
Real Estate Agent
This is a career that isn’t dying anytime soon, and in Kenya, the opportunity remains untapped.
With the increased modernization and construction of housing plans across the country, there is a need for real estate agents, either part-time or full-time jobs.
Getting a license is relatively easy and anyone out there can register with the Estate Agents Registration Board (EARB) before being a real estate agent. Well, that is to avoid being on the wrong side of the law.
The registration forms are available online. Moreover, you can undergo short training on the field if you have no idea how to go about it.
As to how it works, you earn commissions for the sale of a specific property. The terms depend on who you partner with.
People are obsessed with getting fit nowadays. If you have a background in sport and are up to the challenge, why not become a fitness trainer?
There are several online platforms and colleges offering relevant credentials in the field. The little cost of acquiring the credentials is incomparable to what you will get when you work with your own clients or when you become a personal trainer.
Moreover, you can work with wellness centers, healthcare institutions, or fitness centers.
Let’s face it, most educated people out there let their education go to waste when they are totally capable of making something out of their lives. Freelance writing is one of the opportunities one can invest in.
The best part about it is that you can work at your own pace, write what you like, and get paid for it. There are almost uncountable freelance websites available online looking for writers every day. All you need is a computer and maybe an internet connection.
The beauty of freelance writing is if you are good and can produce quality work, you can set your own prices by bidding. Who wouldn’t pay for a premium job done correctly?
Speaking of freelancing, you can start your own fashion, recipe, home décor, counseling, travel or lifestyle blog. There aren’t many people who have utilized this chance yet.
Well, for those who have no idea what a concierge does, here is the definition: a concierge is someone who helps. Someone who helps visitors or guests make reservations at specific restaurants, give directions, or anything else anyone needs assistance with.
You can be a personal, hotel, or residential concierge and although you don’t require a degree for this type of career, you must be good at talking and highly sociable.
The job is highly enjoyable and you get to interact with many people from all walks of life.
Furthermore, you can make great friends and get more connections and referrals for exceptional service! Oh, and the job is never the same for that matter.
You get to deal with absolutely different requests and interests each day!
You can’t teach talent, and dancing is such a profitable talent. You don’t need a college degree to teach others how to dance. People nowadays dance to look fit or to maintain a youthful look.
Well, this one remains underutilized in the Kenyan industry. It is not like nobody is interested, it is because no one is there to teach others how to dance. Look for space and teach others how to salsa or tango.
There are many other jobs out there you can do without a degree or education for. Apart from the aforementioned, you can work as a massage therapist, a makeup artist, a bartender, a driver, a call center agent to name a few.