Traditionally there’s been a belief that a career was either well paid of creative, but that you couldn’t really have both. Of course, over the years as technology has become more dominant in our lives, and therefore, our careers, the lines between creative and well paid have been getting smaller and smaller – in fact, it’s now the case, that some of the most creative jobs in the world are amongst the highest paid because they require such specific skills to use the technology.
So, whether you’re looking for a career change or are just starting out and are wondering what path is the right one for you, then in this post we’re going to share with you some of the best creative careers that pay well.
Writing has, in the past definitely been viewed as one of those careers that, although highly creative, was always considered to be very low paid, and although you can certainly see a lot of amazing writers struggling to make a decent living thanks to the rise in everyone deciding to call themselves a writer online, if you’re serious about this career, then you can make great money as a writer. The best way to make a name for yourself as a writer is by, firstly making sure you stay well away from content mills and freelance job boards where the clients are basically seeking the lowest rates possible and don’t really care about quality. You need to put in the work to market yourself by getting yourself a website and building up a strong portfolio of samples.
If you love make-up and are creative, then this could be a wonderful career choice for you. Typically make-up artists work freelance, but they can also be hired to work for theatre companies, department stores, and even be hired to work with celebrities and actors. You can specialize in theatrical makeup or wedding make-up or even party make-up and if you run your own business, then you’ll quickly be able to build up a strong portfolio to demonstrate your skills to potential clients. The best way to get started as a make-up artist is to look for some Beauty Courses in your area so that you can see which path you’d like to take.
Graphic designers are very creative people who typically get hired to create graphics for both digital and print, so you could be working with people to create things like logos and the graphics for websites or marketing materials, or you could even be doing things like creating wedding invitations, greeting cards and other print graphics. This is a great career choice if you love to design and draw, and have strong attention to detail.
Nowadays almost every company out there has an app, and there are new apps popping up constantly, so it only makes sense that app developers are needed to create great quality apps that function well. App development is a skilled job, so it pays very well, and you will definitely need a lot of creativity.