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Do Your Friends Run to You for Advice Turn It into a Career ...

By Alison

Are you the kind of person who is always asked for advice? If you're good at steering people in the right direction, consider making a career out of your knowledge. There are lots of ways of turning your knack for giving advice into a job, and you'll be able to derive a lot of job satisfaction from helping people. Here are some ways you could turn your expertise into a career …

1 Wardrobe Consultant

There are lots of ways to turn a love for fashion into a career. Do you have a knack for putting an outfit together and picking the perfect styles for each figure? Become a wardrobe or style consultant, or a personal shopper. You could help people choose the perfect outfit for a special occasion, or spring clean a cluttered wardrobe. Or you could become a style blogger.

2 Computer Tech

Are you the go-to person among your friends for fixing computer problems or choosing a new laptop? Become a computer technician. You could work in a store or set up your own independent business - perhaps one aimed at helping women (who often worry that they'll be taken advantage of).

3 Financial Whiz

Are you skilled at working out a budget? Or perhaps you're a whiz with figures and always help your friends do their taxes. There are many ways of turning a skill with money and numbers into a career. You could train to be an accountant or bookkeeper, or advise people on how to devise and stick to a budget. There's also working in investments.

4 Love

Some skills can't be learned, but are instinctive. Have you introduced some of your friends to their partners? If you're good at matching potential partners, become a professional matchmaker. You could work for or set up a dating site, or coach people on how to find love. You could also write dating profiles to help people improve their chances of finding a partner.

5 Life Coach

Life coaching became a very popular field around the beginning of the Millennium, as people sought to improve their lives. Are you good at steering your friends along the right path to a new life? Many people find it hard to know where to start, so for them using a life coach is beneficial. It's very rewarding to help people find their potential and better themselves.

6 Home Stager

Does everyone admire your home and always ask for tips on how to do their own homes up? Perhaps you could become a home stager, who prepares a home for sale and helps it look its best for potential buyers. You could also become an interior designer and refurbish homes.

7 Makeup Artist

Do you love making up your friends for parties and weddings? Then you could turn that into a career by becoming a beauty consultant or makeup artist. Perhaps you love doing retro makeup - you could work with burlesque performers. Imagine how much fun it would be making beauty your career!

So if you have a knack for giving great advice and love passing your expertise on to friends, consider turning it into a career. It's amazing being able to earn a living doing something you love, and sharing your skills with others is very rewarding. What do your friends always ask you for advice about?

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