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7 Recommended Jobs for Minimalists

Updated: Aug 25, 2021



In early 2015, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things debuted on Netflix. The film follows The Minimalists Joshua and Ryan on their 10-month book tour across the U.S. while interspersing interviews with other well-known thinkers in the simple living space.


The definition of minimalism I like is: "as simple as possible but no simpler." Minimalism is about getting rid of the extra.


Over the last few years, this minimalist lifestyle has gained popularity. Many of us are looking for a way to slow down and take things more slowly. More people are understanding these days that having a lot of stuff doesn't guarantee happiness. As a result, some of us are beginning to live a minimalist lifestyle, especially in our professional lives.


However, minimalist careers are difficult to come by, and generating minimalist opportunities inside a career with minimalist potential is even more difficult. Still, the payoff is a dream job: working your hours, when and when you choose—making a lot of money in a short amount of time. Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller both worked less than 25 hours a week, partially retiring well before their 40's. They accomplish this achievement through deliberate intent – focusing on a big picture plan that would allow them to operate their career/business in a minimalist fashion.


1. Copywriter

Copywriters are writers that write content, specialize in writing for online media and marketing. Many copywriters work as freelance writers, and anything with the word freelance in front of it means you may set your hours. As a freelance writer, you take on more risks, but the rewards are incredible: you can work from anywhere with internet access, choose your hours, and pick your pay grade. You must, however, be excellent. You must be able to construct a good reputation among your clients, much as a doctor, sales agent, or any other professional creates freedom through his client base.


2. Sales rep.

Finally, a high-potential job that doesn't necessitate an excessive amount of knowledge. Sales jobs are almost always instinctive – you either have it or you don't. If you enjoy working with people and speaking well, you should consider putting your sales talents to the test. The minimalist factor in sales careers is the high demand. The businesses that offer highly flexible sales jobs can be hard to find unless you're willing to operate off of mostly commission, but if you're good, it's not too big of an issue.


As a sales representative working from home, you don't need a car to drive to and from work, you don't need to dress up for work, you don't need to pack a lunch, and you don't need to go to the coffee shop. It's hard work, but you can live comfortably in a small studio apartment with just a bed and a shelf.


3. Personal financial advisor

Personal financial counselors are just professional salespeople, as some consumers may not know. They "manage" people's money by "advising" on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, retirement plans, and other financial services. First and foremost, human resource managers look for sales competence. The flexibility is usually extremely high, although many people find themselves working long hours to stay competitive.


4. Sole practitioner lawyer

If you opt to become a lone practitioner, you will have a merely minor career. The trip is long and complex, but the rewards are significant. The disadvantages include 7-8 years of schooling and a career path that is quite competitive. You'll achieve success if you believe in yourself and understand that failure is but a stepping stone to achievement. However, becoming a lawyer is only the first step. Making it a minimalist career is another long and arduous journey. But to those willing to sacrifice the time and exert a superhuman effort, it's sure to be well worth the hardship.


5. Sole practitioner Dentist

In the medical field, there is a lot of crossovers. As a dentist, you'll need a lot of time and money upfront, which almost typically means taking out many student loans. That's a minimalist's nightmare, so use grants, student aid, and scholarships to help you avoid it as much as possible.


6. Freelance web developer

Webmasters and other web specialists are in higher demand than ever before, and the payback is excellent. Pay is good, and like any other freelancer, you have complete freedom in every category. But, once again, there will be a risk, and you must be careful.


7. Actuary consultant

An actuary consultant may be the ideal profession for you if you enjoy numbers and statistics. Actuaries analyze the financial consequences of risk for businesses as their clients. They can foresee and assist firms in developing strategies that reduce financial risk. This job is a beautiful minimalist choice because of the level of freedom you may get as a consultant. The downside: To build a client base takes time, and it can be easy to overwork yourself initially. Well, planned execution can minimize the risk of poor priorities, however.


Do any of these careers interest you? If you would like to learn more advice for any self-development topics, you could also consult with us! Also, follow us at Instagram @baikgp and @ayureadypodcast for more information and extra insights!

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