Any job ideas for a 30-something with no degree or trade skills

Easy_C

Crow
Keep in mind that’s a hustle more than a career. Pallets are eventually going to be RFID/GPS enabled plastic ones that get re-used. The Saudis already have made that shift because it enables them to track every pallet that enters the country and it’s movements around the country.
 

Lionheart

Sparrow
Keep in mind that’s a hustle more than a career. Pallets are eventually going to be RFID/GPS enabled plastic ones that get re-used. The Saudis already have made that shift because it enables them to track every pallet that enters the country and it’s movements around the country.
True, but doing various hustles can become a career.
 
Two big decision points: self-employed or employed by others, and trade or profession? Regarding a trade, do you have any mechanical aptitude, like working with your hands, etc?

One minor decision point: do you want to say in the location you are now, or do you want to move in the future. Some trades and professions are more easily taken across state lines than others. And, regarding professions, some can become so niche as you gain experience that someday there maybe only a handful of companies in a similar number of states who will pay you what you are currently making (learned that from experience.)

If I was in your position I would go for a trade employed by others to get started, then look into self-employment.

Skilled trades because there is a shortage that will not be automated out of existence, can not be outsourced, a lot of under-employed young people would never dream of doing those jobs, and they will not be filled by third-world immigration. Preferably a trade not licensed by each state so you can be mobile if need be. Self-employment as a long term goal so you can eventually work on your own terms and cut out the middle man. own your own equipment and pass the company on to your son if you ever have one.
 
Noone can tell you what to do. Noone knows you better than yourself, you simply need a guide to discovering what you are good at and how to monetize it. This Guide is Efficiency from WSP.

Read Efficiency from Wall Street Playboys. Read it entirely. Identify which intelligence(s) you have. Follow the step by step plan at the end of the book. Make an actionable plan with short and long term goals (3 actions for each goal). Be succesfull. Be efficient. Do not waste any more time, you are 33!

Good luck.
 

Muffuguh

Pigeon
I am in a very similar situation TBQH, I am really struggling. I have tried sales but I'm very introverted by nature. I currently work in a factory but I'm only able to save up 100 bucks a month, maybe 150 if I really try after rent, gas, groceries, insurance, etc. I am trapped in this poverty level existence.
You might give sales another shot. I know several people who are natural introverts who are successful enough in sales (me included) and some who are star performers. Sure, natural extroverts tend to be the best match for sales, but it takes more than just extroversion and you can be successful despite being an introvert, although you'll have to work harder. PM me if you want advice.
 

Reader

Newbie
Some background. I studied business for one year and then dropped out because I honestly did not enjoy it and was loaded with cash from an apartment I sold that my father had given me and my sister.

That money was spent over the course of about 10 years while I did not really work at all, just traveled or stayed at home.

Next I made a tech YouTube channel, which grew to over 80K subs over about 4 years and last year I was making like 10K per month at one point through affiliate links and Google Adsense. I made like 1 video per week and it was very easy money. I had however used immoral means to grow the channel and take out my competition.

But then I found Jesus Christ and deleted the channel because I thought that a) that's what he wanted and b) I didn't deserve it due to my unscrupulous business practices. Thinking back I should have probably sold it and given the money to charity or something like that, but oh well.

I immediately after deleting the channel found a job at the local post office, delivering mail.

Then some things happened which I would rather not discuss in this thread, and now I am on sick leave until September.

Right now I am 33 years old with no degree, no "real" job experience except working at the post office for a few weeks. The only thing I have is some cash left over from that YouTube channel and an idea for a stock video footage site that I think would be very profitable. I honestly think it may have been given to me by God because I am not that smart.

Any advice lads? What should I do when I get no more government bux?
Go to Germany and learn German.
 

merc

Newbie
What the hell were you doing for over a decade in your 20s? You're 33 and have no experience doing anything? Sorry bud, you're kinda fucked. My best advice is to try and find a manual labor job at a warehouse.
 
What the hell were you doing for over a decade in your 20s? You're 33 and have no experience doing anything? Sorry bud, you're kinda fucked. My best advice is to try and find a manual labor job at a warehouse.
A bit harsh, but he has a point here. You need to realize that there's simply no way to catch up with early 20s guys who got into gear and pulled ahead.

That's just how life works, and if you can accept that you messed up, you can at least make your 40s bearable.

Also, I highly recommend doing exactly what @MichaelWitcoff suggested. I worked as an overnight security guard and got straight As in college, actually finished my Bachelor's in just over a year online.

Get your unarmed guard license, find a nice cushy job working 8pm to 8am, do your patrols and study / browse web all night. Don't forget to bring a small laptop or whatever you are going to study with. I used my phone for a WiFi hotspot.
 
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NoMoreTO

Ostrich
I would also recommend a basic IT job (help desk support, troubleshooting stuff). I worked as IT support for an airline and a majority of my co-workers in the IT department had no degree. They took some bullshit computer courses at a community college and landed a job there. It was the most unprofessional environment (low IQ degenerates, racist/sexist comments, overall people who are losers in life, etc) I have ever worked in; but its better than nothing.

IT support will always be in demand because most people (at least Americans) do not want to do it.

There is a difference between IT support and a call center job; do NOT work in a call center unless you are on the verge of poverty, homelessness and starving.
Smartest guys on the floor I swear, but they don't make a ton. It's a foot in and good practical experience.

I'll add something else:
Start working now. Don't go into debt, save what you can. Don't sit on your hands thinking about what to do. Start working and your path will often appear to you.
 
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TigOlBitties

Kingfisher
Community colleges are cheap and have several 1-2 programs to learn a trade. I'm 30 and doing this now. I don't even have to pay for the classes because the grants cover all of the cheap tuition.

I wasted my 20s as well, but it could be a lot worse. Think of all the people with debt, kids out of wedlock, extensive criminal records, in miserable relationships, overweight, etc. Most of them will not be able to turn things around. The worst thing for us is we don't have a solid career, but that can be fixed relatively easily.
 

UnW

Kingfisher
Heard of a few people I know through friends do some coding courses, and bootcamps and end up in decent software engineering roles after a 6-12 month period of learning.
 
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