Trying to find a lucrative career may seem daunting, but a little creativity can go a long way. Studying to be a doctor or lawyer isn’t the only option. Some people follow an uncommon path to great reward. Recognizing a new niche before everyone else does or putting a twist on an old job can make a huge difference in your bank account.
1) Golf Ball Diver
Although they can make $50,000 to $100,000 a year, diving for golf balls in murky ponds is not for the faint of heart. While recovering the balls for resale, divers must be prepared for alligators, snapping turtles and possible bacteria in the water. Faulty equipment, fallen trees and fishing lines can also spell doom. Since work may be unsteady, divers should work with as many courses as possible to prepare for economic downturns which lead to a decrease in people playing, poachers who steal balls without permission from club owners, and online ball discounters that compete for sales. In addition, they also have to work odd days and hours as it is unsafe to dive while people are playing.