A side hustle influencer shares insights on high-earning careers that people are abandoning, revealing untapped opportunities.
Technology advancing has proved to be very beneficial for the most part for humans. But it has also become a threat to many jobs and industries. This has caused many people to look for alternative careers. TikTok influencer @sidehustlerealist recently released a video where he talks about 3 lucrative jobs that are disappearing fast. The video has gained an impressive 4.4 million views on the platform.
The creator starts the video by sharing that these jobs that were disappearing presently would become very profitable careers and help people make a lot of money. He also shares that these jobs were not what people expected. The first one he talks about is working as a seamstress or tailor. He asks, "How many young people do you know that really wanna become a seamstress, or become a tailor?"
He continues by saying that the people who were working in the tailoring industry were making a "killing" and that it would only grow with time. He says, "People are always gonna need their clothes to be altered. Whether it's hemming their pants, putting a patch on, whatever it is, it's always gonna be needed." The video cuts and viewers get to see the man sitting next to an old sewing machine.
He points to it and comments, "I mean, could you believe that you can make hundreds of thousands of dollars with this thing right here? This old thing right here?" The second career option is that of a shoemaker. The creator talks about how shoemakers were slowly disappearing, which meant that the few remaining ones were making a lot of money. He shares how he personally knew a small-scale shoemaker who makes close to $1 million, despite being a "one-man show."
He also highlights how there is a misconception amongst people that shoemakers exclusively work with repairing and making shoes. But their job was more than that as they also worked in fixing leather and suede. He talks about how they were one of the few people who had the tools to fix these materials. The man explains how shoemakers could make a good living by creating contracts with stores and getting their own customers to fix things.
The final job he shares is one that he has a little bit of bias towards as he works in that industry. He reveals the final option to be working in dry cleaners. The man shares an important observation: "If you go to a dry cleaner near you, you're gonna notice something. The owners are usually pretty old." He shares how these old people continued to work their shops because their kids did not want to inherit the store from them.
This has caused the industry to slowly die out. He elaborates, "Not dying in a sense where there's no demand. It's dying because a lot of the people don't wanna get into it. Most people don't understand it." The creator shares that one could actually train to be a dry cleaner. Furthermore, individuals could open up a dry cleaner store without even being a dry cleaner.
He talks about how there were a lot of different "gaps" in the dry cleaning industry. The man concludes by saying that it was a very good option for people to consider if they wanted to make a lot of money in the future. The video resonated with people on the site and they shared their thoughts in the comments section. @sherryannie shared, "Upholstery is another one. My mom and I had an upholstery shop in a tiny town and she always had a long list."