Creative folk have to quench their desire to create. In the words of author Chuck Wendig, “art harder.” But as you’re striving to “art harder” and create a masterpiece, hoping that you can one day make a living from this passion, your student loans, monthly rent, and transportation needs still await. So what do you do? You find a job that will allow you to pay the bills while providing you with flexible working hours to practice your craft without sacrificing too much of your sanity. Yes, jobs such as this do exist, and you won’t have to wait tables or tend bar. Some of them are creative, some are less than. But all of them will pay the bills while leaving time for your real career of choice.
One less thing to worry about. Rent that is. If you find work as an apartment manager, your responsibilities will include checking up on the units and dwellers within in your building. You will get free rent in exchange for making phone calls to electricians and making sure that the building is clean, repairs are made when necessary, tenants’ concerns are met, and rent money collected. For creatives, this is a job that can ensure a flexible, D.I.Y. schedule.