6. Real Estate Agent
Turning a profit as a real estate agent is all about the numbers. An agent may advertise dozens of homes, spending day upon day showing them and extolling their virtues to potential buyers… and yet not make a sale.
Until, eventually, they do!
Selling houses isn’t like selling snacks at a convenience store, where the small profit margins add up due to the quantity of product sold. No, in real estate the profit comes from a relatively high, and more or less set in stone, commission rate. In other words, agents don’t sell houses every day, but they don’t have to. Because they make thousands of dollars every time they do sell one.
No degree required, but you will have to pass a pre-licensing course and a licensing exam sign up with the National Association of Realtors, get a job with a brokerage… and then start convincing people to purchase incredibly expensive properties which will take them decades to pay for!