You might have got an F in Maths but that doesn’t mean you can’t get paid by the wheelbarrow load!
So you don’t have any academic qualifications to your name. So what? Your name probably isn’t Tarquin and you didn’t go to Eton but there’s nothing to stop you earning an awful lot of money in your day job.
Let’s take a look at where the money is.
Laying Some Pipe
To clear up any misconceptions, I’m talking about training as a plumber. The average wage for a plumber is about £40,000 per year but that’s only what goes on the books. Think of all the
back handers cash-in-hand jobs you can do.
The building industry is ramping up. Apparently, we don’t have enough affordable houses in the UK which means that more have to be built. Unless you’re thinking of living the authentic Tudor dream and pooing in a pot your house will need plumbing.
One important factor you need to take into consideration is: location. Although the Institute of Plumbing and Heating engineers have said the average plumbers wage is £30k to £40k graduate plumbers in London are earning as much as £90 per hour.
Looks like the Polish plumbers really are having the last laugh as they wheel spin their BMW’s into the sunset!
Cosying Up To Peter Stringfellow
Taking your clothes off for money has never been more profitable. Feminists argue that strippers are there merely for the sexual gratification of over paid money traders. Traders won’t argue with that point of view as they’re normally too drunk to care!
How can a stripper earn? Peter Stringfellow, the crusty old lizard, says that some of this girls are earning over £1,000 per night. For dancing. Erotically. In a night club. I think I may have missed my calling in life! It’s gets better: the money you earn is cash-in-hand. Somehow I don’t think even HMRC would stake out a strip joint just to get their hands on a little more cash.
One aspect that puts many women off this kind of job is personal safety. Fortunately, the industry has moved on from the less than gentile days of 70′s. If you think you’re going to get a sneaky grope of an ‘exotic dancer’, think again. You’ll quickly find your hand inserted in one of your own orifices before you’re ejected from the club by a very large bouncer.
Beware! If you’re a little too attractive you might find some unwanted attention coming your way courtesy of Mr Stringfellow. Pass the sick bag!
Near Misses Have Never Been So Lucrative!
If you ever had childhood dreams of flying a plane but missed out on your chance to emulate Biggles don’t worry: there’s still hope. In fact, wouldn’t it be much more fun to be telling the pilots what to do? If you’re in need of a serious power trip that goes hand in hand with a major pay packet then you need to think about taking a punt on the air traffic control industry
How much can an air traffic controller earn? In the UK, the average salary is around £52,000. Not bad for simply screaming, “Oh my God! Bank now or die” into a microphone. But there is more to be earned. On the European mainland, in Spain. This is the home of air traffic rock stars. By regularly punishing the Spanish government with threats to the revenue from tourist industry the controllers have managed to fleece extortionate amounts of cash from their employers
In some cases, some ATC staff are earning in excess of £800,000 a year. Seriously! Never has the threat of union action proved so lucrative!
Time to learn some Espanol and head off for a life of sun, sea, sand and state-funded bumper pay packets.
Cheeky Cabbies Are Making Serious Coin
Talking with a mild Cockney twang as you swerve through the back streets isn’t very glamourous. Ferrying drunken revellers from one night club to next night and spending the following day mopping vomit out of your taxi has to be the pits but it can pay well.
With so many taxis on the roads of Britain it would be fair to say that this is one job to avoid. Wrong! Some taxis drivers are making £60k – £70k a year. That’s a lot more more than a highly qualified nurse who spends most of her time cleaning up behind patients in the hospital.
It’s fair to say that being a cab driver isn’t the safest job in the world. On average, 100′s cabbies are mugged of their takings every year. Another point you need to consider is where you’re going to work. Running a taxi service in the middle of the country won’t earn you as much as the same job in a big city like London or Manchester. If you want to earn big you need to go the big lights.
You see, it is relatively easy to make some serious money without having a top notch degree or being married into royalty. Obviously, you might not have what it takes to be one of the Stringfellows girls (especially if you’re a bloke) but the path to wealth takes many twists and turns.