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IT professional: 3 IT professionals who didn’t get a college degree and are now making 6 figures reveal how to succeed in their field
Management consultant: How to get onto the partner track at McKinsey and make millions, according to 3 management-consulting headhunters and a former McKinsey HR manager
Engineer: The best way to teach yourself to code and land a six-figure job, from 5 people who’ve done it
Marketing consultant: The ultimate guide to breaking into marketing consulting and making 6 figures, from people who did it
VC: How to break into venture capital and land a job at a top firm, according to recruiters, managing partners, and executive coaches in the VC space
Crisis manager: Crisis managers are taking center stage during the pandemic – and can make a lucrative living. Here’s how to break into the in-demand role, according to 5 veterans in the industry.
Software engineer: 3 software engineers reveal the steps they took to move up in their careers to make 6-figure salaries
Executive in gaming or esports: The non-engineer’s guide to landing a 6-figure job in online gaming or esports, according to senior executives and CEOs in the space
Freelance or independent gigs
General freelancer: The ultimate guide to going freelance – and making more than you did at a full-time gig
Software engineer: Freelance software engineers making over $100,000 a year reveal how they got started, find clients, and set their rates
Ghostwriter: How to become a freelance ghostwriter, according to someone who left her $50,000-a-year banking job and now makes $80,000 a year on her own time
Graphic designer: The best way to build a client base and make 6 figures as a freelance graphic designer, according to 6 people who are currently doing it
Web designer: How to find clients and market your business as an independent web designer, according to 6-figure freelancers who did it
Presentation designer: The exact email one freelance presentation designer uses to increase her rates – and how she plans to make $400,000 this year
Independent consultant: How 5 executives who left their jobs to become independent consultants now make 6 figures on their own time – and how you could do the same
Real estate agent: How to make 6 figures as an independent real estate agent, according to someone who did it
Dietitian: How to earn a 6-figure salary as a dietitian or nutritionist, according to 4 renowned entrepreneurs in the industry
Personal trainer: How to earn a 6-figure salary as a personal trainer, according to 3 people who are doing it
Online tutor: How to become a highly successful online tutor and make a lucrative living as virtual learning becomes the norm
Poshmark seller: The ultimate guide to earning 6 figures on Poshmark, according to star sellers who’ve done it and gained boatloads of customers
Ecommerce seller: The ultimate guides to using popular platforms like Amazon, Depop, and eBay to start your own online business, sell to a massive audience, and make big money
Massage therapist and birth coach: A New-York-based doula and massage therapist reveals the exact formula that’s helped her build an almost 6-figure business solely by word-of-mouth referrals
Upwork freelancer: Self-employed professionals who’ve made over $100,000 on Upwork reveal how they built lucrative businesses in just a few years on the freelancing platform
Freelancer.com freelancer: How to land gigs and build a 6-figure career on Freelancer.com, according to the CEO and freelancers who’ve done it
Fiverr freelancer: 6-figure sellers on the freelancing platform Fiverr share how they landed clients and built successful businesses online