With a sluggish economy and social distancing the norm, job hunting isn’t easy these days.
But all soft economies have an upside for some industries. Makers of disinfectant have their hands full keeping the world stocked in coronavirus-killing products. Zoom, the popular video conferencing tool, saw its stock rise 120% as companies adopted remote-work policies.
While the cryptocurrency industry isn’t as tied to pandemic needs as video conferencing or disinfectant, it has seen a spike in interest as a safe haven asset while the economy is on shaky ground.
In fact, cryptocurrency is a growing industry, so jobs are available. If you’re looking for a career with a relatively low bar for entry, both recent college grads and career switchers have options in the cryptosphere that don’t require a specialized degree. Here are a few.
We discussed the crypto mining field, where you verify purchases and are rewarded in crypto tokens, in a series of in-depth articles, starting with “What Mining for Gold in the 1800s Can Teach You About Mining for Cryptocurrency Today.”
Here’s the gist of those articles: It’s hard to go it alone as a crypto miner these days, so consider teaming up with either a mining pool or a mining center.
So if you’re willing to work with others and are computer-savvying, crypto mining is worth considering as a career.
Think of crypto trading as the digital equivalent of the frantic brokers at the New York Stock Exchange yelling “Buy!” and “Sell!” Crypto trading from the comfort of your home is obviously less frenzied, but it’s still fast-paced, and you have to stay on your game.
Put in more specific terms by Cointelegraph: crypto trading “involves exchanging one cryptocurrency for another, buying and selling coins, and exchanging fiat money into crypto.”
Anyone can pursue this career, but the learning curve can result in expensive rookie mistakes. So consider joining a group, like a Meetup or the Taklimakan Network, a blockchain investment platform, that pairs less experienced investors with experts.
If you have writing skills, the world of cryptocurrency–so foreign to so many–could use your services.
As a freelance writer, you can take on cryptocurrency as one of the subjects you specialize in. (Right now, you’re reading a writer who has done just that. But you can also dedicate yourself more fully to writing about cryptocurrency with a full-time job.
Look for work at a site dedicated to blockchain, like Cointelegraph. But keep in mind, any newspaper with a finance section could be interested in your crypto knowledge.
We may be biased, but one of the easiest ways to make money in the cryptocurrency field is through our Bitcoin ATM services, either renting out space to a Bitcoin ATM or owning your own network where you’re responsible for multiple ATMs and receive a larger percentage of the cut.
Either way, you can make a passive income and continue to work elsewhere, in the crypto industry or not.
Or Go the Education Route
If you want to go all in on a crypto career, consider acquiring a Master of Science in Digital Currency remotely from the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. It’s the first degree in blockchain, so when it’s time to look for a job, you’ll have little competition who can tout the same credentials…