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The Hippie, Bohemian, Free Spirit Guide to Getting a Job

Updated on April 22, 2016
Jobs for hippies, bohemians, and free spirits.
Jobs for hippies, bohemians, and free spirits.

The Place to Go Online if You Are a Hippie, Bohemian, or Free Spirit in Need of Employment!

As a modern-day hippie/bohemian/free spirit, I find that it is often hard for me (and others like me) to find a job, a stable income, or any money at all sometimes! So I decided to write this article as a resource for all the hippies, bohemians, and free spirits out there who are creative, hardworking, and simply need to find a way to make ends meet, do what they want for once, or change careers and lifestyles altogether. I truly hope it helps people.

In this article, I'll discuss:

a checklist of things you'll need to have before you apply for a job,

links to a wide variety of conventional jobs, including jobs in these fields:

  • general
  • art and design
  • education
  • environment
  • fashion, fitness, style, and spa jobs
  • food industry
  • international jobs
  • media, communications, music, and entertainment
  • non-profit
  • freelance and odd jobs
  • unconventional opportunities

plus a list of other resources.

Peace, love, & happy hunting!

Job Hunting Online

The Internet is an amazing tool for unemployed hippies, bohemians, and free spirits.

Often, it's just a matter of knowing where to look. So in the next few sections of this guide, I am going show you where to find the jobs. We will start with the big sites—the general job websites with every job under the sun—then we will go into the "niche" websites, pages that offer up specialized job listings and help based on a specific interest. After that, we will go into the options for freelance workers and those of you who want to work online or work from home. Finally, some valuable resources and helpful websites that can help anyone to succeed. Enjoy!

Before You Go Job Hunting...

...here are some things you might want to have ready:

  • Résumé
  • Cover Letter (one general letter that can be revised slightly to fit the job you're applying for)
  • Entertainment Résumé (this could be very different from your more "official" résumé)
  • Head shot (for certain entertainment professions)
  • Portfolio (teachers, musicians, models, artists, designers, etc. need a portfolio)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • College Transcripts
  • Copies of Degrees, Certifications, & Awards
  • List of References (personal & professional)
  • Copies of Published Work (for writing/editing jobs)
  • Website (for certain professions)
  • Email (if your email address is something like PrincessLAZYcakesXXX@aol.com, it may be better to get a more professional sounding email. Gmail is great for professional emails)
  • Business Cards (especially if you are a freelancer, an entertainer of some kind, or you have your own or are starting your own business)
  • Comp Cards (actors and models)
  • Multi-Media Presentation

Get Inspired and Stand Out!

Make sure that your résumé, cover letter, and business cards stand out from the crowd by making them very personalized. Don't always use the guides and templates. Think outside the box.

Best careers for hippies, creative-types, and free spirits.
Best careers for hippies, creative-types, and free spirits.

Education Jobs

In addition to these great websites, many school districts also have their own websites where they post jobs and allow you to apply online. Always check for listings from your favorite schools.

Job finder for free spirits, hippies, and other bohemians.
Job finder for free spirits, hippies, and other bohemians.

Food Industry Jobs

In addition to these great websites, you can also find employment in the food industry by going to websites of chain restaurants. Most big food chains have online applications now. Do a search for your favorites. You can also start up your own franchise of many of these businesses but if you have the money to do that, you probably don't need this job guide!

Job links for hippies and free spirits.
Job links for hippies and free spirits.

Nonconventional or Non-Job Jobs

I guess these are kind of like freelancing...

Some hippies, bohemians, and free spirits can't seem to hold a job, no matter what. For those of you who fall into that category, or those who just need a little extra money in addition to your other jobs, here are some things you can do to make money. (I want to note that I do not do all of these, nor am I saying you should... I'm just saying you could if you wanted to. Most of these jobs are totally great! I'm trusting you to use your judgment here.)

  • Donate plasma
  • Donate sperm or eggs
  • Be a surrogate mom
  • Sell your hair
  • Make porn
  • Grow or sell marijuana
  • Busk
  • Hold a sign up on a street corner and beg for money
  • Collect cans and bottles, metal, and any other "trash" you can get money for
  • Give music or art lessons or be a tutor.
  • Write ebooks
  • Shovel snow, mow lawns, babysit, and clean houses
  • Dumpster dive and have monthly yard sales
  • Ask for donations through your blog
  • Marry someone who is rich
  • Become a rich person's muse
  • Pick pockets
  • Make videos for YouTube
  • Poledance
  • Invest other peoples' money for them (whether they know it or not)
  • Model for art classes
  • Be a Party Girl
  • Clean houses in your underwear
  • Be a dog walker or runner
  • Become a life coach or doula or some other kind of healing, spiritual professional
  • Be an off-the-grid organic farmer
  • Just embrace being a professional bum

Attention Freelancers, Odd-Job Queens, Work-at-Home Wonders, & Jacks of All Trades!

There are lots of opportunities for you online! Seriously. If you enjoy writing, marketing, social media, sales, education, entertainment, media, web design, computers, or programming, there's no stopping you!

Freelance/Odd Job/Work from Home/Part Time/Telecommute Job Resources—There Are a Lot of Online Options and Resources Here, Hippies!

From writing online to affiliate marketing to selling products to taking phone calls, the list goes on and on when it comes to working from home or online or as a freelancer.

You know what I am? I call myself a Freelance Creative Spirit. Why? Because I don't have one job, I have many, and they all reflect the amazing things that I love in life: teaching, writing, music, acting, modeling, art, healing, and helping others.

In the world we live in today, this is possible for me!

This is truly possible for you too. Don't limit yourself to being confined to one label or title. Be who you are and make more than a living: make a life!

Helpful Resources for Hippies, Bohemians, & Free Spirits out to Make a Living

Here is a plethora of resources for all you hippies, bohemians, and free spirits who are trying to build better lives for yourselves and your families.

Hey Hippies!

Don't forget to check back for updates. Peace & love to you all!

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    • BillyPilgrim LM profile image

      BillyPilgrim LM 4 years ago

      Ha ha, some great suggestions here...x

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Lot of resources in fact to really go through and understand.

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      Chris1970 4 years ago

      Good ideas here.I can't wait to quit my retail job.(big box store) and find something more in line with my independence loving lifestyle.

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      Andrew4M 3 years ago

      Awesome idea.

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      buttercake 3 years ago

      Wow such a plethora of information. As as self titled bohemian myself, (who is also from the big mitten!!) I will refer back to this lens. Well done. :)

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      Digory LM 3 years ago

      Very Nice lens. Thank you. I know a few people who will benefit a lot from this.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      That last list certainly is interesting. As a former recruiter who has read thousands of resumes, conducted thousands of interviews and hired or placed a LOT of people, I am always interested in job-hunting tips and tools. This is a very good starter list for someone looking for ideas and who has no clue where to start.

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      David Stone 3 years ago from New York City

      The resources included quite a few I wasn't aware of and which seemed useful. Your thorough research can save many of us hours of time in a job search.

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      blinkzu 3 years ago

      Kool!

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      Lee Hansen 3 years ago from Vermont

      This free spirit has always been self-sufficient. I am a child of the 60s and proud that I can make a living from my art and writing (have done so for decades). I've also learned that learning new skills is never out of style and always practical if you like to eat and have a place to call home.

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      orgaard lm 3 years ago

      Fantastic Job, Love it.

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      starcodex lm 3 years ago

      Make porn

      !?

      Seriously?

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      Meagan Earls 3 years ago from Michigan

      @starcodex lm: I hope that's not all you got from this! haha ;) It is one option. It's not for me, but I am not one to judge others on it. Many view it as an art form. (Many view it as an amazing money making opportunity too!) If it's not for you, check out the plethora of other options on here that are of a much different nature. There are some rather "wholesome" options available here too. Believe it or not. ;) Thanks for checking out the lens. Peace & Love to you. :)

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      fathomblueEG 3 years ago

      This is a treasure trove of info on making money options. Awesome lens!

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      htblind 3 years ago

      This was absolutely hilarious, and an awesome resource. Thank you, namaste :)

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      simplysadie 2 years ago

      AWSOME, AWSOME, AWSOME!!!!

      THANK YOU FOR THAT!

      You had so many different resources and didn't only come at it from one angle. Magnificent!!!

      I can assure you from personal experience that there are definitely people who will benefit greatly from this.

      So great to come across things like this that are actually informative but very positive and non judgemental with so may references and brilliant insights!

      I'll definitely share it:)

      Take care!

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      Veronica Adams 20 months ago from Mobile,AL

      Thanks for the suggestions.

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      Finn 4 months ago

      Excellent way to spark brain waves, my brain feels sparked, at least... But let's not get carried away. You have given out a great way for the type of person who sees through bullshit to find a viable way of living. Thank you, thank you very much.

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      Jen 4 months ago

      Im what you would label a hippie WITH a job! And a friend of mine with long dreadlocks and piercings is a head chef. STOP assuming that 'hippies' sit at home all day. And just because a person has bohemian style and unconventional, loves nature and is a free thinker does not make them a 'hippie'. You people make me sooo mad

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