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Write a hit novel or song? Real estate you can do pretty well. Or other forms of sales. Those are the ones that pop to mind that don’t require serious specialized education or licensure.

Other forms of engineering - civil, etc. but that will require a degree. Economics - same deal. Lawyering. But that will require a JD and working your way up the ladder.

Nursing is probably not something you’d consider comfortable but can be very lucrative, especially travel nursing or becoming an NP. But will require you to lift a finger.

If you have the capital - become a landlord.

My understanding is that traditional engineering fields do not pay on par with software at all.

Sales I agree with though, at least in the right role. I’ve been surprised by how much people can make in that career.

when I rented an apartment from a real estate agent, cost me about $3k just for him opening the door. of course you take 100 no's before a yes, but it seemed fun to travel ask day and meet people. compared to my 10 hours sitting at the same spot, especially when the agent said he can make about 20k a month (so he claims but entirely possible). and this isn't silicon valley nor US. and that was rental, just imagine the fees from sales.

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