4 Reasons You Should Try Self-Employment

4 Reasons You Should Try Self-EmploymentAs you all know, I love being self-employed. Sure, there are a few negatives to being self-employed. However, I believe that the positives far outweigh the negatives.

Self-employment is something I am 99.9999% sure I will never want to leave, as it has been going very well so far.

While self-employment may not be for everyone, I do think that there are at least a few people out there who might need just a little extra nudge to at least try it out.

Below are four reasons for why you should try self-employment out:

1. You want to be the boss.

If you want to be the boss one day, it would be very hard to ever feel that way unless you run a business of your own. Being your own boss can be a great thing, and it’s something I never want to give up.

There are many reasons why being your own boss is great.

  • You are in control.
  • You can decide what you will work towards and what you want to sell.
  • Your income potential has no limit, it all depends on how badly you want it.
  • You can set your own hours.

2. You have a successful side job.

Turning your side job into your full-time business can be a great next step.

If you have a successful side job, then you may be thinking about leaving your day job to pursue it full-time. This can be a great reason to try out self-employment, as you’ve already tested out your side job and you probably believe that it will work for the long-term.

There’s also a little less risk this way as you have probably already figured out if you like your side job or not, you know if you can make enough income doing it, and so on.

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3. You desire a flexible schedule.

I’m sure there are jobs out there where you can have a flexible schedule, but as a self-employed person you can definitely have a flexible schedule.

This is a benefit to being your own boss, as you can decide what schedule works best for you, when you can take a vacation, if everything is done for the day or the week, and so on.

4. You want to pursue your passion.

If you have a passion that you want to pursue, then most of the time you just have to pave the way and make your own path so that you can reach it. That often means venturing out on your own and starting your own business.

Are you interested in becoming self-employed? Why or why not?



4 Reasons You Should Try Self-Employment — 11 Comments

  1. I’ve been my own boss for about 2 years now and I *love* it. Like you, I never want to leave self employment. I did toy with the idea of taking a short term contract or two while I transition from one business to another (for the regular income), and after attending a couple of interviews I decided I just couldn’t do it. The idea of being in an office again. Commuting! Nah… just. couldn’t. do. it.

    I’d rather tighten the budget into the extreme zone for a few months and battle through.

    It’s true, it’s not for everyone but, when it’s right for you, you never want to leave.

  2. Part of me would like to try it in the future, but I do not feel like I’m at the level where I could become self-employed in terms of blogging. However, I am taking a programming course to see if I would like the idea of web design, programming and building websites.

    The idea of having flexible hours and being my own boss sounds amazing.

    I’d also be scared if there were times when the business wasn’t doing well though.

  3. I think the flexibility is the biggest allure of self employment for me. I hate having to be in an office from 9-6 M-F and then have to sacrifice my weekends to get anything done.

  4. I became self employed to pursue my dreams and I love it.I like about flexibility too.I remember once I had to work from 8-7 to please my boss and again there was always a pile of work always needed to be done.Which was really hectic but i love the fact that i am self employed.

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  6. Number 3 – flexible schedule, is something that is in my opinion the biggest plus when working from home. I hate the standard 9 to 5 schedule, but when I work from home I can organize my time the way I want to and that’s a big thing when you have to keep balance between your work and life balance.

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