Just about everyone has imagined quitting their job and working for themselves nowadays. The global situation over recent years has pushed more people to question the status quo and reassess their employment status and lifestyle. Opting for self-employment is tempting on many levels and more and more people are deciding to take the plunge now more than ever.
Let’s look at a few of the top reasons people are deciding to become self-employed.
Be Your Own Boss.
Often, working for someone else creates difficult top-down power dynamics that many people struggle with. If you’re tired of dealing with managers whose power has gone to their head and inflated their ego, then consider working for yourself as an alternative.
Gain Control Of Your Financial Future.
When you’re traditionally employed, you have to ask for a raise. Very often it takes a long time to receive one, and for a lot of the time, your financial reward might not reflect what you are actually worth. When you work for yourself, the sky’s the limit regarding what you can make.
Make sure you know how to prove income when self-employed to ensure your finances stay in order.
You Choose Your Own Hours.
Working for yourself means you choose your own hours. Your work schedule can fit around your other commitments, hobbies, and family life. Usually, it is an employer who chooses working hours, with the employee having no say in the matter. Becoming self-employed lets you take control of your own schedule once again.
Enjoy A More Varied Work-Life.
When you work for an employer, many people find themselves performing the same tasks day in and day out without any hope of change. Becoming a self-employed freelancer brings fresh challenges with every new client that comes your way. You’re expected to be with the times, constantly updating and renewing your skillset to fit the times. As such, you can, more often than not expect being self-employed to keep your brain functioning at a high level as there are always unknowns around the corner that you need to deal with.
Choose Your Own Clients.
When you work for somebody else, you’re obliged to serve the clients or customers that you really would rather not. When you work for yourself, you can choose exactly who you work with, and free yourself from the type of work situations that drain your energy and make you lose the will to carry on.
Work Wherever You Want.
Being self-employed gives you the opportunity to choose your workspace. If you’re tired of your home office, then you have the freedom to work in a cafe, library, or park. You could even move city if your business allows it.
The Final Word On Being Self-Employed.
Taking the plunge towards becoming your own boss is an empowering move. It puts you further into the driving seat of your own life. You’re allowed greater freedom to choose between all the little things that make up your life. Eliminating all the little annoyances, discomforts and distractions can quite easily cause you to become a more productive and creative individual.
When life is on your own terms, it can give you the space to become the best version of yourself in no time at all. Working for yourself isn’t without its challenges, but can be a fantastic lifestyle choice in the long run.
Founder Dinis Guarda
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