Many people today are looking towards becoming self-employed for many different reasons.
The two biggest attractions stem from the flexibility that it allows you complete freedom and also the fact that you are your own boss.
However before you actually take the plunge into the wonderful
world of self-employment, there are few things you will have to
I think if you’re able to answer in the positive on all the counts mentioned below, then yes you are ready:
In addition to all these things, you should be willing to work smart by attending
seminars, fundraisers, workshops and conferences and get use to doing these things alone as you will have
You have to be able to compartmentalize and balance your professional and private life and allocate sufficient time for work and family.
In addition, becoming self employed also means a certain amount
of volatility. There will be phases when there will be a tidal wave of
work and then there will be stretches of drought. Above all, you will
have to be resourceful.
No more cubicles and clocks, you are the boss and the employee and the one person responsible for sales, taxes, financials, technology, accounting, legal issues and anything and everything that crops up in your work.
It’s great to be able to pick and choose what you do, when you do it and whom you do it for, just be prudent with your decision since you will be the person who has to undertake many skill sets to get and keep things moving.
Becoming self employed sounds very attractive but believe me when I say it is not for everybody. If you’d like to take the leap but have some reservations and would like to get a clearer perspective on whether or not this is for you, get in touch with me I can help to clarify your doubts and help you get a clearer picture on becoming self employed.