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Self-employment or a traditional job? – reasons why self-employment might be a good option

Everyone needs a source of income. Unless you have an already established business that makes you money passively, you will need to work. Self-employment is something that crosses most people’s minds irrespective of whether they are just joining the workforce or they are already employed. Everyone wants to be their own boss. In the corporate world, deadlines never seem to end, the schedules are always tight, and the chances of climbing the corporate ladder to get to a perfect position are not high for everyone.

Quitting your job and becoming your own boss may not be easy. This brings up the question, is it worth it anyway? Below, we have compiled a list of reasons why becoming your own boss might be a great idea.

Top 7 reasons why you should consider self-employment

1.Job Satisfaction
When you are self-employed, you do not have to deal with executives who dictate what you have to do and when you need to get it done. You only do what you want to do. Additionally, without a boss, you have the ability to turn anything you enjoy into a career of your own. To prove this, let’s look at an example:
Let’s assume that you are a sports enthusiast who enjoys sports betting. You can easily turn your hobby into a career. When done right, sports betting can actually make you a lot of cash. Getting your bets right is actually easier than you think. You can use websites like to access all the resources you need to improve your betting results.

2. Working from home becomes possible
We all hate the rush hour stress. We all hate having to waste all that time waiting to get to the office and spend the next eight hours in a cubicle doing something that you probably don’t really like. When you become self-employed, you can work from home. This means no more time wasted in the traffic jam. No more stressing about getting to work late. If you have a spare room in your home, you can easily turn it into your office.

Self-employment gives you the freedom to work from not only your home, but you can work from wherever you want. If you feel you need some air, you can just move your workstation to a park and work from there. You can pack your bags and decide to go see the world. You will still be able to work while traveling.

3. Better work-life balance
In the corporate world, tasks keep piling up. You never seem to be free. This keeps you from having a life outside the workplace. You end up finding that you do not even have time for your family. Self-employment allows you to create and manage your own work schedule. You choose what to do and what can wait. This offers you more flexibility. You get to spend more time with your kids. You get to attend more family gatherings and you get to hang out with your friends.

4.Choosing your clients becomes possible
When you are employed, you have to deal with the company clients assigned to you by your employer irrespective of whether you get along with those clients or not. You simply do not have a choice. You have to serve them otherwise you will get fired.

In some instances, your employer will have you deal with unsatisfied customers or clients. This will burden you more. Dissatisfied customers often give you additional responsibilities which are actually out of your scope. When you are self- employed, you deal with the clients you want to deal with. If a client is not satisfied with your services, you can end your contract with the client without losing your job.

5.You leave the uniform behind
Sure, people who work in the corporate world do look sharp in their ties and business suits. If you happen to ask these people whether they like their dress code, you will be surprised to learn that most of them don’t like the idea of going to work wearing a uniform. Being self-employed allows you to work in whatever you feel like working in. You can work in anything you find comfortable without risking not getting a paycheck at the end of the month because you did not stick to the formal dress code.

6.You can spend less while earning more
Let’s face it, when you have to work in a corporate world, you spend more. You have to incur travel expenses to and from work and if you own a car, it will need gas. Also, health insurance has to be deducted from your salary. However, when you are self-employed, you won’t incur any travel expenses. You won’t have to refuel the car as often as you would when working in a corporate job. No one will force you to pay health insurance if you are your own boss. All this means fewer expenses.

When it comes to earning, you determine how much you want to earn. You set your rates and find clients who are willing to pay you the money you want. When working for someone else, getting a salary raise is tough. You are limited to only earning what the company pays people in your position.

7.You become more productive
If you are in a job just to get the paycheck so that you can pay your bills, chances are that you don’t really like what you do. If this is the case, it would be safe to assume that you are not really productive at work. Chances are, you spend your days trying to figure out how workdays can be made shorter so that you can leave your office sooner.

When you are working for yourself, you choose what you like doing as your profession. When you are doing what you like, you won’t spend your time looking at the clock wishing it would be a little bit faster. As a self-employed individual, you will get to accomplish much more when compared to when you are working for someone else.

It is everyone’s dream to become their own boss at some point in their lives. Getting a job in the corporate world may be easier than employing yourself. However, self-employment is totally worth it. This article has given you the reasons why considering self-employment may be a good idea. Having no boss, doing what you like, and not having to stick to a formal dress code is something that anyone can achieve. Keep in mind that it will require a little bit of dedication and self-confidence to achieve.

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