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Self employment, is it all that it’s cracked up to be?

We all have those days don’t we? where we wish we could be our own boss; the thought of being in control of your own schedule and in charge of your own paycheck. The idea of working for yourself is certainly the dream for many of us, but is it all that it’s cracked up to be?

It’s certainly appealing, and who wouldn’t want to be their own boss, when you can control every aspect of your work, your way. A surprising amount of women are now self employed, in charge of their own business and living the dream, when landing on the dream job in the workplace may seem like a mere pipe dream, why wait to be the boss when you could run your own business empire.

Becoming your own boss is far simpler than you’d imagine, once you’ve looked past the business plan, accounts and start up funding, it could take a simple spark of inspiration to piece together the dream job working for yourself.

Why be anything else when you could be your own boss, whether you want to bring your love for the arts to your own gallery, your joy of fitness to becoming a personal trainer, or that sheer joy of shopping to running a shop of your own, all you need is that initial idea to follow your dream.

Of course a lot of experience and know-how goes into running your own business, but you’ll pick up the vital skills needed along the way as you start up. With many start up schemes and workshops being run across the country it’s even easier to learn those business essentials as you go, so you don’t need to be skilled in accounting, or a master at web design to start up, those essential skills to help you run your own business can be picked up and perfected as you start.

When I first ventured into the world of self employment it was certainly new, but a passion for design, photography and writing helped me along the way to piece my business together. Each day is certainly different, you never know what’s going to come along with each new client and brief. Self employment is certainly a journey, one that’s best traveled with some experience along the way but you’ll learn as you grow your business. Yes, mistakes are made along the way, it’s the same with any journey in life, but you’ll learn to take each new experience on, learning from your mistakes to better your business in the future. Who knows, maybe this time next year you could be running a stunning boutique, penning your first novel or launching the next big product to hit the shelves, all it takes is one little idea to lead you on the way.


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