Now I am officially self employed, I am qualified to tell everyone else what they are missing out on, continuing to work for the ‘man’. However, don’t shout it about it too loudly, we don’t want everyone else to catch on to our little secret! Check out my 10 reasons why you should work for yourself and pass on this info wisely (if at all)
1. You get paid for what you do
This may sound obvious, however, let me explain. When you work for someone else, you have a number of set hours a week that you are contracted to work and your wage is set, based on the contract you signed. But is this really fair? In some jobs you work more than you have to and also you may undertake a specific piece of work or project that if outsourced to a self-employed person, would cost a load more. In essence, by signing that contract, you are cheap labour.
2. You get paid when you are not working
Working 9-5, you stop work, but the work that you are doing, is still earning the ‘man’ aka the boss, a load of money. You work, so that your boss can become rich. Since becoming self-employed, and I am not mega rich (yet), you can see the potential for the work that you doing, giving you an ongoing income, even when you are asleep. Case in mind, is TheEmployable’s e-book “How to Search and Apply for Jobs” (cheap plug there) which is now on sale – and hopefully will be on sale for the next few years! This is ongoing income, and even though the work is complete, will continue to earn TheEmployable both some kudos and cash for years to come!
3. You can say ‘stop’ and immediately make changes
When, and if you are a Manager in a big company, you are never 100% able to make the changes you need to make, to make your part of the business better. There is always someone standing on your shoulders, telling you what you can and cannot do. And no more pointless spreadsheets too! When you work for yourself, you can make immediate decisions and changes if something is not working.
4. It makes you brave
Not being guaranteed a wage, makes you brave and makes you make brave decisions to help you succeed. No more comfort zone!
5. It makes you think
I could have done my job duties in my permanent job with my eyes closed. In fact, as I knew what I had to do, it probably made me complacent and I probably did the things I had to do, badly!
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