Becoming self-employed and starting your own business, no matter how big or small is a big step for anyone. It can feel daunting, especially if you have always worked for someone else and had that added level of security with a guaranteed income each month, but there are so many reasons to become self-employed that the pros usually do outweigh the cons. Here are some of the reasons to go for it and take the plunge.
1. Do Something You Love
When you are working for someone else, it’s often difficult to really do something you completely love, unless you’re very lucky and you have found a job that allows you to. However, when you’re self-employed, you can take your pick and do whatever it is that fills you with joy. There is a saying that goes ‘choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life,’ and when you’re self-employed that’s exactly what you’ll find has happened. Even the best job in the world will sometimes feel like a chore when you’re working for someone else.
2. You Want To Be Your Own Boss
This is perhaps the single biggest reason why people choose to go self-employed rather than work for someone else. Having no one to answer to (except for yourself) is certainly an appealing idea, especially if you prefer just to be left alone to get on with things without someone checking up on you all the time. That feeling of freedom, even if you do still have to work, is like nothing else.
As the boss (even if you have no other employees), you get to make all the decisions and steer your company in the direction you want it to go in. However, to run your own business and to be self-employed, you still need to choose a profitable industry. For instance, the eDiscovery industry is continually growing, so if you’re interested in joining this sector, then it could be a brilliant career choice.
3. You Want To Make Money
Although being self-employed is not a sure way to make money, if you are successful at what you do, it is likely that you will make more money than you would do the same or similar job for someone else. Plus, if you are finding it hard to get a job in the first place, starting your own business will bring you more money than you’re currently on – anything is better than nothing, and the fun and enjoyment you’ll get from starting your own business will also be a bonus.
Don’t forget that there are benefits and grants that you can obtain when you start a new business. It will depend on what state you are working and living in and what sector your business is in, but take a look around, and you’ll soon see that life can be made easier for you.