Become Self-Employed Today!
Let’s be honest, we’ve all dreamed of being our own boss and becoming self-employed. Nobody breathing down your neck, micromanaging your every move. No more deadlines. And more importantly, no more “Office Space” moments with Bill needing you to come into the office on Sunday.
There’s something to be said about being your own boss. There are several reasons you should consider joining the ranks of the self-employed. Here are just a few to get the wheels spinning.
No More Rush-Hour
Regardless of where you live, it is nearly impossible to avoid rush-hour traffic if you work the typical 8-5 job. How much of your time each week is wasted, not only driving to and from work, but in the complete standstill the interstates have to offer? For some, as much as 2-4 hours is spent stuck in traffic EVERY DAY! That’s up to 20 hours a week!
There are only 168 hours in a week, and with the average person sleeping approximately eight hours a night, that means 56 of those hours are already devoted to sleeping. Do you really want to waste 20 of your remaining 112 hours sitting behind the wheel, screaming at the traffic in front of you?
Becoming your own boss and choosing to become self-employed means no more rush-hour, no more wasting gas as your car idles for 20 hours a week, no more poor driving conditions, and better yet, no more careless drivers to worry about.
No More Dress Code
Perhaps you’re one of those who truly loves the feeling of a neck tie slightly suffocating you as you fake a smile at your boss as they walk past your cubicle. Or perhaps you love the feeling of your three-inch heels making your feet swell until they implode, all while your pantyhose clasp to your legs like a bear on a bee hive.
But for those of you who wish you didn’t have to adhere to a dress code, there is another option! Becoming self-employed gives you the freedom to present yourself however you deem appropriate. If you’re meeting with a client, perhaps you’d feel the desire to spruce up a bit. But for the days when you don’t anticipate client interaction, the world is your wardrobe (or lack thereof).
No More Meetings
Alright, that may not be entirely true. You could call meetings of your own if you choose to become self-employed. You could have meetings with your clients and potential clients, explaining the structure of your business and what you can provide them with. But with your new found free-time, you could also choose to call meetings with your family, discussing which breakfast cereal reigns supreme.
The point is, when you become self-employed, you don’t have to attend meetings, to schedule meetings, to set deadlines. Big businesses are chock full of nonsensical time-wasting strategies. Why spend two hours of your day in a conference room listening to someone attempt to explain something you already comprehend when you could spend that time doing what YOU want to do?
No More Vacation Days
Want to take a day off to go catch a game? Wish you had the ability to take a half-day to pick up your kindergartener and go bowling? It’s tough to juggle your vacation time in the corporate world. Most companies offer a limited number of vacation days an employee can use in a year.
Becoming self-employed offers you the flexibility a corporate position simply cannot offer. Now you can spend your time doing what you need and want, when you need and want to do it. You can adjust your days to meet the needs of your life outside of the office.
Most employers say they understand you have a life outside of the workplace, but few truly respect that life. When you’re self-employed, the only person you can blame for your schedule is yourself.
No More Pinching Pennies
Perhaps the single greatest reason to become self-employed is the potential for truly earning your worth. You might have to put in some long hours in order to earn what you deserve, but becoming your own boss and choosing self-employment put you in the position to determine your own salary.
No more raises, no more bonuses, and no more wishing you were being paid a worthwhile wage. When you become self-employed, you decide the value of your work, not your employer.