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The Benefits Of Self Employment

The Benefits Of Self Employment

by Guest AuthorNovember 7, 2013

So many people out there dream about being self-employed and many take a reduced pay check in order to work for themselves. Self-employment is actively encouraged by our governments and it can be the best way to make a lot of money in the shortest about of time.

That comment was primarily aimed at entrepreneurs and inventors who, if their idea gets recognized and funded, can make a ridiculous amount of money. Just take a look at Richard Branson and Alan Sugar, they invented something and they are now the beacon from which many budding entrepreneurs look towards for guidance.

It is very important to do some research, if you are looking to get into self-employment that you know all of the risks that come with it and don’t jump into something that can regularly end in failure.

Ensure you have the right funding and do some research online into the other options available to you. This article will highlight what the vast and wide ranging benefits of self-employment are and how they can benefit you.


Having the freedom of being your own boss is perhaps the greatest benefit. There is nothing better than waking up in the morning and not having to answer to anyone. We live in the internet age and making money yourself online has never been easier—if you have a strong idea or expert talent, then the possibilities really are endless.

Just do a little research and check out the different freelance platforms there are for you to upload your portfolio. Having an Enthuse portfolio is a brilliant way to showcase what you have to offer to potential employers.

There are so many different ways to make money and having the freedom to work for yourself is brilliant. If you do have something unique and marketable and have the desire to improve and work hard then truly there is no monetary end point.

Everything comes down to you: you have got to want to better yourself and broaden your client base. If you can do this, then you will potentially make a lot of profit.

Unlimited Potential

As I mentioned previously, the potential is pretty unlimited. Obviously it depends on what you can offer or sell, but if you market yourself well and spend enough time and money on development then you really can make it big.

The unknown potential is one of the greatest appeals of being self-employed. There is always that chance that you can make it big and the whole credit and profit will be yours.

Your Responsibility

For many this is the biggest downfall of their personal venture, as the responsibility is with you and you alone. Therefore, it is paramount that you are driven by success.

There are so many companies out there that just don’t cut the mustard and that is primarily due to a lack of care and drive.

Charlie has been a self employed writer for many years now and makes a great living from doing something he loves. He graduated with a degree in english literature and them immediately started working for himself.

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  • I often say things like, “My boss is really breathing down my neck today.” In other words: I’m giving myself a hard time. That is the most difficult part about being self employed: you have to be able to tolerate yourself.

    • Sometimes my boss (also me) is too nice and lets me get distracted…