Should You Work for Yourself?
There are great rewards to being a solo-preneur or entrepreneur. Whether you are a freelancer, a start-up, a consultant or you sell products, you are part of a growing movement when you work for yourself. More than 18 million people work at home, according to government figures.
Some pursue passions, some support their families while caring for children, and others hope to grow the business and sell it. Some are laid-off corporate workers, others are stay-at-home moms who want extra income, and still others just want to quit the so-called rat race.
If you have thought about this way of life but are not sure whether you should make the leap, lay the groundwork: learn the legal steps you need to take, home office setups, and then read on for tips to help you decide whether working for yourself is worth it.
This article originally appeared on The Everygirl.
When you don’t have a boss keeping track of your progress or doing yearly reviews, it’s up to you to step in and be that for yourself, to push your business out of a rut and onto bigger and brighter things.