We’ve all had bad experiences with a boss from time to time but for some of us, it’s worse than the occasional clash. The simple fact is that some bosses are just not good, they don’t know how to manage a team and they don’t know how to treat their members of staff with respect. If you’re lucky these workplace environments will be few and far between but if you’ve spent most of your working life under terrible bosses, it’s enough to encourage you to be your own boss. Everybody works in different ways and some people just want to do things their own way. But there are so many people that never make that leap because they don’t think they can do it. Leaving a job and trying to start your own business requires a lot of money and if you aren’t in a strong financial situation, it might not be viable. However, there are ways that you can become self employed without a huge investment.
It’s fairly easy to get a job as a taxi driver if you have a license and you know your way around the city, but rideshare apps have made it even easier. You can become an uber driver and start making money incredibly quickly if you fit all of the requirements. You need to have a clean license, be over 21 and have at least three years of driving experience. After a background check and a servicing of your car, you’re good to go. You don’t need to put in any money upfront and as soon as you’ve been accepted, you simply log into the app and start finding fares. It’s a completely flexible way of working because you choose when you want to work and when you don’t. The use of rideshare apps like Uber is quickly taking over traditional taxis and other public transport so the amount of work available is always on the rise.
If you’re a dog lover you could spend all day hanging around with dogs and get paid for it at the same time. Sounds pretty good, right? The best thing is, you don’t need any specific qualifications and you don’t have to shell out loads of money to set yourself up. Just print yourself some flyers and set up some social media pages to get your name out there and you should start getting customers fairly soon. Dog sitting alone probably won’t make you enough money to pay all of the bills but while you’re at home all day doing that, you can start another part time enterprise to go alongside it.
Starting up a shop on the high street is expensive. Starting one online is not. It takes minutes to set up an eBay or Etsy shop and start selling. If you’ve got a hobby that involves making things you can turn that into a business fairly easily. You won’t be able to earn a huge amount for the first few months while you build a customer base but if you learn how to manage your money as a freelancer, you should be fine.
Being self employed gives you so much more freedom but it doesn’t work for everybody so always think carefully about it before taking the plunge.
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