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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.
Rideshare and Other Driver Apps
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 a Doordash 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. As soon as you’ve been accepted, 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 is quickly overtaking traditional taxis and other public transport, so the amount of work available is always on the rise.
Have you considered car sharing? It may sound crazy, but for many people, insurance is paid monthly, and the average owner makes $43,000 per year.
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.
“At some point in their career, many people consider taking their career in a freelance direction. There are pros and cons to doing so, but it’s the freedom of doing the work you want that attracts so many. If you’re thinking about launching a freelance career, you likely already know that it’s not going to be easy. It takes a lot of hard work to build an independent career, where it’s up to you to find the work you need to keep going. Before you decide to go freelance, you need to come up with a plan to decide how you’re going to do things.” – Invaluable Advice for Launching a Freelance Career
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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