Are you tired of the same routine, day after day, and feeling unfulfilled? You’re not alone. 15 million US citizens feel the same way. 10% of the US population is living the dream of being self-employed. That means no more mundane office work and no long commutes. Just sitting in your PJs, on your laptop and drinking a Starbucks. So if they’ve done it, why haven’t you?
The sad truth is that the 2008 financial crisis decreased the growth rate of self-employment in the US. Economic uncertainty unfortunately scared people away from following their dreams and chased them into secure employment. But since 2012, however, it’s on the rise again and it’s the internet that we have to thank. Making money on the internet is now a viable option to supplement your income so you don’t have to go broke to become self-employed. The internet is also full of helpful tips and platforms you can use to start your own business. So keep reading to find out how you can join those lucky 15 million Americans and make being your own boss work for you.
How to not go broke
Something that not enough people do is to diversify their income. This means setting up more than one source of income, which may mean that you’ll need to keep your day job for now or take up some extra work. If that doesn’t sound appealing then return to the wonderful world wide web. Online surveys can be a good source of additional money. There are websites out there dedicated to helping you find the real and profitable surveys, so you can make extra some cash online without having to leave your house.
Something that not enough people do is to diversify their income. #beyourownboss #entrepreneur
How to get started
Whatever your talents, you can monetize them and therefore make your hobby your job.This could be anything from making jewellery to helping people with taxes. This has never been easier or cheaper to do. You can now sell your goods online for free! Furthermore, you’ll need to set up a website to use as a portfolio and point of contact for potential clients. You don’t need to know anything about coding or html, you just need to choose from the templates provided. But make sure that it looks professional and suits your branding because the first impression is important.
How to be successful
Now you’ve got the platform from which to monetize your talents and services, you need to manage your finances. One of the first orders of business is to make sure you have an accountant. This might seem like something that only old rich people have but honestly, it’s important and totally worth the money. They will help you keep your finances in check and save you money in the long run.
So get started now! Kick the day job and follow your dreams. Stop making money for the big boss at work and start making money for you and your family. If you’re talented or have an entrepreneurial flare then the world wants to see it and you deserve to be seen.