The rocky road of self employment is very up-and-down, fraught with difficulties that often come in the form of rejection letters and brief notes that say “no, thank you” from once-potential customers and employers. Sometimes, personal finances are difficult to juggle, and the cost of expenses like health care have to be absorbed alone. For many, even these deterrents don’t work to keep them from their chosen self-employed path. But for some, self employment just doesn’t pan out. Self-assessing is a good way to learn if self employment is right for you.
Not everyone is cut out for working from home, or total self employment. Being self employed means going it alone – completely. No one is there to dole out assignments, provide work, or sign a weekly paycheck. While this can be a terrifying experience, it can also be a highly rewarding one…but generally, this only happens when self employment works out for the better. Self-assessing and self evaluation are good ways to discover if self employment is right before taking the plunge. [Read more…]