Self-employment seems like an unrealistic dream to many of us. While we sit in our cubicles at jobs we despise, we long for the lifestyle wherein we can wake up when we want, do what we want, and participate in work that is both profitable and fulfilling. But what if there was another way?
Making the Dream a Reality
You don’t have to resign yourself to life toiling away in an office or in the aisles of a retail store. Thanks to the advent of the Internet, self-employment is more attainable now than ever before. What’s more, you can even use these opportunities to earn what’s called a passive income. This is the ultimate dream: a literal set-it-and-forget-it means of earning a living. The possibilities have become truly endless. If you can dream it up, the chances are you’ll be able to make a living doing it. So long as you can attract customers to your website or social media channel, you will be an attractive prospect for both customers and potentially online advertisers who want to pay for your popularity.
The Internet offers you the opportunity to fill a niche that would have gone completely unrecognized even ten years ago. Do you like to comment on political or current events? You can now earn a living wage doing so on YouTube. Are you a master of painting intricate designs on rocks? You can now sell them to excited buyers on sites like Etsy.
Not only does becoming your own boss allow you to earn a living doing quite literally whatever you want, it offers you the chance to live the lifestyle that you’ve always dreamed of.
Should you decide to be a freelancer, you can work at whatever hours suit your fancy, totally from home. This benefit applies to almost any career you can think of. You can also base yourself anywhere in the world, whether that be from the comfort of your own home, a coffee shop in town, or in a beach bar with a WiFi connection.
As a self-employed individual, you set your own schedule. It goes further than that: you even accept the types of jobs or work that you decide to take on that day.
Self-employment offers flexibility. Once you go into business for yourself, gone are the days of asking your boss for the day off so you can attend a much-desired social or family event. The only person that you’re accountable to is yourself and your potential clients or customers. Self-employed individuals tend to be more satisfied with their lives overall. Because they’re in control of their own destiny and even their job security, the worries that come with regular employment melt away – leaving a bright future before them. Freelance Writer Jess Walters