Working for yourself

Often people just overflow ideas, but in the workplace there is simply no way to implement them. Someone sadly kills them, more and more plunging into routine, and someone goes into free swimming, opening their own business.

Usually this step seems desperate and almost hopeless. Losers comfort themselves that starting a business is an extremely risky business, inventing a lot of myths about this step.

Those who work for themselves come to work really a lot.

Indeed, many of those who work for themselves, work more than ordinary employees. But this is sometimes due to the fact that people are engaged in a truly beloved business, and therefore they are eager to give him a maximum of time. Often, even the organization of a business is built in such a way that the physical presence of the creator of the case is necessary. It is the person himself who determines how to organize his time. Many in general initially build their business in such a way that payment is made exclusively for hours when they work. For example, a lawyer who opened his consultation, invites customers to hourly accounts. When a lawyer does not work when he is at home, naturally, he does not receive any income. However, there is no law at all, which clearly obliges the creation of exclusively such a business, which will bring money directly during the work. In such an enterprise scheme, a workplace is created for itself. You can think of work in terms of building systems. In this case, you can try to create a profitable system that can be owned and controlled. It’s like owning a chicken that carries golden eggs. As a result, long work is characterized only by a kind of business chosen by the person himself. So if you do not like working hard, it does not have to be done.

Own business is done with a single reason – the subsequent sale.

This opinion is often cited and suggested to readers in the books of the “E-Myth” series. In fact, each determines its own way – you can create a business for the purpose of subsequent sale or public offering of shares, and you can leave your favorite business to yourself. Both ways are good and worthy of understanding. After all, there is nothing wrong with generating a source of income that will not require going to work. For many, periodic entrepreneurship is very popular. People start a business, lead it, then sell or close it. Having rested some time or worked in another company, they again repeat this process. Nobody forbids simultaneously to conduct several business projects. Especially it will be easy for those who are already quite experienced in this field of activity. Such a variety can be quite fascinating, but do not forget that it can require additional strength and time.

Working for yourself is always a risky undertaking.

Security against risks is the result of control, and what, how not working for oneself, gives such control? In the course of this choice of activities, you can be sure that no one will sack you or send you to resign. Owning your own source of income is undoubtedly a safer event than renting it. It is extremely difficult for a hired worker to find additional resources to solve assigned tasks. Often, everything can rest against endless bureaucratic obstacles. But the owner himself controls all his assets, he usually does not need to redirect the necessary resources to the right place. It is the possession of control that creates a significant difference between the two activities. The maximum risk is always inherent to hired workers, any permission to act immediately places responsibility on them, whereas a positive result is often appropriated personally by the owners.

Working for yourself means the maximum risk, since all eggs will lie in one basket.

How many people need to anger a hired worker so that he is deprived of work, and hence of income? Usually one – the boss. When you leave, income immediately turns off. And regardless of whether this is true or not, it still happens. So, in fact, this is exactly the folding of eggs in one basket. But when you work for yourself, it will be easy to diversify income streams, thereby minimizing risks. After all, for this all the necessary tools – the creation of several different types of income from different groups of customers will be a little more secure than getting a single salary. You can organize your business in such a way as to receive about a dozen different types of income: direct sales, sales through intermediaries, advertising and royalties, partnership programs, consulting, etc. In the event that one of the sources runs out, the general state of affairs will not seriously be shaken.

Working for yourself involves a lot of stress.

If a person has an internal tension, he will always be puzzled by how to make ends meet, however it does not matter where he works for himself or for the owner. Probably still, with all other things being equal, less stressful work on oneself, since a person can enjoy a greater degree of control. It is his lack of his own life and time and causes stress. A free person can always say “no” circumstances and thereby easier to control his stress. A person who works for himself, if he wants, can quite easily do his job with a little stress. No one interferes with turning an office into a relaxing place, setting a comfortable and comfortable schedule. If you notice the first signs of stress, no one interferes with taking the necessary pause and relaxing. The beauty of working for yourself is that no one can force you to do what you do not like.

You have to please all customers.

The rule “the client is always right” is possible if desired and not observed. Nobody interferes with getting rid of those people who are upset and are not worth the effort. Usually among thousands of customers there is someone who does not want to deal with. Then you have to dare and refuse to communicate and work with him. Can you imagine this for an employee? Being a master to yourself, you can safely behave with customers, feeling confident. It is allowed to introduce its own rule: “there is no courtesy – no service”. If a client goes to a conflict and thinks that he can humiliate you or scream with impunity – you can just abandon him. Such approach allows to form a circle of business partners reliable, decent and cultural. With those who perceive you as a garbage, you simply will not deal. Yes, and you can have fun, sending these customers to competitors.

Working for yourself means the future of loneliness.

Many people think that their communication with colleagues is a full-fledged social life. Indeed, this at first is fresh and pleasant, but in time it becomes boring. A person who works for himself can much more easily recognize the need for social activity outside his work. This at the end of the end may be due to the desire to learn from the same owners of their own business. If a person has his own business, then there is no need for him to be isolated from society. Such people like to have a rest in the company of their kind, as this circle is usually composed of active and energetic people. In their own workers, the owners often simply do not find such qualities. In regular work, it seems, some internal socialization has been laid, but if we look at this phenomenon more closely, it turns out that it is rather limited. Excessive socialization at work can become even the cause of dismissal. But no one can prevent a person working for himself from socializing arbitrarily at any time of the day. For example, working for yourself can help a lot in the early stages of building a personal life, at a dating stage.People can give each other more time, learning each other deeper and faster. A person in this situation has the opportunity to choose what is more important for him at the moment – work or personal life. This is freedom, which makes it possible to avoid loneliness.

If you work for yourself, then you’ll have to do everything yourself.

People who work for themselves can easily take the whole burden of responsibility for the actions on their shoulders, but they quickly realize that this is stupid. After all, the amount of work is simply great! Owning the magazine, it is not necessary to work independently on the publication of the entire number – there are writers engaged in filling, managing editor, paying attention to both general and details. It is important to come up with and implement the system, and already other people will take care of its maintenance. Often, it’s not even necessary to invent something, you can just borrow someone’s ideas and strengthen them with your ideas. You can receive advertising revenue from the site, and it will be serviced by third-party services, for example from Google. In this case, work with advertisers and the sale of advertising takes on a third-party organization. Independently to deal with the sale of each banner is too heavy and unnecessary work for one person.

Work on yourself is difficult, because a lot of incomprehensible things constantly arise.

Many people are frightened off by the fact that at first they will immediately have to learn new things: accounting for taxes, charging salaries, legal aspects, etc. To understand at least the basics of all this will have to spend time, but most of this knowledge is not so difficult. There are special books on subjects and for those who are just starting out. And do not let the learning process break yourself. After all, these materials will have to be learned only once and only for your first business. In the case of the start of the second project, everything will go much faster. If the correct organization is implemented, then the support of an already operating business project will not seem as difficult as it was thought at first.

To start your new business you will need a lot of money.

Everything depends on the business. If this is a form of work on the Internet, then it will take quite a bit of money to buy a domain and hosting. For the first year, the amount of $ 100 is enough. Employees can not always receive money for the constant introduction of benefits, ideas. Usually they are entitled to a fixed salary and one-time commissions, while people working for themselves are not so “generous”, leaving a profit to themselves and letting it continue to develop their production.

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