This will suit an individual who wants to work for someone else.
The benefits of working for someone else include:-
This might not be for you if:-
There are a number of benefits for employers to encourage and support you in a flexible working arrangement.
For an employer, these benefits include:-
A freelancer is someone who is self-employed and provides services for a number of different clients, usually businesses.
Nearly all business services that exist could be done by a freelancer.
Examples of services that are provided by freelancers include:- graphic design, marketing, social media management, blogging and article writing, virtual assistant and accounting service such as bookkeeping.
Benefits of being a freelancer include:-
A freelancing gig may not be for you if:-
Traditionally, starting a business required a large amount of costs upfront to set up a business.
These days, due to the wonderful invention of the internet – it is very easy for almost anyone to set up their own business – even with a small to non-existent budget.
However, it is a huge decision to take the plunge into the world of entrepreneurship or small business – so you need to weigh up both sides to ensure that it really is for you.
Benefits of being an entrepreneur:-
Being an entrepreneur might not be your thing if:-
Once you have decided which one appeals to you the most, you need to sit down and have a think about your family and financial responsibilities, what changes would you need to make to your current lifestyle, and perhaps most importantly what are your goals?
This is not something that is an easy decision, or a decision to take lightly.
It may also require you to start to learn new things.
There are heaps of resources available to help – SkillShare is an example of a learning platform that can help you get those extra skills to help set you up for success.