If you’re a client based entrepreneur, you know all too well how frustrating work can be balancing so many personalities and expectations. It can sometimes detour you from why you fell in love with the idea of being self-employed in the first place. However tempting it is to give up, take a breath and think about the reasons why you made the decision to work for yourself in the first place.
This is the number one reason so many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur. There’s no micro managing boss calculating every move you make. While you do have clients that have to be maintained; the relationship is slightly different. You set your own schedule and work at your own pace.
Determine your own salary.
One can work tirelessly for an organization and be grossly under paid. As an entrepreneur you get to determine your own salary and your own raises. You also more tax write offs that can be taken advantage of that would not be available to you if you worked for an organization.
Pay less on gas and other expenses.
While everyone is stuck in traffic; you’re working diligently from home, sipping your third cup of coffee. And speaking of traffic, you won’t have to worry about constantly filling up your car with fuel. Furthermore, if you’re a parent, child care would no longer be an issue.
No workplace drama.
There is always one co-worker that slurps their coffee too loud, listens to music you don’t really care for, or everyone’s favorite, the employee that constantly passes of their work to someone else. Working from home eliminates all those headaches. And while sometimes the isolation may make you stir crazy; at least you have the option to hang out with friends because you choose to, not because you’re forced to.
No more sick/personal days.
When you work for yourself, every day is a personal day. You no longer have to go through a long-drawn process if there’s a need for a doctor’s visit. If you feel like it, schedule that barber or nail appointment. Gone are the days when vacation time needs to be approved before making any arrangements.
Finally, the issues that come with being your own boss can definitely become daunting at times. But don’t throw in the towel at one sign of frustration. Think about all of the perks you’d be giving up should you decide to rejoin the workforce. You owe it to yourself and your business be as successful as you allow yourself to be!