Must-Read: How to Be Self-Employed
We have been self-employed, now, for the past five years or so. And everyone we talk to about it quickly gets jealous whenever we say that. They think it’s all fun and games. No waking up early to take the train in for work. No boss you have to deal with on a daily basis. No 40 hours a week. But that’s how everyone envisions it, when really it’s a whole lot more taxing than that. Really, working on your own, from home, means that instead of working for one boss, you’re working for about two dozen. Instead of having one deadline, you have a whole bunch of smaller ones on a weekly or monthly level. Instead of working 40 hours a week, it’s not uncommon to actually put in about 60. The point is, freelancing is not for everyone. But if you don’t know that going in, then you will be miserable.
So today we’re heading on over to AskMen.com where they have a bunch of advice on how to be self-employed. Among the pieces of advice they have not to get crazed while you’re working on your own:
-First off, don’t sleep late! You’re working from home. You’re not in college. You didn’t just get sh*tfaced at nickel beer night. Get the hell out of bed, bozo.
-Also, yes, you don’t have to sit in a boardroom every morning, but, as the kids say, don’t get it twisted. Every night is not a weeknight. So to preserve that notion, and also to preserve your gainful self-employment, it would behoove you to reserve the lion’s share of your partying for the weekends. If not, your weekends and weekdays start blurring together, and that’s not a road you should go down/
So head on over to the link to check out the rest of the advice on how to be self-employed and then start working to work on your own!
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.