Getting Started as a Freelancer and Working For Yourself

More and more people are fighting for flexible working, working from home and becoming self employed. There are plenty of pros and cons when being self employed or working freelance; from ditching the commute and making your own schedule, to loneliness and missing your friends in the office. Despite being free to do as you please without anyone looking over your shoulder, It takes a phenomenal amount of self-discipline to start work when you know you don’t have to be at the office by 8am – you must be entirely self-motivated.

For most, to work from home is an absolute luxury; new parents often find that they don’t actually want to return to their 9-5 office job for fear of missing out on their child’s magic milestones. If you are thinking of ditching your job to work around the kids, this type of situation could be especially convenient for you. Or, perhaps your current work is not fulfilling you.

Do you have a hobby or talent that you think could be explored and taken further? Why not turn something you genuinely love doing into a business venture?

Whether you’re a keen craftsman, a fantastic make-up artist, an excellent painter, or a great seamstress dreaming of having your own bespoke shop, it’s brilliant to be able to do what you love as well as have flexibility and to choose your own hours. Now that social media and blogging can initiate so much more business, freelancers and bloggers are on the rise too.

To get yourself established you might find that you’re in need of a small business loan. A loan could be the perfect solution to getting that extra cash while you’re trying to get the ball rolling. There is a stigma around loans that people are afraid of, but if you have planned your budget well, and are determined to make your business work, it can be what you need to get things off the ground.

When we go back to basics and think about what’s important, paying the bills is a huge priority. More people than ever are turning to short term loans for a little extra cash which is quick and easy to pay back. 

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