Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Self Employment Ideas

This is a sponsored post for Diamond Links. 
Some people can handle the hustle and bustle of a 9 to 5 job and work for someone else. It’s honestly not for everyone. Others have the calling to become self employed. Maybe they want to do something out of the box or want to work from home. When you are thinking about becoming self employed, you need to first decide what you want to do. There are so many different choices. Remember that if you aren’t an actual employee, and you work do work for companies, you are considered an independent contractor or self employed. 

I thought it would be fun to discuss a few of the options you may have:

I’m a blogger and I work with brands and Public Relations firms to help promote products and services. I have been doing it for ten years and it’s a lot of fun. 

If you love kids, you could own your own daycare. It can be ran right from your home. I knew a woman who has had her own home daycare for over thirty years. You would have to get the necessary licenses and inspections to be a legal daycare. That is such a fulfilling job. I had thought about owning my own daycare when I was younger. 

If you love to bake, you can sell baked goods at farmer’s markets and roadside stands. Many states have Cottage Laws so you can bake from home and sell legally. It’s a great way to share your love of baking and food with others. Make sure you check the specific laws in your state as to where you can and cannot sell your items.  

If you like making crafts, you can sell them online or at local events. It’s a great way to be creative and support your family. Websites like Pinterest are a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration. I knew a lady named Eva who sold her artwork. She was doing this well in to her nineties. I am not sure how old she was when she passed away. 

You can always go with the more traditional method by selling products through companies that you purchase products from. You can even make your own products or sell items online that you purchase and be a reseller. 

There’s the most common method of being self employed, owning a store or restaurant and having a brick and mortar place to do your business. My old family friends owned their own independent bookstore for quite some time. You actually don’t even have to sell products you can own a salon or do tax preparation. 

All of the options I gave you do require start up costs. If you have a daycare, you have to have toys, cribs, and other supplies. Baking costs include ingredients and extra kitchen items. Crafts also require supplies too. You will definitely have some start up costs regardless which is why there are self employment loans for those who are looking to start out or are already self employed. 

Honestly, for the most part if you can think of it, there’s probably a way to make it a business somehow. You just have to have the drive and determination to do it.  The world is your oyster if you are willing to pick it up and shuck it. 

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