Working for someone vs being self employed

Working for someone

It’s human nature to want to feel secure and protected. So you automatically think that you should work for someone to avoid risks of losing money and things like that.

The reason why people don’t want to be self employed is because they think of the disadvantages and all hell brakes loose.

Since disadvantages is what keeps us away from becoming self employed, let’s talk about the disadvantages of working for someone.

I mean every single thing in life has positives as well as negatives… so working for someone must have disadvantages right?

Disadvantages of working for someone

I don’t want to be here…

Easily replaceable:  Despite having less risks of losing money compared to being self employed, how can you guarantee security?

There are so many factors that can lead to you losing your job; Leaving for personal reasons, getting fired… you name it.

The truth of the matter is that once your let go, it’s a loss for you and not the company.  They can find someone to replace you in an instant.

Fixed salary or wages: Having a cap on your wages comes to a huge disadvantage when things go wrong. There will be dark times where money is an issue. There are no extra hours available and your on your own to get through this.

Being on fixed wages means that your forced to work until retirement and have to live without being able to do the things you want in life.

You might as well kiss your bucket list goodbye if a lot of money is involved.

Missing out on life:  Not being able to see your family and friends throughout most of your life is crazy. What is the point in living if your not able to create long lasting memories with loved ones?

I for one am not taking that risk. Fuck waiting until retirement and accepting that this is the norm and everyone has to go through this.

Working in a stressful environment:  Working for a manager that treats you like shit or working with certain colleagues that your not really fond of is something you will have to go through on a daily basis.

So your telling me that we don’t deserve to enjoy our life and need to struggle in order to make some money?

You might think that if this is the case maybe I could change my job and hope to not have the same problem there. How can you guarantee that? 9 times out of 10 there will always be a shitty manager and shitty colleagues wherever you work.

I can literally go on and on with the disadvantages of working for someone. It might not be as long as some of you guys but 7 years of working in retail is long enough for me.

I don’t care how hard or what is to come, I’ll do anything to be able to have the freedom of choice in life.

Being self employed

Self employed

It’s very rare that you can turn some negatives to positives when talking about certain things.

For example when working for someone being guaranteed that job until retirement is a negative that can’t be changed.

Let me bring up some of the disadvantages ‘ negatives’ that people think of straight away when talking about self employment.

Loss of money:  Being afraid of losing money is normal, I mean we need money to survive right?

Losing money is something we are used to, aren’t we?  An example would be when buying material things that aren’t needed but wanted.

Let’s talk about how losing money is a positive thing and is mistaken for a negative.

Being an entrepreneur you have to be prepared to lose money. It’s a learning curb, you realise what works and what doesn’t.

Experimentation is what being self employed is all about. 1 successful experiment takes care of all other failures. You will make back the money you lost.

Too old to start a business:  It’s never too late. Even people that are close to retirement aren’t guaranteed a comfortable living.

Colonel Sanders the owner of KFC, started the business at the age of 65. Age is just a number. This is not a disadvantage or a negative, it’s just an excuse.

It doesn’t matter what age you are, the positives out weigh the ‘negatives’ when being self employed.

Don’t have the skills:  When being introduced to something new whatever it may be, skill will come a long the way.

We learn whilst we do with anything in life not just business. How can you possibly see not having skills as being a disadvantage?

Think about how we learnt to walk. We learnt to crawl first. It’s all a step by step process and you know your progressing when your one step closer. Just like your one step closer to walking when you begin to crawl.

Why is self employment better than working for someone?

Things like missing out on your life, having a fixed salary/wages and being in a stressful environment are non existent for starters.

When it comes to being self employed, in my opinion there are no negatives. Negatives to me are positives because your learning and are that one step closer to success.

I like to call  losses set backs and not failures.

With self employment, you have the opportunity to retire early. Financial freedom opens a whole new path and you can live with a freedom of choice.

Remember,  your life is controlled by no one but yourself. Why wouldn’t you want this kind of lifestyle?

Talking about do you have what it takes to become self employed is a whole different ball game. This topic will be spoken about on my next blog.

Gain some inspiration and check out the success stories of myself and others from our amazing community!

Speak to you soon guys. Peace!

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Why is it so hard to get a job?

why is it so hard to get a job?
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Have you ever been told your not good enough? Big companies want nothing but success which is understandable.

The fact that they have such high standards makes it that much harder to be accepted.

For that reason in particular many people are starting to become self employed.

It isn’t worth being unemployed for a very long time because your constantly being rejected by other companies.

We now live in a world that is dominated by technology and having the opportunity to use the internet rather than reading books to find information.

Becoming self employed in the past was very difficult to do but it is getting easier every year and is now pretty straight forward.

A job is something that you are going to do for the most part of your life so it is something you would want to enjoy and look forward to everyday. Self employment is a no brainer!

What are the challenges of getting a job?

Despite myself saying that it isn’t hard to get a job, there are things that can make it hard to get one.

  • WORK EXPERIENCE

Most companies require stupid shit like work experience. If you don’t have experience in that field then you will be rejected.

It is ridiculous because everyone is going to be inexperienced at the start. This is what pushes people to look into another career.

  • NOT HAVING A CLEAN BACKGROUND

Of course you may have to accept the consequences when having a criminal background and have been to jail in the past. I personally believe that people should be given a second chance to start over.

  • HAVING TOO MUCH COMPETITION 

I feel like it is unfair to be competing with others to get a job. This is why it makes it almost impossible to get the job that you want.

  • BEING JUDGED ON YOUR LOOKS AND PERSONALITY

It isn’t really fair to be judged based on your looks and personality when it comes to job roles that doesn’t require customer service.

Even when it doesn’t come to customer service based roles I think that being judged on your looks is unacceptable.

I had that problem myself.

Can you work for a company and be self employed?

The answer to that question is yes. You can go about your daily job and work on being self employed for the long run.

I personally would advise you to get any job that you can get without being picky and use some of your earnings to invest in a business.

Right now I am currently working in retail and have a side business. I use some of my earnings to run my e-commerce business.

Selling on Amazon and Etsy is just the beginning of my journey and I plan to be self employed full time and leave my retail job very soon.

I believe that you are better off being self employed and being your own boss.  Having your own rules and having the opportunity to work from home.

If you would like to find out more information on how you can become self employed, check out one of my previous blogs on “Why you should become self employed”  and how to go about it.

You will get an insight on how it is possible to achieve financial freedom and never have to be judged in order to make money ever again!

Take action
Take action

Speak to you soon guys…Peace!

Why become self employed?

Working for another company

Would you rather be working for someone’s business and help fulfil their dreams or be self employed and fulfil your own?

I get it some of you may enjoy your jobs but being on a fixed schedule and having to work for someone for a living doesn’t help us in the long run.

Why? because we can’t live our lives the way we want to, we have to live our life on their terms. When you put it that way it doesn’t seem so appealing.

Being self employed isn’t as hard as people think it is. I guess that’s what puts most people off with just the thought of splashing out money and thinking that you have to rely on luck.

If you were self employed and successful, think of the possibilities. If you had the freedom to live your life the way you want to wouldn’t you be happy?

How to become self employed

So the best way to start your own business is through the internet. There is no point in opening up a shop or selling on the high street. That is the old school approach.

I mean you could avoid, renting a building or a warehouse etc altogether by running your business online.

The reason why it is best to start an online business is because you are able to grab a lot more attention.

The population on the internet is huge! having over a few billion people surfing the web daily you have a better chance of becoming more successful.

How do I start an online business?

Now where to start when starting an online business? So first you have to sit down and think about what your interests and hobbies are.

That is the best place to start because you will be an amazing seller if your passionate about what you sell.

It will all come natural to you because you would automatically want your customers to have the best experience.

If you choose to sell products for another company then what you would want to look into is affiliate marketing.

If you wish to sell your own products then you must find a wholesaler to purchase products from.

Decide whether you would want to sell your products through your own website or a third party. E.g Amazon or ebay.

Advantages of being self employed

. No upfront costs: Renting or buying a building to open up a shop or restaurant can be really expensive but starting an online business, there is no need to splash out to start.

. Flexibility: You being self employed allows you to be your own boss and work whenever you want. This allows you to work around your responsibilities and give more attention to what’s more important in life.

. No cap: The amount of money you earn is limitless and you don’t have to put as much effort as you would if you had your own shop. You are able to make money 24/7 as the countries around the world have different time frames.

. Can work wherever you want: As long as you have a laptop and wifi you can work from wherever you want around the world. You can get away with working 2 hours a day on your business and having the rest of the day to do what you want.

Today I have spoken about the advantages of being self employed and how it is possible… if you would like to get more information on how to become self employed and what the options are in more detail then you are more than welcome watch this free workshop series.

Have a great day guys… peace! 🙂

I want to spend more time with my family

Family time
Family time

Do you come home from work and feel like a stranger? If so your not alone. Many go through their lives working so hard to help the family get by but don’t feel rewarded.

You may feel like you have a decent job, but you have to ask yourself; Is this what I have to do in order to earn some money? take up my whole day and still feel like I haven’t accomplished anything?

There are circumstances when it comes to working too hard and not spending time with the family. I’m sure many of you have been through the situation of missing your child’s school play or your son’s football game because your boss didn’t allow you to take some time off.

This is leading to a rather depressing manor, so let’s make things positive. While you have time to make up for the time wasted with your family; Passive income through your own online business will also give you the opportunity to create memories with them.

The biggest problem about having to work for another company is that you have to play on their rules. Being your own boss will allow you to be flexible around the things that matter to you most.

Would you like to spend more time with your family?

If you want to be able to make money and live a comfortable life without wasting it, then look into ways of making passive income online. Check out my blog on “What business can I do from home?” 

Without family life is pointless. If you are going through the pain of not having any family time and feel like there is nothing that you can do about it then you are wrong.  Give yourself hope and take action. Why work for a company and help fulfil their dreams if it means sacrificing your time with your family? It is just not worth it.

Take a look at the journey of Christian and Martin. They are both members of the Sfm (six figure mentors) community. A community that I am also a part of.

If your ready for a change then there is a solution for you. You have the opportunity to achieve financial freedom like Christian and Martin. You can do this with the right guidance.

There is nothing better than having a mentor to show you the ropes. Feel confident and positive about life. Affiliate marketing is not the only option to achieve passive income. This free workshop series also explains the basics of other business models that you might be more into.

Give yourself a chance to be with your family, you deserve it!

Speak to you soon guys…Peace! 🙂