It’s safe to say that this year has been a rollercoaster. People have lost jobs, family members, found jobs and developed a new sense of community. It truly has been a weird, but sometimes wonderful, year.
With life-changing events such as the pandemic, it’s easy to start thinking about what you want your future to be and how you can change things to make your life what you want it to be. And that can start with your career.
Want to work for yourself, enjoy a better work/life balance and do something you’re passionate about? It’s all possible. Here’s how you can start working for yourself.
Explore your options
There are several options available to you for making money from home. You start a blog, start selling products or services, train as a home-based beauty therapist, chef or tutor and more. You could even do a mixture of things! If you’re already in a career or job you love and are good at, is there a way you can take it freelance? It’s going to need to be something that you’re passionate about and enjoy to help you see it through.
Take it seriously
When you start working for yourself, you’re the boss. This is great, but it also means you have to be accountable to someone else – nobody else is going to tell you off for slacking! To develop your home-based business, think of ways you can develop a good working routine, develop a brand and website for yourself and establish processes for how you want things done.
You’ll also want to think about how you’re going to manage your business. You could benefit from Dynamics 365 consulting to help you optimise the way you operate your business, while some financial help from an accountant can also help you keep in track financially. There’s a lot to take in, but there’s a lot of support out there to help you too.
Establish a good work/life balance
When you work for yourself, the goal is to establish a work/life balance that helps you juggle work with your family and the rest of your life. But sadly, working from home can also blur these lines, making it difficult to shut off. You need to set some ground rules for how long you’ll work each day, when you’ll take breaks and importantly, when are you going to take time off.
Make sure you prioritise your self-care and ensure you have a plan for when you’re running on empty.
Working for yourself can be a fantastic way to build a career for yourself that you can fit in around your family life, giving you the kind of freedom and balance you’ve always wanted. It’s hard work, but it’s worth it to build something that you can call your own. Start making plans for your future by finding ways of earning money for yourself.