If 9 to 5 isn’t your thing, then consider being your own boss
Not everyone was cut out to work a 9 to 5, or to go about their careers and lives in a traditional way.
Some people were born to be trailblazers, which means it might go against their DNA to clock in and report to a boss. Some people need to be their own boss, and for such people I’ve got just the list for you. Three ways to be your own supervisor:
Start your own blog or site and back it up with social media. This doesn’t just pertain to writers. Photographers, videographers, musicians, reporters, anyone who does anything creative or offers a service of any kind can make money off it by blogging their content and positioning it in the right Internet niches. All you need to do is a little SEO research, get some Google Ads running, and you’re on your way. And don’t forget about podcasts—they’re becoming very popular and lucrative. Another option is to license your material with a publishing service like Lulu.com.
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Start your own small business
Small businesses are notoriously stressful to run but they offer the greatest emancipation from supervisors. You make your own schedule, your own hours, and your own paychecks. But you’ve got to bring in money in order for those paychecks not to bounce. Whether you’re screen-printing t-shirts, running a food truck, developing mobile apps, or selling vintage clothing, a small business owner will need to be a savvy businessman or woman as well as a shrewd sales person. Again, you’re going to want your own site backed up with social media. Online stores are another way to go for small businesses.
You can be self-employed without taking the risks associated with running a small business. A freelancer is essentially free from reporting to a boss but instead you’ve got to report to clients—many of them! Wedding photography, deejaying, graphic design, and videography are all jobs that are frequently coveted by freelancers. It can be a very financially profitable gig if you’re aggressive and know how to market yourself. Here self-publishing comes back into play. You need a good site to highlight your portfolio of work and previous clients.
So there are three ways to earn money without reporting to a supervisor. Keep in mind, that all of these options will still require you to work your butt off. And just because you’re your own boss doesn’t mean you won’t hate your boss!
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