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Why you should work for yourself? Best 5 reasons to be an entrepreneur

Updated on September 11, 2012

Why should you work for yourself?

Being an entrepreneur is the next big thing and the concept of entrepreneurship is gaining popularity day after day. Dropouts from top ivy league universities in America using IT and social networking avenues to be their own bosses. Do you want to work for yourself too? If there's anything holding you back, then you must read on. Here are 5 of the most compelling reasons why you should work for yourself, manage your own work routine and go on to be a successful entrepreneur.

1) You decide how much money you want to make

Your pay packet is not determined by the company policies, industry standards or your relationship with your manager. When you are an entrepreneur and you are your own boss, you decide when and how much money you want to make. The minute you start working for yourself, you start monetizing your own dreams by implementing ideas, putting in effort and most importantly, a lot of hard work.

2) Work according to your own schedule

One of the biggest advantage of working for yourself is that you are in charge of your work schedule. You decide when to start, you decide when to stop and you decide your work timings. Ask any entrepreneur and they will tell you that the appeal, attraction and satisfaction of being the master of their own work schedule is something they will not trade for anything else in life.

3) You have control over your priorities in life

We all have certain priorities in life, don't we? Family, children, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, hobbies and much more are very vital elements of our lives that most of us overlook when we have a 9 to 5 job. Because most 9 to 5 jobs don't finish at 5, do they? When you start working for yourself, you will have the upper hand and the ability to manage your priorities in life. No longer will you be in a tough spot and be faced with the question "Should I please the boss or should I please my partner?" When you work for yourself, the ball is in your court.

4) Work from where you want to work from

A great perk that is a part and parcel of the whole working for yourself package is the fact that you can work from where you want to work from. Whether it is the new office that you just bought, a rented office space, a shared office space, your home, or even a booked hotel meeting room. So say goodbye to driving for 2 hours to reach your office in the downtown area and forget those long and tiring train rides – Work from where you want to work from!

5) No more annoying colleagues

Working in an office where you don't have annoying and irritating work colleagues is probably everyone's dream. Working without dealing with an annoying boss would be a wet dream. But sadly that's not possible when you have a job, is it? As an entrepreneur, you pick the people that you work with. You can hire and fire people, at your wish.

You will need these in your own very first office

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    • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

      princesswithapen 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for reading and commenting, carol3san.

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      Carolyn Sands 

      7 years ago from Hollywood Florida

      My sentiments exactly. Bravo!! Great minds think alike.

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      Lorenzo M Vasquez III 

      7 years ago from El Paso, TX

      Indeed it is a pity many consume themselves with work and make no time for themselves or their families.

    • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

      princesswithapen 

      7 years ago

      We all need and deserve that 'extra time' you mentioned, don't we? Its a pity that many lose out on the little pleasures of life because of the rat race.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, loreva13.

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      Lorenzo M Vasquez III 

      7 years ago from El Paso, TX

      Great reasons to work for yourself! These are the reasons I work for myself as well. The extra time you can give yourself is invaluable! I can spend more time with my children than working parents usually can.

    • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

      princesswithapen 

      7 years ago

      Does sound great, doesn't it?

      I think the best part is that we have a community of like minded people who support each other in the pursuit of our dreams and ambitions!

      Thanks for reading and commenting glassvisage.

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      glassvisage 

      7 years ago from Northern California

      I think that working for yourself is great - you work at your own pace and reach the level of success that you desire. You can be as productive as you like... Man, the more I think about it, it really sounds great! :)

    • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

      princesswithapen 

      7 years ago

      Thanks alocsin! Your feedback is much appreciated.

      Actually there are a lot more reasons why working for yourself is best, but these were my top 5. I'm glad you think so too!

      'work for your own dreams, not for someone else's' - I take inspiration from this quote every single day of my life.

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    • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

      princesswithapen 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for your feedback freecampingaussie. I'm glad you found the hub interesting. Hub hopping is a great way to come across new hubs, isn't it?

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      alocsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Exactly the reasons why I'm working for myself. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      freecampingaussie 

      7 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi , an interesting hub, found you while hub hopping !

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