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Getting Started as Your Own Boss

Updated on July 17, 2016

The current economy has changed the way that people are working. For years it was common to go into work, receive a paycheck, and make money for their boss. But with things being uncertain in the current economic conditions, many people are finding their wages stay stagnant, they aren't able to take care of their family, and looking for new ways to bring in an income.

Many of these individuals have decided to start their own personal businesses. Whether they are interested in freelancing, starting out in direct sales, or working on crafts, they are going to be busy trying to make a decent income while still balancing their personal lives.

This can be an exciting time in your life. You get to set out on your own, but seeing some of the success that you would like can be a challenge. Here are some steps that you can take to ensure you are getting the best results when you start out with your own personal business and start reaching your own personal success.

1. Look at your talents. You do not want to get started on something that does not go along with your talents. You want to enjoy doing this new position. Don't pick out something because it looks easy or profitable. Pick out something that will be your passion and help you to make some great money while having fun!

2. Think about your personal time. There are a lot of great ideas out there that can help you to make some money, but you do need to think about your personal time. If you are still working your traditional job, you may not have all day to do the work. On the other hand, if you are staying home and giving up your other job, you may be able to fit in some of these other bigger projects.

3. See if the position is legitimate. There are many opportunities you can follow when it comes to working from home, but not all of them are any good. Some just want to take your money without offering anything in return. Make sure to take a look at the different options, what their terms are all about, and some of the reviews to see if it is right for you.

4. Try freelancing. Freelancing is a great way to make some great money, and there are some great sites you can choose that won't charge until you get a position so you won't have out of pocket expenses. Whether you like to do writing, accounting, computer work, or something else, this is a great way to pick out your own hours and have a great time.

5. Try direct sales. Is there a product that you really like to use? Why not become one of the distributors and actually make some money out of your products. Many people become distributors just to get the products at a discount, but others like to do this to make an income. One of my favorite options is ItWorks! These are the only products I have used that actually work and the company atmosphere is so great.

6. Consider your taxes. Remember that when you are working on a freelance basis, you will be required to take care of your own taxes. You should keep some good records and consider setting back a little bit of money each month to ensure that you are getting the taxes taken care of.

ItWorks is one of the best companies to work with when trying to make money from home. They sell all natural skin care and health care products for all parts of your overall health. Consider becoming an ItWorks distributor at


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    • Deborah Demander profile image

      Deborah Demander 17 months ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Good tips on how to work for yourself.

      Thanks for writing.