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Transitioning From Employment To Self Employed

Updated on February 9, 2012

Becoming Self Employed

Prior to becoming self employed, it is better to have worked for someone else or work in a company so that you will know what it takes to interact with other people at workplace and how to make a business work.

There are many benefits to starting a business. Many people would love to be self employed, so they start their own business. But because people think that starting a new business requires a special skill, brilliant idea, luck and knowing the right people.

There have been false notions in the past about how much cash you must have before thinking of owning a business. Today, you can start your business online without investing any cash. In the days past when there was no hope for internet business except a traditional offline business, you would have been advised that before you can earn money from your business, you'll need cash to sustain you until your business become a bit stable in terms of income.

There are people who had started online business, earn money within days and then did not do much for their business and the earnings dwindle. To survive in online earning adventure, it is better to forecast cash flow for at least 3 months. There is nothing wrong with planning for now. The future earnings are more important than now. This is why. If you can set up a profitable web business, use the right marketing techniques, update the existed earner and keep adding new ideas to your business.

Whatever business you do online can earn you money for the rest of your life, as long as the website or blog you are using exist. Make sure that you do more work with whatever you are promoting, do it regularly for at least 6 months to see how good the business is.

Being Self Employed

Service For Customers

Be nice to customers and other people. Be polite. Being unpleasant doesn't mean you are running a successful business.

Customers here can be your website visitors, people commenting on your blogs or even an online buyers or subscribers

Customers, they say, are always right. After all they are the ones paying your business bills and wages.

Providing outstanding service to customers will always make them to come back, as most of your income will come from sales or visits from repeat customers.

Try as much as you can to gain enough knowledge of what you are offering, so that you can be an expert in that field.

Remember the reasons that make you to start your own business in the first place:

  • You do not like your job
  • You want to be your own boss
  • You have a great idea and you want other people to benefit from it
  • You need a flexible time schedule to fit in with your family engagement
  • You feel you can earn more working for yourself

The lists are endless. This is your personal decision and one you would not like bad customer service to damage.

Online Business Networking

There are many ways to let other people get to know about your business. To network for your business, you'll need to attend many workshops, online meetings, web conferences, webinar and others. These events are great platforms to meet people that may bi interested in your industry, and probably may require your service one day. Some of these people can even promote your business by recommendations.

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      Christabel Evans 6 years ago from England, UK

      Thank you EuroNinila for dropping in and leaving a comment. Thanks for the votes.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 6 years ago from NYC BABY

      Nice article, voted up and useful :)

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