Tired of working under people who always tell you ‘how to do your work’? Do you feel like starting afresh? Are you tired of dealing with the fear of getting fired with changes in the economy? If you really want to be your own boss, then it is time for you to consider some self employment ideas which can help you do your work as you want and in the way you like.
Thinking of being self employed lately? If the answer is yes, then don’t worry, you are not alone. This thought comes in everyone’s mind, especially those who are not happy with the way they are working! Let’s face it, most of the employees working under ‘a boss’ are not working with their heart; they are just working for the money. We have seen so many people who take the humiliation and illogical harassment from their boss, just to pay the monthly bills. But in the end, this thought always comes into your mind that, “Is all this actually worth it?
But guess what? You really don’t have to do this anymore … and I am serious; it is possible to be your own boss, and earn good money at the same time! The key is to get into the field of ‘self-employment’! Some of you may be a little skeptical, considering the fact that the economy is not in its best shape right now, but after going through the following ideas, you would definitely want to give it a shot.
Best Self Employment Ideas of 2018
Can I really be my own boss? Can I really work for my own self and earn well at the same time? Is it practically possible in times when the economy worldwide is bound to face severe economic crisis resulting from recession? The answer to all these questions is YES! One would always feel hesitant to give up on the job and ‘stable’ income and start something new on their own, especially during times like these.
Apart from the ‘risk’ factor, there is another thing that you should consider, ‘what do you want to do’ and ‘would it prove to be profitable during recession’? I mean everyone has an inclination towards something. So what is it that you always wanted to do? Where does your passion lie? Once you have figured out the answer to these questions, starting with your own business wouldn’t be a problem for you. If you need some help with the same, have a look at the self employment ideas for 2018.
One of the most sought after as well as the most rewarding self employment ideas in 2018 is getting into the business of catering. I mean people won’t stop eating during recession, would they? If you love cooking and it is the ultimate stress buster for you, then there can be nothing better than getting into catering.
You can start by catering for a relative or a friend and show your efficiency in the business. You can also make a business card for the same and distribute it to the guests. Highlight your specialty and versatility. For example, mention if you can also provide party cakes, chocolates, pastries, or some cuisine that you specialize in. You can also open up a small cafe joint, or a restaurant, and offer innovative dishes and desserts at affordable prices.
Start on a small scale with the help of a close friend or a relative, and see how it works for you, and depending upon the profits, you can convert the part-time catering into a full-time business.
This is a good self employment option for those who want to stick on to their current job and start a part-time income at the same time. If you think you are fairly good in academics, and can utilize your teaching skills to help others, then this one is surely for you!
There are students who look for personal coaching in subjects that appear challenging to them. So, if you can manage to take some spare time out in the evening for tutorials, make a pamphlet and distribute it in the neighborhood.
Tell your friends or relatives about your new endeavor and start slowly. If you manage to improve the grades of kids, the rest will come running to you.
Another business that you can probably consider in 2018, provided you have the necessary skills and experience in the field, is the repair business. Well, even though there can be less jobs in the coming years, that doesn’t mean that the daily household things won’t need repairs, and no matter what, people would prefer getting the machine repaired instead of buying a new one!
So, if you think that you have what it takes to start out on your own, then why not go ahead and do that, instead of your boss sitting on your head and telling you how to do your job.
Even the Internet these days has lots of different options to make money. Let me inform you about some of the options that you can consider. I am sure you must have gone through various advertisements saying, ‘college student/homemaker earns USD 300 a day working online from home’. There are various data entry jobs that can be done sitting at home.
Apart from that, if you think you are good at counseling people with their troubles and confusions in life and relationships, then you can also become an online counselor. You can open your individual website and provide counseling to people without even having to meet them personally.
Though the meeting part is absolutely your choice, you can definitely consider this option as a part-time job after discussing it with your friends and family, because again, it is an unconventional job and something that needs thorough research and understanding.
Well, though this option is limited to people with the passion of ‘capturing the moment’, it is definitely something that can bring in some good money without forcing yourself to do the ‘job’. If your friends … or most importantly, if YOU think that you have a good eye in capturing the best from life in your camera, then start with your photography services.
How to go about it? Well, create a folder with some of your best shots so far and start distributing them in the market. You can cover an important event or occasion, say your friend’s birthday for example and show people your skills.
In the beginning, keep your prices lower than some ‘potential options in the market’ and show them how good you are. Word of mouth is the best way of advertising. So give it your best shot and let your work speak for your credibility.
If you believe that there are many untapped and unimplemented ideas in your mind in terms of organizing an event, then this field is for you. May be your boss never gave you a chance to organize things your way, but you can definitely give yourself a chance to do things your way. Again, let your loved ones help you.
Try organizing a unique party theme for your dear ones and let the guests keep wondering about the mind who made it all happen. Again, if you see that the response is overwhelming, you can also leave your visiting card to potential customers.
Event organizers are in demand these days as people want their events to be different and memorable. So, if you have a creative mind, and enjoy creating new and vivid ideas and themes, this is definitely a good earning option for you.
Art and Crafts
Again, a creative and innovative interest and skill in the field of arts and crafts can be your key to successful earnings, and give you an opportunity to enjoy what you do at the same time. Again, you can start this as a part-time job.
You can first spread the news in the neighborhood that you are selling and/or teaching the making of various arts and crafts items like knitting table cloths, sofa covers, cushions; candle making; paper-mâché; painting, or whatever you want to display as your creative niche.
People are looking forward to learn new and creative techniques to start their own thing. So why can’t you jump into the business by selling, teaching, and spreading what you love to do.
A survey done by the Department of Health and Human Services states that in the United States alone, the population aged 65 years and above would reach to 88.5 million by the year 2050. If you have prior experience, qualifications, and knowledge; then you can start independently.
This job demands a lot of physical and emotional energy as you deal with people who are not fit to take care of themselves. Therefore, if you really have the passion for this kind of job, only then it will be suitable for you. Though the best part is that whether there is recession or not, the need for home health aide will be there no matter what.
Follow your heart … this is all that is required to succeed at business. The career options mentioned above are just a few examples, keeping in mind what would work best for you in the current economic conditions. Each and every person is blessed with a skill, and don’t you dare think that you have none!
You can always start something of your own with a little investment, take child care for example. With people working 2-3 jobs a day, they need someone to take care of their children. You can do that and earn some good money.
A garage sale, flower arrangement, freelance writing, hobby classes, tutorials, gardening, there are many options to consider, provided you can put your heart into it. So think with a calm and relaxed mind, what is it that you can do without cribbing? What is that you always wanted to do? Where does your passion lie?
Think, analyze and go for it … success will surely follow you. All the best!