I'm sure you've had this thought run through your mind at least once, sitting in your office cubicle, with a job that you don't really enjoy. It is universally accepted that doing a job that you don't like or have a passion for, is a waste of time, talent and money.
Of course, not everyone is fortunate enough to land a job that they enjoy. This makes them feel like they are stuck in a rut. Psychological problems, like depression begin to manifest themselves, because the person feels worthless since he can't perform well at his workplace. Other people around him, too, get affected by this behavior.
In such a case it is essential that you move out and do something which you like. Be your own boss and start your own venture. Here are some great self employment ideas that have relatively low start up costs.
You can start a catering business by offering to cook for special occasions for friends or relatives. Then as the word gets around, develop it into a business or if you have a specialty of your own, like a special cake or cookies that you have a unique recipe for, you can begin selling it and earn money.
I don't mean pick up a mop and go around cleaning all the homes you can. You can begin by hiring a couple of people to do household cleaning, pest control and the like. Once this picks up, you can get into cleaning for corporate buildings and offices with an increased number of people.
So, don't you think that these were some great ideas to start your own thing and be self employed? You can go in for any one that you'll be the most comfortable doing. A good idea would be to begin as a part timer, while keeping your current job.
These businesses might take a little time to get established, and it is always advisable to have a cushion to fall back on, just in case. So, good luck with your new (ad)venture!