4 Benefits Of Being Self-Employed - Newport Paper House


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4 Benefits Of Being Self-Employed

Self-employment is an appealing form of employment for a lot of people, but it's important to recognise that it won’t be right for everyone. Around 13% of all employed people in the UK are self-employed across a wide range of sectors. 

Although there are some well-documented challenges with being self-employed, there are also a vast number of benefits and advantages, too. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of being self-employed. 

Creative Freedom

Depending on the type of work you do, you may have found that previously when you weren’t self-employed, there was a real limitation on what you could do in terms of creative freedom. Even if you had creative respect from your employer, they essentially have the final say. 

Being self-employed means that you get full creative freedom and can decide on your very own way of working and doing things, whether this is on client projects or branding decisions. With self-employment, you don’t need to accept any work that you don’t want to do and can instead focus on projects which interest you.

Increased Job Satisfaction

A lot of people find that, over time, they lose satisfaction and interest in their jobs. This is largely a result of having little to no say in terms of work tasks, or feeling stressed and under pressure from their managers. 

When you’re self-employed, you can set your own goals and can be solely responsible for working towards them. Having goals set that you achieve through your hard work and dedication can be hugely rewarding and motivating and everything that you put into your business has the potential to result in more direct earnings for yourself and can help you to secure new dream clients, as well as other rewarding results. 

Work When and Where You Want

When you first set up your business, you may look at renting an office space for you to work from, or you may choose instead to set up from the comfort of your own home. Choosing where you can work from is one of the many benefits of being self-employed and can help you improve your work-life balance, as well as general focus and motivation. 

You’re also able to work on the move, so if you have any travel plans, you can instead look to get work done on a couple of the more relaxed days if you so wish. When you’re self-employed, you get the benefit of working when and where you want - if you’ve got afternoon plans, no problem. Want a slower morning to enjoy a dog walk and a coffee whilst catching up on calls? Enjoy!

Choose Your Own Perks

Many businesses are now trying to outdo one another with the different company and workplace perks they offer to new employees, but one of the benefits of being self-employed is that you can pick and choose which benefits you want to enjoy. There are some tax-related benefits which come from being self-employed which can help with certain things, such as life insurance, but others are down to personal preference and choice. 

Whether you want to sign up for a monthly package at your local dentist in Wakefield, take out a gym membership or even just add a stocked mini fridge full of your favourite drinks and snacks to your workspace - the choice is yours and what will make your time at work better!

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