Being your own boss and the master of your time and schedule is a luxury workers’ all over the world want to enjoy. Interestingly, more and more of the workforce is headed that way as there are more start-ups than ever before, more entrepreneurs putting their skills to the test, and side hustle income is becoming a way of life. With all of the perks that come with being your own boss, it is easy to see why workers are leaving the corporate world and setting up shop. What is more, with the advancement in technology it has never been easier to work remotely and to be your own boss. If you are looking to break the cycle and take charge of your career with the inbuilt flexibility of being your own boss here are some careers you may want to consider.
Social media or content manager
If you are the creative type but do not want to be in front of the camera then social media and content creation could be perfect for you. What is more, it is a failsafe career that is likely to provide working opportunities for many years to come. Social media managers are responsible for running and managing the social media accounts of their clients, this could also involve creating the content for these accounts. Content creators are typically responsible for creating and managing content for clients, which can include tasks such as blogging, keyword research, SEO practices, editing, publishing, and planning. The great thing about this role is that it can usually be done remotely and on a freelance or self-employed basis, giving you the power to manage and run your career.
Taking on a franchise can be a great option for someone looking to start first-time businesses or want to run their own business but in a more manageable way. A franchise can allow you to take on the challenge of business ownership but with the support network of the parent corporation. The parent corporation will take care of the branding, advertising, training, and support you need to get your franchise off the ground while you take care of the day-to-day running of the business. What is more, there are plenty of franchise opportunities to choose from to suit your likes and interests. Mcdonald’s isn’t the only franchise out there.
If you love your health and fitness and want to spend more time dedicated to it than the hours you can fit in around your 9-5, why not consider making a career out of it? Health and well-being is big business as more people are looking to make healthy choices and manage their health and fitness independently. You will need to undertake the relevant personal training qualifications to ensure you are safe to instruct others but once you have done so you can spend your days doing something you love and helping to improve the lives of others. In addition to personal training, there is no end to the qualifications you can undertake and the services you can offer. Diversify your skill set with nutritional training or sports massage to both up your revenue and services.