Published October 23rd, 2017
There is something special about being self-employed. You set your own hours, and you are your own boss. You also have all the responsibility to ensure that there is enough work scheduled to make ends meet. There are real rewards and significant challenges to self-employment.
Setting Your Own Hours
Yes, you get the right to set your hours. However, if you think that means long weekends or short days, think again. A successful self-employed person usually works longer than any hired employee. There is the job-site time, the supporting organization, and the paperwork. When the work is available, you will usually work a lot. While this sounds rough, it actually brings a lot of satisfaction. There is something special about being your own boss that is more that just the good feeling of a job well done.
Dealing With Customers
There are customers that are great, and ones that you dread seeing. However, as the boss, understanding what the customer wants and need, making sure they get it, and collecting payment are all part of your job. Most clients really are great, even if some are a bit challenging.
There is a talent in bidding jobs. If you are too high, you won't get the jobs. Bid too low and the job is not financially rewarding. This is not a difficult as it sounds, but it is a crucial part of being successful at self-employment.
At Arizona Contractor License Center, we are here to help you with all of the paperwork and forms for the government agencies that are part of becoming self-employed. We will help you organize, setup, and register your company name and entity with the state of Arizona. We even provide bonding that meets the state requirements. When you are ready to start your own business, with all the challenges and rewards that contains, contact us for all the support you need in getting started.