The Best Self Employment Ideas

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The Best Self Employment Ideas
Self-employment provides the opportunity to use your knowledge and skills. (Employment / Self Employment Sign image by Sophia Winters from

Self-employment includes many positive but, as points out, self-employment is not something that just falls into your lap. To succeed at self-employment calls for assessing your strengths and weaknesses as well as the marketability of what you have to offer. Beyond that, developing a business plan can help.

Offer Everyday Services People Need

People who can afford it are willing to pay for services that make their lives easier. In some cases, adults are doing jobs that kids did generations ago. Jobs around the house such as garden work and snow shovelling are likely to be done by adults today. Some people begin by performing services themselves. They then attract so many customers they end up hiring others to do the work while they administer the business.

Freelance Teaching

If you have expertise in just about any topic, you might become a freelance teacher. If you can tutor academic subjects, you can hang a notice on your library notice board to attract those who need help. If you're expert in a sport, you can work through your park district to find students who might like private coaching. If you have the academic credentials, you might land an adjunct position at your local community college. As a freelance expert, you might teach woodworking, knitting, drawing or any of the myriad topics people want to learn.

Freelance Writing

Writing is in such demand that there are many opportunities to get into the business. If you need to get started and build credentials, you can begin by writing for websites. You can start your own blog that offers information people value. Generate enough hits and you will be in a position to earn income by attracting advertisers. Then, there are the well-paying magazines that are hard to break into but worth the effort if you have enough faith in yourself to give them a try.

Turn Hobby Into Job

Many computer geeks started out as hobbyists. Due to their intense interest, they developed a great deal of skill and knowledge. For some, it was only a short step from assembling and repairing their own computers to self-employment working on computers for others. Others have moved into careers in home repair and maintenance by a similar path, from personal interest to the development of skills and knowledge, to self-employment.

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