Hairdressers are especially suited to working for themselves!
Have You Considered Self-Employment?
by Shiro Shears on Monday, February 15, 2010
Working for yourself. What an amazing dream. But it doesn’t have to remain a dream: millions of people run their own businesses, people just like you. This may surprise you but hairdressers are especially suited to working for themselves.
Your typical hairdresser is confident and outgoing—essential qualities for building up a client base or going to ask your bank manager for a loan, and hairdressers are great at multi-tasking; a bonus when you have to be receptionist, accountant, promoter and sales person all rolled into one!
Hairdressers have fantastic time-management skills (that’s what it’s called when you get through a day with a double column and nobody turns up on time), are hardworking, determined, and creative. All these qualities are the bedrock of entrepreneurs and all you need is the knowledge of how to put them into practice.
So why work for yourself? Isn’t it easier just to go to work and come home without any worry or responsibility? To have the security of regular wages, holiday pay and sick pay?
OF COURSE IT IS! But just because it’s easier, doesn’t mean it’s better. What about freedom to choose the hours you work and the type of clients you see? What about the potential to have no limits on your earnings and to keep all the profits for yourself?
And what about the satisfaction of knowing that YOU did it? You built your business up from nothing and look at you now!
Consider this: Being self employed isn’t for everyone and there is nothing wrong with valuing the regular and the secure. Some types of job simply don’t lend themselves to working alone—it would be difficult for a policeman or a nurse to be self-employed. But if the idea of setting up your own business lights a fire inside you then you owe it to yourself to give it a go.
Financial Independence: One of the biggest lures for the self-employed is the idea of financial independence. What does this actually mean? There are many degrees of financial independence from having enough money in the bank to never have to work again (from a lottery win, perhaps), to being free of debt and having a regular income.
My personal definition is having enough savings to cover your outgoings for at least six months should you become ill, and having the means to earn in excess of your needs without having to strain yourself by working ridiculously long hours. And to be able to afford and enjoy all those little necessities like long holidays, good living and whatever else floats your boat.
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