Looking to make the jump to self-employed work? This is something that many people have been doing in recent times because being self-employed allows you to be your own boss. There are pros and cons to being self-employed, but many people enjoy the control and flexibility that it can provide. Aspiring entrepreneurs may look for inspiration anywhere from yoga instructors to distribution companies. There are also all kinds of different low-risk business ideas and this article will look at 3 that should be considered for anyone wanting to become self-employed.
If you enjoy teaching others and you are confident behind the wheel then becoming a driving instructor is an idea worth pursuing. There is always demand for driving instructors and the average salary in the UK is £32,703 (although this could be more or less depending on how much you work and where you are based). You could dip your toe in the water by offering to teach someone that you know as practice – just make sure that you arrange learner driver insurance first. To become a driving instructor, you must pass a practical and theory test (much like learning to drive).
Freelance writing is one of the more common self-employed roles and one that can be easy to get started with as all you need is a computer and an internet connection. Of course, you must also be an excellent writer and have strong research skills, but there is always a demand for skilled writers in today’s content-driven age. It can be challenging to secure ongoing work at first, but there are content mills that can be helpful for building experience and skills which will then make it easier to find steady work. As with any self-employed role how much you earn can vary and will depend on a few factors, but Glassdoor lists the average salary for a freelance writer in the UK at £30,099.
Mobile Cocktail Making
If you have a passion for cocktails then you could make a living from a career as a self-employed mobile cocktail maker for weddings, private parties and corporate events. This can be a fun and lively career that allows you to make people’s nights, but of course, keep in mind that this is a job that will mainly take place at the weekend (this could make it a good supplementary income). The average salary for a cocktail bartender is £19,000.
If you are thinking about starting a self-employed business then the above are a few of the best options. Being self-employed allows you to be your own boss and enjoy greater control over your career, plus the above options are all roles that are in demand and could provide an enjoyable way to earn as well as a healthy amount of money. Of course, you can also always earn more with freelance work as you do not have a fixed salary.