The bottom line is important. Produce! Whatever you can, just go and produce! Anyone can do it. Some people produce music. I produce computer games.
Some write books, some do metal fabrication. Create your own product, your own brand - sell it - be your own boss and reap the rewards
has entrepreneurial spirit but everyone should at least give it a go every now and then, it may pay off sometime.
Imagine if everyone you knew was happy and confident with their jobs. Imagine how conversations would change, I for one, wish it was a bit more like
that. People moan about their jobs 24/7 where I'm from, and I want to punch them because anyone can take matters into their own hands and work for
themselves doing something they at least enjoy (may not be prosperous to begin with). It's great that people work, it's even better when they do it
Certainly in the UK it's a very good time to consider it. Start building your product, how do you know it won't be a big hit in 10 years time when all
the others have folded? Micro-businesses are the way forward, things individuals can run, and thankfully here we're getting the support.
Furthermore it's worth reading into, especially if perhaps you're unemployed and claiming benefits - because there is good support. They don't just
rip away your benefits when you start working for yourself (as self employed), in fact they won't even stop certain benefits if you don't cross a
threshold. Also it's worth individuals remembering in the UK they have up to £8,000 tax free pay a year. You need to earn around 80k a year before
you have to start VAT taxing your customers.
There's a a fair amount to it but a read through a few documents and you can see how reassuring the process is and that it's not overly complicated at
all, becoming your own boss. Granted, the Job Centre have only recently introduced "self employment" schemes that actually seem to SUPPORT you (rather
than just 'teach' you), so make use of it! It's worth a risk here and there, yes it can be daunting and it can also drive you a little mad, but most
will tell you it's thoroughly rewarding, good luck!
PS S&F for you OP
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