Would you believe that many people would love the opportunity to work for themselves? It is a huge dream for many, but not everyone has the courage to take that leap of faith. As we are in the middle of January, and goals for the year is still a huge talking point, is it time that you made your career your focus for the year? The issue is, not many people have an idea for a specific new business. But that doesn't mean you can’t work for yourself. Here are four career ideas that could have you working for yourself this year.
Working as a blogger or vlogger
Digital careers have fast become an option for many people, and becoming a blogger or a vlogger could be the ideal option for you. Blogging is using a website to write articles on your subject of choice. Sharing images to go alongside it and promoting your content on social media platforms. Vlogging is a similar concept except the content is video based and not written articles. Spending time on what you prefer, either option or a combination of the two could work really well for you. Blogging won’t make you money straight away, but using your spare time to build up your personal brand could help you make it a dream job in the future.
Working in real estate
Property and working in real estate is something that could be the best option for you. For someone who already has experience in the industry, it could be a case of jus going it alone. Having the right systems and software related to real estate CRM to help you manage clients, and also being knowledgeable on your area. Even if you don’t have much experience, real estate could be an option. You could consider the property side of things such as renovating or buying to rent out to create a portfolio of properties that you manage.
Training as a consultant in a specific area
These days there are so many ways you can work from home and a popular option is to consider becoming a consultant or representative for an existing business and brand. These companies recruit sales people to work on their own territory and create their own sales and business using their products and branding. This can be a great way to build up some momentum in sales, and also create a nice little income, as most of it is ready for you. However, an interest in the products or services you are selling is beneficial.
Freelancing at what you do best
Finally, it may be time to start thinking about freelancing instead of starting a business. It could be that you already love what you do and know you could replicate it working for yourself. Many people who specialise in areas like accounts, copywriting or social media management go on to freelance and work for themselves. It could be a great way to get the best of both worlds.
Let’s hope these ideas give you some inspiration to help you work for yourself this year.