Be your own boss! Work without pants on! Set your own schedule! It seems like an ideal situation. And, in a lot of ways, working from home and being your own boss really is a dream come true. However, you do need to realize that it isn’t all unicorns and rainbows. There are some very real challenges to leaving your “real” job and working for yourself at home. When you are your own boss, you have all the responsibility — and you have to stay motivated. Before you make the leap to becoming a full-time blogger, or starting in on some other business venture, make sure you are ready for some of the realities that come with being your own boss.
1. You’re Not Actually Your Own Boss
I don’t work for “the man.” I set my schedule, for the most part. However, I’m not exactly my own boss. And when you work from home, as a self-employed person, you might not always be your own boss — especially if you have clients. In reality, most of the time I have a lot of bosses. All of my clients could be considered my bosses. I have deadlines to meet, and guidelines to follow, depending on the client. Plus, if you are making money through affiliate advertising or some other way, chances are that you have to follow certain rules in order to make your money. That means that, to some extent, someone else is in charge. Consider what you will be doing, and realize that, in some ways, you really aren’t your own