If you would like to become self-employed, the available opportunities are endless. Almost any career in a particular trade or industry can be operated on a self employed basis. To begin working for yourself, all you need is a good business sense, a viable business idea and comprehensive knowledge of your trade or industry. This article gives a list of ideas for self-employed.
Ideas for self-employment
Self-employment is becoming an increasingly popular option with many people facing the prospect of redundancy, opportunities can arise which enable you to set up your own business. It can, however take considerable work and investment in terms of finance and effort in order to get your business up and running. However, with a lot of hard work, it can happen. Listed below are just some of the jobs which can be pursued on a self-employed basis:
Setting up your own construction/building firm
This could be anything from plumbing, tiling, kitchen fitting, general building and handy person services, garden maintenance or roofing work.
Beauty or hair industry Renting a chair in a salon, setting up as a mobile business, visiting customers in their own home, offering an elderly hair or beauty service, or renting shop space. The above two options however, may require significant financial investment in order to purchase the equipment and tools that are necessary to undertake the work.
Low cost self-employment ideas
Work at home businesses are relatively easy and cheap to set up, but you have to be experienced and knowledgeable in a particular area in order to complete successful home based work. The following list provides some ideas of jobs to do at home on a self-employed basis:
- Web designer
It involves designing and setting up websites for other internet or home workers
- Online education tutor
If you have previous teaching experience, a distance learning tutor can be a viable business opportunity. Furthermore, some distance learning establishments require tutors to write new course materials, and a teaching qualification is sometimes required.
The government social research organisation provides many opportunities for researchers in the civil service. Market research can also be undertaken from home.
- Graphic designer
If you have previously worked in the industry, then this is a viable business opportunity as
architect or engineer, based from home, but undertaking site visits and inspections throughout UK.