If you talk to self-employed professionals in any field for long enough, you might get the impression that it isn’t worth the time and effort.
Certainly, you can be sure that there are disadvantages to trading your paycheck and starting your own company. For one thing, you’re responsible for coming up with your own clients and customers. And for another, the headaches that come with managing employees, finances, marketing, taxes, and so much more can be daunting.
So, why not skip the hassles and avoid self-employment altogether?
Certainly, that’s what a lot of successful construction professionals do, and you can make a great living as a builder or manager working for someone else. But, most contractors who set out on their own do it because it’s a lifelong dream. And, many find that they make better business owners than employees anyway, even with the hassles and responsibilities that are involved.
Plus, when you are your own boss, you get a lot of benefits that can outweigh the negatives, such as: