5 Ways to Work for Yourself

work for yourself

work for yourself

Are you tired of wasting your life in a cubicle? Are you ready to throw off the shackles of conventional employment and become your own boss?

Here are just five ways to say goodbye to a 9-to-5 existence while still making bank.

1. Start A Business

This is one of the biggest reasons why people quit their jobs. If you’re tired of always answering to someone else, become your own highest authority by starting your own company. Monetize your hobby; go professional with your personal skills; become an entrepreneur and self-starter.

2. Invest

Anyone can learn to invest, so don’t be intimidated by fancy terminology and zig-zagging stocks. The trick is to start investing in a market that you know well. For example, if you’re an amateur cook, you might invest in a hamburger chain because you’re already familiar with the ups and downs of the beef industry.

3. Become a Viral Sensation

If you’re the creative type, there’s a lot of money to be made on the Internet. You can start a blog, work as a freelance writer or even upload videos to YouTube. The most popular YouTuber in the world made more than $7 million last year through sponsorships and endorsements! Not only could you bring in serious cash, but you could also become a famous face.

4. Consider an MLM Company

Multi-level marketing (MLM) companies can turn you into an independent sales agent for their brand. Companies like ACN Inc will take you in and teach you how to sell energy, television and communications services to people around the country, and best of all, you’ll operate independently while still being protected under the umbrella of their brand.

5. Open a Franchise

If you have a lucky windfall and would like to become your own boss right away, franchises are a great way to get your foot in the door of the business world. You’ll be buying into an existing brand, so the risk is minimal, but you’ll still be your own boss handling your own affairs. You’ll gain great experience, too, giving you a strong background for the day when you decide to start your own company.


These are just a few ideas for becoming your own boss and making your own money. There are many more, of course, but these should serve as a solid foundation for personal growth and professional advancement. Good luck!

Author: Damian Davila

Ideas and concepts from Damian Davila, Ecuatoriano thriving in Hawaii. Pro marketer and blogger. Find him at @idaconcpts on Twitter.