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Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Three benefits of being self-employed

Self-employment might not be to everyone’s tastes, but lots of people find it fits in perfectly with their career ambitions and with their lives more generally. If you’re considering taking this path, it’s worth considering the following three benefits associated with working for yourself.

1. You’re in control of your career

A self employed brand ambassador, driving his career forward

Self-employment puts you in control of your career progression.

Being self-employed means you’re in the driving seat when it comes to your career. You don’t have to wait around for promotion opportunities from an employer; instead, you can determine how quickly you progress. If you’re prepared to put in the hard work and you’ve got a positive attitude, you could meet your goals surprisingly quickly.

At Appco, part of the Cobra Group of Companies, we are committed to enabling the self-employed brand ambassadors in our network to progress at their own rate and to fulfil their own ambitions. The people contracted to the independent marketing companies in our network can choose to focus on being a great professional brand ambassador for Appco’s clients, or they may decide to expand their role to also help product train, mentor and guide other brand ambassadors and, ultimately, they might progress to running their own marketing company. Their career choices are up to them, but they have the option to draw on the support of a vast and experienced network every step of the way.,

Regardless of the industry or sector in which you become self-employed, you will be able to set your career trajectory to suit your needs and aspirations.

2. You determine your earnings

Unlike being an employee, self-employed people determine their earnings. You aren’t restricted by a maximum salary, or hourly rate and you don’t have to wait for someone else to give you a rise. Instead, you are responsible for your pay packet.

Of course, this means you have to put in the work to earn the money you’re looking for, but as a self-employed person, that can change from week to week or month to month, depending on your needs and goals.

This direct relationship between effort, success and earnings can be extremely satisfying and it means you won’t feel like you’re stretching yourself without seeing any rewards. As well as potentially benefiting you financially, this can make your working days more fulfilling.

3. You control your work-life balance

Being your own boss can give you a better work-life balance. Exactly how flexible your working days are will depend on the type of roles you take, but overall, self-employment can give you greater freedom and help you to fit your work around your other commitments and interests. Field representative Sophie Kola, for example, loves that she can fit the role around her university studies.

Whether you want to spend more time studying or enjoying your hobbies, you’re keen to be at home more for your kids, or you’d simply like to escape the expense and pressure of a daily commute, self-employment could be the answer. It can also give you the opportunity to work on different projects at the same time, rather than having you to focus on just one role.

If you think self-employment could be the perfect path for you and you’re interested in finding out more about becoming a brand ambassador within the Appco network, take a look around our website. You’ll be able to get the lowdown on what to expect if you take advantage of these opportunities. And feel free to get in touch by phone or email if you have any questions.

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