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Imagine working from a beach in Portugal, or being able to take Fridays off to go paddleboarding with your kids.
You don’t have to daydream about doing these things.
With the rise of remote work, it’s easier than ever to find a self-employed or freelance job where you can work as much or as little as you want, from wherever you want, on a schedule that fits your needs.
Self-employment lets you work on your own terms, and studies show that people who are self-employed are happier.
Let’s go over what self-employment is and some of the best jobs for self-employed workers.
What Does Being Self-Employed Mean?
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Self-employment means you are both the employer and the employee. You work for yourself.
This may be either as a freelancer or as a small-business owner. Self-employed individuals work in about every industry you can think of — from customer service to IT.
Considerations for Self-Employment
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There are some things to consider with self-employment that are different from a traditional job.
Self-employed people set…
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