Maybe you've dreamed of going out on your own for years—no more saluting that boss or supervisor or working hours that someone else decides for you. But the idea of starting your own business can be scary. You don't see yourself as a CEO, at least not yet. You just want to earn income on your own terms.
Freelancing might be the answer. A freelancer is a self-employed person who offers services to clients, and often to multiple clients at a time. Freelancing can be a fast and affordable way to get started working as your own boss, often from the comfort of home.
Set your own hours. Freelancing is flexible. You can often work full- or part-time on projects of your choice. If you're a full-time freelancer, then you're on your own for benefits. That means no getting a discounted group rate on your health insurance, or getting those premiums deducted from your paycheck. It also means not having an employer-sponsored retirement plan.