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2018-08-02 18:42:25Funny BusinessEnglishMany people dream about the day they can leave their job and start working for themselves. While being self-employed certainly has its...https://quickbooks.intuit.com/au/resources/au_qrc/uploads/2018/08/iStock-695924864.jpgself-employed11 Truths About Being Self-Employed | QuickBooks Australia

11 truths about being self-employed

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Many people dream about the day they can leave their job and start working for themselves. While being self-employed certainly has its perks, it can also be challenging to step out on your own two feet. Here are 11 truths about being self-employed.

1 You’ll reminisce about the days of annual leave

Remember those days when you could take a long holiday and get paid every single day? Yeah, neither do we.

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2 When the clock hits 5pm, nothing changes

When you run your own business, you work ALL. THE. TIME.

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3 You actually miss your co-workers

When you’re feeling lonely, you start to reminisce about the office comradery.

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4 Being your own boss is really hard work

Calling all the shots, being constantly motivated and making hard decisions can be tough.

5 You’re constantly learning new things

Being a one man (or woman) band means you have to learn how to do e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.

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6 You’ve become thrifty

Watching all the money that’s coming in and all the money that’s going out, means you’ve suddenly become quite frugal.

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7 Days off are a work perk

And you don’t have to ask permission from anyone.

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8 Corporate attire is a thing of the past

Say hello to sweatpants and oversized t-shirts.

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9 Success becomes personal

A win for the business, is a win for you.

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10 You can actually charge for overtime

Working late? Now you can actually bill for ALL the hours you work.

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11 Tax time makes you nervous

All of a sudden, you’re in charge of ALL your own taxes and paperwork.

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If you’ve just started your own business, QuickBooks Self-Employed could be the perfect sidekick. Start a free trial today.

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