Working for yourself is not always easy. Sure, there’s a few perks like setting your own hours and sleeping in from time to time, but being self-employed also comes with its own set of challenges. You’re in charge of running your own business, getting new clients through the door and delivering results each and every day. You wouldn’t change it for anything, but here are 10 everyday challenges you know all too well.
1 Getting up in the morning
Without a commute or a boss, it can be tempting to enjoy a few sleep-ins mid week.
2 Checking emails without logging onto social media
The temptation to check Facebook, scroll through Instagram or play Angry Birds is all too real.
3 Not overeating
When you work from home, it’s hard not to get into the habit of swinging by the fridge every half an hour.
4 Remembering to exercise
Just because you’re wearing exercise attire, doesn’t mean you remembered to actually exercise.
With money landing straight into your bank account, it’s hard not to go online shopping ALL. THE. TIME.
6 Resisting afternoon naps
After all, no one would know.
7 Knowing when to take time off
But without annual leave, holidays can be a little bittersweet.
8 Managing your workflow
Because you can go from having no work to too much work in minutes.
9 Not having sick pay
But you can enjoy an afternoon nap – see point 6.
10 Keeping on top of all the paperwork
Getting your head around taxes and super and all the paperwork is a big deal.
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