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2018-09-20 22:22:03Funny BusinessEnglishWorking 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...https://quickbooks.intuit.com/au/resources/au_qrc/uploads/2018/07/iStock-801447046.jpghttps://quickbooks.intuit.com/au/resources/funny-business/everyday-challenges-of-the-self-employed/Everyday Challenges Of The Self-Employed | QuickBooks Australia

Everyday challenges of the self-employed

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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.

Beautiful young woman is stretching and smiling while lying in bed in the morning

2 Checking emails without logging onto social media

The temptation to check Facebook, scroll through Instagram or play Angry Birds is all too real.

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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.

Beautiful blonde woman sitting on couch

4 Remembering to exercise

Just because you’re wearing exercise attire, doesn’t mean you remembered to actually exercise.

Attractive young businesswoman relaxing, stretching at desk in home office

5 Budgeting

With money landing straight into your bank account, it’s hard not to go online shopping ALL. THE. TIME.

Woman shopping online

6 Resisting afternoon naps

After all, no one would know.

A young girl is sleeping on the sofa

7 Knowing when to take time off

But without annual leave, holidays can be a little bittersweet.

Young man on the beach working with laptop computer and speaking on the phone

8 Managing your workflow

Because you can go from having no work to too much work in minutes.

Serious young businessman looking at paperwork

9 Not having sick pay

But you can enjoy an afternoon nap – see point 6.

Tired and sick lady on couch

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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