The Truth About Self-Employment

Being self-employed is hard work.  Anyone who thinks it isn’t, is fooling themselves.  It’s hard, demanding, and requires a lot of attention to detail.

My day started off very early with my annual trip to the dentist.  Immediately after that, I was on the road to attend a networking meeting.  From there, I had no down time before I had to drive to Geneva for a professional photographers’ meeting.  By the time I got home from that, it was well in to the evening.  My wife had already had dinner, and the last I recall eating was when I grabbed a bagel after my dentist appointment.

That’s about what every day is like, 6 days a week.  (I do not do business on Sunday. )

What happens to the self-employed when they don’t work hard?

They join the ranks of the 80% that go out of business in the 1st year.