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Love the "barter" system for working for yourself. Some people may trade their services for an office space. The economy is still a challenge and you have to make sure you are meeting a NEED that people are willing to PAY for. Too many individuals invest for instance their last savings after losing their jobs into their own business without researching to see what is lacking. Anyone can give you a list of ideas such as this article, but I would suggest you look around your location and see what people are complaining about not having. Or it may be an online need. If you have a regular job, I would suggest you keep that while you explore the possibilities of working for yourself. Some people keep both as it gives them a cushion and allows them to continue to save for their retirement. If at some point one of the set ups is demanding more time - then at that time decide which one to keep. If your business is doing well, and needs more time - let go of the regular job after giving sufficient notice and allowing your employer to find a replacement. Never burn that bridge just in case you need a job in the future. http://rockportinstitute.com/
Everyone can be their own boss. The catch is--does it come with a paycheck?
Right now I'm my own boss - been job hunting for 2 years! The bad thing is, I definitely don't get a paycheck!