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The perks of working for yourself

Some people avoid starting their own business because of the responsibilities associated with it. However, there are plenty of great reasons to be your own boss.

Work from home

If you have the space, being self-employed gives you the option of working from home. If you’d still like your own space to stay that way, you’ve got the option to rent somewhere. That’s the beauty of it – you’re the boss, so you get to decide. Working from home, you don’t have to worry about stressful rush-hour commutes. You’ll spend less on fuel, and being home during the lunch hour can reduce how much you spend eating out.

Income potential

When you work for a company, someone else determines how much you’ll earn, and some job positions have a salary cap. A huge perk you get working for yourself is that your income directly relates to your productivity. You can make as little or as much as you like. Increasing your income potential is often a matter of finding new clients or business.


Employees don’t often get to select their work hours. Being self-employed gives you the freedom to decide when and where you’ll work. Set a schedule that allows you to work at times that best fit your needs. If you have school-age children, you might choose to delay work until they leave for school, and finish when they arrive home.


  • Exciting opportunity to do something I’m passionate about.
  • Helping others transform their lives, like I did mine.
  • Being able to work from home and set my own hours.
  • Taking control and becoming self-sufficient.

The online training was superb and I learnt all the things I needed to get my business up and running. I’ve had incredible support from the Training and Business team and feel ready to take on the world – well, South Wales to start with!

I’m thrilled to be able to offer my clients the support and encouragement they need, so they can become the more confident, healthier, lighter person they’ve longed to be.

You can find out more about the mentor opportunity here. Go on, see if it ticks all your boxes, too!