SO YOU WANT TO WORK FOR YOURSELF

If you're thinking about quitting the rat race and working for yourself, you might be at a loss to decide exactly what it is you should do.

So, to help you find out what steps to take next, take our simple personality quiz and discover what kind of self-employed career is right for you.


Q1: Which of the following sounds most like you?

Q2: Which of the following sounds most like you?

Q3: Which of the following sounds most like you?

Q4: Which of the following sounds most like you?

Q5: Which of the following sounds most like you?

The Results

You chose mostly A’s - Set up your own company

You know the industry like the back of your hand. Why wouldn’t you? You’ve worked in it for years, but always for other people. So now you’ve got the advantage, you’ve seen where others have failed and figured out where they went wrong. You’ve got the vision and the courage to bring in new skills, new techniques, and new talent to make your business stand on its own two legs.

You’ve got the contacts, you’re highly skilled, extremely experienced and - most importantly - you’re passionate about your industry.

So now it’s time to take control and strike out on your own.

Find out more

Find out more about how to start out on your own by reading our comprehensive guide:
“Generation X: A guide to leaving the rat race and working for yourself”.

The Results

You chose mostly B’s - Retrain into a new career

Working 9-5, Monday to Friday, doesn’t suit you. The corporate uniform you force yourself into everyday doesn’t fit, it never has. The black heels are too high and the Windsor knot is too tight.

And somewhere, somewhere in the back of the wardrobe, underneath the stairs, tucked away in the attic or rusting in the garage is your passion - your hobby. That secret ‘what-I-want-to-be-when-I-grow-up’ item that gets dusted off once a year before being, regretfully, stowed away once more.

Now is the time. Now is the time to leave the 9-5 behind and and to put that hobby into practice.

Teach or heal, write or play, code or counsel, design or build - there is no time like the present to retrain into the career you wish you’d always had.

Find out more

Find out more about how to start out on your own by reading our comprehensive guide:
“Generation X: A guide to leaving the rat race and working for yourself”.

The Results

You chose mostly C’s - Become a franchisee

You have the will but not the way. You have the capital but not the time. You have the gumption but need security. You are the perfect candidate to own a franchise.

You want to get to where you’re going, and see the results, as quickly as possible. You don’t have time to waste retraining, nor the entrepreneurial impulse to start a business from scratch. The idea of working independently but with a helping hand readily available for advice and training sounds both logical and ideal.

Buying into a proven franchise can launch you on the road to independent working without the usual risks. With established systems, defined structures and an already visible brand, a successful franchise offers franchisees the opportunity to work to their own timescale to their own schedule, to put in as much or as little time as they want, and enjoy an uncapped earning potential.

Find out more

Find out more about how to start out on your own by reading our comprehensive guide:
“Generation X: A guide to leaving the rat race and working for yourself”.

The Results

You chose mostly D’s - Become a freelance consultant

You’re the expert. The authority. The leader in your field and the breaker of new ground. What you don’t know about your industry isn’t worth knowing.

You’ve been so successful that people are already coming to you for advice. You love to teach, to mentor and to present. And, best of all, you know your guidance gets results.

Not only that, but you’re motivated. You’re hungry, you’ve got good contacts and you’re not afraid to get out there and generate your own business.

So, let’s get this show on the road.

Set your own hours, set your own rates, and find out exactly what your expertise is worth.

Find out more

Find out more about how to start out on your own by reading our comprehensive guide:
“Generation X: A guide to leaving the rat race and working for yourself”.

angela.delaney

written by Angela Delaney

22nd November 2017

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