It’s fun to fantasize about being your own boss, making the rules, setting the hours, and making the big bucks. Of course, people who work for themselves whether entrepreneurs, freelancers, or small business owners know that the perks of being your own boss often take years to achieve. And even if the money rolls in, self-employment is not the glamorous lifestyle that you might think it is.
Myth #1: You don’t have to answer to anyone
It’s a bit childish to think that when you’re your own boss you can do whatever you want. Sure, you get to call the shots of your business, but assuming your business does take off, you’ll have to answer to customers. Your customers will have needs, and you will have to take them into consideration if you want to create customer loyalty. If you freelance, your customers are your clients. And make no mistake, you need to cater to their interests, or they will take their business elsewhere.