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Actual Freedom While Still Having an Actual Job

JennaSmithWorking at an hourly job or in a corporate structure can be a real drag. You have to come into work when someone else tells you to. You have to wear the clothes they demand. You have to take their rate of pay and if you don’t like it, you can quit and not have a job at all. But, there are some jobs that give you far more flexibility. There are jobs that let you be your own boss, in your own time and where you want to be. You can even set your own pay rate in these types of careers. They are not for everyone because there is not the stability of a steady paycheck and sometimes there will be some lean months, but if you are a free spirit and have had enough of working for the boss, it might be time to explore other options.

Massage Therapy

One of a number of very flexible types of careers is that of a massage therapist. With a few months of massage therapy training, you could be well on your way to a career that allows you to set your own hours and be independent. But, be aware that it may take some time to establish regular clients and there are some drawbacks to this line of work. Some people still have the wrong idea about massage therapy in general so you might have to deal with a few bawdy suggestions and winks. You may have to invest in a portable massage table which can be pricey as well as bulky. But, it is well worth having the professional appearance that the table will give to you. The amount of money that you can potentially earn will vary depending on your location and the number of clients that you have. Marketing and other expenses will have to be considered as well.

Freelance Writing and Other Work From Home Jobs

As a freelance writer, you can write from home or from anywhere that you have an internet connection. Projects come in with a deadline so you can budget your time in your own fashion. Other options including data entry and customer service jobs which you do from home using your computer, your home phone or Skype. These jobs will range from fairly low volume to higher traffic and the pay will depend on how much work you actually do. Choose a reputable company to work with, preferably through an agency which can help ensure that you are getting jobs that will actually pay you. Writing assignments will depend on your skill level and education.

It is a fallacy that you do not have to pay taxes on this type of work. Like any other occupation, you do have to file your own taxes based on the income that you earn. Like any other type of work that you do independently, the amount that you can earn will vary depending on how fast you finish projects, how many projects you can get and how well you do them. So do your research, and figure out what you really want to do, then get out there and make it happen.

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Posted by Jenna Smith on November 18th, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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