What freedoms can being self-employed bring?

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There is no doubt that self-employment is an attractive career pathway, who wouldn’t want to choose their working hours and where they choose to work? This career choice does come bundled with newly found freedoms, but just what are they?

We’ve listed below some of our favourite contractor freedoms. So, if you’re looking for a nudge in the contracting-direction, you’re in the right place.

Managing your time

As someone who is self-employed, you have the option of choosing your working hours. There is no boundary to which hours you can work, with many contractors choosing to work outside the traditional nine to five. Within these hours, planning your time effectively is an invaluable skill you will need to become accustomed to. Software such as Trello can help you plan your tasks to make the most out of your working hours, freeing up your spare time.

Outside the office

Choosing your workplace is also an attractive aspect of self-employment. You may choose to create a home office, alternatively your favourite spot could be in your local coffee shop. Weather can be a huge factor in deciding where you work, if it’s lovely outside, why stay indoors?

Taking a holiday

It is important to take time away from your contracting lifestyle and having a work-life balance. As a contractor, you have the freedom of deciding your holiday allowance – take advantage of it! No kids? Make the most of heading on holiday during school term time. Prefer to book last minute? Your flexibility as a contractor means you can book late to grab the bargains.

Letting you do what you do best

At ClearSky, we believe that contractors should make the most of their freedom. We can take the hassle away, leaving you to focus on your WorkStyle. If you would like to find out more about how we can help, please call our team of experts on 0800 464 0372 or send us an email.