So You Want To Be Self-Employed?


Half of the U.S workers left their job precisely because they didn’t like their bosses, according to the Gallup survey in the year 2015. Unless you’re sitting in the top position in your company like Chairman, Chairwoman, or CEO, it’s not a surprise for most of us to know that some people don’t love having a boss. 

But even though you don’t like being under the control of your manager or someone in a higher position, you don’t have the guts to leave your current job. Why? Because freelancing or becoming an independent worker is easier said than done. Some of you might think that you only have shortlists of professions that are good for your self-employment. However, there are plenty of jobs out there that require a little additional education, and most of these workers are self-employed.
So if you’re planning to change the course of your career, we’ve listed some professions that are good for self-employment.

Construction Workers
Even though it doesn’t need any formal education, there will be 378,600 job openings due to growth and replacement needs over the next decade. Yes, it is not an easy job for some. But the salary is good in this field

Food Service Managers
There is some misconception about this profession. Not all food service manager is self-employed. Please take note that only 34% of them are self-employed food service managers. Most of them are the ones who operate and own their catering or restaurant companies. Many restaurants or dining companies didn’t succeed in this field. On the other side, the results are rewarding if you succeed.

Deliver Groceries
Families or people who spend so much time at work and don’t have enough time to do necessary chores such as grocery shopping needs someone who can do it for them, deliver it to their house and pay them for the service either online or offline payment. With the power of the internet, you can quickly contact someone, have them list down everything you need, and arrange delivery. The service fee is up to you. You can charge one based on a percentage or flat fee of the grocery order.

Real Estate or Property Agents

According to the BLS or Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median income in this field is $54 270, and a high school diploma is accepted since it requires no formal education. Some of their duty are showing the apartments, house, or property to potential new residents and grooming the grounds. About forty-three percent of Real Estate Agents are self-employed.

Video Production

With the arrival of YouTube, the entire video production industry has developed. Suppose you love creating your videos, DIY videos, music videos, parodies, short movies, vlogs, how-to videos, and so much more. In that case, you might be able to sell it to the public just using different kinds of social media.
People who don’t have enough time to read long webpages, articles, or just visual learners would surely love an alternative in which the world of YouTube comes in.


If you’re passionate about writing blogs or articles about a specific topic, then you could turn that into a business. Advertising revenue is a way to make money from doing blogs. Remember, issues that add value to the readers are the ones that stick around and tend to be profitable. You can also sell services and products from your blogs.


Teach English Online
It’s one of the most popular freelance careers for English Native speakers or for countries who speak English as if it’s their primary language. Do you like making money from the comfort of your couch? Do you have a computer, headphones, laptop, and internet? Do you speak English?
Well, maybe the best profession for your self-employment idea is to teach kids of any age the Universal Language. Teaching English Online is a growing industry that is desperately needed in every corner of the world, and it indeed pays well.

Web Design
If you know how to build even simple websites, you can turn it into a full-fledged business. Most business owners, entrepreneurs, big and small companies want to start a website of some type but lack the skill to make it happen. Then this is where you can offer your talent.
You have to keep learning and upgrading your knowledge about web design so that as your business skill level grows and your client base increases, you can begin complex websites for higher fees.

Uber Driver
You might be wondering if Uber is a self-employment profession. Well, yes, it is. You are regarded as an independent contractor, not an employee, when you drive for Uber. And most of them can earn $35 per hour, but there are fees that you need to pay.


These are the trained people to ensure your body functions well by using spinal manipulations to relieve pain in muscles and joints. Most of them are paid by experience, and hours worked, clients number, and or whether you’re self-employed or not.

Working flexible hours and choosing how many hours you want to work are some of the advantages of being self-employed chiropractors. If you like traveling, you’ll surely enjoy it since some may travel to provide treatments in a patient’s home. 

And On It Goes....

Whether you’re planning to change direction in your career or profession, there are so much more options that you can choose from, including:

Interior Decorating

Life Coaching

Event Coordinator

Freelance Writing

Light Hauling

Repair Work





Music Tutoring


Professional Speaking

Farmers and ranchers


Floor layers

Massage therapists

Gaming supervisors



Graphic Designer


Actors, producers, directors

Online Advertising

Personal Financial advisors


The list could go on and on. But what comes down to it, is that there are plenty of professions that are good for self-employment, and some of them require no formal education, but the success of your career depends on your motivation and drive.