One of the common questions we ask each of our customers when doing a case study, is what they love about their job and being an entrepreneur. While it takes a lot of courage –sometimes even sanity– to take the leap from a side hustle or corporate job and go into unchartered waters, there’s a lot to love about going out on your own. From getting to call the shots to doing work that really inspires and motives you to get up in the morning, being an entrepreneur definitely has its perks.
Here are 10 great reasons to love being an entrepreneur in a fun infographic.
We’ve also listed the 10 reasons below if you have any problems reading the infographic.
1. You are your own boss
Being the one to call the shots definitely has its perks. You get to decide what you want to do, how you want to do it, and who you want to do it with. Whether or not you’ve enjoyed working for other people in the past, there’s something amazing about being able to say you work for yourself.
2. Make your own schedule
Prefer to work late into the evenings? Or bright and early at 5am? When you’re your own boss you get to decide when you want to work. While there’s many other factors to consider like availability for your customers, the ultimate decision about your availability is yours.
3. Set your own rules
Didn’t like the way things were done at your previous job? Do it your way with your own company. You decide what processes to put in place, what dress code to implement, and what culture you want to build. Being an entrepreneur means you can decide whether you want to follow the norm or go off the beaten path.
4. Pick your clients and projects
Choosing the type of clients you want is completely in your own hands–so long as you’re not pressured into taking any and every client for financial reasons. Once you’ve established your own company, you can turn down clients and projects that don’t feel like the right fit for you and focus on ones that excite you.5
5. Pick your own team
We’ve all worked with people we disliked at some point or another during our careers. Whether it’s hiring staff or choosing which other companies you want to work with, as captain of your own ship you decide who to bring aboard. You get to set your own guidelines for what it takes to be part of your dream team.
6. Take control over your future
Making decisions for your company can be a lot of weight on one person’s shoulders, but it’s also great to have the power to change course at anytime. Don’t like the direction your company is going in? Want to change industries or change your brand? You make the call for what happens next. Your destiny is within your own hands.
7. Everyday is different
There’s nothing stagnant about being an entrepreneur. There’s always new business opportunities to explore, new ideas to think up, and new people to meet. Life as an entrepreneur is a constant rollercoaster and if you love what you do, it’s a really fun ride full of new adventures everyday.
8. Learn new things
Being an entrepreneur means wearing many hats. This often means learning new skills and continuing to learn and improve upon these skills. Whether you take on new roles yourself or hire people to do what you don’t know, there’s always some level of learning involved to make sure you’re making the right decision for your business. Learning new things is part of what’s so fun and exciting about being an entrepreneur.
9. Help shape the world
There’s something really amazing about spotting a missing gap in the world and working to create your own solution. Great entrepreneurs are problems solvers that fill a need whether globally or within a small niche. Every little contribution helps spark change and shape the world we live in.
10. Do what you love
Saving the best for last, the best part of being an entrepreneur is doing what you love. When you’re working with people you want to be working with and doing things that motivate you, waking up in the morning with a smile on your face and an enthusiasm towards the day is what makes all the stress and craziness worth while.
About the author:
Kristie Holden is an online marketing consultant. She helps startups get more leads by clarifying their message and creating a marketing strategy to attract and convert their ideal client. Connect with her on Instagram.