Five signs you’re ready to work for yourself

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You might be a student looking around for some relevant part-time work, a semi-retiree wondering how to give back to your community, or you might be in the workforce but craving some flexibility. Whatever your current situation is, if you’re seeking a change, why not work for yourself? Here are five signs you may be ready to work for yourself.

You want to be your own boss

Not all jobs require you to have a boss, and working for yourself means you are the boss! When you become a support worker on Mable, you are the owner of your small business, and that means you call the shots, whether it’s choosing who you work with, deciding how much you charge or when you take time off! If you’re keen to design your professional life on your own terms, it’s probably time you started working for yourself.

You’re reliable and independent

Working for yourself means you’ll need to be proactive when searching for work and reliable when working with clients. If you’re a self-starter, and have the right outlook when caring for potentially vulnerable people, joining Mable as an independent support worker could be the right career path for you.

The 9 to 5 doesn’t feel right for you

Although working 9 to 5 is the norm for many people, it can help to take a break once in a while. If you’re starting to crave variety, it might be time to start seeking ways you can begin working for yourself. To start that process, take a look around at your local area – see what positions are open, take note of where help is needed and remember to keep in mind your skills, experience and passion. Flexibility is one of the biggest advantages of being self-employed — you choose when you work, who you work with, and what work you do.

You’re keen to upskill

If you enjoy learning, chasing new experiences and expanding your skill set, being self-employed might be the right way ahead for you. Because support workers on Mable are independent contractors, they have the option to work when it suits them, and reserve some time to study and obtain qualifications to expand their skills, and in turn, find more clients to work with.

You are passionate about what you do

Being a support worker is immensely rewarding, as most support workers will tell you. The opportunity to give back to one’s community — especially through providing support to those who need aged care or disability support — is a wonderful one. If you, too, feel driven by the thought of helping those in the community (and making a career out of it!) becoming a support worker could be a great option.

Ready to make the move to self-employment? Sign up on Mable to begin your career as an independent support worker today.