Millions of people in America and especially are Americans who are already working despite a long and meticulous search for employment. Some of those job hunters took the decision to work on their own, independently or freelance: they became their own bosses. One of every nine U.S. workers is self-employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of 2009. This trend is increasing.
Taking that first step of working on their own, many chose to start their business from your own home. But free office space has its costs, regularly hidden, and it is important to understand these costs before you decide to take your own path. Some of the obvious of working from home costs are: * longer hours. If your House is your Office, you never leave work really. ** There are not paid holidays. ** Not there free days per illness. * You pay your own health insurance. * You finance your own retirement plan.
* You pay half of the the Social Security tax that would pay your employer. * Pay all the equipment of the Office, maybe your computer, your printer and your Smartphone. * You pay for the work material. * Membership in industry organizations. The highest costs are personal. It is very difficult to separate your life, especially if you work from home. Every minute that you are not working you could be doing it, said Carmen Wong Ulrich, author of The Real Cost of Living, which will be published in December. You need to earn 20% more, if not more, in order to have the same level of comfort that you had when you were salaried. You will also have to pay expenses of marketing that go far beyond the cost of print business cards and update your web site. One of the most difficult decisions is determining what to spend your energy.