These days there are a lot of self-employed people out there. Every month, when they announce the latest unemployment figures and mention the number of jobs created, have you ever noticed they always downplay them by saying: but many of those jobs were self-employment –as if those jobs don’t really count!
I’m self-employed and thoroughly enjoy the freedom and autonomy of being my own boss. I do work harder and longer than many – that part of the 'own your own business' mythology is quite true. Especially in the early years of starting and building your reputation and business.
I have always had a ‘self-employment’ aspect in my wage-earning life -- since I was in my teens, in fact – and, as a result, I have established a number of ‘cheap’ ways to create buzz. These days, with so many people heading towards retirement at a young age, with lots of energy to work or do part-time contracts/consulting, it makes sense to consider starting your own business -- something you can either grow or keep small depending on your longterm goals/needs.
In this 3-part series, I'm going to show you how to get down and dirty with inexpensive ways -- although they can be time-consuming -- to promote and build your home-based or other self-employment business endeavor.
Here’s one of my all-time favorites to get you started:
|Lawn Signs that Match my Business Cards|
|Brochure using some of my photos and some provided within Vistaprint|
|Calendar page using Collage I made previously - get the heavier glossy option. It looks very professional!|