Wouldn’t it be great to work for yourself and be your own boss? Of course, it would, and that’s why many people decide to become self-employed. And looking at all the benefits, it should come as a surprise. Especially in a field like massage therapy.
The first thing that self-employment gives you is the ability to create your own schedule. You have flexibility – you can work how much you want and when you want. When you are employed, you need to come to work and complete the working day, even if there are no clients, or there are very few of them.
The second thing you get as a self-employed person is higher pay. When you are self-employed, you can keep everything that your clients pay you for your services. On the other hand, as an employee, you usually work for a minimum wage, which is around £11 per hour.
Another thing is the choice of where you work. When you are employed, you have to travel to the clinic or spa that you work in, which can be very far. On the other hand, if you work for yourself, you can set up your workspace wherever you want, even at home. If you decide to do it at home, you will also save the money that you would spend on renting an office.
The last but not least thing that self-employment gives you is the option to choose your own clients. If you don’t like someone’s attitude, just don’t take them as your client. As an employee, you don’t have that choice.
If you want to find out more about being a self-employed massage therapist, check out this infographic provided by Dave Taylor Training.