Becoming self employed offers a number of advantages to people who have become tired of the life of an employee, and as many people think that it is really difficult to make the change to being self-employed, they may be surprised to hear that it can actually be quite easy to do.
Depending upon the type of profession you do, it can be relatively easy to set out on your own. With various professions there is a big trend towards consulting, which is a type of employment which allows you to agree to do job when it is convenient to you; while managing your workload, who you work with, what work you do and when you schedule.
There are a number of websites which provide a marketplace for small scale businesses and consultants to flog their services. Often times they will take only a small amount of what you charge the leads you get through them, so it can be a highly advantageous situation for those who are just starting out with their business.