Tags » Self-employment

What they didn't teach you at PT school

A long-winded quarter-life crisis scenario saw me quit my low-level 75k desk job and enroll in PT school. I wanted to find the same satisfaction I felt through coaching cheerleaders as a hobby and wanted it to be the big “F-you” to the haters as the future path which defined me and made me feel successful. 115 more words

Harsh Realities

Why are we riled over Rifkind and scorned over Straw?

Self-employment presents an opportunity to showcase a skill or actively raise awareness of a personal passionate subject. It is a chance to try and make a difference for yourself and others on your own terms. 757 more words


How to be self employed and not let work take over your life

                   Artwork by Niki de Saint Phalle

Being self employed isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Since I started my own creative business I have noticed several things. 503 more words

Art & Creativity

What I've learned about designing your own way of working

I was made redundant at the end of 2008. (Or should I say my job was made redundant, as they kept stressing to us at the time to remind us we were still worthwhile human beings.) I’d been thinking of changing job anyway, so it was a good time to assess what I was doing and maybe do something different. 899 more words

Life & Work

There's simply not enough hours in the day.

I’m very wary about keeping my business outside of my blog, and talking about it purely in a financial sense rather than a business sense to avoid using this blog as a pure marketing plug for my business, as that’s not what this blog is about so bare with me here. 909 more words

The Story

Musings on the Concept of Work

I’ve been variously self-employed for a while now – since 2008, more on than off, in various ways. It’s been five years since I launched Foam on the Range, and nearly three since I gave up on my most recent attempt to co-exist with a Real Job . 807 more words


So... you've found a new business

But this time, it’s really what it says it is.

I’ve done direct marketing before. I distributed juice that never did what the company said it would. 409 more words