Sick of Working for Someone Else? Time to Become Your Own Boss

Are you tired of working for someone else? If the answer is yes, then you don’t have to continue down the path. Yes, it’s the most common form of employment and money making, but it’s not your only option. Sometimes veering off the path that you had for yourself can be scary, but if you find yourself struggling more and more to work for someone else, then you need to try something new. If you’re interested in learning more about your choices, you’re in the right place.


The first option that we have got for you is to become a freelancer. These individuals work for themselves and work alone, so they are not usually part of a team. Freelancers do collaborate with each other on projects when needed, but in general, they choose their own clients and work on their own. This is a fantastic option if you want to have complete control over everything that you are doing. You have the power to set your prices, your work hours, the amount of work that you are willing to do and so on. It’s fantastic for anyone who likes to be a lone wolf as it were.


Have you ever wanted to do something that is a little more creative? Are you good with words? If both of these things are true, then perhaps becoming an author or poet might be a good option for you. You work for yourself, and the only deadlines you experience are the ones you or your publishers set. When you are starting out, you can use sites like Rhyme Finder and online thesauruses to find the perfect words to complete your piece. They are helpful tools that can really assist you in making your books or poems the best they can be.

Start Your Own Business

If you don’t want to work for someone else, then you might like to start your own business. Starting your own business starts with an idea, and if you already have this then what is stopping you? You can work from the comfort of your own home or in an office location. Wherever you get the most custom, is the best way to go about this. Make sure you have the funding available to get started with your own company. 

Take Some Time Off

If you are well and truly fed up with working the conventional nine-to-five and being stuck in the office then how about taking some time off. If you have enough to tide you over for a couple of months with essential bills covered then it might do you the world of good thinking about where you want to be. A change in career could be just the thing you need to escape the mundane day-to-day activities you have been used to. You might like to spend your time off with family or catching up with friends. Alternatively, you could jet off somewhere to gather your thoughts and feelings on your next career choice. 

Hopefully, you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the options that are available to you if you want to become your own boss. Look into these options and make a decision as to which is the best one for you going forward. 

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.