Ten courses of study if you want to be your own boss.Written by Max Stein
For many Americans, an important component of American Dream is possibility of hard work turning into financial fortune. The career exploits of such self made magnates like Andrew Carnegie, Lee Iaccoca and Donald Trump are examples for many. The idea of being self-employed appeals to many people who want possibility of unlimited income, a flexible schedule and perhaps opportunity to work from home. If youíre one of these people, having proper training, especially in a growth industry, is very important. Consider these ten courses of study, if you want to be your own boss.
The personal computer has made it much easier to enter marketplace in many professions. Training in graphic design, multimedia design and web design allow you to work from home, or as your clientele increases, out of an office. Education in these skills can also create opportunities for you to work as an employee, or contractor. These creative jobs are very much in demand, particularly as advertising spending has increased as economy has improved.
If you like to fix things or work with your hands, there are some great, lucrative training programs that will allow you to do this type of work for a career. Most of these jobs require you to work for someone else first, either to gain skills training or money to go off on your own. A career in HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning), home appliance repair, electrical installation/repair or auto body repair are all great ways to make your hands create a living for you.
Create Your Own Home BusinessWritten by Darrell Knox
A home business is by far best way to support yourself if you just cannot stand working for others for less money than you need to survive. Itís also best way to get out of a good paying job that just takes up too much of your precious short life working for someone else. Letís face it, you probably know someone who has a home business. Do they look happy to you? Do they complain as much about work and money as you do? Probably not.
This is not to say that you should quit your job and start a home business. You should start one while you still have your job. Some people complain that this is hard and takes up too much of their free time. In beginning a home business is not profitable Ė you have to work at it like anything else.
Some people eventually go back to work blaming some program or home business opportunity that wasted their time and didnít work. Unfortunately, odds are actually that they didnít work hard enough and stick to their dreams. Many people allow themselves to believe that there are no legitimate home businesses. Itís easier to go to work thinking this than to let themselves truly believe that a home business is possible, profitable, or liberating.
But if you truly believe there are no good home businesses, that they are all scams, then what are thousands of people doing everyday in your hometown driving around during work hours?
You know ones. The people you see on your day off that are driving around and standing in line in places you frequent on your days off. They canít ALL be on their days off too! You have wondered, just like I did, what it is these people do. I know you have.