Following the recession, may people found themselves out of work and there for having the choice of either claiming benefits or going self-employed. Some people grabbed the opportunity with both hands, always wanting to be self-employed but never having the confidence to give up an employed position for a self-employed job.
Being self-employed has many advantages and disadvantages and you need to assess them on an individual basis to decide if it is for you. When working as a self-employed person you need to ensure that you have the discipline to work especially if you are going to be based at home as it is all too easy to get distracted with housework and other day to day tasks.
Being self-employed is all about organisation, as long as you get your systems in place from the start and make sure you have enough time each week or month to keep them up to date, your off to a good start.