The Beauty of Self Employment

There are still millions of people fighting hard to secure a 9-5 job, but there seems to be a more viable route that only a few are brave enough to take. Creating your own business is the most lucrative route and if you are deep thinker, you’ll see that it’s true.

 

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The reason why many people do not become self employed is because of the risks, challenges and downtimes one has to face before they can make enough to live on comfortably. They think that having a stable 9-5 is a safer way to make a living.

Those who think that way don’t realize that being employed can even be more risky than going self employed because you are putting the probability of you having a regular salary in the hands of others, rather than in your hands, if you look at it in a different way.

I know freelancing/self-employment is not for many people because it takes a lot of passion, perseverance, determination and hard work to sustain any business. Many can’t be bothered with all that and just settle for a regular job with a “guaranteed paycheck” and I understand that. But for those who are ready to take the self-employed or freelance route, here are some benefits you’ll get to experience.

  1. You get to determine your working hours

One of the first things you’ll experience from being self-employed is the large amount of time you’ll have to yourself. Unlike an office job, being self-employed gives you the opportunity to determine your working hours.

The more hours you put into your work, the more income you’ll receive. Since you’re more in control of your time, you get the opportunity to spend time with your family. Setting flexible working hours allows you to work, take part in family activities and enjoy precious moments.

  1. You can determine your level of income

At a 9-5 job you’re only entitled to a fixed salary which is your only source of income. Being self-employed gives you the opportunity to create multiple streams of income. For example, some probloggers have as many as 5-7 sources of income. They earn money from the ads placed on their blogs, sponsored posts, guest posts, product reviews, eBooks, they offer consultancy services, get hired to speak at events, and so on.

The more streams of income you create, the more money you’re able to earn. Freelancers make a good amount of money from passive income streams, so they make money even when they sleep. A wise man once said you an average wealthy person has at least 8 streams of income. How many streams of income do you have?

  1. You will know the true meaning of Freedom

This is something that working in an office will not give you. In a 9-5 you’re stuck within the 4 walls of an office. You have little freedom to work anywhere other than the office. When you’re self-employed you can work anywhere, anytime.

Thanks to the regular streams of income, you have the freedom to travel to different countries and are able to carry your business anywhere you are.

  1. You get to do what you love the most

The sad reality about a good number of employees is that they are working in a job that they hate. When you’re self-employed, you get the chance to build a business around something you love doing. You feel fulfilled with what you do and work no longer looks like work. Instead it’s loads of fun and you enjoy every minute of it.

 

Are you self-employed? How are you finding it?

 

Decorating with TenStickers

As you all know, we are in the middle of renovating some parts of our house. It has been on hold for months now for various reasons, but I plan to get back into the swing of things by next year. I would like to get the home office and kids bedroom sorted first, so I have all sorts of interior decorating items like wall stickers on my mind at the moment.

I recently came across TenStickers wall stickers and I have fallen in love with quite a few designs. I can see these stickers looking pretty on my walls already. Here are a few children’s wall stickers that caught my eye for my kids’ bedroom:

 

Baby Monkey Kids Sticker

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This wall stickers by TenStickers is one of my favourites from the children’s category. I love how bright and colourful it is. I am sure my kids would love it even more than I do. It would definitely some fun and amusement to their bedroom.

 

Forest Critters Wall Sticker

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This is one design I really like. It is unisex so I see both my kids loving it. They are a bit obsessed with animals at the moment so it is another favourite of mine. This Forest Critters Wall Sticker looks like a real painting, I love it.

 

Cookies Best Friends Forever

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This Best Friends Forever sticker is a beauty. I think it is funny and original, and I am sure my kids would love it. I myself would like to wake up to this on my wall. I bet it would put me in a good mood every morning.

 

For the rest of the house, here are the a few stickers that have caught my eye:

 

Right Shoes Marilyn Monroe Quote Wall Sticker

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I love this Marilyn Monroe quote so this sticker caught my eye automatically. This pretty sticker would decorate any bedroom nicely.

 

Living is Easy Wall Sticker

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This quote by John Lennon is another quote I love so this lovely sticker is another close to my heart. I love the design, I think it would beautify a room in my house easily.

 

Overall, I am very impressed with TenStickers’ designs. There is a wall sticker for every room in your house, for every person and occasion.

What do you think of TenStickers Wall Stickers?

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

A Floral Gift Idea for Christmas

Christmas is a season of giving and flowers make a lovely gift for many people. It is a thoughtful gift worth giving any time of the year especially in the Autumn/Winter season. Flowers usually brighten up a room and sometimes that is all we need to light up our spirits during these shorter days and longer nights we are currently facing. So a floral gift is an amazing Christmas gift idea.

You all know I do most of my shopping online, so I like the fact that I can order beautiful flowers online for any occasion, anytime and send as a gift to the recipient without me leaving my laptop.

I recently came across Bloom Magic Flowers while doing my Christmas gifts shopping online, and I was blown away by how beautiful the flower bouquets were. For those who have never heard of this brand, it is a flower delivery company based in Ireland, and set to launch in the UK. They specialize in fresh-cut luxury flowers, which are woven into stunning hand-tied bouquets, carefully designed to leave a lasting impression on the lucky recipient.

Here are some of the flower collections that caught my eye –

SOIRéE à L’OPéRA

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I am so in love with this flower collection. I think it is so pretty. This bouquet features Roses and Pittosporum flowers, which are some of my favourite flowers. I would love to have this for Christmas. It is such a beauty. And the name is super exotic.

 

Sweet Santa Barbara

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This Sweet Santa Barbara bouquet is another favourite of mine. I love the arrangement. I think it would look amazing in my flower vase. This bouquet features Roses, September, and Scabiosa flowers which I love. It would make an excellent Christmas gift.

 

Blitzen

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So I saved the best for last with this Blitzen bouquet. It is actually from the Christmas flower collection, and it is so beautiful. This bouquet features Roses, Chrysanthemums, and Carnations flowers and it looks proper Christmassy. I am in love with this one.

What do you think of these floral Christmas gift ideas? Which is your favourite bouquet? Please pop a comment in the comment section below.

 

*This is a collaborative post.