Before embarking on this voyage into the land of contracting, speak to as many people as possible who’ve sailed this route before you. Reap the benefits of their mistakes and learn what they would do differently in hindsight. You will save a lot of time and money this way. Speak to Contracting PLUS to get an insight into how this voyage can be of benefit to you.
To run a tight ship you need to spend time on what matters most and delegate everything else to suitable parties. Consider engaging Contracting Plus to deal with your accounting needs and tax obligations. This will definitely make for smooth sailing!
Contracting can be very rewarding and it is important to stay on course. Write up a list of reasons why you want to make the leap into life as a contractor and make sure you look back over those reasons from time to time. Add newly discovered reasons why to keep motivation and encouragement at its highest.
You may never use it, but every good captain has the reserves needed in the event where they may like to take a detour. As a contractor it is advisable to save some money aside so that, if you wanted to, you could take some time off work to spend time with your family or to explore and then jump back on course when you need to.
Perhaps you’re turning to contracting so that you can spend more time with your family, or so you can have more time to pursue other interests. Make sure you take the time to enjoy the journey. Be strict about allocating time for yourself to take holidays and to rest and recuperate. Burnout is not uncommon among self-employed people and you want to avoid that if at all possible. After all, a seasick captain is of no use to anybody.
And remember, ‘A ship is safest in the harbour, but that is not what ships are meant for!’.
If you are interesting in exploring what it means to be a contractor or how to get started contact Contracting PLUS on 00353 (1) 611 0707 or via email at email@example.com. We’d love to help!
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