Creating your own job may seem daunting, but with today’s technology it is actually easier than ever. Many young people fresh from college are doing this to keep out of the low-wage, long hour treadmill of bottom level jobs with no future the current economy is churning out.
One thing to keep in mind is that working for yourself requires discipline and long hours so choose something you are passionate about for a business. If you can eat, sleep, dream and breath it, that’s probably your best choice.
Technology makes it possible to launch most businesses from home, keeping costs down. Creativity can control other costs. Use parts of your student funds to start collecting things you will need for your business. Books can be used for research for your business and for papers in college. Buy top of the line tech as you may not be able to replace it with business start up funds.
Partner with others or at least network to barter services and goods. And above all, learn the best manners and business behavior and practice them. Treating customers and vendors in a professional manner can make or break a start up business. Use all social networking available and develop profiles that are strictly professional. Ditch the cute or cool e-mail addresses and profile names of college and polish up a business presence.
And above all, have fun. If you don’t enjoy having you as a boss, no one else will.