Share the self-employment love this Valentine’s Day!

Love it or loathe it, the divisive holiday that is St Valentine’s Day is upon us once more. Rather than convince you to treat your nearest and dearest to a petrol station bouquet or a Milk Tray, we’ve focused our efforts on celebrating something far more important - all the things there are to love about being self-employed.

Freelance life can have the occasional downside (the Self Assessment deadline might still be fresh in your memory), but there are still so many wonderful upsides to running your own business. Here are some of the best things about working for yourself - which one is your favourite?

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I can work from anywhere

While your office-dwelling 9-5 counterparts wrestle with the daily commute, your workspace is completely flexible. Your living room, kitchen, office, local cafe, or even favourite country - work happens wherever you open your laptop.

I’m my own boss

When you work for yourself, you’re fully in charge of your own workload, growth and development. Putting in extra hours when the going gets tough is paid back by the flexibility to take extended holidays, and if you want to upskill, you don’t need to ask permission to take time out to learn something new. You’re the boss!

I can do what I want, when I want

We recently asked what your favourite things about self-employment are on Facebook, and some of the answers included: ‘Knowing I can give my clients my undivided attention, and that I can structure my day as I want to’, ‘Freedom and flexibility’ and ‘Sitting in my pants whilst I work’. When you work for yourself, you make the rules, you set the hours, and you decide the uniform (even if that uniform happens to be your pants).

If you'd like to win an A2 print of your favourite poster, head over to the FreeAgent Facebook page and tell us which one you'd like to put up in your home office. Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️

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