For many simply having a job to go to every day is all they want or need however, there are those who do not wish to work for others and the dream of owning and operating their own business is a priority. For those entrepreneurs there can be great rewards when working for yourself however, it takes great amounts of self-discipline to become successful.
One business that is almost sure to succeed is that of a veterinary clinic. According to CBS news, last year in the United States alone, people spent approximately $56 billion dollars on their pets. Pets are living longer lives than ever thanks to their owner/companions, and much of that money is spent in veterinary care.
The cost of becoming a veterinarian is relatively inexpensive compared with other types of degrees. Most veterinarians can bring home a six figure per year income, but it depends entirely upon the type of veterinarian they are; one can work with domestic pets, livestock, zoos, and even laboratories. This is why operating a veterinary clinic can be profitable, since you can have multiple vets working in one space and sharing expenses.
The start-up requirements that one must think of such as medical and surgical equipment, kennel equipment, examination room equipment, laboratory equipment, insurance, rent, stationary, and legal costs can easily run up to $100,000 dollars; this does not include any interior remodeling that may be needed. For a group of veterinarians who don’t want to work for a corporate entity, starting their own practice may be the answer.
There are some professions that individuals gravitate towards because of the freedom the job allows; one of these careers is journalism. Most journalists are “freelancers” who work on a flat rate or hourly basis writing articles, how-to manuals, cookbooks, or ghostwriting for known entities. Those who work as professional journalists usually hold a degree in journalism or English however, there are those who freelance that do not hold degrees.
How much an individual can make as a journalist will depend entirely on how much work you can finish in a day. There are websites that will pay anyone who can write reasonably well a minimum of $5.00 for 500 words. For those who can rapidly put together 500 words on a subject, the amount of money they make is only limited to the amount of time they wish to spend. Obviously one who has studied journalism will be working at high-end writing jobs such as a journalist for the New York Times. At the larger publications an experienced journalist can make anywhere between $60,000 to $100,000 dollars per year, depending on where the company is located. Today most journalism takes place on the web, with organizations such as the Huffington Post, Mother Jones, and the Daily Caller employing journalists from all across the globe.
Striking out on your own takes self-discipline and determination; no one is going to make a good living without putting in the hard work first. If you can find what drives you and makes you happy you’ll become successful, no matter if you’re working for you or someone else.