Supercharge your self-employment

Posted on 19 Feb

Small business, big impact
You’d be forgiven for thinking that big businesses are solely responsible for a successful economy. In fact, figures from the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills show SMEs (small to medium enterprises) account for at least 99.5% of the businesses in every main industry sector, employing over 16 million people in the process.

Me, myself and I
Within that SME sector is a band of 4.7 million self-employed* - a rise of over 4% since the third quarter of 2011. Interestingly, part-time self-employment accounts for more than half of the growth in the self-employment share of all employment since 2001, according to the Office for National Statistics. In the US freelancers are reckoned likely to represent over half of workers by 2025.

Viewber is proud to be part of this self-employed, self-motivated community – facilitating a career shift and lifestyle change for many as well as capitalising on life experience gained. Perhaps becoming a Viewber can help you realize any self-employment work ambitions.

A valuable secondary income
Arianna is an inspiration for anyone thinking of going self-employed but is worried about income. She took the leap of faith and started ClutterBug - a professional home organization and decluttering service - in a bid to achieve a better work/life balance. As work levels can fluctuate, she found herself able to take on some additional hours but didn’t want anything with commitment. Here Arianna talks about her self-employed life and why she became a Viewber:-

Viewber appealed to me as a nice little - and local - side income and the work fits in really well with both ClutterBug and my two children, as I can do the viewings while they are at school. With my trained eye and experience of going into people’s houses, I can point out the potential of a property - I see my relationship with Viewber as a real symbiosis.”

Arianna takes on as many or as few Viewber viewings as she likes, working around her family life and ClutterBug appointments. “Many people feel becoming self-employed is a risk but Arianna illustrates how you can run your own business and supplement your income with additional yet flexible work,” says Kate Campbell-Balcombe, Business Development Director at Viewber. “Arianna has all the qualities we look for in a Viewber – someone who is passionate about property, is familiar with good customer service and possesses great local knowledge. We know there are many more self-employed people out there who would make great Viewbers – it’s just a matter of applying.

Become a Viewber today
If you’re self-employed and your income varies, is seasonal or you’re getting a start-up off the ground, consider becoming a Viewber. We have opportunities nationwide and our viewings can provide a boost to your earnings. Sign up today and discover how we can supercharge your self-employed status.

 

*Latest figures reflective of the first quarter of 2016, ONS

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