Well I've been thinking. Dangerous, yes, but also quite helpful. I have now come to a decision over what I would really LIKE to do re: careers, jobs etc.
Comedy writing is the AIM. If I work hard enough at it I know I can do it.
Temping is horrid and I don't want to do it anymore. However, the skills and experience I have picked up with temping may help me in a venture that keeps swimming round my head.
I am a secretary and I am a fast, skilled and damn good typist.
I will simply set up a business where people send ME typing and I do it for them.
Audio, copy typing, reports, letters, memos, Powerpoint presentations, medical reports, manuscripts - you name it, I'll type them. They simply pay me handsomely for my precious time, the tax man takes a few bob off me, and everyone's happy. Hours to suit, if I don't get on with the boss I'll discuss giving myself a raise to make me work harder. No chance of me sacking myself and I'll have no problems with getting on with my colleagues.
I know it's risky and it may not work, but I know I could do it and do it well AND because I'm only a person on my own and not part of a company I know I can undercut similar businesses and still make myself a tidy profit.
All I will need is letterheaded paper, a laptop, a printer, a coupla audio transcription machines, broadband at home and ten of the fastest fingers in the west!!!
Send out a whopping mailshot to businesses all around the country and before I know where I am, I'm in business!!!!
What do you think? Is it a stupid idea? Is it feasible? Can I do it? Am I just a loony who needs to be locked in a padded cell for thinking silly thoughts?!
You know where the comment button is - let us know what you think!!!!!!!!
I think it's a great idea. I'm no expert at these things but maybe you could talk to some kind of advisor about setting up as self employed as there's all sorts of things needed like registering with the tax lot & suchlike - I'm supremely confident that you can do it & do it well so my advice (such as it is) is if it's what you want to do then go for it!!
Hey, as you said over on my journal, where my existential crisis continues - you CAN do it, and we're all rooting for you!
Round my way (and I guess it's everywhere) there's a business incubator where you can get advice with starting out, mentoring, and a wee office for minimal rent (I guess sec. work doesn't need an office, but it might help keep work and home seperate.) Might be worth looking into?