Recently, I came across something that caught my attention.
The University of Exeter came out with a new study that confirms what I’ve been telling Build Your Own Blog readers for years: self-employed people enjoy their work more and find it more rewarding.
The study analyzed 5,000 people in four different countries doing various types of work.
The researchers discovered one primary reason why:
Self-employed people feel more engaged with their work, mainly because they have more freedom to innovate and influence their work environment.
Co-author Professor Peter Warr had this to say about the study: “Professional workers who are self-employed really value the autonomy they have. They have the freedom to innovate, express their own views, have influence beyond their own role and compete with other companies and people.”
“They really get to use their own expertise, so don’t seem to mind working long hours. They can find high standards really fulfilling.”
If you are like me and you value autonomy and freedom in your working life, then I sure hope you have already launched your blog.
Because you can’t work for yourself today without a website.
Matthew Kaboomis Loomis
P.S. If you are happy with your current place of employment and are interested in blogging as a hobby, that’s cool…you still need a blog, however. 😉