Research: The self-employed are much happier
April 14, 2006 by Gaman
If you are planning to work for yourself, (perhaps working full time and making a living off the Internet) you may end up being happier according to research.
I couldn’t agree more. I am a full timer myself, and I have been self employed for over eight years now. I know I wouldn’t be as happy if I were to work for other people right now. Long hours are no deterrent for me to be self employed as long as I’m satisfy with my work.
The article also mentioned:
The self-employed work longer hours for lower wages than their wage-slave counterparts.
For lower wages? When one started off, that statement could be true.
However I believe, in general self employed earn more than their wage-slave counterparts. At least from where I live, that’s the situation here.
In Malaysia, the ability to earn in US dollars from the Internet can propel your income level above that typically earned by the average wage earners who might have the same experience as you.
Of course there are some exceptions but in general I believe that’s how things are in Malaysia.
What do you think?
[via WebPublishing Blog]