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Self Employed - Lawn Care

April - August 2019 • Stafford, VA

What I liked

Choose my own hours, good relationships with clients

What I wish was different

Not always the most steady, the work would ebb and flow

Advice

You have to be really motivated to work for yourself and stay as busy as you should be!
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Nanny

May 2016 - July 2019 • New Lenox, IL

What I liked

Working with the children. Being able to be their caretaker and educator.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Patience is key! Every child learns and experiences life differently! No child is the same.
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Building Carpenter Helper

May 2019 • Idaho Falls, ID

What I liked

Money

What I wish was different

More money

Advice

None
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Ministry Outreach Coordinator

June - September 2019 • Logan, UT

What I liked

I liked that I could be creative, use my gifts and talents, and set my own hours.

What I wish was different

I wish it would have been piad.

Advice

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Advertising Sales Agent

May 2015 • Montebello, CA

What I liked

Making my own schedule and working for myself

What I wish was different

More money

Advice

Remember that working for yourself is tough but you can make it work; the flexibility is the best part of the job
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CFO

April 2017 • Twin Falls, ID

What I liked

Generate leads, staffing, and strategize revenue plans

What I wish was different

Hiring different crews and consolidating

Advice

Learn to delegate better
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I started my own Etsy Shop

June - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

Creating art and choosing my own hours

What I wish was different

I wish I could have collaborated with another group of artists or shared space, self-starting is a great skill, but it is hard to maintain long term.

Advice

I would say that if you want to start an Etsy shop, first assess if you're doing it for your own benefit or if you're trying to make a profit. If you're trying to make a profit, I might suggest using a company like Amazon which can make orders per request so that you can save the money of the actual printmaking process.
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Freelance Artist

May - September 2019 • Tampa, FL

What I liked

Working with my passions

What I wish was different

More organized management

Advice

When doing freelance work you need to assess the limits of your abilities and apply yourself strategically!
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Private Businessowner

June 2019 • Knoxville, TN

What I liked

I always wanted to start a business and have made negligible amounts of money but feel so good! I’ve been making and selling Kombucha.

What I wish was different

Advice

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House Painter

March - September 2019 • Middlesex, NY

What I liked

Flexibility in schedule

What I wish was different

More consistent work

Advice

Have good time management skills
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Athletic Coach

April 2015 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

An environment I know and am comfortable. Great travel schedules, fantastic daily scheduling (not a hard 9-5)

What I wish was different

Better utilize the days at home or locally, take more advantage of where I am living locally. Have a better idea on my late 2019 schedule so it doesn’t swamp school (it totally is, help!! Lol)

Advice

It’s all about connections and who you know. Networking made it happen, talk and share experiences with everyone.
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Handy Man

May - August 2019 • Burlington, VT

What I liked

Making my own hours, being my own boss, working with my hands, getting exercise, working outside.

What I wish was different

I wish I had worked more and planned ahead some bigger projects.

Advice

Confidence is extremely important, but I spent years working for carpenters and buying tools in order to be competent.
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Exercise Rider

July 2019 • Wellesley, MA

What I liked

I get paid to do my passion instead of just having it as a hobby

What I wish was different

Advice

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Lawn Mower

May - August 2019 • Riverton, WY

What I liked

I loved working for myself and being responsible for my customers and marketing.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Founder

May 2015 • Louisville, KY

What I liked

I liked watching my business grow from the ground up, and seeing my hard work pay off.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Researcher

March 2018 • Vancouver, WA

What I liked

I liked that it was very open ended and allowed me to research the topics i was most passionate about.

What I wish was different

basically nothing, although i wish i wrote the research paper entirely.

Advice

I would advise people to start looking for professors to research with!
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Cake Designer and Decorator

May - August 2019 • Lynn, AL

What I liked

Being able to control my own schedule, help with weddings, and express my creativity.

What I wish was different

This has been my job for about 4 years now, but I spent the summer working more weddings than ever before. I wouldn’t change a thing.

Advice

For anyone thinking of starting a business, take the leap. It’s tiring but very rewarding. Do what you love and don’t be afraid.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Lawrence, KS

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Advocate for yourself
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Tennis Coach

May - August 2018 • Logan, UT

What I liked

Working with kids of all backgrounds

What I wish was different

I would have done more group lessons and less privates.

Advice

Love what you do and enjoy no matter the job
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Paralegal

August 2016 • Mesa, AZ

What I liked

Working for self, setting own hours.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to have learned additional areas of the law.

Advice

I learned a lot about criminal law and how law firms work.
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