Is Self-employment Really For Me?

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Is Self-employment Really For Me? - Quiz

This quiz is designed to help you determine whether or not you have "the right stuff" for self-employment.


You May Get

You Are Made For Entrepreneurship!

With the right products, services, training and support you demonstrate the potential to truly succeed at being your own boss. Invest your time and resources into getting the help you need to do things right and you should be well on your way!

You Are Close To Self-Employment But Take Heed

You probably have what it takes to make it as a self-employed individual, but there may be some key areas that you are weak in and will require extra support. Take the time to figure out where you need the most help BEFORE you embark on the journey of self-employment to make sure you give yourself the greatest chance for success.

Self-Employment May Not Be For You

Don't feel discouraged, but in all likelihood you need to acquire greater skills and confidence before you can successfully pursue self-employment. Consider doing "FREE" work to build up your skill set and learn from others before you make the leap to self-employment.

Don't Quit Your Day Job

Of course this quiz is not the end all and be all for deciding whether or not you should become self-employed, but your responses indicate that you are probably better suited as an employee or some other more stable form of employment. Be sure that your desire to become self-employed isn't simply a result of you being disgruntled with your current work or boss. You may just be working in the wrong area or for the wrong people. Take some time to get to the core of why you don't like what you are doing now, but don't jump into to full-time self-employment just yet.
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When you start to feel challenged, do you push harder to fight against the obstacle, or do you have a tendency to "drop it" and cut your losses?
    • A. 

      I always push harder

    • B. 

      I usually push harder

    • C. 

      I depends on the challenge

    • D. 

      I rarely push harder

    • E. 

      I cut my losses, why waste my time?

  • 2. 
    When you encounter a business that interests you, do you try to figure out how much money the owner is really making?
    • A. 

      Yes, I often try to guess what their revenues are like.

    • B. 

      Yes, I sometimes try to guess what their revenues are like.

    • C. 

      I don't really think about it.

    • D. 

      I never think about how much money they are making, why would I?

  • 3. 
    When you are faced with what seems like a crisis situation, do you immediately try to figure out who is to blame for it, or do you immediately try to resolve the crisis in some way?
    • A. 

      I always try to figure out who is to blame for the problem

    • B. 

      I tend to focus on figuring out who caused the problem to begin with.

    • C. 

      I wonder who caused the problem, but start thinking of solutions.

    • D. 

      I just worry about fixing the problem

  • 4. 
    Do your friends and family consider you a high-energy person?
    • A. 

      Yes, they say I'm very high-energy.

    • B. 

      Yes, they think I'm fairly energetic.

    • C. 

      Kinda. Sometimes they joke that I can be lazy.

    • D. 

      No way. I like to do things when I feel like it.

  • 5. 
    Do you worry, panic, or feel a lot of anxiety when faced with making significant decisions?
    • A. 

      Yes, I sometimes feel paralyzed when faced with a big decision.

    • B. 

      Sometimes. I just need to know what all of my options are.

    • C. 

      Not really. I try to just do what my gut tells me.

    • D. 

      Rarely. I'm always excited by the idea of making a choice.

  • 6. 
    When you first consider opportunities, do you tend to think of the pros or the cons first?
    • A. 

      I tend to think of the pros first.

    • B. 

      I tend to think of the pros but immediately look for the cons.

    • C. 

      I think of the cons first, but try to think of pros too.

    • D. 

      I always think of the cons first, if there are too many, who cares about the pros!

  • 7. 
    Do you like to always have something to-do? Do you enjoy being busy?
    • A. 

      Yes. I get bored "relaxing."

    • B. 

      Yes, but I don't mind having nothing to do.

    • C. 

      Kinda. I like to be busy, but I rather relax.

    • D. 

      No. Being busy all of the time stresses me out. I rather have more down time.

  • 8. 
    Have you worked in a small business or did your parents own a small business growing up?
    • A. 

      Yes, I have been around small businesses most of my life.

    • B. 

      Yes, I have had some experience with small business that way.

    • C. 

      No, but I had friends parents who had small businesses and that seemed cool.

    • D. 

      Nope. Never done that.

  • 9. 
    Do you like being in control, leading others, and being the center of attention?
    • A. 

      Yes! I am a natural born leader.

    • B. 

      Yes. I like to take charge, but as long as I have some help.

    • C. 

      Not really. Sometimes it can feel like too much pressure.

    • D. 

      I hate being in charge. Let someone else be the fall guy.

  • 10. 
    Are you very creative?
    • A. 

      Yes, I'm wildly creative.

    • B. 

      Sorta. I can be creative with the right stimulation.

    • C. 

      I can be creative, but it's very rare.

    • D. 

      Not really. I'm not an creative person.

  • 11. 
    Do you balance your check book to the T?
    • A. 

      No. That is what online banking is for.

    • B. 

      I check my account periodically.

    • C. 

      Most of the time, but I do forget.

    • D. 

      I have to know exactly how much money I have at all times - to the penny!

  • 12. 
    If you fail at a project or task, do you brush it off, or do you call it quits?
    • A. 

      I call it quits. Obviously, I wasn't able to do it.

    • B. 

      I'll let it go, but I could try it again sometime.

    • C. 

      I brush it off. You can't be perfect.

    • D. 

      I just try again. I can do better the next time.

  • 13. 
    How comfortable are you with borrowing money or investing money for potential reward?
    • A. 

      I'm very comfortable with it.

    • B. 

      I'm comfortable with it, but it does nag me some.

    • C. 

      I'd rather not do it unless I absolutely have to.

    • D. 

      I never borrow money or make risky investments.

  • 14. 
    Do most people in your social circles see you as a leader?
    • A. 

      Yes, I'm almost always the leader in my social circles.

    • B. 

      Sometimes. I just depends on the situation.

    • C. 

      Not to often. I rather relax in social settings.

    • D. 

      Nope. Let someone else be bothered with that.

  • 15. 
    When you set a goal or resolution, how often do you achieve them or keep them?
    • A. 

      I almost always achieve/keep my goals and resolutions.

    • B. 

      I achieve some of them, who does it all, right?

    • C. 

      I always try, but never seem to stick to them.

    • D. 

      I don't make goals or resolutions regularly.

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