Personal Services – Homes Services and Self-Employment Ideas

Want to provide a service to help people or make people's lives better?

Have you ever wanted to work for yourself? Being self-employed means that instead of a boss telling you what to do, you go out and sell your services to customers. You might be a gardener, looking after people’s lawns and flowerbeds, or make wedding invitations, or be a hairdresser that goes into people’s homes to cut their hair. There are many jobs that can be done when you’re self-employed, and there are many organisations to help you get started, such as the Chambers of Commerce or Federation of Small Businesses.
This industry covers a huge number of jobs which are all very different. A simple way to think about it is that all of them provide a type of service that makes ours lives easier or better. Like other industries, choosing a role in this area has a lot to do with our own personal interests and related skills. Some households employ individuals who provide services in their homes. This sector doesn’t include paying for a service from a self-employed person or someone who works for an agency or business.
Communication skills, enthusiasm and customer service skills are the top 3 common skills employers request in job adverts in this sector.

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What you'll need

You’ll need the ability to work on your own, to be thorough and pay attention to detail, a desire to help people, customer service skills, excellent verbal communication skills and physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity.

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