Posted at 1:25 AM on September 24th, 2009 by Alex
Why be an entrepreneur?
If you caught my earlier post, you read that I’m currently in the middle of a pretty big career shift from full-time free-lancer, to full-fledged entrepreneur. But why? What are the benefits? What’s in it for us entrepreneurs?
Before anything, let’s get one thing straight: if you’re doing it for the money, go elsewhere. Sure: every once in a while someone gets lucky with an idea and strikes it rich. But this is a possibility very different from the norm. The vast majority of entrepreneurs spend years of their life barely scraping by before even getting to a level of income that stops the debt from accumulating. Most entrepreneurs make substantially less than they would have made as an employee, and even those who eventually do strike it rich take decades to get to that point.
So if it isn’t the money, what is it?