Becoming an Independent Contractor During COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect individuals on a global scale, many people find themselves out of work and struggling. Now is the perfect time to branch out and get your mold assessors license and work as an independent contractor.

Benefits of Becoming an Independent Contractor

Why should you become an independent contractor, and why now? Here are several benefits of self-employment, and why it’s important now more than ever.

●     You make your own rules (for the most part).

COVID-19 has shed much light on the way many employers treat their employees. Studies show that countless employees have gone on strike or been forced to leave their place of employment simply because the entity did not care about the welfare of its people. Consequently, the benefits of self-employment become increasingly evident to people who have experienced difficult work situations.

Of course, the primary benefit of becoming an independent contractor is being your own boss. Now, you must go through the proper channels, obtain the proper licensing, and run your small business legally. That said, overall, you make your own rules. As your own boss, you will always treat yourself fairly.

●     You don’t have to rely on someone else to get you through tough times.

Not every large business is bad. Many care for their employees and have taken steps to help them through this difficult time. However, the current pandemic demonstrates that not every large business is equipped to care for its employees in times of crisis. If you become an independent contractor, you don’t need to trust anyone but yourself.mo

It is important to note that self-employment does not immediately mean job security. Part of operating a small business is building relationships with customers so that you can stay afloat during hard times.

●     You have a more flexible schedule.

Self-employment means you have more elbow room and flexibility. Individuals who hate being confined to their 9:00-5:00 office job appreciate the freedom present in being their own boss.

●     People are investing in small businesses now more than ever.

According to a study by Guidant Financial, “With low-interest rates and sustained economic growth, 2020 has the opportunity to be a fantastic time to access growth capital or additional funding – or the financing to start or buy a brand-new business.”

The current state of the world means that fewer people are interested in giving their money to faceless business monopolies. Instead, the general public is banding together to keep small businesses alive. Now is the time to take a stand for independent contractors and help the world make a permanent change in their viewpoint toward small business owners. What better way to do that than to take your future in your own hands and become your own boss?

Why You Should Become a Mold Inspector During COVID-19

Many individuals are fascinated by the idea of becoming an independent contractor. They simply don’t know where to start.

The most important thing to consider is the state of the world we live in. With COVID-19 news being projected on every channel, every ad, and every social media post, consumers grow increasingly focused on slowing the spread of the virus. This means wearing masks in public, washing hands often, and improving overall air quality.

The presence of mold in homes can cause significant health issues, including weakened immune systems. To protect their overall health, it is extremely important for homeowners to invest in mold inspection. In a way, independent mold inspectors can invest in homeowners at the same time homeowners invest in them.

Becoming a Mold Assessor

If you are interested in becoming an independent contractor, consider becoming a certified mold assessor. By taking the proper classes and tests, you can become knowledgeable in the field of mold. Certified mold assessors can then help homeowners create healthy living environments.

If you aren’t sure how to go about taking classes or the licensing examination, call us today. The National Environmental Training Institute (NETI) is a state-certified training company offering Mold Remediator and Mold Assessor training. NETI also offers continuing education units (CEU’s), certification, and licensing.

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