I have been telling my husband for the past year or so that I wanted to be my own boss. He reminded me that when you do not have to work for anyone else, you are responsible for every little thing for your own business, and that can be tough. Hearing that made me realize that I needed to do my research ahead of time to get ready for things that I would need. He pointed out that his friends use an invoice generator for all of their invoicing purposes, and I will need to pay attention to things like that to keep everything organized on my end.
I wondered if the program that my husband mentioned would be out of my price range, so I did some snooping online and found a program that does it for free. I read over the page thoroughly to make sure that I was not missing anything, but it looked very thorough in all of the things that it allows you to do. The best part is that you can set it up so that anyone that you invoice can simply press a button and pay you instantly. This did not seem so hard to handle at all. I quickly downloaded it and already have it ready to use.
I figured that it would be a good idea to do some more searching to figure out what other things that I would need to handle. I found some great articles for first-time business owners that explained everything in depth, yet very simply so that someone like me could understand everything. It really did not seem like this would be as tough as my husband thinks it will be. Setting things up seems like the easy part. The real test will be to make sure that I stay focused with getting my work done in the first place.