I have been self-employed for just over ten years. It's something I just stumbled into as I was looking for ways to make ends meet and still be at home with my children. The ups and downs of being self-employed have been interesting, but it is a path that I have enjoyed taking, and not something I would have considered before making the decision to work from home. I wish I would have started out with a solid plan. This weekend your challenge is consider this option and to come up with a plan.
You may discover that self-employment is just not for you. It isn't for everyone, and it does take a lot of work. This weekend you should think about business options and strategies, and begin to consider whether or not this is a good fit for you. You will eventually need to come up with a business plan and specific goals that will let you know whether or not your business is working. This can keep you from losing money, and make sure you are growing your business according to schedule. This challenge is more to get you thinking, and from there you can decide if you want to pursue this option.