The day I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree was not as bright and celebratory as I always imagined it would be. As friends and family members around me celebrated, I couldn’t help but think about the dark cloud ahead of me: student loans. It had loomed in the distance during my studies, but now the title of “student” could no longer protect me. The storm was coming with a vengeance.  

So with such a vengeful storm, is the dream of self-employment just a pipe dream? I thought so for a long time. Regardless, trying to balance finances as a self-employed individual – especially in the beginning stages – is a serious challenge. Fortunately, it’s not impossible. Here are a few ways to pay off those student loans as an entrepreneur: 

by: Emily Brady

Emily Brady received her Bachelors at Brigham Young University Idaho where she majored in Communication Sciences with an emphasis in journalism and professional management. She has written for Scroll News and Deseret Digital Media and is currently a freelance writer. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading and swinging in her hammock.