Hi everyone I’m new to the forums. Basically I’m looking for some advice, to try keep things brief I’ve had a very bad last 4-5 years in life which resulted in me being out of work for the last 3 years with depression and totally out of a job, the job I had was at a powder coating factory. I now feel ready to get back into the working world but from being out of work for all those years companies are obviously put off, I’ve tried applying for any jobs really but haven’t heard nothing. I have felt for a long time I’d really love to work for myself but the issue I’ve had is what could I do? The only qualification I have is a foundation pass in ICT... barely worth mentioning tbh. I do have a car and about £1,000 spare to invest in something if it’s worth it. The only ideas I’ve had is Man with a van - would just require purchasing a second hand van, advertising, leaflets etc (worry being trying to get a good working van for cheap, getting work) Becoming a painter and decorator - would have to pay for a few weeks course and buy tools. (Worry being I’ve never really done proper decorating and I’d imagine it might be a bit daunting pricing up jobs, getting everything right etc) Start a window cleaning company - Buy ladders and equipment, advertise. (Negative being I can’t see it earning me much) Start a cleaning company - Buying equipment and advertise. (Only ever done house cleaning really but I’d imagine this one is simple enough) These are the only ideas I’ve had, can anyone give advice on these ideas or have any better ideas, would be much appreciated. One other thing is it quite simple to be self employed and sort you’re own taxes etc, is it just done once yearly? Many thanks.