How to Become Your Own Boss without Money

Written by Michelle Anama Abari

Michelle is a content writer that loves writing as much as she loves reading. Her writing talks on issues relating to business and finance and other issues beyond finances where she aims to give knowledge on how to achieve one's personal best. When she's not writing, her favourite past time is reading and seeking adventures.

May 23, 2022

Every human being that has ever lived has had or would have had the potential of owning their life, not just because of riches, but because of the inner wealth within. The world we live in today is so focused on making money and more money that we fail to realize that we can be the boss of our lives without money!

Knowing how to become a boss with no money should be a very good way to invest in yourself. You should be able to control your happiness even when you do not have money. I’m pretty sure a lot of you would be wondering how possible this is, but it is very much possible.

I too can say that I have been able to become my boss, with or without money. These tips that I’m about to share with you on how to become your boss with no money are tips that have worked for me and have made me a better person and see life from other aspects aside from fiscally.

1. Decide on What You Want To Do

Before I got to realize that I can be my boss without money by thinking about what I wanted to do, I used to just do whatever I needed to do to stay afloat. But it is different now that I know that I can decide and do whatever I want to do.

You may already have an idea for your business. If you don’t know what business yet, there are plenty of ways to help you make a decision. Here are 3 directions:

  • Solve a Problem: You may be thinking about what problems you could solve. The truth is that you can solve problems no matter the size. You can solve problems like fixing a broken shelf, helping people in areas you are good at, listening to people who need a listening ear, or even donating blood to the hospital. These are things you can do without money that will make you feel like a boss.
  • Do What You Know: Try doing something you know makes you happy. Do something you know like, writing a story for fun, cooking, debating, just anything you are familiar with really.
  • Be Inspired By Others: This is something you can do without having to acquire money. You can decide to follow people and get motivated and inspired by what they do. It could be their routines, jobs, pets, etc.

By taking these 3 directions, you are deciding what course to take in your life, and being your boss.

2. Analyse Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Ask yourself what can make you successful as your boss. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses will tell you where to focus your energy and how to plan for the future. Evaluate your abilities and assess your level of self-discipline and time management skills.

When you’ve gathered these answers of self-analysis, remember no circumstances should stop you from becoming your boss.

A lot of people focus only on their strengths thinking that is all there is to being human forgetting that you can also work on your weakness and be good at something you never thought you could be good at. This act lets you know how to become a boss with no money.

3. Have Self-Confidence

Having self-confidence is one of the few things you don’t need money to have. Once you have self-confidence, you become a boss instantly without even having to do much. All you have to do is believe in yourself and always put yourself first.

You don’t need validation from anyone to be perfect or think for yourself. All you need is your self-esteem and your belief in yourself. A lot of people do not have self-confidence in themselves which makes them seek other means to make themselves whole, which is money. You need to understand that being a boss is having confidence, whether you are rich or not.

There is this belief that some people have and it is that, most rich people don’t do what poor people do because of pride. Now that I think about it, it is beyond pride, it’s a lack of self-confidence. Most poor people have self-confidence because they have nothing to lose, and their confidence, which is most times regarded as rudeness can’t be bought.

So why not learn something from a poor person today? Let it be confidence in yourself. Hold your head up high always, with or without money.

4. Think, Dream, and Dream Big

A dream because no one can take that away from you. I don’t mean to be all biblical and all but what I’m about to say fits this. We should all be familiar with Joseph from the Bible. He was a dreamer, a big one if I might say, but his dreams lead him to be a governor and own more than half of Egypt! Even though he was made fun of and sold by his brothers, he never stopped dreaming. It wasn’t money that got him to where he was meant to be, but it was his dreams that couldn’t be bought that got him there.

Think because no one will ever have the same thought as you. You have a thought? Write it down, manifest it, affirm it, believe in it and lastly, pray on it. Most of these great people like Albert Einstein, Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato, all believed in their thoughts and today they have made history!

Plan because if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Always plan your next move, write it down, you don’t need money for this plan, all you need is to know your next move and strategize it. That’s all it takes.

By just thinking, dreaming, and planning you are already halfway to knowing how to become a boss with no money. The truth is you don’t need money for these acts, you can be a top-notch boss by doing all these.

5. Always Be Kind and Easy On Yourself

Be easy on yourself, you don’t need to be hard on yourself always. Appreciate where you are, and be grateful, only then will you know your next move and go on with it.

Be kind to yourself, because no one will love you the way you love yourself. Try rewarding yourself once in a while. It could be watching Netflix, or buying ice cream and all. It just shows you’re being kind to yourself.

A lot of people don’t take the time to know and understand themselves and this makes it hard to be easy and kind to themselves. You should try and slow down once in a while, take in your environment, embrace it and always try to breathe in and out once in a while. Honestly, this in its way is a very good way to know how to become a boss with no money.

6. Do You

In anything you set out to accomplish, you should always do what only you would want to do. You can’t expect to be your own boss when you are trying to be someone else. You are actually not being your own boss. You’re actually allowing someone indirectly to rule you.

Do what YOU want and need to do. Be YOU, because no one else can be you. You have to do what only you can do because it’s only you that knows best. Most people may take this as being selfish, but actually aren’t being selfish. You are simply being you and in the process, learning how to become your own boss with no money.

Being you and doing you doesn’t require money at all. So why not get into it and explore all your potential.

The Bottom Line Is…

There are a million and one ways to know how to become a boss with no money, it all depends on if you are ready to explore all these ways. Don’t ever believe anyone who tells you that you can’t be the boss of your life without money.

Always believe you can and you’re already 80% a boss, the world just has to realize that. Always start with yourself and don’t let it be about money always.


What do you need to be your boss?

Evaluate yourself, determine what you want, always smile and be happy, and always pray and believe in yourself.

How do you make a mindset for a boss?

You can do this by, feeling and embracing fear, knowing your worth, shattering the status quo, rooting for other bosses, and always showing up 110%

What can I gain from being my boss?

You can gain things like greater control over yourself, open-ended career progression, and higher motivation and morale.

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