If you want more freedom and control over your career, self-employment can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 10 percent of the nation’s workforce is now self-employed — and it’s easy to see the appeal. You can set your own schedule, pursue what interests you and decide your own earning potential.

However, self-employment comes with unique challenges. Rather than having a regular salary, you have an income that can fluctuate wildly from month to month. That variable cash stream can make it difficult to keep up with your monthly bills, including your student loan payments…(continue reading at Entrepreneur)