Positive Advantages of Owning A Home Based
Article By Stephen Wright
Like millions of others, are you struggling to make that
important decision about creating your very own home based business? Everyone seems to be talking
about these days? Can I really make it? Is having a business run from my home a realistic possibility for me
and my family situation?
Before making this decision there are a number of benefits you
have to consider. This article seeks to identify some of those advantages.
First and foremost, operating a business from your home is a
major change in your life. Many people discount or misunderstand this to be the
Depending on the location of your traditional job workplace,
especially major metropolitan areas, avoiding the daily grind of commuting to and from work in itself will be
a welcome relief. There will be immediate savings in commuting expenses (gas, automobile wear and tear,
parking expenses in some areas, etc.)
From your old workplace, you will be avoiding (or at least see a
major reduction in) the expense in such things as lunch costs, clothing purchased and maintained specifically
for the workplace. Some home business entrepreneurs even tout that they work at home in their pajamas!
Not sure I would recommend this, but on some days, why not!
And let’s not forget the occasional to frequent financial
contributions for flowers, gifts, food for special occasions and events.
From your old workplace, not many of us will terribly miss the
anxiety and stress of being physically engaged in most workplace environments these days. True, even working
from a home based business can and will be stressful at times, however, most agree that the differences are
substantial in favor of working at home.
On the upside, working for yourself frees you up for more
important activities such as surprise lunch visits with the kids at school, more family time, being more
readily available for family and friends when events come up.
The list of positive benefits associated with being your own
boss and the freedom and potential profits that entails can be exciting and financially
Be careful however not to fall into the trap of filling up your
home business “work time” with outside activities not related to your business. After all, it is a business
and requires some of the same attention as any business. For this reason, it is
highly recommended that you establish and carefully monitor specific goals and objectives for your self and
Task yourself with monitoring progress towards these goals and
taking corrective action as necessary. The key is frequency of
monitoring of the progress. If you aren’t careful those “moments” away from working on your home based
business suddenly turn into hours, days or weeks.
With some basic attention to efficient use of your time, you
will be able to handle the transition into the freedom and benefits operating a home based business can bring
for yourself and your loved ones.
Make it fun and make sure you find something that you are happy
doing, have a passion for and can become an expert in. Achieve these, and the revenues will surely
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