04 Nov The Best Work-At-Home Job, Is Not a Job at All
Start a Work-at-Home Business to Create the Life you Want (Or Need)
There’s a movement sweeping the nation – women and men who are choosing to become home-based business owners in order to create the life they want, or that they need. While there are plenty of entrepreneurs whose only motivation is to make money, today more people are choosing to start a business primarily to fit their lifestyle; to bring more harmony to their work and personal lives. How do these work-at-home businesses bring about work/life bliss? Simply put, they offer more free time for personal and family matters while still providing financial success and stability. Although there are many reasons more women and men are opting for work-from-home businesses, here are a few of the main motivations:
Maybe you have young children and you want to work from home so that you can care for them. Or, you are caring for ailing parents or disabled family members. Others might need the ability to control the physical demands of their work due to physical limitation, injuries, or illness. These work-at-home business owners are people who need to have flexible schedules and the freedom to choose the location and hours of their work.
Changes in job Circumstances
Due to the recession or otherwise, you may have been laid off, downsized, or fired. Maybe your salary was cut. Whatever the reason, these changes in job situations often cause people to re-examine their lives and open up new opportunities that better fit their lifestyle. Becoming a work-at-home business owner offers a viable and desirable alternative to the daily grind.
Independence. Freedom. Excitement. You may have spent hours sitting at a desk job thinking that while the money may be good, the lifestyle is not. Or, during your hour-long commute into your downtown job, you dream of being able to work from the comfort of your home at the beach. For many individuals, beginning a lifestyle as a work-at-home business owner could be the solution.
Business ownership can give you a life. Not consume it.
Becoming a work-at-home business owner is simpler than many people imagine, and can deliver advantages beyond just flexibility and independence.Here are a number of other reasons more people are choosing to own a business so they can have a work-at-home job suited to their lifestyle:
Financial rewards: Running your own business provides opportunities to make more money than if you were employed by someone else. You are in control of your income and how much, or little, you work. And you can hire employees as your business grows.
Savings on work-related expenses: Working from home can save you a lot of money. According to HuffingtonPost.com, the average American spends $2,000 on gas, $500 on dry cleaning, $2,000 on lunch, $1,000 on coffee and $7,436 on childcare. This totals over $12,000 per year devoted to work-related expenses, which can be eliminated or reduced when you work at home.
Lower start-up costs: Work-at-home businesses are great to start due to their lower-than-average start-up costs, which usually total a few hundred versus a few thousand dollars. In fact, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation puts the average cost of starting a new business from scratch at just over $30,000.
Chances are you won’t wait years to turn a profit: When you work for yourself, and at home, your overhead is limited. You don’t have big office space you have to rent or buy. Your salary and benefits are all up to you.
Discover why a work-from-home business is started every 11 seconds
If you choose to own and operate a work-at-home business, you won’t be alone. Not by a long shot. In fact, a recent survey of U.S. businesses indicates the majority of owners start their businesses at home. The number of home-based businesses in the U.S. nearly doubled in the last decade, reaching 18.3 million in 2010.If you’ve considered starting your own business but the idea seemed complicated or terrifying, remember that not all start-ups are the same. Owning a business doesn’t have to mean searching for venture capital funding, or spending 70 hours a week trying to get your company off the ground – on the contrary, these are the minority.You can join the millions of people who have started a home-based business, with smaller investments in time and money, for the sole purpose of creating a lifestyle that fits their needs and desires. It’s possible to earn a rewarding living while caring for your aging parents, or working four hours a day so you can attend your child’s school play.Take the step today to the lifestyle you want to live. Whether that’s spending more time with family, reducing stress, or traveling – with a work-at-home business, you get to decide.
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