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Is Running A Home Based Business Really For You?

Apr 10, 2008
Is running a home based business for you? That's a question you must ask yourself before embarking on running an internet based business. Working online provides the opportunity for flexible home based working and an opportunity to provide anything from an extra $100 a month to unlimited wealth but do you have what it takes to successful run a home based business?

Before you rush out and get yourself a domain name and hosting, the first question you have to ask yourself is whether you're cut out for this kind of work. The fact is building a home-based business isn't for everyone. Some people like the commute to work. They enjoy having a boss who tells them what to do, and they like the routine of working nine-to-five for a bog-standard salary. They love the control that comes from knowing each and every month they will receive a pay check, even if it is not enough to create the life they really want.

More reasonably, there are people who are concerned about the risk of starting up their own business. They're not sure it if is worth the investment of time and money, and they're scared of the responsibility that comes with running their own company. One of the ways to alleviate the worry of having to leave your job to run your own home based business is of course to ensure you are making a profit first.

This is one of the great things about running a business online. You benefit from being able to start your online business and run it while continuing your job. Then when (and only when) you feel it is providing you with a large enough income you can leave your job and focus on your home based business.

Of course people who take this route have to ensure they have the confidence and staying power to do this. It takes a lot of energy to sit at your computer after working all day offline, and then start to work online. In my experience what motivates people to do this is a vision. A vision of what is possible for them when they work online.

The opportunity to work from home, providing an additional income stream that can develop and become larger than their current income, the worldwide audience available when you run an online business and many other reasons.

Students are a new breed of online workers all looking to take themselves through college without having to take on a job working 8 hours in a bar for minimum wage. Mothers also enjoy the flexibility that working online provides especially, stay at home moms who work around young children, or run their business while the kids attend school and even after they have left school and grown up! Parents running their own internet based business benefit from the passive income that can be created when you run your own online business.

Whoever you are, and whatever the reason, running your own home based business is available to everyone but not everyone experiences success. It is all a case of mind-set and desire. When you make the decision to run your own internet based business and have the desire and motivation to succeed anything becomes possible.
About the Author
Diane Corriette runs the Women Internet Marketers Social network http://www.womeninternetmarketers.net and is the author of the ebook "What I Would Do Differently" that teaches people how to learn from her mistakes http://www.myinternetmarketingmistakes.com
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