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5 Reasons to Start a Work from Home Business

Sep 1, 2008
There are billions in the work from home world. Let me say it again: billions. It's simple. Working from home means your pocket book is a little more full, as you save on things like gas and eating out. Sure, there are thousands of scams out there with "Work from home and make thousands a day", but these are often see-through from the beginning. A true work from home employee sees just as many dollar signs as a salaried employee working a 8-5 shift, only with far more enjoyment.

Profit Relation:
In short, you will profit more for your work. It seems obvious; it seems too easy. However, there are few places where your work is more related to how much you bring in. It leads into overtime, which is happening every day of the week-if you want.

Always Overtime:
There won't be overtime for most work from your own work from home business, at least in the general sense. However, if you're in need of some added income, or want to work added hours in preparation for a vacation, the time is there. You can't say to your boss, "I need ten more hours to pay for groceries". Instead, you can say to yourself "12 hours instead of 8 for the day". It's the KISS principle in action: the more you work usually results in the more you make.

Utilizing all Your Talents:
Many of us are stuck in jobs where we can't utilize all our talents, maybe one or two at best. A work from home career is rarely about just one idea; it's often about multiple streams of income from multiple business professions. You will be able to use every talent you've ever learned, if you wish. For example, you are going into the work from home writing trade. You have expertise in health care, so you write a few feature articles utilizing your knowledge. The possibilities-the commercial says-are endless really. Whatever you know can be turned into profit faster.

The Boss is Out:
You're the boss. Apply the "Keep It Simple, Stupid" principle to these. You're the boss, isn't it obvious? You don't have to listen to lectures on why your performance is down, you're not under pressure for your job - you're doing what you want. And when you do what you want, it often helps out family matters.

Always Ready for Family Time:
Family awaits. You can spend far more time with your family because of flexible hours. It may sound like a dream. It isn't. Starting your work from home career sounds scary until you see all these positives.
About the Author
Robin Matuk is a Business Consultant, Community Builder & Digital Coach. She provides a community for women entrepreneurs to network, learn, share, & mentor one another, offering the tools, strategies & systems to shift from a struggling woman entrepreneur to a successful woman business owner.
Check out her website The Big Idea Community and her blog Creating with Impact .
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