Thinking of shifting to a career online? There are many challenges involved when starting your own home based business but the numerous benefits far outweigh any obstacles in your path. The ability to spend more time with your family, and take a more proactive roll in raising your children, is at the top of the list. Sharing the “little moments” that we all cherish as our children grow creates priceless memories. Some of the other advantages include what I like to call “Freedom, Financial and Fun.”


With no bosses to follow, no corporate culture to restrict your creativity and no rigid work schedule, your time is yours to do with as you please. Hone your multi-tasking skills, set short-term and long-term goals, and plan a work schedule that fits your needs. The wasted hours spent commuting will be a thing of the past.


Your savings will be endless: no more transportation costs, eliminate pricey business attire and save on restaurant lunches. Overhead expenses for your start up will be minimal which will allow you to put all your capital and profits directly back into your business enabling it to grow at an exponential rate. Using your home as a place of work offers a number of tax advantages as well. You may be able to deduct a part of the operating and depreciation expenses on your house. For example, a percentage of your rent or mortgage payment, property tax, insurance and utilities, along with expenses for household maintenance, repairs or improvements can be deductible. Your earning potential will be directly proportional to your performance. No more waiting for your boss to give a raise. The harder you work, the greater the level of success you will achieve.


Running a home based business can reduce the stress of juggling the demands of your work life with those of your private life. There are no office politics or crucial deadlines to be met. You will be able to educate yourself on many different aspects of your business, which will allow for personal and professional growth. You will never be bored again! Enjoy the freedom and flexibility this will allow you when you schedule your day.

Have breakfast with your family every morning, sit down for dinner together each night, and share with them the daily experiences in life that help shape us all. The number of careers available online continue to grow at an exponential rate. Choose wisely and the lifestyle you desire can be yours.

Comments (2)

  1. Mavis Nong Says:

    August 21st, 2010 at 8:45 am

    You are so right, Karen. I just love the freedom that my home business gives me. I get to do what I want, when I want with whom I want.

    Thanks for sharing your insights.

    All the best,
    Mavis Nong

  2. Robert David Strong Says:

    August 22nd, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Hi Karen,

    I like many were somewhat hesitant in being an entrepreneur ( kind of a intimidating word) and working from home full time. I have found many great things in doing this, I not only save money, eat healthier, have lower stress but also get to spend more time with my family. There has been many times that while I was working my 70+ hours a week at my career that I missed out on birthdays,holidays and other family events… longer though. There is nothing like being able to spend time with the family.

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