Once you experience success in a home based business, you may find yourself asking, “Why isn’t everybody doing this?!?”. The benefits of a home based business are hard to argue with once you really see the big picture from a business standpoint.
But a home based business isn’t all big checks and chocolate cake! There are some real struggles that come along with (and often well before) the victories.
What is your favorite and/or least favorite thing about running a home based business?
Some folks hate prospecting. Some love it. I can’t say I love prospecting but I certainly don’t “hate” it. If we aren’t getting new prospects, we are out of business, so prospecting just makes sense.
Some folks miss the structure of a traditional job schedule. They like knowing when their day will start and end. Many home based business professionals enjoy the freedom of setting their own schedule and the variety that can happen from one day to the next; sometimes from one hour to the next. Personally, I love the freedom but I also know that I am prone to wasting a lot of time if I’m not careful.
Starting a home based business can often give you access to some very powerful tax breaks that are not available to traditional employees. But that can also lead to more book keeping and learning new ways to track expenses, manage deductions, etc..
Some folks struggle with finding time to work on their home based business, especially if they have a traditional job (or two or three). I held multiple jobs down while starting my home based business journey. That was a tough chapter, for sure.
And, of course, there is the money. Are you excited about the money you are earning with your home based business? Still struggling and ready to give up? Still working it through and know the best is on the way?
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