Reasons to start a home based business online

These days, it is becoming easier and easier to find reasons to start a home based business online.

The obvious reasons include the simple need for folks to make money. Maybe you are looking for ideas and you found this article when you searched for ideas on how to start a home based business. Maybe your a mom looking for a way to spend more time with your kids so you searched for how to start a home based business for moms. The good news is that you are not alone and there are a lot of options for you. According to the Small Business Association, more than half of all U.S. business are, indeed home based businesses.

There are, of course, pros and cons to running a home based business. In my own experience, my big motivation to starting a home based business with that I wanted to be more available to my kids. I couldn’t stand the idea that I was missing out on so many firsts, such as first steps, first words, first foods, first walks. I wanted to look back on my life and know that I was a father that was there for his kids instead of always working on someone else’s goals and missing my own kids’ lives.

As the years have gone by, the kids have grown, and I’m not only happy to have been there with my kids, but there are many more reasons I am aware of that made starting a home based business online the right move for me.

A big factor was freedom to set my schedule. A big misconception is that running a home based business isn’t the same as working. Many of my friends and family would often say something like, “Now that you’re not working, we should … ” or “Well, you’re not really working any more, so you have time for … “. Let’s be clear. I probably work harder for myself than I ever did for someone else. I’m working. But, again, I’m working for MY goals and ambitions and to build a legacy for my own children. What I love is the option to have a flexible schedule. When the boys had a basketball tournament, or my daughter had a volleyball game, I had the option to do the work before or after those games. Sometimes, that might mean staying up later or waking up earlier but that was a choice I was all too happy to have available to me.

Another big factor is the income, itself. Whether your goal is to replace your job, supplement job income, or create wealth, making money with a home based business gives the option to build as big or as small as you are prepared to work for. Not many jobs out there give you that option.

I’m not even sure how to categorize this next reason to start a home based business online but this is something that happened recently. My girlfriend is an amazingly talented singer. She is also building a home based business online. Recently, after a gig in Houston, she got caught in a flood during a record breaking storm. I wasn’t able to get to her but after a few hours she found her way to a hotel and was able to stay safe. When I was able to get to her the next day, we talked about the flood, how she got trapped, the kindness of people she met, and the challenges she faced. And then she said to me, “Oh … and I made a sale online last night!”.

How amazing is it that, even when she was facing the challenge of flooding in Houston, her home based online business was continuing to work for her?

That may be one of the most exciting things for me about running a home based business online. I absolutely love the fact that, no matter what I am doing, the systems I have in place are allowing my home based online business (and my income) to keep working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

I encourage anyone interested in staring a home based business to do your research. Consider your options and ask questions. Ask questions of any of the advertisers on this web site and find the home based business that is right for you.

The life you change could be your own!

About The Author:


Brian Rooney is a home based business professional since the year 2000. He enjoys playing bass in the Houston area and teaching people around the world how to build their own home based businesses.

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