Discover Why a Work-From-Home Business is Started Every 11 Seconds
There’s a movement sweeping the nation — women who are choosing to become home-based business owners in order to create the life they want, or that they need. While there are plenty of entrepreneurs whose only motivation is to make money, today more people are choosing to start a business primarily to fit their lifestyle; to bring more harmony to their work and personal lives.
How do these work-at-home businesses bring about work/life bliss? Simply put, they offer more free time for personal and family matters while still providing financial success and stability. Changes in job situations often cause people to re-examine their lives and open up new opportunities that better fit their lifestyle. Becoming a work-at-home business owner offers a viable and desirable alternative to the daily grind. You may have spent hours sitting at a desk job thinking that while the money may be good, the lifestyle is not.
Running your own business provides opportunities to make more money than if you were employed by someone else. You are in control of your income and how much, or little, you work. Working from home can also save you a lot of money. According to HuffingtonPost.com, the average American spends $2,000 on gas, $500 on dry cleaning, $2,000 on lunch, $1,000 on coffee and $7,436 on childcare.
When you work for yourself, and at home, your overhead is limited. You don’t have big office space you have to rent or buy. Your salary and benefits are all up to you. Work-at-home businesses are great to start due to their lower-than-average start-up costs, which usually total a few hundred versus a few thousand dollars. In fact, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation puts the average cost of starting a new business from scratch at just over $30,000.
If you choose to own and operate a work-at-home business, you won’t be alone. Not by a long shot. In fact, a recent survey of U.S. businesses indicates the majority of owners start their businesses at home. The number of home-based businesses in the U.S. nearly doubled in the last decade, reaching 18.3 million in 2010. If you’ve considered starting your own business but the idea seemed complicated or terrifying, remember that not all start-ups are the same.
Owning a business doesn’t have to mean searching for venture capital funding, or spending 70 hours a week trying to get your company off the ground — on the contrary, these are the minority. You can join the millions of women who have started a home-based business, with small investments in time and money, for the sole purpose of creating a lifestyle that fits their needs or desires. It’s possible to earn a rewarding living while caring for your aging parents, or working four hours a day so you can attend your child’s school play. Take the step today to the lifestyle you want to live. Whether that’s spending more time with family, reducing stress, or traveling — with a work-at-home business, you get to decide.
Read the whole article on the Arise Work From Home Blog.