As a Stay at Home Mom, you probably have quite a busy life, and if you would like to continue to stay at home and still somehow earn a decent living, you may be considering starting a business that you can run from your home. This is really such a great idea because it is a relatively inexpensive and effective way to run a business. But before you make your decision there are some things you will need to consider. Even though operating your business from home can give you greater options and flexibility than an external office based business, running a business from home, and working in the same place as you live will definitely have an impact on your home and family life.
So here are a few key factors you should keep in mind when deciding to run a business from home:
For a stay at home mom (or dad) there are obviously many favorable advantages to running your own business from home. It will be completely up to you whether you choose to work full or part time depending on your needs and goals. Most Online Home Businesses will have very low risk, and minor cost investment. You will be able to set yourself up to earn a great income from the comfort of your own home, while having none of the headaches and troubles that finding a premises to rent or a shop front to maintain will cause. If your business is online, you will also have the great advantage of being able to do business all day and all night because of your access to the entire world. You will also be allowed to work at your own comfortable pace that works for you without the common office and workplace distractions. And, of course, one of the main reasons which is likely motivating you to want to work from home is that you will be able to keep your children out of daycare and you will be home and able to be there for your family.
Key Questions you should Ask Yourself:
1. Will you have the full support of your family in running your business from home? Having support from your family members will ensure that you are able to stay committed to your goals and be able to allocate your time and stay prioritized with all of your tasks.
2. Am I good at setting and maintaining priorities? There can be so many distractions when you are attempting to build a business from home: your children, housework, errands etc… To make this work you will need to stay focused and schedule the appropriate times for when things will need to get done.
3. Do I really have the discipline to do what it takes? When you are running a business from home, you won’t have a boss to tell you what to do, you will need to be your own boss and be absolutely determined if you want to make this work.
There are so many stay at home moms who have managed to make a great living running their business from home but remember, this is serious. If you treat it like a hobby, then that’s probably the kind of income you will make; small, part-time hobby money. Do not procrastinate. You will need to put in hard work and have a positive attitude and work ethic in order to succeed.
For many stay at home moms, having an online home business is a great and profitable choice, but that does not mean it is an easy choice or that it is for everyone. If you are willing to do what it takes and surround yourself with positive mentors, however, you will be doing your family a great favor and reaping the benefits of a home business for years!
Shawn Stoik is a stay at home dad and Top Internet Marketer, who trains and mentors other stay at home parents to learn to build a profitable business from the comfort of their own home. For more information about Internet Marketing and how to build a profitable business from home, please visit http://www.48gonow.com and request you Free Special Report!