3 Ways a Home-Based Business Improves Your Life
Filed under: Financial Fitness
Everyone wants to work from home. You probably picture yourself kicked back in your pajamas, leisurely working as you watch TV, and never having to fight rush-hour traffic again. Yes, these are all benefits of starting a home-based business, but jammies and The View are really pretty small benefits when you consider the following changes you can make to your lifestyle.
Financial freedom. When you work for a corporation, most of your labor goes toward making money for them, not you. When you run your own home-based business, you reap the direct rewards of all of your efforts. The end result can be more income, less debt, and the ability to reward yourself with a new car or family home.
Your newfound financial freedom might also offer you the opportunity to plan for a brighter future. Grow your nest egg, stash an emergency fund in the bank, or save for your child’s college education. Running your own home-based business offers you the chance to increase your income as needed, because your results are directly tied to your efforts.
More time with your family. How many times have you had to say “no” to your kids, because of a schedule conflict with work? No, you can’t take that karate class… No, we can’t go to the beach… No, I can’t make it to the school event at 2:-00 in the afternoon. It’s hard saying no to the people you love most, especially when they’re only asking for your time. But that’s what working parents often find themselves doing, because supporting the family means pleasing the boss.
When you start a home-based business, you are the boss. You make the schedule, and you can say “yes” to your family more often. Many people who start home-based businesses are able to offer their children the equivalent of a stay-at-home parent; when couples go into business together, you can enjoy even greater freedom as a family!
Improved health. Starting a home-based business carries one obvious advantage; no more daily commute to the office! That’s just the right amount of extra time to hit the gym, take a yoga class, meditate, or engage in a variety of healthy activities that you enjoy. Now that your income is not tied to the office, your time is your own. You can arrange your daily schedule to fit your needs, lower your stress level, and take better care of yourself both emotionally and physically. These effects will ripple outward, helping you find greater satisfaction in all areas of your life.
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