If you can learn to make money in your spare time, you can parlay that time and energy into a home business. With desire and determination, you could even turn a small business into a multinational corporation. Yes, I know I’m getting ahead of myself, but why not dream big?
If you think that owning your own business is not for you, below are a few articles that might change your mind. I recommend reading these articles so you can discover the many benefits of being an entrepreneur rather than an employee.
A Home Business is Better Than a Job
I realize that not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur, but there are only a few good reasons for wanting a job. You may think a job offers a steady paycheck and job security. But have you ever been laid off or fired without warning? What about having your hours reduced or your benefits eliminated?
Steve Pavlina’s article 10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job offers insights into the disadvantages of working for someone else. Even though I felt I was well-versed on this topic, I still managed to learn something new.
Not everyone has the skill set to start a successful business, but that is why partnerships can be very effective in launching a new venture. However, I still think that for many people, it’s possible to run a small money-making business based on interests and skills. The missing ingredient is often motivation. By reading Pavlina’s article, you might get the push you need to seriously consider leaving your day job.
The Best Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur
Here is a good article from Entrepreneur.com. In 20 Reasons to Start Your Own Business the author Mike Templeman, an entrepreneur himself, provides the many benefits for starting a business including financial independence, a sense of pride, a flexible schedule, and more free time.
This is an article you should bookmark to remind yourself of all you have to gain by starting your own business. You don’t have to aspire to be the next Bill Gates. A tiny part-time at-home business is enough for most people. It’s your life, so choose the right path.
Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it does make finding happiness much easier.
Work for Yourself with a Home Business
The hack 7 Reasons Being an Entrepreneur and Working For Yourself Rocks! by Sarah Anton is a quick read with a basic overview of the main reasons to embrace entrepreneurship. Although this article isn’t very insightful – and at times even nonsensical- you can learn something about the traits of successful entrepreneurs just by reading the subheadings.
If you decide to do more than just scan the page, be prepared for a lot of exclamation points and sentences such as this: “It doesn’t matter what your business is, everything you sell will directly go into your pocket when you become an entrepreneur.”
Maybe you can bookmark this article as well and just scan it every time your job or job hunting takes its toll on your peace of mind. Use it as a reminder of everything that awaits you if you decide to become an entrepreneur.
“Your Essential Fix of Entrepreneurial Ideas”
Springwise offers a repository of “promising, unique and innovative” business ideas from around the world. I have been a subscriber to the weekly newsletter for a few years now and I am often astonished by what people come up with.
Did you know there are now 3D printed cars? It also seems that tobacco can be used to fuel airplanes. Perhaps you want to take advantage of the new beer that purports to help you solve problems. If you want to expand your view of what is possible, or want some inspiration, or new business models, then subscribe to a free weekly or daily Springwise newsletter.
A home business offers many benefits, but it’s not without its challenges. Fortunately, there is endless information available on how to successfully run a small at-home business.
So what is stopping you?