One home based business notion is that people can spend less time working than they currently do with a full time job. That’s one of those things that’s not really true but might be true after some time.
Let’s say you have a full time job of 40 hours per week. Then let’s say you spend an additional hour each day commuting to and from work. So that’s really a 45 hour week isn’t it? A week is made up of 168 hours total. Assuming you allow 8 hours for sleep per night, that would be 56 hours of sleep each week. So our ‘waking week’ is really only 112 hours. Subtract the 45 hours for the job and that leave us 67 hours per week.
Now a 30 minute commute is probably a conservative estimate when held up against reality. I know several people in my own circle of acquaintances who easily have an hour each way. Furthermore, many people with full time jobs often put in overtime each week. So in many cases, people with jobs spend half their waking hours each week attending to their job outside of the home.
It’s no wonder the idea of a home based business is so attractive! Why give all that precious time to someone else, somewhere else? Many people add up those hours and ask “Why .. oh why am I doing that?”
Oh but even with a home based business you will have to do the work and put in the time. And I can tell you from experience that in building a successful home business, you will put in more than 45+ hours per week. It takes time, lots of time and work to build that successful home based business. That’s the reality! At some point down the road, if your home business can bring you residual income, you will spend less time. But it won’t come right away. Ah well, at least from the start you don’t have the commute!