People start a home based business for a variety of reasons. Classic reasons are ‘fire your boss’ and making extra money. But one reason many people give for starting a home business is that they want more quality time. More time to spend at home with your family. After all, time is the one thing you can’t get any more of. Who wants to spend their life at a job working for someone else while your kids are growing up without you?
This benefit alone has been a prime driving force for the growth of home based business over the past 10 years. Having the kind of control over your time that a home based business offers, allows you to take holidays like Thanksgiving to actually enjoy with your loved ones.
A home based business will require lots of work and sometimes it can feel like you’re working harder than you ever did at your job. You will have some 60+ hour work weeks and sometimes that can be discouraging. It’s especially discouraging if your home based business is not yet bringing in enough revenue for you. At the end of the day, you don’t always feel like your business is taking you anywhere.
But remember that you have plenty of control so be sure to set aside some time for yourself and your family. This balancing act will help give you this tremendous advantage over a job. Sure, a job might give you Thanksgiving Day off, but not all of them will give you a four day weekend out of it. In fact, employers are getting stingier all the time. So take some time with your family and enjoy this weekend!