Just the other day, I get a call from the school my daughter attends telling me she was running a fever and I needed to pick her up. Now, let’s be honest, if I were working at a brick and mortar job, the ability to just get up and leave probably would not have been an option for me.
While I was driving toward the school, I began to count my blessings that I’m able to drop what I was doing prior to the phone call and bring her home to take care of. That is the beauty of being your own work from home Boss. The fact that I was able to do so, reminded me of how fortunate we are to have that privilege which led me to write this article.
10 Powerful Advantages to Being Your Own Boss:
1. Choosing to be your own boss
The opportunity of owning your business is endless. Pursuing your own home-based business isn’t something to take lightly. It takes a lot of planning and decision making based on your own passions and support from your family. Ask yourself what are your goals and aspirations. Then figure out if choosing to be your own boss is something you really want. Determination and persistence are important qualities to have and is a true source for success.
2. Set your working schedule
It feels so good to be able to set a schedule that works only for you. I personally can choose to work in the early hours of the day or burn the midnight oil. Since you’re the boss you decide what works best for your own circumstances.
3. The beauty of the Internet
With the Internet, we have access at our fingertips! There are so many tools available online that help to connect and get work done. Things like email marketing, events, and network scheduling are only but a few awesome things you can do. Your business dictates your requirements and the Internet makes it that much easier to attain.
You get to own your website showcasing your business. Set up a website for a fraction of the cost of a daily cup of coffee and be available to your customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week around the globe. Hosting companies are so affordable now and easy to set up.
5. Dress code
Wearing a pair of jeans is my go-to clothing item. I can dress them up with a nice blazer and boots or wear them down with just a t-shirt and sneakers. On days where I don’t need to go out, I can work in my PJ’s. The freedom to wear what I want when I want is so liberating. No one can dictate a dress code for me. I can even wear shorts in the steaming hot Florida weather without hesitation.
6. Opportunity for stay at home moms
Owning your business is perfect for the stay at home mom. You are able to stay home, take care of the kids, house and still be able to earn an income at your own pace. Doesn’t being your own Boss sound good? It’s a win-win situation for you and your family. Here are a few legitimate home based business ideas:
- Blogging – You really can make money blogging when you put hard work into it. Blogging requires a different set of skills, creativity and lots of mental energy.
- Tutoring – You can offer to tutor on just about any topic out there. This type of business will also require you to be an expert in the field so that you can teach others. You can make anywhere from $15 to $25 dollars an hour.
- Virtual assistant – Provide virtual assistants skills in any part of the world.
- Social media manager – There are many people who need assistance with social media marketing. Start your own business by offering your knowledge and make money doing it.
- Sell a product – Create an online store and sell your own product(s).
- Affiliate marketer – Become an affiliate marketer by selling other people’s product(s).
Whether you work out in the wee hours of the morning or when your kids are in school, getting your metabolism up and going is exercise we all hope to accomplish. You can plan your routine whenever you choose too without having the pressure of going into work somewhere else. Being your own Boss gives you that option.
8. Don’t answer to anyone
The ability to make a decision based on your own business goals is the best feeling in the world. You don’t need to answer to anyone but yourself if you’re a sole proprietor. Aside from answering to the duties of parenthood, there really isn’t anything in the way for growth.
9. Quality time with those that matter
If you’re a parent, then you know how important quality time is for your family. The freedom to hang out with them whenever you want is priceless. Things, like taking a stroll at the park, bike riding, playing frisbee, taking a dip in the pool, watching a matinee movie or just turning off all electronics to talk are memories they will cherish forever.
10. Decide how much money you want to make
Imagine a lifestyle that you’ve always wanted. You can work as much as you want or as little as you want. Many people who own their own businesses set up tasks in auto-pilot; which gives them freedom to take a vacation while still making money. I always like to remind myself of this fantastic quote by the late great Muhammed Ali…”If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.”
Do you agree? Can you add to the above 10 Powerful Advantages to Being Your Own Boss? Please share by leaving your comments below.
About the author: Sonia Colon is writer/publisher of My Fashion E-Mall Blog. She is also a business owner at Books About Me. Sign up for the blogs newsletter and never miss a powerful business marketing article plus receive a FREE eBook on ‘How to Rock Your Business with A Blog’.
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