Why are so many people turning to their computers these days to create their own home-based internet marketing business? There are a variety of different incentives which motivate people to go down this particular route. Some will initially be looking to enhance their income from their existing employment. Some, on the other hand, are looking to replace their current employment with their own home business. For those in the latter category it is possible to begin building their own home-based business alongside existing work. Just a few hours each week can be all that it takes. When the time is right they can then fire their boss and go solo with their new business.
For most the keyword for their move isn’t money but Freedom That’s Freedom from a boss; Freedom from the daily commute; Freedom to spend more quality time with family and friends; Freedom to give more time and energy to hobbies and interests; Freedom from money worries; Freedom to make their own choices and live their lives the way they want to live them. There is a saying that: “Money is a means to an end and not an end in itself”. The value of money is in the freedom and quality of life which it can bring. This is what is motivating many people to explore how to start a home-based business.
Obviously money is an essential. We like to feel that we are earning enough to give ourselves and our families the lifestyle we wish for. We love the idea of being in control of our own destiny, but the world of employment denies us that. A home-based internet marketing business has the power to give us both the freedom and the control that we crave.
Internet marketing is a business; – it is work! That work needs to be done, but with a home-based business you can do that work when and where you wish. This is one of the big pluses with such a business but it is, oddly, also one of its problems. Working for yourself requires great discipline and perseverance. You have no boss to direct your work so you must direct yourself. Some people find this difficult, especially when working at home.
It is important to be able to separate working time and leisure/family time. This can be achieved by ‘geographical’ means; – by that I mean that you will have a work station within your home. When you enter that space you put on your business hat. Alternatively, it can be achieved by ‘temporal’ means; certain times of day are ‘working times’ and must be inviolate. You will need to acquire that kind of discipline or working from home could be difficult.
At this point I would like to dispel a few myths about a home-based internet marketing business. First of all it not a get-rich-quick scheme, and ignore anyone who tries to tell you that it is. The potential for high earnings is certainly there, but this will not come overnight and whether or not you achieve such income will depend on your willingness to learn the business and put in the time and effort required. Many newcomers to the business fall by the wayside because they are just not prepared to do what it takes to succeed.
If you want the freedom that a home-based internet marketing business can provide; if you wish to take control of your life in a way that is never possible as an employee; if you have the commitment and the perseverance to make the business work for you, then come on in, – the water’s lovely.