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Lets take a look at advantages of a WAH business. You are going to be your own boss. You call shots. This gives you a large amount of freedom on how you run your business, how you treat your customers etc. It also allows you a large amount of flexibility. If youíd rather work on your website today instead of writing a sales copy, go for it. As long as you keep things balanced and get everything done that needs attention, you can allow yourself a lot of flexibility. You can also move at your own pace. There isnít anybody (other than your bank account) that you are slowing down if you decide to spend day at park with your kids instead of taking inventory. You are also one that determines how much you make. The harder you work, and better you get at this, more money you will make. At a job you get an hourly wage or a salary thatís reviewed about once year. With a business it is up to you to generate as much income as you would like. Your own business also allows you to change with times as your interests or markets change. You may start out as owner of a dating site, but then become much more interested in wedding planning.
Donít get me wrong, owning a business does have its disadvantages as well. You usually have to invest at least a small amount of money and most definitely a lot of time upfront. This is not an instant reward kind of thing. You may be working for months without seeing much of a monetary reward. Youíll have to be prepared to live without much of a paycheck for a while. If you are currently working, you may want to consider keeping your job for a while and building your business in your spare time.
No matter what you decide, I would like to congratulate you for taking first steps to becoming a work at home mom. Always keep in mind that reason you are doing all this is to be able to spend more time with your kids, to get them out of daycare, to bring home a check to help with expenses or whatever else your reason may be. It isnít always going to be easy to balance family life and work life, particularly when they start happening in same house. But keep reason why you are doing this in mind and youíll get through it. And donít forget to have some fun along way.
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