Much has been written about working from your own home.
Many people seem suspicious when they think about ideas that they can "work" whilst at home -- I'm not sure why; housewives and househusbands have been doing it for years!
For some people, there seems to be some sort of strange separation of workplace and homestead. By tearing down this distinction, however, you can reap some very serious benefits. Nowhere is this more obvious than in running a mail-order business from your home.
What are some of these benefits and advantages that you can gain from running a mail order business from your home?
Well, there are probably hundreds, but some of major ones include:
1. Savings on initial investments. Instead of having to rent office space, new phone lines, new personnel and all rest... for a lot of new mail-order startups, all you need is an idea, a clean kitchen table, a recipe box and ambition!
2. Clear communication channels. With advent of Internet, and especially e-mail, it has become easier and easier for you to keep in contact with your customers without having to get in your car and drive all around town.
Now, you can communicate with all your contacts and prospects without having to leave your computer. And much of this can be automated with tools readily available through GetResponse (http://www.GetResponse.com/?33969) and Roibot (http://www.roibot.com/r.cgi?R504_ROIbot)
3. More time with your family. Big business has always had reputation for being "anti-family" -- you can choose your career or you can choose your family.
With mail-order businesses, you get to choose both. In fact, many mail-order businesses become family businesses, with kids helping mom and dad to lick stamps and stuff envelopes. My teenage daughters do this and split income with me (great for taxation purposes)