Work At Home, But Don't Become A Slave To Your Business

Written by Kirk Bannerman

Althoughrepparttar expressed reasons for wanting to work from home are many and varied, most home based business owners citerepparttar 117150 ability to set their own hours as a major factor in their decision to work at home. However, many people that have work at home businesses often fall into a trap that flies directly inrepparttar 117151 face of their stated desire for time flexibility.

The strong growth in home based business activity continues and, according torepparttar 117152 Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy, fifty-two percent of ALL small businesses are home-based.

Some home based business owners have been known to become "workaholics" because their office is so accessible. Don't become a slave to your business...get out of your home office regularly to renew and revitalize yourself.

Closerepparttar 117153 door to your office or otherwise remove yourself from your designated "work area" and go into your "home" area to live your personal life. If your business involvesrepparttar 117154 use ofrepparttar 117155 telephone and you find it difficult to ignore a ringing phone inrepparttar 117156 office, simply turnrepparttar 117157 ringer off and turnrepparttar 117158 volume onrepparttar 117159 answering machine way down. If your business is internet based, just turn off your computer (or at least get away fromrepparttar 117160 monitor and keyboard).

As a work at home business entrepreneur, you certainly aren't required to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week just because your business is located in your home. After all, your office or workspace is just an area in your home...its not your home itself!

Is Working Part-Time a Practical Alternative to Working at Home?

Written by Kandi Traxel

Ask many working moms or stay at home moms whatrepparttar idyllic job situation would be and most will say, "If I could only work at home, make some extra money and still spend time with my family."

With allrepparttar 117149 scams inrepparttar 117150 home based business industry, many stay-at-home moms have a very difficult time finding legitimate and well paying home employment. It can be a costly experience, when you think you have found a great job opportunity only to find that you have been scammed by an unscrupulous individual you can’t contact. Hundreds of these so-called work-at-home schemes exist, and it can be very frustrating trying to weed thru them and find legitimate opportunities.

Many legitimate companies do hire stay-at-home moms. However, these jobs do tend to be scarce and many of them require that you have a great deal of experience or education to perform them. No one will "get rich quick" working at home. It will not happen. And those ads that guarantee that you will are false. Rememberrepparttar 117151 old saying "If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is"? Well it does hold true! So be careful when considering one of these opportunities.

So how is a mother supposed to do what she feels isrepparttar 117152 best for her family and still contribute financially?

Many of us stay at home moms, climb aboardrepparttar 117153 guilt train when we even consider doing something for ourselves; taking a little down time, finding a hobby or anything that we feel takes away time and energy from our homes, children, & husbands. We tend to forget that we too are human beings and day in day out “same ole same ole” can get very old, very fast.

There is an alternative to working at home, that takes up a very small portion of your time, can make you a little extra income and can get you out ofrepparttar 117154 house for a few hours. A part time job may just berepparttar 117155 answer you are looking for. Most part-time jobs require less than 32 hours per week and some require less than that. Now if you need to actually earn a living, then part time work would probably not be a wise choice for you. Part time jobs may have other drawbacks that make them bad choices as well.

A few things to consider: Part-time jobs rarely pay more than $6-$8 per hour depending on skills required, andrepparttar 117156 type of job you will be doing. Some jobs pay as much as $11-$12 per hour, but they are rare. Be prepared to earn just a little above minimum wage for most part time jobs.

Most part time jobs do not offer benefits. There are those that do, however. If you haverepparttar 117157 time to do your homework, you may just be able to find one that does. You will be better off, and more apt to find a good part time job, if you do not make this a top priority.

Many part time jobs are evenings and weekends. Many companies need people that are willing to work evenings throughoutrepparttar 117158 week, weekend days and evenings, and even holidays.

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