Becoming an online business owner could be the best move you make for a number of reasons. Not only does it give you the flexibility to work around family and life commitments, but operating a successful online business speaks volumes of your capabilities. Let’s see what life could life look like for you before you hit ‘publish.’
Financial freedom and independence
When you’re operating your own business every extra dollar of profit made is money in your pocket, not your bosses, which means uncapped earning potential. So whether you’re just looking to make some extra cash alongside a full-time job, or want to start working from home, you’re the one determining the big business decisions and the income you attract.
When it comes time to plan your next family holiday, you may now have the choice between a weekend getaway or a four week overseas adventure, all because you have your own online business. Working as your own boss means you have the freedom to make business decisions that will increase your sales and ultimately give your savings account an added boost. Another bonus is that you can forget having to request annual leave months in advance. Pack up the car and head off as little or as often as you like, because you now get to choose when are where you work.
Work from home
Having the choice of when and where you work is probably one of the biggest pros of operating online. Your virtual business may mean no customer facing work or clients meetings, so trading the suit and heels, for towel and sunscreen can be a reality for most online business owners.
Even the little things add up. Think of the time you’ll save not having to get ready for work each day and avoiding the dreaded morning commute. Instead you can fit a few hours in around school drop-off or before your afternoon Pilates class. The choice is yours, and depending on how much or how little business growth you aim to achieve, you’re the one that determines how many hours to spend online each day.
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More time for family
When you’re not stuck at work tying up last minute deadlines, you can make time for what’s important, such as spending quality time at home with the family. Depending on the product or service you’re offering, you may not need an online presence during the usual nine to five working hours. This gives you the freedom to choose when to work and those few spare hour between dinner and bed may prove to be your most productive.
Managing time between your work and family with an online business means you’re the one that’s in control. Working from home also allows you to plan ahead where you can schedule your family
and other life commitments weeks or months in advance. Parent teacher interviews or soccer practice will soon become less of a juggling act when you’re organised and can spread your workload out across the weeks.
Quick and easy set up
Your online business options are endless and the model you choose to operate from can make it as straight-forward or as complex as needed. So consider your options, from contracting to an existing online provider, to freelancing or diving head-first into your own e-commerce start-up. Choosing a business direction that fits around home-life will make a huge difference to how your life looks as an online business owner.
Once you’ve come up with a great business concept, next comes the set up, which you can do for dirt cheap and fast. For minimal outlay you can get your business idea up and running in as little as a day, which means you can forget having to pour time into it months ahead, plus it poses less of a risk to your savings account. It’s a win, win.
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