Some of the benefits fall into a tangible category such as the possibility of increased income and more time available for family.
However, there is an equally important category of benefits that could best be described as intangible.
These benefits are difficult to quantify with a specific monetary amount but instead refer to the happiness and sense of satisfaction that is gained by the home-based business person.
I will briefly explore a few of the tangible and intangible benefits that are present when beginning and running a home-based business.
First off on most people's minds when they think about starting a home business is the potential for a salary significant enough to replace current employment.
And, while there are certainly many that fit this profile, it is more likely that your new business will be an addition to your current job rather than a replacement.
Think of your new home business as a great way to save for retirement, pay off a few bills, and perhaps even put a little money away for a vehicle down payment.
Then, if your business exceeds your expectations, you can quit your "day job".
Another benefit to owning your own home business is that it gives you the ability to have control over your own success.
While it's true that you do have some semblance of control in a typical "9 to 5" you're very much at the mercy of bad bosses, nepotism, and other disadvantages found in many workplaces.
Some of the other reasons why starting a home business is a good idea have nothing to do with financial gain.
One of the main reasons I began my own business was to learn new skills that I could put to use in my everyday employment.
A few years ago I knew nothing about designing websites.
I had used the "WYSIWYG" editors to create basic homepages that were, at best, poor.
However, through time spent learning HTML and other web tasks I now consider myself at least an average website developer.
A second reason to start a home business is that it gives you a tremendous sense of pride.
You can brag to your friends and family about the great website you created or the tremendous sales you've made.
There's nothing more satisfying than feeling good about yourself.
As I've mentioned, there are dozens of reasons why you may want to begin your own home business.
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