Even with the drawbacks there are many reasons why this particular career choice is one of the most rewarding ones on the planet.
I can’t even imagine going back to a job with a boss – it sends shivers up my spine.
You’re the Boss
Yes, this fact carries a certain level of pressure with it, but on the upside, you literally answer to nobody but yourself! In a J.O.B., you might have to follow the “customer is always right” rule.
Well guess what? In Internet marketing, you don’t have to put up with rude customers – you can fire them if you don’t feel you’re being treated fairly. You’ll run across one of those people you can’t please no matter what – the kind who complain and lash out and because they’re online and not face-to-face, they’re blatantly rude to you.
You don’t have to take that. Unsubscribe them from your list. Blacklist them from being able to buy from you again. Some of these naysayers are serial refunders and internet marketers talk – we know who steals from us and who’s an honest buyer.
As your own boss, you make the rules – and that includes setting your own schedule. You even decide where to work – maybe you’ll stay in your home office, or maybe you’ll take the laptop to your favorite coffee shop.
Or… you might work on your back porch like I do! I love to “work outside”… it gives my eyes a nice view while I’m thinking.
I took mine to Mexico last summer (and plan to take my “business” with me to Italy this year). Whenever we’d pop in from the beach to our condo, I’d quickly check emails to make sure my customers were all taken care of and then I’d leave 10 minutes later to swim some more. I checked in 3 times a day – morning, afternoon, and before bed – worked a total of 30 minutes a day in 10 minute increments. That’s worth it!
You Have No Salary Cap
Nobody is going to pay you as generously as you’ll pay yourself. With your own home business, you don’t have to worry about “making the grade” for your next raise or getting promoted to a new position.
Your level of income and success is totally up to you – there’s no glass ceiling. Your income can rise as fast as you want it – depending on how much work you want to put into your entrepreneurial venture.
You Have a Wide Variety of Options
There are many different making money from home business models to choose from. You can even create one of your own. A home business allows you to explore the ideas you like and build a business doing what you love every day.
You have virtually unlimited options when deciding on what type of business to create.
I know I’ve been at corporations where all the employees were scratching their heads wondering why management made the decisions they did – that won’t be an issue here because you’re at the helm steering the boat.
When you come to a crossroads in your business and you see three different opportunities that appeal to you, you get to choose which direction you take and enjoy every step of the way.
Making an Informed Decision
What do you think so far? Is an Internet marketing business something you’d honestly like to try, or would you prefer to look into a simple corporate gig? It’s kind of like those online dating profiles you have to fill out – they have “deal-breakers” in there for a reason – so people won’t waste time.
Did you have a deal-breaker or did the perks far outweigh any obstacle you might encounter?
There’s no shame in deciding a home business isn’t for you. At the same time, if you believe you can succeed online, you shouldn’t listen to anyone who tries to tell you otherwise – even yourself.
Take this decision seriously. Remember, you’re considering a business venture, not a new hobby. In the end, it’s up to you to follow your heart and do what’s right in your unique situation.
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