I have been running a home based business for almost 6 years now. I can tell you that my experiences with this range from the good to the bad, as well as some times of stability. If you are considering the options of staying in your p.j.s and working from home, then you will also want to consider the risks and benefits that are involved in working from home and as an entrepreneur.
When I began my home based business, I didn’t know what I was doing. In all honesty, I jumped into it as a way of meeting side income and to polish up on my writing skills, because it was something I enjoyed. I never expected it to bring stable income, but when it did, I was a very happy individual. However, getting to the point of stable income also meant going through fluctuations, rejections and learning lessons of how to run an online business. It also meant a steep learning curve with the dos and dont’s of business. Any true entrepreneur will tell you about the same learning curve of the first years of business.
If you can get past the fluctuations of the first two to three years of home based business, then you can expect the good to begin to appear. Continuous clients, increasing the stability of your craft and finding alternatives to reach success all become a part of the enjoyment of the home based business. Anyone who begins to move into the depths of this particular alternative finds that it becomes more of a journey, rather than a monotonous way of making money. For some, this may seem like a downfall, while others will thrive on the challenge.
The point is – make sure you know what you are getting into when you build a home based business. The beginning is a learning curve and this continues, even as you reach levels of success. If you want to make sure that you are working toward the right solutions for your finances, then you will also want to consider whether the risk is the right alternative and if it fits into what you need at a given time.