Making Money at Home
The idea of making money at home is
attractive to many people and for good reason. There are some definite
advantages to having a home based business, but there are also a few possible
drawbacks. In this page we will look at some of them.
One of the
major advantages that appealed to me was that I did not have to get up and rush
around to get to work on time. No fighting traffic, punching a clock or putting
up with growly bosses or complaining co-workers. If I wake up late, fine, if I
wake up early and want to start early OK. I can even work in my house coat and
slippers if I want. My weekends are whenever I decide they are.
Another obvious reason why making money at home is a good idea. You can be with
your family, it is nice to be there and have extra time with them. You are
already getting the bonus time that would have been spent getting to and from
Those two reasons alone would be enough to get me going.
However they are also the two areas that can cause problems. Because you do not
have a boss watching your production you have to do it yourself. We all have
days when we don't want to get up and get started. If you are working for
somebody else the potential threat of losing that job is usually enough to get
I have to admit that I can be very lazy at times. I
have had to set up my own internal 'boss', If I want time off I have to promise
to make it up later and really do it. My internal boss can get really mean at times.
will also be necessary to train the people around you. For some reason when you
have a home business other people seem to think you have time to spare. With
children in the home it is obvious that they will want your attention.
Fortunately they will quickly understand that you are at work and need to make
money, don't just tell them you are busy, tell them you are at work. When you
take a coffee or lunch break you can spend time with them.
the toughest ones I had to handle was someone that I had worked with at the
hotel. He was a nice, friendly character and I did not want to be rude to him.
He would come to visit after his shift at 3 O'clock in the afternoon and want to
chat. Despite some very broad hints about me working, he would still show up at
One day I went to the hotel in the middle of his shift
and started talking away at him and generally getting in the way. Of course he
started raising objections, which I ignored. It took him about twenty minutes
before he realized what I was doing. "OK Ray, I get the message." We were able
to stay friends after that.
When you start making money at home then you become eligible for
some tax breaks. I work from my home in Canada, you should check with an
accountant in your area to find out which tax deductions you will be entitled
to. Some of the ones that I can claim are: a portion of mortgage or rent, some
phone and long distance charges, gas mileage, entertainment expenses, travel and
Of course to claim them you must also report your
income. Keep it legal and honest, it is much cheaper in the long run. When you
start to make money then it is a good idea to hire an accountant, they can save
you a lot of tax money and their fees are tax deductible too.
Whether you are looking for ways to make extra money or working out how to get
rich, a home based business is a great idea. As always your success will depend
on you. Making money at home must be looked upon as a business, it is not for
the faint of heart or lazy. Any business requires time and effort.
If you are looking for a way to avoid work then do not go into business for
yourself. Most self employed people work more hours, and often less pay, at
least when they first start out. There have been many times when I have worked
fourteen or more hours in a day. However if you are doing something you enjoy to
make money then it does not seem like work.
There are so many ways to earn a living
and more with a home business. You will find some ideas on my other pages, and I
will be adding more. Making money at home is work but it is fun and rewarding
work. Watching your dream grow is very exciting.
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