Some Benefits of an Online Business

Last Update: May 07, 2017

Running a business entirely online comes with many benefits, and in this post I'll name just a few to whet the appetite for those who are considering taking this route, but haven't yet made up their minds. Let's look at some benefits of an online business.

You Can Work From Anywhere

Depending on the type of online business you set up, chances are you will be able to effectively operate it from anywhere that you have access to the internet. You can work from home, or spend some time in the local park with your laptop. You can even take your business with you when you go on vacation, or relocate overseas if that's your goal.

Spend More Time With Family and Friends

Being able to spend more time at home with our loved ones is the goal of many when it comes to doing a business online. Life is short and time quickly passes by. We want to seize every opportunity we can to spend time with the people that matter most to us - our family and friends. When you run a business from home online this enables you to spend more quality time with those you truly care about.

Work Your Own Hours

It will take a degree of discipline to work for yourself online, as there will be work to do, but at least you have options now. You can pick and choose your work hours, scheduling things around other chores and activities you might need to do. Sometimes you might decide to take a day off, whereas another day you may work twelve hours. The choice is yours.

Low Overheads

If you are operating your online business from a home office, then you running costs and overheads will be considerably lower than if you were renting out office space. Things like internet and phone bills are bills you would be paying anyway, and often all you need to run your home based business is the internet and a computer. Depending on where you are, you can likely claim a portion of these household utilities as tax deductions, because you are working from home.

No Commute To Work and Back

This saves time, frustration and money. Your daily commute will be from the bedroom to your home office down the hall, fresh coffee in hand. This gives you even more time to dedicate to your work, or spending time with your family. It also saves on the cost of fuel, or paying for public transport.

True Lifestyle Freedom

The best part of running an online business is it allows you to experience true lifestyle freedom. At the end of the day, having an abundant and fulfilling life is what it's really all about.

The training and continued support of the Wealthy Affiliate community has allowed this to become a reality for myself and thousands of others here. Time and money freedom has always been my goal and Wealthy Affiliate has helped me achieve that.


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mijareze Premium
Thanks Darren for a good read.
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks, Darren for these encouraging posts that you are creating. It reminds me of why I'm really doing this. You remind of those people who I used to do Amway with. They alway talk about financial freedom. Thanks for all your sharing of financial freedom.
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sherlock77 Premium
Funny you mention Amway, because it was at an Amway meeting that I first heard the Freedom = Time and Money phrase. That would have been way back in the early 90s.
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bigrog44 Premium
I did Amway back in the late 90s. I had the fear that destroyed me. I was not used to being around too many people at that time. Nowadays I don't have too much fear. I'm a cashier at Target and I always deal with people.
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Flavour1 Premium
Hello Darren,

You are very correct. I refer to it as freedom of time, freedom of location and freedom of money.

Thanks for sharing information.

Regards
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sherlock77 Premium
Freedom in some form is everything when it comes to having a lifestyle you enjoy :)
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kasage00 Premium
I agree with all the above! I got so tired of forcing myself to a job I hated and getting a lousy pay in return. I lived my life on someone else's terms for too long, now I'm living life on my own terms.
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sherlock77 Premium
Way to go!
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Dmk71152 Premium
another good one.
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tjandro1 Premium
Good post. How can anyone not want that.
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sherlock77 Premium
I agree, it's something that would appeal to everybody in one way or another.
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MKearns Premium
Those are great amenities!
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lynnsam61 Premium
Good points and thanks for sharing.
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sherlock77 Premium
Thanks for reading :)
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susanmacneil Premium
Another great post!
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sherlock77 Premium
Cheers.
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ABromley Premium
The internet and the use of computers is the main industry today for either financial or pleasure pursuits.
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sherlock77 Premium
It certainly is.
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DShensky Premium
every industry across the board has changed with the use of computers and the Internet---walk into any Starbucks today and people are sitting there working and drinking coffee while conducting meetings
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sherlock77 Premium
Yes, it's a totally different world these days.
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Oyz49 Premium
Thanks for sharing, good points :)
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RikaSF Premium
Very good points Darren. Thanks for sharing:)
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