Some Benefits of an Online Business
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.
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.