True or False - You Are Your Own Boss in a Home Business
Are you really your own boss in your home business?
In a way this is true and another way it isn’t.
On the surface, it seems so. You decide what you want to do, that is what type of business you’d like to develop. You can work somewhat flexible hours, thus around your family’s schedule. You don’t need to commute. You don’t have to worry about professional dress unless you’re meeting customers. You can determine what you’ll charge.
However…are you entirely your own boss?
- Your business depends on customers who can be enjoyable to work with, very difficult or somewhere in between. With various types of services, you have to work around your customer’s schedules not your own.
- Your getting paid depends on the satisfaction of your customer. You may encounter some customers/clients who decide you’ve not fulfilled your agreement and pay you less or not at all.
- You often must create (such as in commissioned art, dressmaking, landscaping, etc.) what the client wants. You’re not free to do it entirely as you desire.
- Working according to a customer/client’s wishes can become frustrating.
- Mass producing items for customers can become boring, but in order to earn the income, you must adhere to the customer’s desires.
There are benefits to owning your own business, as long as you’re aware of the downside of “being your own boss.” Simply realize you’re not a free spirit if you want to earn a living this way…at least until you’ve established a name and reputation which will give you more flexibility.
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