I wrote recently about the advantages of operating a home-based business. I decided it was only fair to present the other side.
- Flexible schedule. Though also an advantage, if you aren’t disciplined, the “flexibility” makes it hard to focus on getting your work done.
- Lack of Accountability. In the typical work environment, there’s a lot of external pressure to get stuff accomplished.
- You Are 100% Responsible for Results. In the typical office or on the job site, there’s often much finger pointing when things go wrong, but your paycheck doesn’t change unless you’re a commissioned salesperson. When you are the business owner, when things do not go as planned, even if it’s “not your fault”, you don’t get paid.
There you have it. 3 “challenges” to counter 5 “advantages” to operating a home-based business.