Most people likely would just say they want to start a home business to make money. To what degree depends on the individual circumstances. It could be extra money to pay bills because the regular paycheck is not ‘stretching’ as far as necessary. It could be extra money for some special thing like a vacation or a new car for example. It could be extra money to create some savings or investments for retirement or a ‘safety net’.Money could be needed more critically if someone has lost their job and has been unable to find another one, and need to replace their salary. This is the scenario where they would be better off if they had started something part-time that they could capitalize on where ‘spare time’ is all they have right now! It is important to plan for the unexpected just like we should do for earthquakes or hurricanes, etc. Once the emergency hits, it is a little late to prepare.
Although when we are doing well and don’t think we have any problems it is normal to not worry, if somebody reads the news for the past few decades they should realize that ‘only by the grace of God go I’ is a real, true statement. It could happen to anyone. Don’t get complacent because you know you do your best to do a good job, and often ‘go the extra mile’ to exceed expectations; that is no insurance at all. When companies make decisions to eliminate jobs, it is positions that they are looking at, not people. Be prepared. Save your money, start building something on your own to increase your security. Do it now before it is critical.
There are blogs and other social network communications from people who call themselves the ‘used to haves’ – these are people who used to have good jobs and enjoyed a good salary and all the things you can buy; they are people who are educated and skilled. Yet they lost everything through no fault of their own. They lost their jobs and their salary because their company merely wanted to make more money and so they moved their operations ‘overseas’ where they do not have minimum wage laws or taxes. The ‘used to haves’ are now struggling to pay their bills, have no prospects for jobs and are every day becoming more and more depressed and deeper in the hole.
It is therefore surprising that more of them do not arrive at the possibility of starting a business online from home. They do have for the most part education and skills – they must know how to do quite a few things that could be ways to earn money from home. Of course many are willing to make less money or work longer or just to do anything out of desperation. Another option they have is to apply at temporary agencies to get assignments that can just help to tide them over until they find permanent work.
Yes, for the most part wanting to start a business from home is mostly about money – but there is a lot more to it as far as feeling strong and feeling good about yourself because you are doing more than what is expected – because you always feel you can accomplish more, and because you are going to be prepared for the unexpected (and if it never comes you will find something to do with a nice chunk of money you have saved!)