By Kathy Wilson
Starting an internet business is in my opinion, one of the
fastest and smartest ways women today can make money. Here are
10 reasons for starting an internet business, and one reason
why you shouldn’t!
1. Money. Pure and simple, we all could use a more of it.
Whether it’s to get out of debt, build a retirement, or just
simply make ends meet. With the right guidance, an internet
business can start generating income almost immediately.
2. Family. Let’s face it Moms, a lot of you want to be home
with your kids. A work at home job is great for just that
reason…unless you have to leave home for appointments,
or sales calls. Then you’re right back to babysitters and
away from your kids. An internet business truly lets you run
3. Self Esteem. Many of us are so busy being Moms, and wives,
and community members, we forget to forge something in our
lives that reflects our inner selves. Starting (and becoming
successful) in your own business can boost your feelings of
self worth, and that makes everyone in your life a winner!
4. Community. Our communities that we live in are better off
for us having started businesses. It provides good role
modeling for our children, provides tax base for necessary
programs such as police and fire, and a community where people
exhibit pride and hard work is a better place to live for us
all. Perhaps you will inspire more women in your community to
start a business!
5. Tax Benefits. Most women who start a business at home are
going to be able to take large tax deductions for their home
business. Less taxes means more money in your pocket, and
that’s a good thing!
6. Work at Home Household Savings.Working at home means no
expensive wardrobes. The average professional suit for a woman
can cost over$150! Can you imagine NOT having to buy expensive
work clothes anymore, and how much money a year you can save
your families budget? Also, how much do you think a work at
home mom uses expensive convenience foods and restaurant take
7. Flexibility. Because I work at home, I can arrange my
schedule to be available when a child is home sick or
heartbroken, for a field trip at school, or to just take a
mental health day once in awhile and sit at a park and read.
How many bosses would give you the day off to read?
8. Being in charge of your own business means you are no
at the mercy of layoffs. Don’t get me wrong, a home business
crash too…but at least YOU hold the reins and make the
decisions, not someone else.
9. You determine how much you work, and how much you make. No
more being paid less than you are worth, no more begging for a
raise. If you educate yourself right, you can pretty much
combine hard work + persistence=unlimited income.
10. You can sell your business later on down the line…it’s an
investment! Build it large enough and successful enough, and
many website owners have sold their sites for hundreds of
thousands of dollars…and started out knowing very little about
building an internet business.
One reason NOT to start an internet business…
DO NOT start a business to please anyone else. There is so
pressure on women today to do it all….many times we feel we
not successful unless we make a lot of money, are perfect
never gain a pound…you get the idea. Start a business for you,
and your dreams, not to convince the world, or the mother in
law, or your next door neighbor…that you can do it all.
a business is not for everyone, but if you want to follow your
dreams, work at home, and make a good income, starting an
internet business is a great place to start.
About The Author: Kathy Wilson is the editor of
Women-on-the-Net.com. For free money making tips, free
ebooks, and a free newsletter to help you get started making
money on the internet, visit her at
www.Women-on-the-Net.com. Also visit her other
successful websites at www.TheBudgetDecorator.com and