The absolute main reason that an online business is perfect for Mums and Dads is that it will allow you to work around your family commitments. It also means there is no need for you to fork out for after school care or daycare which can be expensive and defeat the purpose of getting a job at all.
You also get to do it your way and make your own decisions rather than having to simply do as you have been told to do each day.
2. You will actually get to use your brain
The digital world is constantly and rapidly changing. It is an exciting world to be a part of and there will be a lot to learn at the start. It will be challenging at times but that all adds to the fun and excitement.
3. The start up costs are relatively small in comparison to starting/buying a traditional business
The main investment we recommend you make is in your own training. The training we have received through the SFM continues to be worth much more than the amount we have invested and at the end of the day that investment is actually in ourselves. They have provided us with not only training but also all the tools we need to build our own websites, create graphics, advertise our business online and much, much more.
When we purchased our first traditional business (a cafe), the starting costs were in excess of $120,000 – an online business can be as little as $2000!
4. You don’t actually need to have the stock on hand
If you choose to start a business that involves affiliate marketing, you are in fact simply on-selling other peoples products, meaning that you will not have to convert your spare room into a storage unit for products.
5. You get to connect with like minded people around the world
Being online means that your customers, colleagues and mentors are not just limited to your current city. You get the opportunity to connect with amazing people from all over the world.
We have found that these people are also super motivated and enthusiastic about what they do which in turn keeps us on our toes. They love to share information and are super willing to help.
6. If you don’t know how to do something or simply don’t want to – outsource
These days there are heaps of professional sites that provide all sorts of services for next to nothing. If designing your own website, checklists, logo etc is something that you simply don’t want to do, then I can assure you there is someone out there who is willing to do it for as little as $5!
7. It provides the ultimate job security
Working for yourself means no one can fire you. Sure you might give yourself a good kick up the butt sometimes but at the end of the day, how much you put in is up to you. You will be able to adapt your schedule to work with what is going on in your life and that will be ok with you. 🙂
8. You get to work from wherever and whenever
The beauty of an online business is that as long as you have an internet connection you will be able to check in on how things are going. You can also schedule FB posts, blog posts and a host of other things in advance.
The best advantage of this is that extended holidays are most certainly an option. No more taking just a few days or 2 weeks here and there when it suits your boss. You can choose to spend the whole summer holidays by the beach with the family or caravan up the coast for 6 weeks like we did.
9. You can find your passion
If health is your thing, then you will be able to develop your online business around health, likewise if books are your thing, then you can develop your online business around books. The possibilities are endless.
The only thing we recommend is that you keep an open mind when you are learning as you may just come across something different to what you initially intended that strikes a chord.
10. You can earn a income while you sleep
Being online means that many of your potential customers will be awake while you are asleep! The rest of the world keeps moving and you will keep earning income if you set your business up from the start to reach further than your local area.
Learn how to do all of this and much, much more by becoming a member of the SFM. It will give you the solid foundation you need and set you up for success online.
We did and we have never looked back.
Ben & Blanche Morris – Your Digital Life Mentors