Dont Just Get A Job Start A Home Business
“There’s no place like home”
-at least that is the mantra that many Homeworkers are adopting while attempting to navigate a volatile economy. Many have been laid off from their traditional jobs and have not been able to land a replacement position in the community. With the outlook grim, these smart and innovative workers are taking matters in their own hands by opening home based businesses to get them over the hump.
Besides the need to bridge the gap in their employment, many workers are also finding that working from home allows for greater flexibility, less commuting time and substantial rent savings off of traditional brick and mortar store space expenses.
Nationally, the numbers of home businesses continues to grow – especially over the last few years when Fortune 500 and top industries have cut back their workforce. Basically, people are starting businesses when they are not having any luck find a job in their community.
“These businesses are started in homes because it’s cheaper,” said Steve King. He’s co-owner of California-based Emergent Research, a research and consulting firm focusing on small business. He estimates at least 60 percent of his clients who start businesses do so from home.
Many HomeworkersNet members have recently decided to start their own businesses too. For instance, Leslie Murphy started Murphy & Associates Accounting Services and she says business has been good. “It seems like a lot of work, but I wouldn’t say that its any more work than attempting to get hired with an employer. Instead of focusing on my resume and job applications I instead put my efforts in my business marketing materials and my local licenses. It took about two weeks to land my first client and I’ve been working steadily ever since.”
Murphy, who is expecting her second child said she was laid off from her job with a local CPA firm after they downsized due to the economy. She loves the flexibility of working from home because she can be there for her 3 year old son who does not attend daycare or preschool.
Other HomeworkersNet members have also started home businesses out of necessity when they lost their traditional jobs due to lay offs. Erica Spencer opened her home based tutoring business called Study Buddy after she was laid off from the school district where she worked as a teacher. “Believe it or not, I am actually making more money now! My schedule is very tight and I am completely booked for the summer. I miss my friends at the school but I must admit – I am enjoying my newfound freedom.”
Debra Green was a real estate agent who gave up on her career after the high number of foreclosures in her area brought her income to a standstill. She decided to open a home staging business called Green ReDesign and Staging. She incorporates environmental friendly and “Green” home design features in her plans to help sellers get their homes sold. It has been a big hit! The big plus of working from home: “I can give more personal service when I don’t have to sit in a storefront from 10 to 5,” she said.
Other Homeworrkersnet.com members have started successful home based businesses doing medical billing, clerical services, transcription, MLM sales, landscaping and lawn services, childcare, and many others.
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