7 Top Reasons to Be Your Own Boss and Work From Home

Do you need legit reasons to be your own boss and work from home? If so, then you are in the right place. I worked for others for 15 years before I got tired of all the BS. Becoming my own boss was the best thing I ever did.

This day and age, almost anyone can become their own boss. My daughter, who is only 16 years, enjoys having her own spending money. So she started her own online website teachings others about skincare. Her site is really well, will most likely her pay for college as well take care needs she has this moment. Not only that, but she has gained independence and is not worried about finding a part-time job. 

What will happen when you will be own your boss and work from home?

By being your own boss,  you are giving into learning how to manage your emotions as well as placing value on your time. Life can sometimes get hectic, but it does not mean you need to let it chaotic to the point where you lose yourself. By being in control, you make the decisions on where you are headed as well as managing your present while aligning them with your future goals. 

When you work from home, it means you will be meeting challenges head-on, which includes your perceptions of working for yourself while building up your own self-confidence.

In this advanced day of the Internet means being my own boss has me functioning on my time. I do not have to answer to anyone, especially since I’m such a grouchy person in the morning, one who doesn’t want to be told what to do early in the morning. 

That’s one way of taking making my work revolve around my life; instead, my life rotating around work. 

It‘s enough when I have four bosses (my kids) at home, bossing me around. They need food, rides and all the lovely things we parents do for our children. I love having my own time, where I can do things on a schedule I have created.

But the best thing is I can attend all school functions/trips, extracurricular activities my kids are involved with. It makes living life a whole lot better, for me at least the kaleidoscope of life gets much more colorful. 

Are you having a hard time deciding what you should do when you desire to be your own boss? Read my post on careers for people who like to work alone to get some ideas. 

My top 7 Reason To be Your Own  Boss And Work From Home

1.     I Drive My Business

I love being in the driver seat. As you mosey along with life, becoming the driver is the best. You get to say which direction you’re going to go. As a child, I couldn’t wait to grow up to make my own decisions. Alas, here I am making big decisions on everything.

Guess what?

I love it!

If I want to market my business in a certain way, I can. If I feel it’s not working, I don’t need to consult anyone to make my decision for me; I go ahead and do it. It’s my business; I will take it where I want it to go.

2.     My Location

I can get up in the morning, go to my desk in my pajamas and start working. Other times my location can also be my bed.  It depends on what is happening. For instance, during the summer months, I don’t have to get up early for school or anything, my location becomes my bedroom.

Just recently, my kids and I went on a trip to Seattle, it was great we saw many sights. But during our downtime, we returned to our hotel room. While my kids watched television, I was able to work.

As a parent, I developed an innate ability to avoid distractions, so I was able to get a lot of writing done on my blog.

3.     I Own My Own Earnings

That’s right; I own the money I earn through my hard work. In an employment type of situation, if you come up with an idea to create more revenues of income, then the person you work for owns it.

Not when you work for yourself, any revenue earned goes into my bank account. It was my idea to create it, so I should be the identified owner is my motto. Plus, the beauty here is that it can become a passive income for many years to come.

4.     Variety Is Key

I love having variety in life. Otherwise, I would be bored fast. My attention span is short, sometimes at a moment’s notice; I sometimes feel the need to be elsewhere. By being my own boss, I can make this happen.

It’s much easier asking myself, rather than asking someone who might say no to my excursion of having fun. Employers sometimes don’t understand a person works better when there is fun involved. 

I like being an entrepreneur who decides what I will allow into my business. If it gets boring, then I can always find something else. 

5.     You Decide Your Style Of Working

Working for others means depending on what they decide is right for the office.

For instance:

  • They choose the technology coming into the office
  • Your parking spot is already designated
  • What speed of Internet you use
  • Where you will be sitting and at what kind of desk you will get

When you work for yourself you decide all this. No one else gets any sort of say because it’s all in your hands.

If you’re working from home, imagine the control you have of which way your life is headed is as well is the direction of your own business.

If you can afford the better luxuries of life while working for yourself, then why not? Seriously when we’re working, at least 3/4 of the day is spent doing work things. They should at least be done in a comfortable space. Why not you be the deciding person on how this space should look like?

6.     You Decide Your Hours

That’s the one thing I had real difficulty with when working for someone else. Especially being a single parent. My schedule had to revolve around my kids. The last boss I had was not willing to bend.

When there is no stress for a person with any outside factors that may interrupt their workspace, they are guaranteed to be a better employee.

Unfortunately, I was not able to be the best employee that I could be, because my kids were always on my mind. There were so many activities that they were missing out on since I just could not get them there.

Now that I work for myself, the worry of driving my kids around is no longer there. Any time I want, I can get up to go to do whatever I need to do. Because of the stress of not being able to do what I wanted to do is gone, I come back to my business with a better mindset.

7.     The Need To Meet Quotas Will No Longer Bother You

As you know, time is money. At least that’s what I learned when I was working for my former employer. It was a really tight ship where you were meant to make as many sales as you could. Even at the expense of your own health.

There were times where I stayed overtime so that I could meet my quota of the month. Some of those quotas were preposterous. They were numbers the boss himself had not even met. If he couldn’t reach them, then how could he expect his employees to achieve those numbers.

Boggles my mind to tell you the truth!

Nowadays, I don’t worry about quotas anymore. Of course, there are certain things I need to get done in a day, which I’m thrilled to meet because I know they will only benefit me.

No other person but myself is the deciding factor on what I choose to place importance on. Be it writing content, social media, or networking with others in the community. I’m not bound to any one thing.

How Can You  Be Your Own Boss And Work From Home

You are the only person who knows yourself the best. You deserve the best in life. My best arrived when I became a member of Wealthy Affiliate.

This is a program where I learned how to start an online business where I set the hours, as well I could determine my wage based on how much I put into the business. As of now, my Amazon niche affiliate business is earning me a full-time income.

Like you might be, I was a little hesitant in trusting and starting with something I had no idea about.  But once I started reading the success stories as well learned I could get a free website and 10 training lessons to get me going, I went ahead to create my own business online and became my own boss. 

Probably the best thing I ever did!

Let me know in the comments below what guidance you need to be your own boss and work from home.

2 thoughts on “7 Top Reasons to Be Your Own Boss and Work From Home”

  1. Great article! I’ve been a freelance writer since 2013 and have gone back and forth between working for myself full time and working part-time as an outdoor adventure guide here in my hometown. I’m in the process of going full time in my freelancing ventures again and I’m so excited about it, mostly for the reasons you state. But I’d also add that it’s much easier to get vacations approved by the “boss” when the boss is YOU!


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