Work at Home vs Home Business

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by griser, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. griser

    griser Guest

    Some people still get these 2 concepts mixed up. Before starting your new venture, you need to understand the difference between home business opportunities and working at home.

    Home Business ??“ means that you are your own boss. You get to choose, plan and build your business. You have full control, but also full responsibility. You assume all the decisions as well as the consequences.

    Working at home - means that you'll be performing specific tasks, and you'll get paid a specific amount of money. You'll be working for an employer but from the comfort of your home.

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  2. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    griser: Working at home - means that you'll be performing specific tasks, and you'll get paid a specific amount of money. You'll be working for an employer but from the comfort of your home.

    ..are you finding that it is getting increasingly harder to find real 'at home' jobs?
     
  3. BillyPilgrim

    BillyPilgrim New Member

    I'm going to go one further. If you have to do the work it's still a work at home job. A business is where you can leave and the work still gets done.

    BP
     
  4. CSGWAHM

    CSGWAHM New Member

    You're right Griser, people do get the two confused. Good job clarifying.

    I prefer my home business over a wahj. I like being my own boss and working the hours that suit my family and I, plus the money is great. I don't like to be told what hours I have to work, when I can take a day off, or when I can go on vacation, so a home business is a perfect fit for me. [​IMG]
     
  5. BillyPilgrim

    BillyPilgrim New Member

    I want to suggest for required reading "The E-Myth Revisited" by Michael Gerber. Most entrepreneurs trade their job working for someone else for a job working for themselves. And not that that is necessarily a bad thing. But it's still a job and not a business, by definition. It's the reason to outsource your work as soon as you can.

    Billy Pilgrim
     
  6. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    CSGWAHM: I like being my own boss and working the hours that suit my family and I, plus the money is great

    Amen![​IMG]
     
  7. VictoriaNTC

    VictoriaNTC Silver Member

    Retail, such as eBay is working at home.
    (working to please eBay's customers).
    Affiliate marketing and so are home businesses.
    If you enjoy what you are doing , is should be more of a pleasure than work.[​IMG]
    NTC
     
  8. nancyj

    nancyj New Member

    There's nothing like being your own boss, but sometimes you have to get tough with yourself! I've been on both sides and there is no way, aside from total starvation, that I would go back to having a boss. I'm trying to make a full time income on the internet now so I don't have to do so much physical labor like I'm doing now. It's hard but I'm determined. Good luck everyone - It's fun to see how everyone else is doing it.
     
  9. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    I feel eBay is a work at home business, for a work at home job you are paid a fixed amount for doing some work
     
  10. westfam11

    westfam11 Member

    I am doing both right now. I have a work-at-home job as a medical transcriptionist and I also have a home business. I am expecting my home business to replace my J-O-B in the next six months.

    I have been blessed to have the work-at-home J-O-B because I have three children and daycare would have been out of the question. But it has been hard anyway because I am chained to the computer and have to do so much work per day so I am not working for "myself".

    But that is definitely going to change. If anyone has a choice choose the "work-at-home" "be-your-own-boss" way instead of the "work-at-home" way for someone else.

    I am so fortunate that I have found something that will replace my income and is very easy and simple to do. I don't use those words lightly either.

    Blessings to everyone,

    Becky
     
  11. amylaine

    amylaine New Member

    I believe strongly that once someone has been successful at being their own boss that it would be hard for them to ever go back to working for someone else. Even a work from home job.
     
  12. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    amylaine: I believe strongly that once someone has been successful at being their own boss that it would be hard for them to ever go back to working for someone else. Even a work from home job

    Kinda makes us like 'physologically unemployable' - lol
     
  13. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    I think that griser meant "work at home job" where a person is either payed by the hour or by the project vs. "work at home biz" where you call all the shots yourself.

    I agree that there is a difference.

    Even so, I like to diversify my income streams as well as my tasks.

    I have self-hosted sites, hosted sites, I belong to MPM, and I free lance (writing, coding, graphics, etc...)

    I like the variety, security, and increased income from diversified income streams.

    I'm with BP; eventually outsourcing is the way to take income to a new level and it has additional benefits such as freeing up time for both work and play as well as moving on to new projects.

    [​IMG]

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