In this economy, more and more people are looking for a way out of the cubicle trap. It's obvious that putting thirty or forty years into a company and hoping that they will take care of you in your retirement is not the way to go. Pay cuts, lay offs and missing loyalty are making many people look for alternatives to the traditional 9 to 5 job. If you've been working for someone else all of your adult life and are looking for a way to take control of your finances and your life in general, owning your own online business could be the right choice for you.
There are several benefits to having an online business, as opposed to working for someone else or owning a standard brick and mortar business. Here are a few of the things to consider.
No office politics – When you work with other people, there is a certain degree of politeness and pandering that you have to commit to in order for things to run smoothly. Many times the productiveness of the office is slowed down by inner office disagreements. You can also be constantly interrupted by a cubicle mate who likes to chat, co-workers who like to pop into your office and impromptu meetings. Not only can these things disrupt your productivity but they can be downright discouraging if you work with a group of people that you do not get along with. When you work online, you get to choose who you socialize with.
You get paid for your input and not your time – When you work for someone else you are paid to be there from 8 am to 5 pm. You get paid the same whether you are working your fingers to the bone or barely sliding by. If you put in more effort, you may get a pay raise or you may not. Working for yourself online means that you'll be paid for what you put into your business. You do not have to work a certain number of hours and you are not chained to your desk unless you want to be there. You can get the same amount of work done in less hours when you work for yourself, which leaves you free to do what you want with the rest of your time instead of sitting in a cubicle. With certain forms of online business, you can get paid again and again for the work that you do once. In a traditional job, passive income like this is non-existent.
You can work anywhere – With your own online business you are able to work anywhere as long as there is an Internet connection. You can travel around the country or down to the park in the middle of the day. You are not tied to your location like you are with a traditional brick and mortar business. There is no limit to where you can travel and work at the same time. Of course, you will not spend all your time working at the beach but it's nice to know that you have the freedom to do so when you want to!