We all know that there are 2 sides to every story. Starting a home-based business isn’t for everyone. It’s important to discuss the pitfalls that exist in owning your own business.

I am not pretending that starting a business is easy and without challenges. You need to be ready to put some work. And it’s especially true at the beginning. That can be the hardest part to start the wheel rolling.

Unlike a job where you’re exchanging time for money and you’re used to an instant pay check, you may not see much or any income for quite some time for a while.

Most don’t realize they’re actually starting from scratch to build something that will soon begin to pay off and then they quit at the first failure and think it didn’t work.



Some of the common pitfalls you may encounter.
 

Distractions.

Working from home can attract all distractions such as kids running around, partners, spouses, TV, household chores that you see and need to be done so you need to be aware of those distractions.

You’re the boss of yourself.

Being our own boss is not only a benefit but it can be a challenge. You have to keep going on your schedule every day and motivate yourself because nobody will do it for you. You have to be accountable and willing to have the desire to continue and get going all the time.

Fluctuations in your business.

Your business can go up and down, not as a worker but as a business person. You need to keep up and willing to reach your goals even when the economy is going down. This is something to expect.

Company Benefits.

When you are working part time you may have some benefits but not If you are full time in your business.

 No guarantee of success.

 If you choose a business and you can have guidance from successful people while building it, you have a better chance to succeed and not give up, however, it is still your responsibility to make all the necessary efforts.

Will you love what you do?

Sometimes people don’t think about that. Do I love to do every day all activities for my business to make it work? You need to remember that It is still work. I don’t think that I could call myself free If I did not enjoy my business.

If you have any questions, you can contact me HERE

To your business,

Gaétane