Top 3 Excuses Re Working from Home

Top 3 Excuses Re Working from Home

There are several common excuses given whenever the topic of starting a business arises.  The three most common are:
I do not know how to start a business.
I do not have the money to invest in a business.
I do not know where to start.
Interestingly, the excuses often come from the same people who complain about always being broke.  Some of them really do want to own a successful business but, of course, wanting and doing are two different things.

Reasons to Work from Your Home

Some people start a business because they have lost their job or have health issues that prevent them from working a 9 to 5 job.  If they fail to make a business work, the family will end up out on the street.  
Others start a business because, although they have a wonderful job, it does not produce enough income for a comfortable lifestyle.   By creating another stream of income, they can continue doing what they love and still have a great lifestyle.  
And some people are looking to start a business because they want the freedom that working from home affords them.  They may have small children, love working at the beach, etc.  

excuses2Stop the Excuses

What many do not realize, that a business can be created out of thin air with a little skill and labor.   People have started businesses without a lot of money by using what they did have at their disposal. The cost to start a business today is minimal.  What once cost thousands and require a brick and mortar structure now costs under $1,000.00 to get up and running in most cases.
If trying to think of a business that can be successful is overwhelming to you, shift your focus on the endless possibilities rather than the perceived obstacles.  If you really want or need to start a business today, there really aren’t any excuses.

Work from Your Home Ideas

Following is a handful of the numerous ways to make more money when you work from your home:  
  • Multilevel Marketing
  • Direct Sales
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Customer Service Rep
  • Travel
  • Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Field Claims Adjustor
  • Event Planner
  • Recruiter
  • Bakery
  • Cleaning Service
  • Lawn Service
  • Copyrighter
  • Skin Care Consultant
  • Fitness Trainer/Consultant
  • Nutrition Coach
Do you see what I mean?  There are so numerous options in launching a business.  The important thing is that you take action on what is in front of you.  Consider where you are and what actions you are taking or not taking if you are serious about starting a business that allows you to work from your home.
I love having the option to live what some call a “laptop lifestyle”.  I get to work from anywhere. Although I enjoy working from my home office, I also love to travel and I am always able to take my business with me.
So…what is holding you back?
About Online Biz Boomer Babe

Rachel Lavern is a Certified Business Coach and founder of My Booming Online Business--a blog for middle-age, global, uptown women. She is on a mission to transform entrepreneurs' finances by teaching the action set, mindset and skill set needed to get launched + make money.


  1. Rachel, awesome post. So many options and most important is DOING!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  2. What a great and timely post…I would LOVE to have a business from home. I stay home and …. I have the same question and excuses that you posted….I need to work on that….thanks for the encouraging post!

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  3. Great ideas for home businesses.  We're developing a creativity website.  You're insights are very helpful!

  4. Great post.
    There are so many opportunities to work from home. I love the freedom it gives me to travel too!
    Thanks for the post.

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  5. Keri Kight

    These are great ideas Rachel.  I believe with enough effort, belief, and creativity, you can make a business out of any idea.  

  6. I started my busienss due to health issues and because when my husband and I did start a family, we both wanted me to be able to stay home.  i looked at many different opportunities but started my business as a Virtual Assistant.  Now I have grown into a social media manager and coach and love the transformation.  Thanks goodness I have a great, supportive husband who has been my biggest cheerleader.

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  7. A work-from-home business takes on a life of its own, too, Rachel.  So it develops and grows and has the promise of many freedoms!  It's the old story that the first step is the hardest!

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  8. I apologize Rachel.

    I am a business results strategist and I LOVE the image quote soooooo much that I can't even read the post. LOL!

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  9. Christopher E :

    The main reason I turned to a ‘work a home’ career was that I thought I could be a better ‘boss’ than what I had experienced. Sure it was great to begin with but the reality soon catches up with you – the more you put in the more you get out and discipline is so important. Don’t for a second believe it is going to be easy street – it is not!
    Great information/post,
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    • Christopher, I agree with you.  Many have the mistaken impression that entrepreneurship and thriving in the self-employed world is easy.  Far from it. In fact, easy has nothing to do with being thrilled and fulfilled with the work that you do in this world. Easy is irrelevant and a misguided notion. Even if you could have it easy, I do not think that most of us want it that way because we want to do work that is meaningful and that makes a difference. Sitting on the beach with a drink in our hands while staring at the ocean can get very old.  Our minds are hungry for knowledge, accomplishments and the energy of completion.  Entrepreneurship is very, very, VERY hard work. The real difficult shift is that you have to take responsibility for everything, especially for yourself.

  10. Great list Rachel!
    It seems practically everybody that’s complaining about why they can’t do this or that, is definitely reading from the same play book! They’ve always got money for the totally non essentials of life! But quite never seem to have the necessary time, passion or commitment for doing the really important things!

    So be it! Only stop with the lame excuses and tired complaints!
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  11. great advice for marketing business or start for new business

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