14 Sep Wondering how to retire early? A home based business could be the key
It’s a thought that has surely crossed most people’s minds at some point in their lives – the enticing urge to hang up your boots, ring in an early retirement, and start their home-based business. Then reality sets in and the idea appears more like fantasy, as you think of all the bills that land on your doorstep (and flood your inbox) every month and wonder if quitting a secure job was ever even an option.
However, contrary to the widely assumed notion, early retirement is not as far-fetched and impossible as it seems. If you want more from life than a 9 to 5 job and a routine that starts and ends with fighting the traffic, early retirement and being your own boss could indeed be the refreshing change that you are looking for. Rather than spend a lifetime beating the daily grind trying to save enough for a typical retirement that finally comes when you are well within your twilight years (and hardly able to reap the benefits of your hard earned income), more and more people are now preferring to make the most of their lives while they still have age on their side.
If the idea of enjoying more freedom to do what you love and having extra time to spend with your family and friends sounds appealing to you too, starting a home-based business could be the best way to make that happen. It is one decision that can lead to a more fulfilling life – one where you are in control of your time and one that allows you to live life on your own terms. It combines the luxury of staying at home with a productive and lucrative work ethic. With flexible hours, you could work at your own pace and set your own deadlines.
Here are some of the best reasons why a home-based business makes early retirement a tempting and viable option:
You control your finances from the comfort of your own home
It’s you who decides how much you will earn so you can fix your work schedule as per your requirements. Your earnings are directly proportional to what you have chosen to put in and you can vary your hours as per your needs – without having to step outside your home.
Great for creative individuals
Working from home is ideal for those people who cannot stay bound to a fixed routine and need to keep themselves busy and stimulated doing what they adore. A home-based business typically requires time and effort but you will be engaged in an activity that interests you.
No office pressures to bog you down
Having your own business means you call the shots – you decide what is to be done and when. No longer will you need to worry about office tensions and rivalries. Not only that, but a home-based business means that you can optimally balance home and work, and not have to pick one over the other.
Freedom to work around family commitments
Organising your work schedule around your home commitments means that you have ample opportunity to attend all those dinners, and also be there for your kids’ football matches or music recitals. It will bring your family closer together, and allow you to feel the bliss of the simple pleasures of family life.
Working at home means that you save a lot of time not having to commute, being stuck in traffic snarls or at the mercy of public transport. This time could instead be used to do anything else – sleep till late, indulge yourself to a leisurely breakfast in bed, read a book, take a walk…. anything. This also gives you time to follow your passions or hobbies and live in and for the moment.
All you need is a little motivation along with the right planning and you could be well on your way to being an independent business owner – reaping the benefits of a freer lifestyle and a satisfying venture. Arise provides a virtual platform to connect primarily work-at-home service professionals, running small call centre businesses, to Fortune 500 and other large companies. If you want to know more, get in touch with us here.
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