I saw on Facebook this morning that today is National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day. It apparently occurs every year on April 16, the day after your income taxes are due. I guess that’s because you may have been at the post office just before midnight mailing your tax return that you waited until the last minute to file. I’m sorry I missed it. I actually got dressed this morning. I usually spend most of my mornings at work in my pajamas.
How to Work From Home
I can wear my pajamas to work every day because I am in the very fortunate position where I get to work from home. Actually, I made the decision to work from home when I started with network marketing and eventually quit my job several years ago. Network marketing is probably one of the most common ways to work from home.
Network marketing gives you the ability to set your own hours, work environment and work attire. You get to be your own boss. Along with setting your own rules you have the responsibility to make sure that everything gets done when it needs to be done. To help with that it is a good idea to create a specific place where you do your work, have a regular routine and get dressed every day as if you did go to work. It all helps to get you in the mode of getting work done.
With that said, working from home does give you more flexibility. If something comes up, you have have to ask for permission to “take time off”. You don’t have to run your errands at the same time that all of the regular working people run their errands, like during a lunch break or immediately after work. For example, 8:00 AM is a great time to get groceries where I am. The store is almost empty except for the employees.
Being a work-at-home mom or a work-at-home dad takes discipline and dedication. Like I already said, you get to be your own boss, but you also have all of the responsibility to get things done.
Benefits of a Work From Home Business
A work-from-home business has a lot of other benefits than just being your own boss. When you work for someone you are completely dependent on them. If you want to make more money you either have to beg for a raise or quit and go look somewhere else. When you run a work-from-home business and want a raise, you figure out how to increase your income. You have the ability to increase your sales and/or decrease your business expenses.
Coming back to the reason for National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day, income taxes, there are certain tax benefits to having your own business and working from home. For example, if you have dedicated space for work, like an office, you can deduct some of your house expenses as business expenses. There are other tax benefits and I highly recommend that you consult a qualified tax planner or financial advisor to find out how being self-employed will affect your financial and tax situation.
Speaking of your “financial and tax situation” having your own home-based business gives you more control of your finances, including your taxes. As the boss, you are in more control of your income and expenses so you can work with your accountant or other advisor to make sure you pay the right amount in taxes so that you minimize what you may owe or receive as a refund every April 15th.
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I have a network marketing home-based business. When owning your own business there is no guarantee of making money. That’s just the way it is when you work for yourself.