1. WomensGlobalVA

    You make excellent points here and I completely agree. I feel that I started my home business for all these reasons and more! I found #5 interesting. I just started my at home business and was not aware of the tax-free retirement but I wonder if it is different in the Philippines than in the united states. Either way, it has definitely peaked my interest and I will definitely need to look further into this.

    • Gomer Magtibay

      Thanks for reading. These 12 reasons why people start a home business are also my reasons why I started mine. I want to enjoy more personal freedom with my life and I can only achieve that by being in business for myself.

      About putting money away tax free, it’s almost the same but more emphasized in the United States than here because they have higher taxes than us here. But to be sure, please seek the advice of an accountant so there would be no problems.

      All in all, the benefits you can get from starting a home business definitely outweigh any risk and hard work. I encourage everyone, even those who are employed and have no plan of leaving their work, to still consider starting a home business in their spare time.

  2. angelce903


    I really appreciated your post about home based business and the reasons to start one. I would say that the main reason to do so is freedom vs security when you keep working for a boss. People who start their business at home are free thinkers and don’t want to count on anybody but themselves to support themselves and they don’t want to be dictated what they have to do and when. That’s also why I started a home based business myself with my blog. Thanks for sharing!

    • Gomer Magtibay

      Nice to meet someone like you, online. A fellow freedom lover, who preferred to work for freedom rather than security. I hope you visit this blog often, as I will be sharing more about starting and succeeding in a home based business. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Dave

    Hey there,

    I have to agree with you on the money thing.

    Companies really don’t pay what you are truly worth. They will just use your skills to profit themselves. I have seen many people complaining that they help the companies they work for make millions while they get $20,000 per month.

    This doesn’t convert, and is not fair. This is the main reason I quit working for people, and decided to work on my business.

    • Gomer Magtibay

      It’s good that you realized that one. For there are still millions out there who don’t have any idea how the game is being played against them and not in favor of them.

      But let us not lose sight of the fact that there’s always two sides of the coin. For entrepreneurs who are struggling, they sometimes envy those who are employed. A struggling business sometimes envy his own employees because, no matter what happen to his company, his employees get paid first and he’s the last to be paid.

      But in spite of those realities in operating a home business, I still prefer being an entrepreneur. The risk is greater than being employed, but the rewards are equally great, too.

  4. Jeff Marshall

    Hi there, Gom. I love to catch up with inspirational quotes when I have some spare time. Your post just confirms why I started a home Business 3 years ago.
    It was bit scary though, being tossed out of the workforce at 55 but I always see the positive side of life and I always wanted to be my own boss anyway.
    Enjoyed your page and thanks, Gom.

    • Gomer Magtibay

      Oh, you’ve been in this business for 3 years now. You must be experiencing success by now. There are a lot of people out there just dreaming what you’ve achieved, and I congratulate you for that.

      Thanks for reading my article 12 Reasons Why People Start A Home Business. I hope to see you again in my next articles. 

  5. ZEGU

    You can say that again about getting freedom from layoff threats. 

    I have noticed, retrenchments have become widespread in the last few years. 

    For some mid aged folks its even harder to bounce back onto the job market. Let alone, competing with young fresh graduates. 

    Starting my own home business is the solution. Besides making money, the peace of mind you get knowing no one can fire you without notice, can’t be compared to anything else. 

    Many thanks for this inspiring post. I’ll definitely share this to anyone I know who’s about to start a home business. 

    Good motivational stuff!

    • Gomer Magtibay

      Thank you. 

      It is my desire to help others find a better option than being pushed around by this world. Things have already changed and the ideal situations of yesterday is already gone. People need to become smart and start a home business. Low maintenance, and yet high in potential.

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