If you are a Christian looking to start a home based business then one of the major issues you most likely face is the fear of your business opportunity or idea turning out to be unethical or immoral in one way or another. If you look around you, especially at all the online business opportunities that you see everywhere, it may seem that the only way to make money at home as your own boss is to deceive or take advantage of people. Of course, if you are strong in your faith as a Christian then you certainly would not want to do that in any way, shape, or form. However, the truth of the matter is that it is entirely possible to build a successful Christian work at home based business without giving up any of your values, beliefs, or morals.
In fact, when you compare it with working for someone else in the “real world” you will find that one of the major advantages of running your own home based business is that you have full control to apply your own values to the way it is run. If you are an employee somewhere, you may sometimes be asked to do things that you are not comfortable with. But when you are your own boss, nobody is going to push you toward any unethical business practices. You only have your own desires and your own conscience to deal with. You have the freedom to choose what you want to do and how you want to do it and that is a wonderful feeling knowing you can incorporate God and Christianity into your business in any way you choose.
Being your own boss also means that you can work flexible hours that allow you to take time off for worship or charitable events any time you want. This is particularly true if you operate an online home business. The flexibility of the internet means that you can set up automated sales and marketing systems that can help you earn money while you are doing other things.
If your Christian faith means that you can’t or won’t work on Sundays (or any other day), you can apply this however you want. Many people simply don’t turn on their computer or check their email on this particular day. Some people will even go so far as to take their websites offline so that they cannot be accessed or make any money on the day of rest. Whether you want to go that far is completely your choice. I don’t recommend it because taking your website offline so often is not good to do, but you can if you want.
It can take a good six months or longer for your home business to be profitable, on average. This is because any business needs to establish itself and its mode of operation, and get lots of marketing done before it can really start to get customers and see a profit. However, these first six months can be an excellent opportunity to learn and to create a reputation for your new business. You also need to look at how much you can spend on making your business successful, which may involve paying for a computer, internet, phone, fax, supplies, postage, and bills as well as marketing and other costs.
There are work from home jobs where you can make money without paying anything out, but these aren’t always based on sound Christian morals and even if successful initially they could go wrong before they become lucrative. So be sure that you can support yourself and your family for at least the first year if you are not working at a day job at the same time.
Having an online Christian home business can be one of the best ways to live a life of faith. It allows you to promote your message while making an honest living and it allows you to educate others as well as be educated yourself. It will bring you into contact with a wide range of people from all walks of life. Using your God-given talents in this capacity is something that will help you on a personal and spiritual level, and if you are uncomfortable with making a profit above a certain level you can simply give the extra money to your church, which makes it even better.
More and more people are finding ways to make their faith and their business expertise work together by starting a Christian work at home based business and there are plenty of opportunities for you to join them. It may be worth it for you to find out how you can become your own boss and be a better Christian all at the same time. Give it a shot and see where God takes you!