More and more photographers are working from home, and this trend is set to continue into the future, as more and more photographers take their hobby into a new world of small business.
Photographers are willing to juggle their business and family life for a more simplified lifestyle that can bring rich rewards if handled correctly.
However, a business at home does have many challenges.
Small business owners, have been hit hard over the last few months as power bills, petrol prices, food prices, and just about everything else has reached record price highs.
The home-based photographer is rapidly becoming the boom industry of this new era.
More and more people are opting to change their lifestyles, as more and more mothers become skilled in taking good photographs.
Working from home has great benefits, but can also have its price.
Working from home, changes your entire life.
Your castle, and your family’s once safe sanctuary, becomes a multi purpose abode, trying to be all things to all purposes, and can affect all of those around you.
Your work life can easily spill over to your personal life.
Your home now becomes your place of business where receiving client visits, and telephone calls, becomes mixed with your family demanding attention.
In making your decision to work from home, you have to realise that your personal or home life could intrude on your work, and vice versa.
Your child may grab the phone to answer a wedding enquiry, or your dog or cat may come to the door when a client comes to do business with you.
Your husband may wonder why you are so tired every night, or why you sit in front of the computer for hours on end.
A major concern in working from home is the total loss of privacy.
Your privacy is compromised when you are bringing clients into your home on a daily basis.
Complete but invited strangers will find out about your children and family, your pets, and your lifestyle.
The fact is that working from home is hard, and more than ever, discipline is needed to push you to focus on your work.
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