You spent thousands of dollars and at least four years of your life just to start your career. Now after years of hard work you wonder what options exist for you. One of your options is whether a home based business is right for you and your family. This article will give you 7 good reasons why you should start a home based business.1. FlexibilityThe Internet business operator knows the value of being at home. You can work whenever it is convenient for you and your family. If you have an hour or two, you can work on your business. If you know you will be free every Tuesday night, you can plan your business appointments for those times. You control how much, when and where you will spend your time on your business.2. Low costsMost start-up internet-business do not require large sums of money to start. The investment is usually under $100 and rarely exceeds $2000. Additionally, a home based business does not require the large overhead many businesses required. Many home based operators deal with companies that drop ship to their customers relieving you of added shipping costs.3. TimeA home based business requires less time and effort to become successful. With the traditional brick and mortar business requiring anywhere from 3 to 5 years, the traditional home based business usually shows signs of success as early as 6 months to 1 year from start up.4. Service or ProductWhen you know you have a product or can offer a service that will be in high demand you should start a home based business. People recognize the value of a unique skill or product; as a result people will look to you as the one who will bring it to them.5. PeopleThe typical work environment does not allow you to choose who you will come into contact with. As a result, you often are working with people you don’t like, who don’t like you, or people who make your job more difficult. The home based business operator chooses those individuals they want to work with and the customers they sell to. If someone becomes too much trouble, you cut them loose.6. Your CareerYou have the option to continue working your career while you build your online-business. You don’t have to worry about your finances, insurance, or other benefits if you keep your career. You can build your home bases business as quickly or as slowly as you choose.7. YourselfYou may find owning your own home based business brings you greater satisfaction than your career. Knowing you have been able to create a successful business venture is a tremendous ego boost and gives you bragging rights to all of your friends and associates.Running an online-business is not for everyone. Those who own their own online-businesses know the reasons above will eventually lead them to greater financial success while allowing them to feel better about themselves and their life. Once you start your own business you may find more than 7 good reasons why you should start a home based business.