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People ask why you would want to have a home business online, or any kind of home-based business. There can be a few different answers to that question and everybody has their own reasons for doing it.

When I examine my reasons, I come up with a couple of perspectives on the issue, and surprisingly it isn’t just about the money.

I have been involved with businesses at home for quite a number of years, although I’ve only been seriously focusing on Internet Marketing for a few years now. In the beginning, I used to think it was all about the money. Over time, I’ve come to realize that it is much more than that. …

My first experiences, decades ago, were with mail order marketing. Now that was a slow process! Thank goodness for the Internet, lol. Mail order marketing involved a lot of advertising in related print publications, plus a lot of snail mail postage to get my promotional material into the hands of targeted prospects.

Before long, I was publishing and distributing my own mail order advertising publication, mostly to promote my offers, but also to make a few dollars to help with the costs. All of this from the comfort of my own home and in my spare time because I worked a day job then, too.

From there, I spent a few years selling ad space in an international business publication that served the multi-level marketing industry.

Following that, I took an interest in network marketing. One program produced some very nice income for me for about five years, before the company ran into challenges and faded away.

About 10 years later, I finally got involved in Internet Marketing. After a few years of research, training, testing and practice, I have finally settled into the real Internet income opportunity provided by the SFI Marketing Group.

In the beginning, I thought that having a home business online was just about the money; about earning some extra income from home.

Over time I began to realize that for me it was as much about personal achievement and expression and the positive experience of developing my marketing skills as it was about the money. I very much enjoy the creativity that goes into marketing and promotion, even though it doesn’t always produce direct income.

For example, a whole lot of Internet Marketing is about creating informative and promotional content for blogs, websites, article directories, forums and social networking sites. You don’t always see immediate results from those activities, but I don’t mind because I enjoy the process of personal expression that they allow. Some marketers pay writers, or purchase pre-written articles and content, but I like to write it myself.

Don’t get me wrong. I do like to make money online, too! That is still a focus. But I have come to realize that the creative process involved is a big factor in what drives and motivates me. I am enjoying the journey.

That pretty much sums up the point of my home business online. I find that is something that a lot of non-Internet Marketers don’t seem to understand. That’s okay.

So, tell me: What’s the point of YOUR Internet Marketing interests? Please share your thoughts. Post a comment below.

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