Most people would prefer to be employed because of the security and stability that it can offer especially for high demand jobs. When you work for a company with the credibility and stability, you will surely have something to expect every week, two weeks or every month, depending on the pay schedule. The security is what makes employment more attractive than setting up your own business.
When you setup your own business, there is a need for you to invest, whether it is a physical business or an online venture. There is a required amount of cash that you should spend to start. There is no business that can give results without at least shelling out some money. There may be some Internet ventures that you can engage into without any investment but the amount of money that you will get will not be enough to provide for the needs of your family. Also, if you are a newbie in the Internet marketing world, it will help to have a coach or mentor to guide you through the processes and ensure good results. This mentoring program will never be free but you are guaranteed of assistance and support from an expert or experts.
If you are the kind of person who would love to take some risks, then you can engage into some business ventures. You only have to take some calculated risks to control the impact in case the business does not work. This is something that is taken from some exposure to business and management dealings.
Family orientation will have an influence in your inclination of whether you will go for employment or business. If you have been raised by parents who have run a business, most likely, you will also work on setting up your own business in the future. However, when the exposure is more of plain employment and expecting a monthly or bi-weekly pay, you will never see the benefits of running a business and may not be something that you will be open to.
This highly competitive world and with the high cost of living, the best way to live comfortably is to engage both in employment and business. Employment does not necessarily mean having a job where you are required to report for work 8 or 9 hours a day. It may be an online work-from-home job where you can get a regular source of income. At the same time, you can set up a business that answers the needs in your community or learn how to manage an online business, even by just being an affiliate. You need time to learn the processes. You also need some investment for some tools and services. With determination and commitment, you will be able to know the ropes and you can achieve your objectives. There is no such thing as get-rich-quick schemes in the Internet world. You still have to work and spend time to generate results.
If you are not business-minded, this is the time to start learning about running one. Employment and running a business can go together if you know how to manage your time and resources.