3 Benefits Of Starting A Business From Home

(Guest Post)

In this post, I’m going to share 3 benefits of starting a small business from home. I think you’ll like them.

The Popularity Of Home-Based Businesses

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, “The share of businesses that are home-based has remained relatively constant over the past decade, at about 50% of all firms.” But wait. That statistic was from 2018. A lot has changed since then.

One significant change is the fact that more and more companies are encouraging, or in some cases, demanding that their employees work from home-for at least some of the time. This change is causing society as a whole to look at working from home in a much different light. One that’s more open and accommodating. The good news?

The increased popularity of working from home has started to affect how home-based businesses are perceived.

A prediction: one day in the not-so-distant future, when someone thinks of a home-based business, they won’t think of…

Here Are 3 Benefits Of Starting A Small Business From Home

As promised, I’m now going to share a few benefits of being a home-based franchise business owner.


If you’d like to have more control of your time, you should look into owning and operating a business from home.

And while it’s true that you can’t always set a work schedule that’s perfectly aligned with your leisure schedule, more times than not you should be able to. How does that sound?


Specifically, fresh air.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have the ability to take a 20–30-minute walk outside practically anytime you want?

While on the surface, this may not sound like a huge deal, but if you’re coming from an indoor office environment, it kind of is. Especially if you’re used to having to ask for permission to disappear for a half hour.

Now compare that to starting a small business from home.

If you did that, you’d never need to ask your boss for permission to do something simple and beneficial…like going outside to take a walk. Because you don’t have a boss.


The biggest benefit of owning and operating a business from home is the fact that you’re the owner. What does that mean?

You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct, and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”

– from the book, Think and Grow Rich, written by  Napoleon Hill

In addition to being the owner of a business, being able to truly control your own destiny and adding more freedom and flexibility to your life, there’s “the money” aspect of owning a business.

Simply put, the money you make is your money-not your boss’s.

And while it’s true that if you go the franchise route you’ll need to pay royalties to the franchisor, most franchisees agree that it’s well worth it.

More On Ownership

When you own a Spoiled Rotten Photography franchise in your area, you get to own experiences.

In particular, you own the experiences the parents and children have during photo sessions.

In addition, there are the experiences those same parents, along with grandparents and other family members and friends will have when they look at the work you and your photographers have created.

Finally, I concede that I’m not (yet) a master at writing.

That leads me to believe that the words I’ve used to describe the “experiences” thus far aren’t cutting it. Good thing there’s video:

Do you have a better feel of what I mean now?

To see more videos of photo-shoots and more,  check out the Spoiled Rotten Photography Channel On YouTube.

"I worked in the corporate world for 15 years, but never had my 'bucket' full."

“I was doing photography on the side, which I always loved, but if someone asked if I would ever do it full time, I'd respond with "I wish, but not sure how I could make that switch." Well, Spoiled Rotten Photography has allowed me to do that – to follow the dream I didn't know was possible. I love being silly with kids and sharing beautiful portraits with parents to document the moment in time, because we all know how fast they grow up! This career change has allowed me to spend more time with my family, be more available for my girls, and still contribute financially to our household...but most of all my 'bucket' is now full!”

Amanda Day, Kansas City, Kansas

"In a word … AMAZING!"

“The level of professionalism. The process detail. The training. And the welcoming nature of everyone within the organization is simply amazing! The path to ownership is so turn-key that it made our startup simple and easy. If we need additional support, they are there without hesitation to help us through any questions we may have. My husband and I have owned other franchises in the past, but Spoiled Rotten Photography is one of the best I’ve seen! I love my SRP family!”

Cindy Fadel, Columbia, SC

"SRP allows me a balance between owning a business and being a mom."

“I researched and met with other franchisees before making my way to Spoiled Rotten Photography. Immediately, the integrity and transparency within Spoiled Rotten Photography made this one stand out, and the more I learned, the more I loved. Now, Spoiled Rotten Photography allows me a balance between owning a business and being a mom. Best of all, I get to do something I love every day with unlimited potential..”

Kim Hoover, Charlotte, NC

"We were blown away with the quality and imagery"

“We looked at several photography franchise opportunities  and were blown away with the quality and imagery we consistently saw from each SRP location.  We know how important it is to capture these memories and SRP does it in such a beautiful way!  When we saw what SRP was offering & the beautiful portraits they were offering in preschools, we knew we wanted to bring this opportunity to Katy, TX.”

– One year later – “What a difference a year makes. Last July Sandi and I finished our Spoiled Rotten Photography new Franchisee training. We were very excited about all that we had just learned and we put our faith in God that this was his will for us. In August, I was “surplused” from ATT and had an empty planner that I needed to be filled. We were blessed with a great fall season and had about 25% of our spring season booked. The spring season got so busy we almost didn’t make it to the end. Now I am looking at a fall Calendar with 4 single days and one 2 day session available and we are completely booked!

God has completely blessed our business and given us great leaders like Melissa Russell Tash, Jamie Tash and Elizabeth Bailey and and a family of other owners who have always been ready to answer any questions we had. Thanks to all who have helped, purchased from, and booked us during our first 12 months. And a special thanks to God who has blessed us beyond our expectations.”

Joey and Sandi Fotheringham, Katy, TX

"Spoiled Rotten Photography has turned my passion for photography into a dream career."

“Photography has always been a passion, and Spoiled Rotten Photography has turned it into a dream career. The love and support all owners receive within the franchise is amazing. The combination of photographing little ones and being a part of this PURPLE family is a wonderful blessing, and I will be forever grateful.”

Dianna Harriet, Denver, CO

"Buying into a turnkey business took all the stress and worry out"

“My biggest strain in life was always trying to find “balance”. Making the decision to buy into a turnkey business that was ready and waiting for me took all the stress and worry out of failure and allowed me the opportunity to focus on the things that mattered most to me…being creative, contributing to my family’s income and being the wife and Mom I deserved to be. Buying into the Spoiled Rotten franchise has not only given me ongoing guidance, support and the experience of a proven business model, I have also found my balance by having the schedule I want and the time I need to be to live my life the way I choose. Having come from a corporate background where my schedule was dictated to me, I love the freedom and flexibility that being a part of Spoiled Rotten allows in my life. The icing on the cake is also being a partner in this business with my sister and best friend. Don’t believe the hype that you can’t work with family. Joining forces with someone who has the same goals, and values can make you an unstoppable team!”

Patricia Mesi, Alpharetta, GA

"SRP helped us achieve our dreams."

“My husband and I have always shared a passion for entrepreneurship. And I have always needed a creative outlet and photography provided that. I piddled with a custom business for a few years and had a little success. But I felt like it could be more profitable. Spoiled Rotten Photography came home in my sons cap & gown pictures and I could immediately see an opportunity. After much investigation, I realized that owning a franchise was the way to go. Spoiled Rotten Photography has given me the entrepreneurship opportunity I had always wanted, an outlet to express my creativity, and a profitable opportunity to provide for my family, all while not having to re-invent the wheel by going it alone. Spoiled Rotten Photography is something that I could have never created on my own. Spoiled Rotten Photography helped us achieve our dreams.”

Kara & Scott Kellner, Birmingham, AL

"This business model is tried and true."

“I am so grateful to be a part of the Spoiled Rotten Photography family! It was exactly what my career needed. I have been a professional photographer for 20 years. By joining SRP I have not only improved as a photographer but also a business person. This business model is tried and true. SRP is a huge blessing in my life and has affected my family in such wonderful ways. What I appreciate the most is the support I receive to achieve success. It is constant and genuine. The help is always there. I have never once felt like I had to figure anything out on my own. I love being an SRP owner and highly recommend if you are looking for a place to soar that you consider this dynamic company. You will be welcomed by a warm community of owners and can hit the ground running in a prosperous way.”

Heather Sams, Owner – SRP Colorado Springs

"The whole thing really is a breath of fresh air"

"Spoiled Rotten Photography has allowed me to earn enough money a couple days a week and still be home when my son gets out of school. That’s because Spoiled Rotten Photography is not only a proven financial profitable business model but as a franchise is a system that just works. The whole thing really is a breath of fresh air from taking pictures to getting money in my account. I truly enjoy what I do, bring joy to kids. I know parents cherish the art I make. And my family loves my job almost as much as I do."

Mark Treen, Charleston, SC