People ask me all the time about home based Christian businesses. Even more, they ask about online home based Christian businesses. Most of the people that ask me this are unemployed, jesus a gospel of love that read the 4-Hour Workweek. So once and for all I’m settling the story.
What does Christian work from home business even mean?
The first thing I always tell people to do is explain what they mean by Christian work from home business. Usually the response involves a story about an online business that generates auto-pilot income while lifting up the name of Jesus. What they’re really telling me is they don’t want to do any work but still want to crank out a lot of cash from the magic box called the Internet. How noble.
Can you tell I’m skeptical? I am. And it’s because there is no such thing as home based Christian business! There are no Christian home-based business opportunities. It’s a fake term made up for a fake category that seeks to lure people into pyramid schemes. There is no magic box that you can tap into and suddenly become a stay at home mom making paper in the name of Jesus.
Too Good to be True
People are going to tell you that you can make thousands of dollars from home in a Christian business. You might be selling beads, inspirational products, or some all natural soap made from the Dead Sea. All you have to do is buy an instructional DVD and instantly be hooked into every Internet marketing secret known to man, ultimately guaranteeing you a lifetime of auto-pilot income. Forget about it.
If a deal sounds good to be true; it is. People are good at marketing. They’re even better at selling. I know this because I’ve been there. Nobody runs a business like a charity. Please don’t fall into the temptation that you are just a few tips away from a great Christian work from home business opportunity. You’re not. But that doesn’t mean you can’t start a Christian based business.