Starting your own work at home business from scratch does not have to be very tedious. There are a lot of advantages to starting your own home based business and creating income at home. But it can require that you have considerable dedication and a good work ethic. Before setting out to start your work at home business, take into consideration the following: 1. Do you have the freedom to choose when and where you will work? 2. If you have a current job, will you have the necessary time to work your business at home?