Is a Home Franchise Opportunity Right for You?

If working in a traditional office isn’t necessarily your “thing,” or you’re looking for a second revenue stream to supplement your income, you’re not alone. In fact, more than four million U.S. employees work from home at least 50 percent of the time, and the number is rising.

However, when looking for the right “work from home” opportunity, it’s important to find a job that isn’t a “get rich quick” scheme, and instead is a legitimate business venture. One thing to consider would be a home franchise opportunity. If you have the appropriate skillset, operating a franchise from home is actually less daunting than it sounds.

How Do I Know a Home Business Opportunity is Legitimate?

If you’ve spent any time on the internet, you’ve likely come across a work from home opportunity that sounds too good to be true.

“Be your own boss working from home.” “You can make hundreds of extra dollars a month!” “Join my team!”

If it sounds too good to be true, that’s typically because it is. When looking for a remote work opportunity, it is estimated that there are 60–70 “scams” for every one legitimate position.

By using trusted remote work job sites, and thoroughly researching the company and the opportunity that is being presented, you’re more likely to realize the legitimacy of the opportunity and won’t end up in someone else’s “scheme.” Some basic research of the company, either via simple google search, or more in-depth research with the Better Business Bureau or LinkedIn, will allow a glimpse into the culture of the company.

Why a Home Franchise Opportunity?

One of the best aspects of working from home is that you are effectively your own boss. You can work from where you want, when you want, and if it’s completely remote, dressed however you want. You are in charge of your own destiny. However, with the backing of an established franchisor, starting your own home franchise opportunity has the potential to be even more of a successful venture.

A goal of a franchisor with multiple franchisees is ensuring that all of the businesses are successful. It is in a franchise’s best interest to ensure their franchisees are well-equipped to perform the tasks that are assigned to them. A franchisor will guide you through the onboarding process to establish your new venture, provide you a protected territory, assist in marketing efforts, and provide you with their proprietary software to streamline your business efforts.

With a supply chain consulting franchise, you have the opportunity to collect multiple revenue streams through multiple aspects of the supply chain — planning, sourcing, making, delivering, and returning.

Is a Home Franchise Opportunity Right for Me?

Nexterus is a franchise opportunity ideal for those with the correct skillset. The ideal franchisee needs to have strong project management skills to see a project from start to finish, the technical know-how of what they’re managing, problem-solving skills to troubleshoot any issues that may arise, effective communication skills when talking with clients, sales skills, to sell not only yourself, but the service you’ll be providing, and a continual motivation to learn, because the supply chain industry is ever-changing. You’ll also need to have technological savvy to learn the sale of software as a service.

Fortunately, this desired skillset has a lot of overlap with the skillset needed to own and operate a home-based business. If you’re comfortable with the above list of skills, are a self-starter, and are comfortable working independently, a home franchise opportunity might be just what you’re looking for.

Do you think a home franchise opportunity with Nexterus is the right move for you? Click here to get started learning about the Nexterus supply chain services franchise opportunity.