It really is possible that something can happen if you see that it has been done before by others. It’s possible that if they can, so can you. It is no longer a ‘pipe dream’ or some far out imagination of what it would be like to be in charge of your own business.
However the real question is will you stick with it long enough to make it happen? That answer lies with whether or not you either possess or would be willing to cultivate the mindset and skills to pull it off. If so, then you can do it. To what degree is up to a lot of factors not least of which is your willingness to learn and to take action with what you learn.
People have in the past and do now really earn money from home. It’s a fact. So face it. There’s no excuse to give up without trying, or exclude the idea entirely because you believe it is not a reality. It is really not
Most people likely would just say they want to start a home business to make money. To what degree depends on the individual circumstances. It could be extra money to pay bills because the regular paycheck is not ‘stretching’ as far as necessary. It could be extra money for some special thing like a vacation or a new car for example. It could be extra money to create some savings or investments for retirement or a ‘safety net’.
Money could be needed more critically if someone has lost their job and has been unable to find another one, and need to replace their salary. This is the scenario where they would be better off if they had started something part-time that they could capitalize on where ‘spare time’ is all they have right now! It is important to plan for the unexpected just like we should do for earthquakes or hurricanes