Working From Home - 10 Tips To Help You
Working from home is becoming more and more common place. Whether this is filling envelopes, as an ebusiness or proof reading the number of people working from home is growing with people’s needs for flexibility. In response, companies are becoming more flexible with their employees and more businesses are being run from home. Although this is often an exciting time of new opportunities and freedom, people often do not receive the advice to work from home they need. It can be difficult to stay disciplined and achieve the success of earning that extra income or time freedom. To aid your new adventure, here are my top 10 tips to help work from home and achieve the success you deserve.
Get structured – Identify when you work well and when you don’t. Structure your day around this so that you are as productive as possible. A friend of mine works for 5 hours a day. He does this in four one-hour shifts with 20 minute breaks in between. This allows more time off to do the things you want to do. 2. Create an office – This does not have to be an office. After all, this is what you are trying to get away from right? So look at this as a designated area where you can focus on work. Move this away from the kids, the pets and the TV. Separate your work from your home by shutting a door to all the things you love, enabling you to get into the right frame of mind. 3. Once you’re done, you’re done! – When you finish for the day don’t go back to your work. Use the time to relax and refocus your energies. Use the time you have scheduled to do work and the rest as free time. Write anything down on a pad and come back to it tomorrow in your ‘work’ frame of mind. 4. Take plenty of breaks – Ovid said “Take rest; A field that has rested gives a beautiful crop”. Just because you don’t have a specific time to go to lunch now you still need to rest. Having plenty of rest is a great way of making sure that you stay in tip top condition when you are working. Allowing you to be more productive when you work from home. 5. Know what you need ‘To Do’ – It is tempting to ditch the old office tasks you are taught when you work from home. Don’t!! Keep these good habits. They allow you to prioritise and focus on the tasks that you HAVE to do. Promote good habits wherever possible to ensure stay productive. 6. Don’t quit if it gets too hard – We all have those days when it gets on top of us. We want to throw in the towel for the day. This is easy to do when you are at home. Instead, take a quick break. Refocus on what you need to do and get straight back on that task. It is too easy to quit when you don’t have a boss to answer to. To be successful you need to keep going. 7. Tell your friends and family – Share what you are doing with your friends and family. This ensures that they know when it is work time and when it is time to play. Otherwise, they may expect you to start doing chores or helping them out in your valuable work time. 8. Stay positive – When you feel down or not as productive as normal try and pick yourself up. Use some inspirational music, cds or poetry to get you refocused. Personally, I use quotes from famous, successful people. It helps me realise where I want to be and stops me feeling sorry for myself. 9. Keep one eye on the accounts – Think about how much your time is costing. If you are not working when you know you should be how much is it going to cost you? This helps to refocus our minds on what is important. 10. Track your progress – Make sure you know how you are doing. Give yourself regular appraisals when you work from home. You are your boss and the employee so be honest so that you can make the
changes going forward to make it better in the future. Ask family members or friends for their input, especially if they are close to your work. They can add a perspective that you cannot. Working from home is not always as easy as it firsts suggests. Keep focused on your task in hand and set yourself some rules. If you can do this, you will really unleash the power of working from home and how you can turn this into true â€˜lifeâ€™ success.
Jon-Marc Spatcher is a successful internet marketer. He coaches and mentors individuals and businesses to help them build a sustainable online business. For a FREE 7 DAY BOOTCAMP visit Jon-Marc's website where you can receive a free set of video marketing tips which will show you how to market on the internet and improve your chances of online success. Alternatively, check out The Six Figure Mentors Membership to enhance your knowledge and internet skills to the next level. Whether you are a beginner, have an online business or are looking to move your business online, the Six Figure Mentors membership can help you. Move your business to the next level.
Published on Dec 6, 2010
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