If you are trying to work from home and are having less than successful results, you will appreciate these important strategies for working from home that come from author Jacquelyn Smith at Forbes. With three pages of useful advice and a lot of determination it is possible to successfully work from home.
Important Strategies for Working from Home
“When people think about working from home, many imagine sleeping in late, lounging around in their pajamas and long leisurely lunches. “But what people need to realize is that even though working from home offers a great amount of flexibility, it is still a professional job and it needs to be treated as such,” says Holly Reisem Hanna, the founder ofThe Work at Home Woman, an award-winning blog dedicated to helping women and moms fulfill their dreams of working from home or becoming self-employed.”
Avoid multitasking and stay focused. It’s easy to start one project and then bounce to another without finishing the first, Kanarek says. “I used to be the perfect example. At the end of the day I was exhausted, but I hadn’t accomplished as much as I’d hoped I would. Finally I made myself focus, stay on task and accomplish a certain amount of tasks every day. Some days I’m more productive than others, but overall I’m more productive than I used to be.”
One thing that isn’t mentioned here is the issue of childcare. Chances are you’re thinking of working from home because you want the flexibility that will allow you to take care of your family. If that’s your goal then you should know that it isn’t as easy as it sounds to block out distractions, you’ll really need some kind of part time help with childcare or you’ll never get anything done. So add a babysitter to the list of important strategies for working from home.