How to Be Productive When You’re Working from Home
Part of the Home-Based Business For Dummies Cheat Sheet
When you’re working from home, separating your home life from your work life can be a real challenge. Your home-based business is a real business, and, as such, it demands both a professional environment and professional conduct. To help you be productive when you’re working from home, follow these ten commandments:
Set regular business hours, so work and home tasks don’t interact.
Maintain a professional attitude when you’re at work.
Use technology (such as an automatic e-mail-based calendar) to leverage your time and yourself.
Set up a separate business phone line, dedicated computer, and other equipment and systems.
Locate your office in its own space, preferably in its own room.
Set specific daily business goals and track your progress.
Don’t become a prisoner to your home office.