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Melissa Rich-Landis Author – Your Virtual Home Office Can Be a Reality!

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27 Jun

Top 5 tips for having a successful work from home career

Posted in Establish your virtual home office, Everything Else, Minimizing Distractions, Work at home opportunities on 27.06.13

In order to be successful with working from home, you have start with a prepared plan as you would in any business. What is the best way to start a work from home career?

Here are my 5 top tips:

  1. Set working hours and stick to them. I am the worlds worst when it comes to working hours and as a matter a fact, just had to restructure my work availability. It is very easy to sneak in and check email quickly but the problem is, that one email turns into an hour and lost family time.
  2. Set up office space.  Put your work behind the door and close it at the end of your business day. Let family know that once you are in your office, you are off limits unless it is a true necessity.
  3. Time management. Be realistic with your hours and stick to them. It can be difficult to sit indoors and work when the weather is beautiful. Remember this is your livelihood and you want clients to think you are dependable.
  4. Be Flexible. If the Plumber needs to come on Tuesday-be flexible and open to the appointment. One of the greatest things about working from home is the flexibility to attend needed appointments or functions.
  5. Take breaks. Take time for yourself. If you were working at a traditional office, you would be taking a coffee break and a lunch. Do the same while working from home. In order to enjoy your work at home career, you need to “take care of you”.

Working from home is the greatest thing I ever did for myself. I have worked from home since 1990 and cannot imagine life any other way.  If you need help planning your work from home journey –check out Melissa’s book-Your Virtual Home Office Can Be a Reality!

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