FAQs - How To Work From Home

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					Working from home is becoming more and more common place. Whether this is
stuffing envelopes, proof reading or as an e-business the number of people working
from home is growing with people 鈥檚 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 some frequently asked questions to
help you work from home and achieve the success you deserve. How do I make sure I
get work done? The answer is simply, discipline. Identify when you work well and
when you don 鈥檛. Structure your day around this so that you are as productive as
possible. Once you have this schedule, stick to it! Taking regular breaks can help too.
As long as you are focusing when you need to get the work done. Yes, but I keep
getting distracted. How do I stay focused? Create an area where you can work. 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 and get the
job done. How do i stop my friends and family from distracting me? This is common
too. Try sharing 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. How
do I know when I have done enough work for the day? Without a boss looking over
your shoulder it can be hard to know when you have done enough. Remember you are
your employer and employee. Set yourself some targets for the day and work towards
them. This enables you to appraise your own performance. If you are missing your
targets ask yourself why. You can change the way you do something to make yourself
more efficient the next time you do it. How do I stop myself from overworking?
When you finish for the day don 鈥檛 go back to your work again. Use the time to
relax and refocus your energies. Use the time you have scheduled to do work and the
rest as free time. After all, this is why you chose to work from home 鈥?To get more
time freedom? Write anything down on a pad and come back to it tomorrow in your
鈥榳 ork 鈥?frame of mind. I often feel guilty working from home and don 鈥檛 have
any breaks? Ovid said 鈥淭 ake rest; A field that has rested gives a beautiful crop 鈥?
Just because you don 鈥檛 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 than if you were in an office. How do I stay positive without someone
there to motivate me? 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 鈥檛 have a boss to answer to. To be successful you
need to keep going. How do I get better at what I am doing without anyone to tell me
otherwise? Make sure you know how you are doing. Give yourself regular appraisals
when you work from home and track your progress. 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 鈥榣 ife 鈥?success.