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How to Work at Home Successfully-By eHow

By eHow Careers & Work Editor

Working at home is being embraced by more professionals every day. Being close to the family, not having to commute or being at your desk at three o'clock in the morning in your pajamas is a wonderful way to work and enjoy life at the same time. Should you choose to work from home, you must be very dedicated to producing a certain amount of work every day and sticking to rules that you make for yourself and your business. Follow these steps to find out how you can.

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Instructions Difficulty: Easy Step1Keep track of deadlines and follow a work schedule to run a proper
home office. You don't have to answer to a boss; but you do have to satisfy your clients. Decide how much work you have to do each day and then do it, no matter how long it takes.

Step12Talk to your family and help them understand that even though you appear to be home, you are not home. You work from home. Set aside an hour each day to focus on your family, perhaps when the kids get home from school. After that hour is up, go back to your home office and if necessary, close the door.

Step23Allow only package deliveries, business telephone calls, emails, doctor appointments and emergencies to take you from your work. Laundry, house cleaning, electrical repairs and gardening must be left until the evening or the weekend. Monday through Friday you work at home.

Step34Prevent yourself from getting distracted. Even the most seasoned home office professional feels the pull of the outdoors, or desires to leave work and go do something fun. If you find yourself unable to concentrate, change into a business suit and sit back down at your desk. This will remind you that if you were working for someone else, you wouldn't have the option to take off to the spa or the golf course.

 Step5Buy everything you can possibly afford to make your home office function as professionally as possible. This includes having a top-rated Internet and email service, caller ID and a phone company that has excellent messaging services that can be retrieved from another phone or a Blackberry. Your clients are your income. You must always be available. Step6Find yourself a good accountant. Whether you are self-employed or incorporated, you need someone you can count on to help you protect your financial interests and make sure that everything is done on time.


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