If you are a self-motivated and extremely focused person, and you thrive with little supervision, read on to discover an expert’s secrets to working at home successfully.
1. Create your workspace
If you’re fortunate enough to have a den or an extra bedroom in your home, stake a claim during “office hours” and make it your own.
2. Dress for success
You don’t have to do sky-high pumps and a business suit, but it is important to look professional. Dress for success in office-casual threads and leave your pajamas for after-hours.
3. Set a routine and stick to it
“The most successful home-based workers are very disciplined,” says Lenci, so plan to start work no later than 9:00 a.m. every day.
4. Don’t forget to network
Feelings of isolation are common when you’re left alone with your to-do list. Replace mingling around the corporate water cooler with networking via Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep abreast of news and gossip, as well as business contacts and industry happenings. Just be sure to limit your time on these addictive social media sites to ensure that deadlines are met and clients are satisfied.