Working from home can be either a blessing or curse depending on how organized you are and what family circumstances you are dealing with.
If you have young children, for example, you may find it tough to try to get it all done each day unless you have a great support network. If your children are older, they need to understand that just because you are home does not mean you have "free time". The same is true of neighbors and family members who try to load tasks on your plate because they don’t understand that work has to be your priority.
Here are nine ways to avoid distractions so you can grow your home-based business successfully.
1. Have Your Own Dedicated Workspace
Hopefully it should have a door you can close. But no matter how large or small, it should be the place where all your business-related items are.
2. Make the Most of the Space You Have
Make the most of the space you have by going up to the ceiling with shelving units. Get a multipurpose printer that also faxes and so on. Get a tall filing cabinet for your important papers, supplies, etc.
3. Be Sure to Have Fast Connectivity
If your computer is old and clunky or your internet connection is always buffering, update them.
4. Keep Your Phone Nearby but on Vibrate