I have said it before and I will say it again, working from home is not easy. There are days when emotional backlash from the duties of raising kids and keeping your marriage fresh flow into your work at home business. We are all imperfect human beings who have a life amidst our work at home business. With that being said, there are some things successful people do when working from home to ensure the emotional side of life doesn’t flow into their business building.
Reclaim Commute Time
Whether they’ve been working from home for months, years or even just days, successful people reclaim their commute time. This simply means that they take the time that normally would be used to commute to and from work for more effective business building time. Rather than hopping in the car to get to work they use the first part of the day to plan their goals of the day and the last part of the day to evaluate what goals they met.
Successful people who work from home remain professional across the board. When having a video chat with a client, successful work at home people tend to dress in a business casual attire and work to have their background look professional, even if they have to put up a back drop to block out their household mess. They will also remain professional with all online interactions and content pushed out through blogs and social media.
Regardless of where a successful work at home person is located, they will always work to expand their reach. Depending upon the niche, you can reach the entire world using the internet when working from home. Successful individuals will allot a specific time for interacting and building upon their reach by conversing online with more people. Successful people will look at the bigger picture of who they can reach and how that reach will benefit their business in the long haul.
Delegate, Delegate, Delegate
You will find that most successful people who work from home have a team that works for them either as employees or independent contractors. These team members can be people who help create content for marketing, interacting on social media, planning the next big sales event, etc. Having a team that you can delegate tedious tasks to really helps the most successful people excel. There are virtual assistants and social media mangers that can be quite useful, successful work at home professionals have figured out how to delegate and let go of some control so that they can focus on other areas of business.
Take Charge of the Day
Last, but certainly not least, successful people will take charge of their day when working from home. Rather than letting friends or family take away time from work, they will set boundaries and use do not disturb techniques to ensure they have uninterrupted work time from their home office. Being in charge of their day, allows successful people to manage their business efficiently from home without distractions.
This isn’t rocket science, it’s simply learning how to use the tools and online environment in a way that allows you to build success regardless of what your household looks like or budget constraints are.