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5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong When Working From Home.

June 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

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(ThyBlackMan.comIt’s often a huge career dream to be able to work from home. But, when you finally start out with a career that allows you to do that, you may find that you’re trying to find your feet. Regardless of whether you’re a freelance writer or business consultant working remotely, there are things that you may find that you get wrong when you first start out. Of course, it’s a learning curve for everyone, and you will need to find out what works best for you. But to give you a heads up, there are some of the things that you can get wrong when you work from home.

Working From The Couch

When you first start out working from home, it can feel like a huge luxury to be able to work from your couch. You can throw on some comfortable clothes, make some coffee and kick back as you get to work. But, it’s not always the most productive way to work. Yes, you’ll find that it’s super comfortable, but that can also mean that you get things done at a much slower rate than you would if you were working in an office.

Having Flexible Hours

It’s also tempting to work flexible hours. Now, this could be the reason that you decided to work from home in the first place, but unless you’re great at nailing your time management, this could be a recipe for disaster. When you’re adding up your time on your invoice template, like these, you could get it wrong. It’s not easy to track your working hours when you’re flexible. So, you can find that you’re working too much or not enough, and it invoice wrong.

Not Having An Office

At first, you may say that you’re going to build yourself an office, but you just don’t get around to it. When you’re working on the couch or a coffee shop, it can be hard to get yourself into the working frame of mind. But, when you have an efficient home office like this, you can get a lot more done. Whether you need somewhere to write or call your clients, a set working zone can often get you in the zone too.

Working In Sweats

Similarly to working on the couch, you might be tempted to do all of your work in your sweats. At first, it can be fun. Even on the off occasions, it can be just what you need. But every day? It won’t work. Unless you’re a highly motivated person, you may find it hard to focus wearing your chill out clothing. What you wear to work in is often like your costume. So, to feel motivated, you have to look the part.

Allowing Distractions

And finally, when you work from home, you have the huge problem of distractions that you have to fight off on a regular basis. Not only does that mean you may find yourself watching TV when you should be working, but your family to take your attention, or you could spend hours on social media. With no rules or restrictions, you may find that you procrastinate more.

Staff Writer; Charles Day


One Response to “5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong When Working From Home.”
  1. Interesting to come across this because I have to say I completely disagree with everything stated here! I’m a successful long term freelancer and I break all of these “rules”

    I’ve written an article about why I disagree here – I’d be fascinated to know what you think 🙂

    Best wishes,


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