For most home businesses, the computer and the Internet are an integral part of the success or failure of the business.
However, just like when you are at work, there’s always the temptation to check your email, talk to friends online, or play a game when you are not busy. However, just like at a job that you commute to, this should be something that should be avoided when you are working at your home based business. Stay tuned for a couple of ways to stay on track with your home-based business.
1) One way to help avoid doing this is to set up an account on your computer that is just for your home based business.
2) Set up an email that is just business, set up an instant messenger that is just business, and use the web browser to just do things that are part of the business.
The temptation is still there, of course, but if you start doing this right away you will find that it’s not so difficult.
The other reason that setting up an account that is separate for your business is good is because when you are doing things that are personal on the computer you will be less likely to work during your ‘off’ hours.
One of the biggest mistakes that people who work from home make is that they are ‘always’ working. They never allow themselves time to be ‘off the clock’.
This isn’t something that is healthy, and it’s something that should be avoided. Having a separate account on your computer helps to prevent this from happening.
I hope these few tips helps keep you business focused and become more productive while working from home.
QUESTION: What are some ways you stay on track while working from home? Leave me a comment below.