To those who experience the daily monotony of a 9-5 job role, working from home is the embodiment of professional success and achievement. From the outside looking in, independent contractors and self-employed individuals have achieved a semblance of professional independence and been afforded the opportunity to create an ideal work-life balance.

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Written by lyceum
700 days ago

I have a home office and in the past I have been at different co-working spaces. I will soon start to spend a part of my worklife at a new office space, combining my social media work with the small businesses located at this place. I will work on my stuff and market this small business place at the same time. I welcome tips on interior design of the workspace. We will also arrange networking events for small business owners.



Written by ivanpw
700 days ago

IMO, working from home is challenging.

I work from home and my constant battle is how to STOP WORKING. As my work and life collide in my living room, working is becoming a habit, rather than, well, a work.

I try to separate my work and living space, but to tell you the truth, I miss the constant distractions coming from the mail man, my kids, my plumber and my craving for reality show on TV :D



Written by HeatherStone
701 days ago

Hi Lewis,

Avoiding multi-tasking can be the greatest challenge when working from home. Depending upon the kind of business you operate, focusing on one task at a time can be nearly impossible. There are also the many potential distractions of the home environment. A very special kind of discipline is needed when work from home, though, of course, the benefits are also considerable.



Written by Sian Phillips
702 days ago

Working from home isn't for everyone and it does take a lot of willpower to be productive constantly throughout the day. I am very lucky that I have no family distractions but it's still not easy and I do tend to work very long hours. Something I hope to cut back on in 2013 :) Thanks for sharing on Bizsugar.com



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