How To Start Working From Home

You’ve done it! You have successfully gotten a remote freelancing role! So…

What now? How do you start? What do you do?

Whether it is you’re augmenting your current full-time role with a part-time gig or are fully delving into the freelancing and entrepreneurial side of things, it is important to know what to expect and be prepared for working from home, especially if you are starting from scratch and are not used to it.

We have put together an easy-to-digest guide that will set you on the right track to success towards increasing your productivity and making money from home.

  1. Keep A Clear View of Your Goals

One thing to take note of when you are entering the freelancing gig industry is to know why you are doing it. What is your reason for doing what you are currently doing? What is your role in the company? These are the questions you should be asking before starting.

Regardless of the motivations, you must always keep in mind what you are trying to accomplish in your role as a freelancer. 

If you are a content writer, it is not just about churning out content, you play a bigger role in the sense of engaging and educating your users and increasing their trust towards the brand. If you have a clear focus on your target, then you will have a better sense of what to do in your role.

  1. Figure Out a Dedicated Time Schedule and Stick To It

Once you have received your first task or tasks, it is time to go ahead and arrange an optimal time where you can solely concentrate on your side hustle as well as dedicate time for family, friends, social outings, and other activities. And once you have the time schedule, make sure that you stick to it no matter what. 

Discipline is key to this, as slacking off will cause the working schedule to go awry, leaving less time for family, friends, and personal “me” time.

Try not to overload yourself with too many responsibilities as well, as constantly being pushed to work so hard will only lead to burnout and a general decrease in work productivity.

  1. Make Sure You Are Equipped With The Right Tools

When the term work from home is mentioned, many will have an image of a busy person typing away at their dedicated home-slash-work office. But with the rising property prices, having a dedicated work office at home can be considered a luxury. Some freelancers do resort to placing their laptops on a stack of books as a makeshift monitor stand.

But since such work environments lack the ergonomic considerations of common office work setups, aches and pains are a common complaint. 41.2% of those working at home reported back pain and 23.5% of them reported neck or shoulder aches. 

In fact, neck pain actually worsened for 50% of those working from home. Thus if you are working from home you should consider investing in an ergonomic chair, or even a standing desk. Your back, neck, and shoulders will thank you for it.

  1. Don’t Just Work Hard, Work Smart

Ever wonder why some people can work all their lives and not achieve their goals, whereas some seem to work less but manage to deliver more? That is the secret of success. 

One way of working smarter is to use online tools to help keep track of your workload and responsibilities. Have a look at {Top 4 Essential Productivity Tools that Will Help You Work From Home} to find out the best tools that will help increase your productivity.

If you have a friend who has just started freelancing from home, please share this with them as they can learn from it.

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