Working from home has pros and cons just as does working in an office in the heart of a city.
Take yesterday, for example. The "To Do" list was longer than a yardstick. Never mind the blog posts and the auto responder messages. Forget the phone calls, laundry, cooking, housekeeping and grocery shopping. Don't even mention the visitors who came to the door, knowing full well I am working but just wanted to stop for coffee! There was the little matter of the messed up blog site that consumed me and a committee until, thankfully, it was resolved right after bedtime.
As internet marketers and entrepreneurs, these are the things we must take in stride. The key in all of it is not to become stressed, discouraged, or overwhelmed.
It is far more important to have stamina for the task at hand, call in the troops to help when you get into hot water and learn to manage your time. Frankly, when you work at home and you see dust bunnies, you must learn to look away or get help with that issue.
I remember when one of my massage clients once asked me, "Do you have a girl?" Presuming she meant my daughter, I replied in the affirmative. She said, "Getting a girl-a good girl-was the smartest thing I ever did for my dress shop business. If I had to go home and clean house, I could not sell dresses." Bobbi understood the value of delegating and by hiring someone, she could focus on selling dresses, not housekeeping.
Maybe your way of delegating is to outsource some of your technical work. Perhaps you need to find someone who will cheerfully write your blog posts if you pay them in greenbacks. It could be you need a nerd god to tweak your computer from time to time. Whatever your issue, get help with it.
Working at home can mean that you feel isolated from time to time. The best way to counteract that issue is to plan your day so you meet someone for lunch occasionally or take a break by walking with a partner. You might think of scheduling times when you meet other work-at-home folks so you can talk "shop" and compare notes with those in similar circumstances. It's all about time management and priorities.
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