They say that because they think that working from home, a person is working based on his own schedule, can sleep late, can work in his bathrobe, and just take it easy.
They also think if you are working from home, your work is more effective than if you work in the office, because the atmosphere at home is more relaxing and friendly than in the office and your supervisor is not checking what you are doing every minute.
You will hear big laughter from people who are working from home.
First of all they will tell you that work from home is more complicated than work from the office.
You don't have to have any work schedule and even you have one nobody will penalize you if you won't follow it.
Time pressure is brought to a minimum.
For example, if you start your working day at 9 a.
and your child needs a book for his school project that is due that day, you have freedom to stop working on your project and take your child to a library.
Or if you want to watch some important show on TV in the middle of the day, it's the same.
So you can take a break when you want and for how long you want.
Of course afterwards you get stressed because the day passes over and the job that you planned for this day is not done.
Another thing - you don't have a manager that is very enthusiastic about discipline, any time you can stop working on the project and take a nap or go for a walk.
Just imagine that you don't have any tasks that must be finished right away.
Play games, surf websites on the internet, check stocks, there is nobody monitoring you.
Well, what I am trying to say is that at home you get more distraction from work than in the office.
And if you have family and children then of course interruption from work increases at least twice, especially if you are a working from home mother.
So, the most important thing in home business is to learn how to properly manage your time.
Here are some things that can help you to become productive by working from home.
Find your best working time: You understand that manage time is not that easy when you are working from home.
So one of the ways to handle this problem is by maximizing working time on your projects.
Another way is to find your best working time of the day.
That could be in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, or maybe at night.
Once you find that time, then dedicate it all to your work.
Create an office for yourself: Build a professional looking office in your house for yourself.
It needs to look like the real thing.
Arrange a room, if you have one, if not then find a calm corner in your house.
Remember, the place must give you maximum comfort and minimize interruption during your work hours.
An office environment at home will help to accomplish your tasks.
Discipline yourself: This is very important.
Remember you are a worker and a manager at the same time.
So, control yourself.
Make sure that planned tasks are accomplished on time.
Those are just a few tips that you have to know before jumping into any work from home job.