crutial tactics when transitioning to work from home

4 Crucial Tactics for Work From Home

Thinking about working from home instead of the daily commute to your brick and motor home away from home?  This can be a very appealing change anyone can make with his or her career choice.  Basically there are 2 types of realities of a work from home career.  These are 1) Telecommuting and 2) Home Based Businesses.  Which is the better choice?  That depends on the person and their choices.  With Telecommuting, one is getting a dedicated pay check from the company that one is already employed.  So, with Home Based Businesses, one has to grow the business up to a sustainable level to be able to sustain oneself as one would work from home.

First things first.

Either way you go, you need an internet service that provides the best bang for your buck.  Obviously a dial up connection if it still exists, would not suffice.  The higher the performance the better, especially if you are going to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network).  VPN’s are more sensitive than just connecting to the internet with your desktop or laptop.  Then of course, a desktop or laptop computer that has what you need to get the job done.  Some companies provide what you need in this area.

Obviously, your needs will vary depending on which way you are going here, telecommuting or a homebased business.  Other items to consider can include a comfy chair, headphones and if need be a webcam.  This depends on the type of work you are doing.

Internet Connection.

So to begin with, your first crucial tactic is of course setting up a very good internet connection.  This is very important if your business requires internet access.  Afterall, with all you’ll be doing, one of the things you don’t want to have to do is deal with slow moving access.  If you’re telecommuting, your company may even mandate minimum limits on what they require for you to work from home.  That would mainly apply if you use a VPN.  If you are concern about your speed, you can use a website called to check how your speeds are.

Dedication and Distractions.

These 2 D’s can either make or brake you in your efforts.  You need to be dedicated in your job or business efforts.  If not, your employer will come calling.  Now if you a operating a home based business, then your bottom line will grab your attention.  On the other hand, working from home can also give you a sense of freedom thus giving you opportunities of distraction.  You may feel compelled to do your household chores, surf the internet or call your friends.  This isn’t good if you are really committed in becoming successful with any work from option you choose.  If you are one that lacks discipline, then working from home in any fashion may not be the best option for you.  This is one thing you must consider when deciding to be a stay at home person for your career choice.   If you have pets, like a dog, that could pose a problem, if your dog is a “barker”.  Some companies may frown on that.

Dedicated Work Space.

You’ll want to have a place in your home that is dedicated Solley for your job/business.  Keep it clean, organized and apart from the rest of the house the best way you can.  Companies are always concerned with security and may have certain guidelines for your home office.  You don’t want to mix personal stuff with your home office.  It’s your office for your job or business and not for your personal use.  You need to be strict with this office space.  I have an office with a door that can be locked with a key.  How secure you go is up to you, you don’t have to go that secure.  When I am done for the day, I walk out of the office and close the door behind me.  I don’t always lock the door, that depends on what is going on.

Develop a routine.

A routine will keep you in a productive cycle in your day to day responsibilities.  Set a couple of breaks for you to “walk away” for a few minutes like a coffee break for 10 min or so.  Set a morning routine, a Lunch break and an afternoon routine.  Have an expectation of what you want to accomplish by the end of each day by setting daily goals.  To do this, follow a task list and check off each item as they get completed.  When the end of your day comes, mentally clock out and quit for the day when it’s done.  Now if you are starting a homebased business as a side income and not yet able to quit your job, then this routine I outline wouldn’t really apply very well.  Your part time routine would be mainly to focus on your work for so many hours each night on how you choose to do it.


In concluding, you want to create a structured environment for you to be able to perform adequately in getting your work done each day.  So, having a very good internet connection, minimizing distractions and being dedicated, having a dedicated work space and developing a routine will go far for you in working from home.  It’s up to you on how far you go with setting up your home office.  The more serious and professional you are, the more effective and professional your work from home experience will be for you. 

If you haven’t yet decided on a homebased business and are very interested in going in this area, we can help.  There are tools to help you find the right affiliate marketing programs to choose from.  You have lots of support in starting a homebased business. 

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