ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Work at home - Good tips

Updated on May 22, 2013

Advices for Working at Home

Work at home for many people is already a reality while for others continues to be something they want to do someday.

To be succeeded working at home you must take seriously the work, have discipline, organization, good time management, lots of self-motivation and of course it takes work.

Who has a job at home knows that sometimes it is very easy to have distractions and loose time. Because of being working at home, you can be interrupted by the other members who are living in the same house, by visits from people who know that you are at home, by wasting time watching television and of course your own children who always require a lot of your time - among other factors.

If you already have or think about starting a work at home you should follow some of the following advices:

- The first task to do before starting a work at home is to improvise an office – that will be your workplace. If you do not have a home office you will have to convert one of the divisions of the house into your place to work at home. Choose a comfortable room with good natural light and where you can be focus - away from the "noise" from the rest of the house - and equip it with an appropriate desk and a ergonomic chair. If you have to receive people to meetings you should also purchase a table for this purpose and a sofa.

- Set your working hours - One of the great advantages of having a work at home is the flexibility of schedules, and the possibility of each person to choose the hours they want to work. But the fact is that freedom makes this aspect even more important, and that the hours of work must be really for working. If you have children, you must also choose the hours of work at home in order to be compatible with the obligations of being a mother / father. Although you can work "anytime" you cannot facilitate because after all you have to do your work and keep your responsibilities in order to have results. You should try to make the work schedule at home to coincide with the hours where there is less probability of being interrupted, less movement and less noise at home to increase your productivity.

- Define your days of pause - The fact is that a work at home can often lead to people not make the distinction between the days of work and the weekends and holidays, for example. You should try to avoid this situation by imposing certain rules as not working on weekends, sundays and holidays, or alternatively choose other days to make your vacations. After all, the idea of having a work at home in principle should mean more time to do things you like, spend more time with the family, friends, etc.

- Define a few hours per week to dedicate to a hobby or an activity you like - Who has a job at home usually works much time alone (a) and therefore does not have the companionship that workers usually have with their coworkers. To compensate this you should try activities you enjoy and where you can spend time with other people - going to the gym, playing a team sport in a club or association, have a cup of coffee with friends, have a nice talk, etc.

At a work at home job or in any other kind of job there are advantages and disadvantages.

Working at home is good because:

- There is free time

- You do not have to “endure” the boss (if you are self-employed)

- You can match family and work

- Reduces costs

Work at home can be bad because:

- There is the risk of facing the end-of-week and holidays as days of work (do not feel the difference of "staying home")

- You´ll be working alone

Currently, there are many people who already do or can do their work at home, such as Writers, Professional Bloggers, multilevel marketers, among many other jobs that only need a computer with Internet connection and a telephone.

If you´re thinking of getting a job at home I advise you to try activities that only require a computer and an Internet connection. There are many opportunities to work at home on the Internet, however, initially it will not be easy to get income to enable it to live solely from the work at home.

In general, businesses and companies that operate in multilevel system are good job opportunities at home. You can start this type of activity as a part-time and as incomes are increasing you may decide to devote yourself to this business in full-time.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)