Working at home online does require discipline due to the many distractions. In order for your online home business to continue to be successful herewith some do’s and don’ts and how it will change your dog’s life too.
It is highly advisable to get into a routine a soon as possible and decide how many hours a day you are going to dedicate to your work at home online business then decide when those hours will be.
Making use of To-Do Lists ~ daily, short-term and long-term lists will prevent you from becoming distracted and help keep you focused and motivated to ensure you accomplish all that you set out to do.
To save you being interrupted throughout the day it is a good idea to advise your friends and neighbours that although you are at home, you do have a work at home online business and let them know when it is convenient to visit, otherwise you will have people popping in throughout the day and you will find it hard to settle down to get any work done at all.
Try and get your chores done first thing before you switch on that computer and get involved with your online home business, because as you know the hours can fly by so fast when working on the internet.
Set yourself break times for meals otherwise you may also find the day goes by and you have not yet had lunch.
Don’t allow yourself to become house bound and totally absorbed in your work at home online business ~ you need to balance your life. Make time to get out and meet your friends, enjoy your shopping sprees or partake in your favourite sport.
Don’t forget to keep invoices, receipts and slips and claim for everything that is tax deductible for your online home business, including your office space.
Be sure not to forget to attend to the maintenance of your computer. Back-up regularly and defrag your hard drive to ensure maximum performance of your pc.
You don’t ever have to miss another school play or sports day ~ that is the great advantage of the internet and with an online home business you can make up the time working at night.
Your 4-legged work at home companion ~
Your dog’s life too will change having you working at home online. Dogs just love having someone at home all the time, instead of having to wait a whole day for human company.
My work at home companion Zoe, has got so used to my routine that 10 minutes prior to my next move from the study she comes in and lies and waits by my chair. Whether it is when I go to make lunch or when we go for our morning and evening walks.
Your 4-legged friend will provide you with the very necessary daily walk that you also need having sat all day at the computer.
Working at home online can sometimes get lonely, so at least you can never be accused of talking to yourself when you have a dog to share things with!
You dog will quickly slot into the new routine. The walk and play times not only give you the exercise you need but the very important break for your eyes. Looking at a computer screen all day is not good for them.
In closing ~
Be proud of what you have accomplished with your work at home online business, DO strive to make it bigger and better ~ DON’T fall prey to cabin fever ~ heed your dog’s call to go for that walk!