Being productive while working from home has always been a struggle for a lot of people. There are a lot more distractions than in an office because you might have kids, the TV could be a big temptation, there are no managers looking over your shoulder to check productivity, and it can be hard to get in the right mind-frame for work when you’re in a personal space.
However, there are lots of people who work from home as their career. They are usually in the freelance industry doing jobs like an editorial assistant or other creative jobs. A lot of the time, it takes a while for them to adjust to working from home, but they can grow a successful reputation by working hard.
Working from home has its perks and you might find that the more you work from home, the more you enjoy it. It could cause you to look at your career trajectory and want to make a few changes to become more independent. On the other hand, it might make you realize how much you like your work pals and office structure!
So why are we talking about working from home? Well, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused most of us to work from home to prevent the spread of this virus. Even in the best-case scenario, we can all expect to continue working remotely for the foreseeable future. West McDonald of Tigerpaw has been working from home for more than 12 years now, and shares his top seven tips for remaining productive while working remotely.