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One of the many reasons for starting online business selling information or physical products is the desire to give up work and “work” from home. At home I have set myself up with a work area, with all I need to run my business just waiting for that day, glorious day when I can cast off the chains of being a wage slave and work from home.
However when I work from home I have noticed how unproductive that this arrangement is. Have you had the following…
“You can do that later”
“All you do is play with that computer all day”
“But I’m working on………..”
“Can’t you do that later?”
I think you may be able to add a few dozen alternatives or variations to the above themes. Also beware of the time thieves who know you are at home and are forever dropping by or ringing you, this never happens when I am at work. I recently dropped by John Thornhill’s blog to find that he had stopped working from home and had rented himself office space, which he had found had greatly increased his productivity.
I cannot yet afford a “proper office” (quick note just been interrupted typing this) but I do have office premises, two in fact. These are places I can hide away in and not be found, no phone no callers, no requests to take out the bin bag, no “quick trip to the shops while I’m doing nothing” etc.
Ok, I will let you in on the secret, I can be found in the snug of Dr. Duncan’s public house in Liverpool where I do most of my writing with my pen and note pad, or my local public library with my laptop.
It’s a lot more productive than working at home.