Aside from having a home office and other technology that you need for your home-based job to be up and running, below are other essentials that will help you with productivity and success.
Self-Discipline. When you are living and earning under the same roof, there are more temptations and distractions that may counter your productivity as compared to when you work in the office. You’ll be tempted to sleep a bit more, watch more t.v. or do your errands. Keep in mind that working from home just like any other work is still… well, work! So it is important that you keep yourself focused.
Time Management. Set a clear schedule and follow it. You should have defined work and home hours. If you don’t, it’s much more difficult to accomplish anything for either of the two.
Dedication. Managing yourself is sometimes more difficult. With no boss looming around, you have to have that dedication to what you do now to ensure that you’re able to deliver what’s expected by your client. In order to have a steady stream of projects, your clients should be happy with your work.