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Making money from home can be easy for those who have done it for a while but if you are just starting out you may find it to be quite challenging. Constant distractions such as TV, food, and other things may keep getting in the way of your work. Additionally, because friends and family know that you’re home they may keep coming around. So how do you make sure that making money from home isn’t so tough? Read these 5 tips.


1. Look Sharp When Making Money From Home

You wake up in the morning and because you will be working from home you don’t bother to get dressed properly. This doesn’t work. If you want to work from home successfully you have to make it mirror an office as much as possible. Wake up in the morning and then take a shower and get properly dressed like you were going to an office. You don’t have to wear a tie or formal shoes; do it as you would dress on casual Fridays.


2. Get The Children Out of The House

If you are going to be successful at making money from home, you need to get all distractions out of the way including little children. Arrange for someone to come in and take care of them while you work or drop them off at a daycare center.


3. Work Regular Hours Even You Making Money From Home

What are the working hours in your area? If people go in at 9 am, go for lunch between 1 pm and 2 pm and then knock off at 5 pm, try as much as possible to do the same. It helps you to draw boundaries between your work and the rest of your day.


4. Keep Errands and Friends Out of It

Yes, these are the two biggest distractions outside of the home that will interfere with making money from home. If you have errands, do them either after hours or on the weekends. If you have friends and family dropping in while you work, let them politely know that you don’t have the time to chat because you really have to get to work. Tell them what time you will be free so they can come back.


5. Leave the House at Least Once a Day

If you aren’t careful you may find that you never leave the house; that is very unhealthy for you because you need to see natural light at least once a day. You can take a walk after work, go out for a drink, walk your dog, or even do those burning errands.


These 5 tips are excellent for beginners who are making money from home but as the business grows, you may find yourself overwhelmed. If this becomes the case for you, you need to find some help. Some of the most useful (and cheap) help can come from your own family. If you have kids who are old enough to help with whatever it is you do you may want to get them involved. If your partner is an expert at something, such as accounting, for example, you may find it useful to ask them to spare an hour or two every once in a while and help you out.


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What if these additional hands are not enough? There are several things you can do if you find yourself in this position. First, consider giving someone else a shot at making money from home. Outsource the work to someone else and give them your expectations which must include a time deadline.


If you need to hire, try as much as possible to hire people you know. If you must deal with a stranger, make sure that they are trustworthy and cannot steal from you. Consider that depending on what you do you may need to create a workspace for them.


All this may seem like a lot especially if you are used to working in an office where everything is organized for you. The good news is that you will sooner or later get the hang of it – the stress of organizing and the uncertainty wears off with time. More people are making money from home today than ever before and they are doing it successfully; so can you.


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Bruno Buergi
Bruno Buergi

Bruno Buergi is a Switzerland based digital entrepreneur. He teaches people all over the world how to make money online with only a laptop.

    16 replies to "Making Money From Home Doesn’t Have To Be Hard. Read These 5 Tips"

    • Martine Joseph

      Interesting ideas Bruno, and they all support healthy self-esteem. Thank you for this post!

    • Andy Lockhart

      Great article, I like the get out the house otherwise you will get cabin fever

    • Andy Lockhart

      Bruno, Great article, I like the get out of the house bit, I know what that can feel like. I always try and get out of the house it helps to clear the mind.

    • Monna Ellithorpe

      Hi Bruno,

      All great tips and suggestions. The main one I have a problem with is getting out of my “jammies.” They are just so much more comfortable when I work. I do get dressed sometimes but it is something I will have to continue to work on.

      Have a great day. Monna

    • Merle

      These are great tips Bruno and I can relate to family and friends being a distraction. There is always one of mine or one of the grandchildren knocking on the door and yes it is very distracting. Thanks for sharing.

    • Angela Bailey

      So so true Bruno, !

    • Jacs Henderson

      All excellent tips Bruno! You made me smile when you said you need to find some extra help – that’s exactly what my partner did when his business grew too much for him … And roped me in!!!
      So now we’re both in that position! Time to take heed of the last part of your post 🙂
      Thanks Bruno,

    • Jacs Henderson

      All excellent tips Bruno! You made me smile when you said you need to find some extra help – that’s exactly what my partner did when his business grew too much for him … And roped me in!!!
      So now we’re both in that position! Time to take heed of the last part of your post 🙂
      Thanks Bruno,

    • Michelle Fantanza Arbore

      Great tips, now I just need to follow them. I do stay in my pj's and my son stays home with me unless I have appointments with potential clients and clients. Luckily I do have my in-laws and parents who can watch him.

    • Beth Hewitt

      Hey Bruno,

      Great ideas that will help people be more productive. It really is all about treating your business like a business and not a hobby.

      Thanks for sharing,


      • Bruno Buergi

        Thank you Beth. Unfortunately most people who want to work from home have not the same discipline like they have at their job and therefore fail.

    • Lillian Courtney

      Really enjoyed the article. My problem was everyone was calling me to do things for them saying”Your only working you have your own time”. Can you drive me here ,pick me up here. I had no peace and found that if anyone was calling they would not leave and I just kept being interrupted.My trail of thought was gone from it.Now I have got an office which I am only painting at the moment .It will be more expensive but I think it is healthier to get up and out of the house.xx

    • Rachael Phillips

      Brilliant!!! I think leave the house is a fab tip. It's SO easy to get in to that mode of not going out and seeing anyone. I try to make an extra effort – rain or shine – to walk the pooches – that way they have a run and I get some air!

    • Joan Harrington

      Excellent tips Bruno! Very well laid out and thanks so much for sharing 🙂

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