If you’ve decided to work from home, there are many things you’ll want to do first to ensure that you settle in well. First, you’ll want to determine your work. Will you be an employee at a company, working from home? Will you be in business for yourself, working with multiple clients? What will your income be? How will your life change? Ask lots of questions first and do your research to ensure that your situation will work for you.
Secondly, you will need to establish a place and space to work at home. You may have a home office or you may set up a home office, but in addition to the place, you will need to set up the space. That is, you will need to find the time and distance to work from home. If you live with others or have small children, this may be harder than you think. People in your home may interrupt you, simply because you are there. You will need to establish rules to allow yourself to work or you will need to work while no one else is home.
You will want to ensure that your credit is great and that your personal loans are paid down as much as possible, especially if you are going to be self-employed. Consider getting a line of credit, too, if this is the case, to deal with any deadbeat clients.
Finally, you will want to have a system of support in place. Working from home can be isolating, so you will want to establish some regular playtime or social time to ensure that you maintain friendships and stay happy.…