Working from Home

As I’ve stated before, most freelancers operate out of their house. I did initially. In doing so, the amount I spent in overhead costs was significantly lower, because I was not paying rent and utilities on two locations. What’s more, I wasn’t burning up gas driving my car, I ate leftovers for lunch, and when my work was done I was already home.

But there is a downside to the home office: It’s still your home. There’s the couch, television, and refrigerator beckoning you on a daily basis, trying to distract you from your to-do list. I found myself procrastinating on important tasks by washing the dishes, vacuuming the floor, doing laundry, and sweeping the deck. Aside from the self-generated distractions, my husband was often ...

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