CHAPTER 22

Five Ways to Work from Home More Effectively

by Carolyn O’Hara

More people are forgoing a lengthy commute and working from home. Whether you’re a full-time freelancer or the occasional telecommuter, working outside an office can be a challenge. What are the best ways to set yourself up for success? How do you stay focused and productive? And how do you keep your work life separate from your home life?

What the Experts Say

The days when working from home conjured an image of a slacker in pajamas are rapidly disappearing. Technological advances and employers looking to lower costs have resulted in more people working outside an office than ever before. By one estimate, telecommuting increased in the United States by 80% between 2005 ...

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