While blogging full time can have many benefits, it can also be difficult to remain focused to accomplish the work you need to get done. It’s easy to become distracted by family members, social media, and other tasks that you commonly do while working from home. In order to avoid these pitfalls and maintain productivity, consider the following tips.
Blogging Full Time
If blogging full time and working from home are new to you, then you may have to make some adjustments in your lifestyle to be successful. You need to make sure you treat things like a job. This doesn’t mean it has to be droll, but you do need to have some rules so you can remain focused and productive. Here are the key rules that work:
- Set Boundaries
- Develop a Routine
- Have a Set Schedule
Let’s look at these more in depth.
One of the most important aspects of ensuring productivity at home is setting boundaries. While you may not actually be leaving the house to go to an office every day, you still need to have focus as well as peace and quiet to get the job done. These can be difficult things to obtain in a household setting.
Whether this means having an in-home office that’s off limits to your family during the week, or having a set few hours a day that you have to be left alone, having uninterrupted time to work is critical for success. Help your family understand that it’s a necessity related to your source of income.
Develop a Routine
Finding a routine that suits your blogging career, your family, and your household responsibilities is key to success as a work-from-home professional. Whether this means getting the gym out of the way in the morning, saving your chores for the evening or taking care of your workload before lunch, you need to find a productive balance.
Some people may be able to mix work with their other tasks and responsibilities while others may need to take care of their work in one big chunk. Finding a daily schedule that works for you will be key to your ability to work from home.
Have a Set Schedule
Develop a fixed schedule each day with a set start time and stop time for work. This is important to developing a successful routine. Just as you would with a traditional office job, you need to have a set time to begin work each day. For instance, if you choose 9AM as your designated start time, this will serve as a signal for you to drop everything else and focus on your job-related tasks.
Once you have a set schedule, let people know, especially friends and family so they know when you are “at” work.
Set Yourself Up for Success
Being successful as a freelancer or blogging full time requires treating your “at home” work time as a job. A job generally has a set schedule and a place to get work done. If you follow some of the advice discussed in the article above, you’ll be setting yourself up for success.
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