My name is Spencer Coffman and I am a work at home writer who has published several books, eBooks, and articles around the web. Writing from home is pretty much the same as working from home. Therefore, if you want to start working from home there are a few essential traits that you need to have, or develop, in order to be successful.
Arguably, the most important trait to have is self-discipline. If you work at home you need to be disciplined so that you will get your work done. You cannot be lazy and sit on the couch watching TV. No, you need to have a designated space to work. Treat it exactly like you are going to work for the day. Wake up, get ready, and go to your workspace. Then, get it in your mind that you are literally at work. You are not at home anymore. You need to focus and get your work done. This takes self-discipline, which I believe to be the most important trait for your success as someone who works at home.
Another trait that will be very helpful for you to develop is time management. This is important because you need to not only get your work done while you are at home, but you also have to get the housework done. Therefore, you need to set up a schedule and have a routine. That way, you can follow the same schedule every day and as the days go by your routine will become your way of life. You will become much more productive and efficient if you have a schedule to follow. Here is a great eBook that you may wish to look at to help you with this.
Being self-motivated is another trait that will really help you. Since you are working at home you don’t have anyone to hold you accountable and make sure you are getting things done. Therefore, you need to be able to motivate yourself and hold yourself accountable. Write lists, set goals, make charts, do whatever you have to do to make sure you stay on task.
If you can effectively manage your time and be self-disciplined and motivated enough to make sure you are getting your work done, then you will be successful in your work at home endeavors. If not, then you will surely fail. Therefore, do what you need to do to make sure you are getting your work done.