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Work At Home Jobs – Upping Your Professionalism When You’re a Freelancer

Are you considering becoming a Work At Home Mom or Dad in the Online Marketing world?

Or may be you want to become a Freelancer and do odd work at home jobs?


It’s easy to have misconceptions about what life is like when you do Work At Home Jobs, as you don’t have to have an established working routine.

You don’t need to visit an office everywhere, but that doesn’t mean you should be sitting around in your pajamas every day.

While you can do that, if you do, then you might find that you don’t quite have the professionalism levels needed for long-term success as you are working from home.

While it might not automatically feel like it, it’s more than possible to have high professional standards when you’re a freelancer, as we see below.

 

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A Clear Routine

You don’t get to wave goodbye to your alarm clock the second you start your work at home jobs.

You’re only changing your type of work, not giving up work altogether!

Your business will benefit if you work to establish a clear working schedule.

You can start at 10, if you wish, and work through to 4; it doesn’t matter, so long as it’s consistent and your clients know that you’ll be reachable during those hours.

Aside from helping your employees, you’ll also be helping yourself to deliver your best work.

It’s much easier to adopt a “working” mentality when you have a set routine.

 

work at home jobsLooking the Part

We mentioned pajamas in the first paragraph because that’s what many people think freelancers and those who work from home wear.

While you can, it’s not recommended; it’s hard to get into a working mindset if you’re super relaxed.

And don’t get me wrong, it’s not “bad” to be relaxed and comfortable as you work.

But you do want to change the “energy” you carry with yourself from the night’s sleep in your PJ’s and the day’s vibrant and professional energy you want to bring forth.

In any case, the real issue is what you’ll wear when you’re meeting with your clients.

Have a selection of suits, shoes, lapel pins, and briefcases (or something similarly professional looking) in your wardrobe.

Of course if you are a lady lapel pins might not be your thing! 😉

When it comes to holding a meeting, you’ll be able to show your potential client that you’re a respectable, professional operation.

 

work at home jobsIgnoring Your Freedom

You will likely take the freelance path because you want to have more freedom in your life, and if you have made the jump, then you’ll certainly have it.

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However, if you’re going to continue to be a hard worker, then there’ll be times when you’ll need to reject the freedom that’s on offer to you.

It’ll be tempting to call it quits for the day and head to the beach every time it’s sunny, but if you do that every time the sun is shining, then when will you do your work?

Sometimes, you’ll need to show that you’re committed to your work, even if that means turning down a fun invitation.

 

work at home jobsGet Out and See Other People

Having Work At Home Jobs you might not have to work alongside other people anymore, but there is something to be said for getting out of the house, and working somewhere with other freelancers from time to time.

You’ll meet like-minded people, who will inspire and motivate you to do better things with your business.

In any case, too much alone time isn’t a good thing when it comes to your business, so try to connect with as many people as possible.

If they’re the right people, you’ll naturally find your work and professionalism improving in no time.

 

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10 thoughts on “Work At Home Jobs – Upping Your Professionalism When You’re a Freelancer

  1. Hello Orion, this is so true! When we work at home we are not working a hobby, we are working our own business. So that means we must have our heads on straight and the ability to focus and follow through.
    And when we build a team of support it is truly amazing at what happens.
    Thanks for this!
    in peace and gratitude, ariel

    1. Great minds think alike Ariel, thank you for commenting.
      Yes, when we are at home we need to keep in mind our goals so to keep up the professionalism.
      Teamwork is a key ingredient to success, and it is all the more when you are “alone at home”!!
      Wishing you $ucce$$ – Orion

  2. Hi Orion,

    I love the way you redirect your readers to your other articles for additional but important information if one is going to work from home. Also, your article is informative, easy to read, and just the right length.

    1. Thank you Tanya for your feedback and comment.
      I do endeavor to provide quality content to my readers, the aim is to help each other succeed on our online journey together.
      Wishing you $ucce$$ – Orion

  3. I agree Orion, work-at-home jobs are a good way to have more freedom but it doesn’t mean lack of professionalism.

    It’s actually the opposite. You get the chance to be a professional on your own terms as opposed to having to obey to a boss and his/her standards.

    I work from home and I have a very disciplined routine. I plan ahead my daily schedule so that I get all tasks done and achieve my goals.

    Of course, I also enjoy my flexible hours, going to the gym or grabbing a cup of coffee with a friend during traditional working hours.

    I’ve learned that we can always make it work with good planning.

    1. Planning is the key here Eliane and you are right this is our chance to get professional on our own terms.
      I love the fact that I have the freedom to choose and actually it gets me out of bed in an excited way every day, knowing that I am creating my own future.
      Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment.
      Wishing 4 Your $ucce$$ – Orion

  4. I loved the article. Thank you for the great tips. I couldn’t agree more with what you said. Sometimes I find myself too comfortable in my pajamas, and I get lazy and don’t want to do anything. It is vital that when working from home, you have to establish professional standards and day to day routines, otherwise you get too relaxed and you become less productive. Thank you all the wonderful tips you share it us. Another great article. Keep up with the good work.

    1. Hello Hong and thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment.
      Yes keeping a professional routine at home can be challenging at times, but knowing to “switch” yourself “on” for work is very important, as you energy is generated accordingly.
      Wishing you $ucce$$ – Orion

  5. Establishing a routine is really important to ensure maximum productivity. If there’s no established routine and structure, you will find that there will be a lot of distraction and hardly anything gets done. In addition to routine, you have to do planning and prioritizing all the task that is important to your business, which task do i have to give priority to that will benefit the business in a shorter time, or which task will contribute more to the bottom line of the business if gets done within in a certain period….stuff like that!

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