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The Key to Work-at-Home Success

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Renee is an author of many articles for various magazines and blogs. She is the owner of the parenting blog, Next Generation Stay At Home Mom. She enjoys reading, writing, and playing on the beach with her husband and son.

You will hear many ways to successfully work at home. However, it all comes down to one key to be successful working at home. That key is, prioritizing. If you can prioritize, you can work at home. It sounds simple, but it can challenge us very often when you are constantly home balancing every thing, every day of your life.


There are thousands of tips and tricks to working at home, but if you do not get the key of prioritizing you will have a hard time mastering working at home. What is so important about prioritizing? When you work at home you are ultimately responsible for your own schedule. Even if your work-at-home job has certain hours you have to work. If you do not prioritize; you will not always be able to work your hours, you can feel rushed and you are not producing the work that you have the potential to do.


Once you learn how to prioritize for your work-at-home job you will find that many of the other tips and tricks will fall into place. In order to prioritize you must first pick your priorities. It looks great to an employer when you say you really want to work all the time. However, they know that is not realistic and most likely not true. Perhaps your top priority is your family. You need to make sure you keep your priorities in order. If your main priority is your family you need to work around your family. Many work while children go to school or daycare or activities. If you need to run errands or clean house or pack for a big trip; you need to prioritize first. Working at home in many ways is the same as working in the work place. You still need to log out of your life and go into your career. Whether that is physically or mentally, always be sure to handle day to day tasks and stay on top of things for all of your priorities. By staying on top of day-to-day tasks, you will be sure to have time to start working. Then, when you are working at home you are not running and doing laundry in between calls or missing hours, because you have to leave to pick up your child due to traffic.


Prioritizing is also picking a schedule and a work-at-home job that works for you. You now have figured out your priorities; find a work-at-home job you know you can make a priority in your life along with the others. Some find working at night best; others mornings. Some like deadlines; some like to make their own hours. It depends on the job and on your preferences. However, the work-at-home job is supposed to be something that can seamlessly transition into your life without disrupting too much and without wreaking havoc.


People will argue whether work is a priority or not, but it should be. Work is a priority because it should not be work. You will never work a day in your life if you are doing something that you love, and that makes you happy. Many times people love their job, or aspects of their job, but by not prioritizing they are missing out on all the perks of their job and they end up not enjoying it, and it becomes work. Priorities are something we are quick to make in our personal lives, but slow to ever add to our professional lives. Make your priority list and find a way to have the life you have always dreamed by working at home.

4 Responses to “The Key to Work-at-Home Success”

  1.' Çàrole simpson says:

    I am really interested in working from I need help though do they have any companies that supply the equipment we need to work from home?computer etc

    • Hi Carole! Thank you for reaching out! The type of equipment you need will depend on the specific job. The most important thing to have is a home computer! If there are any requirements outside of that, it will be listed in the job description details posted on our site. Many companies do provide equipment or offer reimbursements, however, again it will depend on the job and company. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to reach out!

  2.' Heather says:


    This article is very helpful. I really want to be able to work from home at least part of the week and I won’t mind if part of the week was in an office. But ultimately I would love to work from home the whole work week. My previous job I was able to work from home if need be. I found that I actually was more focused at home then at the office. I had less distractions and was also actually able to get more done.

    How do I get more information on how to find a perfect fit for to start a legitimate work from home position? I’ve been doing a lot of research to find one and wanting it to obviously be legitimate. There are far too many scams out there!

    Any suggestions?


    • Hi Heather! It’s great to hear from you and I am so glad you reached out. All of the positions we post on our site are 100% remote – meaning there are no days that you would need to spend in the actual company office. So you have definitely come to the right place to find jobs you can do from home! I have been working from home for the past several years myself, and I can completely relate to your experience of feeling much more focused. It truly is amazing how many companies these days are hiring remote employees – it is an ever-growing trend! You can search through all of the positions we have posted simply by creating an account here – It is 100% free of charge to view and search the jobs posted prior to making the decision to upgrade to Premium membership, which gives you access to applying to unlimited positions! I highly recommend using our different search filters to help narrow down your results and bring up jobs that meet your needs. I would be more than happy to help you in your job search as well. Feel free to send me an email ( with some information on the types of jobs you’re looking for and your past work experience. Look forward to hearing from you! Take care!

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