Work at home or Work at office?

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The saying work from home has been thrown around way toooooooo often but the truth is I can never concentrate when working at home.

I've been doing this for a while now and have earn a decent income but the truth is I work much better at an office, library or even a cafe believe it or not!

I just can't concentrate when I work at home

Just wondering if warriors are actually working in their own home or you guys rent out an office like me and work there. Just curious..
#home #office #work
  • Profile picture of the author azulita
    well, actually I do both =) but I work all morning in a school and in the afternoons with affiliate marketing.

    but when I am on vacations from work I only work in affiliate marketing and yes, it can be a Little boring being all day at the house. Sometimes is better just to go outside. If you work full time in IM maybe you can go every morning to work in a coffee place, so you see a different environment and you will concentrate more.

    good luck =)
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketologyTeam
    Originally Posted by gluckspilz View Post

    The saying work from home has been thrown around way toooooooo often but the truth is I can never concentrate when working at home.

    I've been doing this for a while now and have earn a decent income but the truth is I work much better at an office, library or even a cafe believe it or not!

    I just can't concentrate when I work at home

    Just wondering if warriors are actually working in their own home or you guys rent out an office like me and work there. Just curious..
    I do both, but for whatever reason, working at home tends to result in lower productivity. Not only are there more "distractions," but often there are more "interruptions" as well from (friends, family, kids, etc).

    That said, it sure is nice not to have to dress up for the office every day
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Work from wherever suits you.

    I like the idea of finding the most quite of spots to focus on my job. I usually do the work from home bit; but I really dig my home because it is wherever I want it to be. Paradise to paradise.

    On the flip side, where or how you work is simply based on a personal decision. You can be just as effective in an office setting as you are in a home setting. Be disciplined. But do not force it.

    Many worry about home-related tasks and simply forget to focus their full attention on job-related stuff when WAH.

    Whatever vibes with you. I prefer the home bit though.

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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    I work from home. The key to getting things done is to have a room where you can close your doors from all 'distractions'.

    I have a wife, two kids and a dog.

    However, I have made it very clear to my family that I love them but when I am in my home office, I need to concentrate.

    This is very important.

    You have to make it clear to them that you are doing this business not just for yourself but with them in mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author cadlemediagroup
    I have a room in my home designated as my office and have had for 15+ years. I'm actually writing an E-Book now called The Ten Commandments Of Working From Home explaining the importance of a designated work place, specific schedule...
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  • If you are able to work better at a library or a cafe, then it's obvious that your home work environment is not conducive to productivity. Not sure if that is due to your home office not being functional for your purpose, (furniture / equipment etc) or whether it's because of kids running around and pots and pans clanging in the kitchen or another reason. You mentioned that you can never concentrate when working at home but did not mention why.
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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    When I boost up my earnings, i am going to rent an office 100 metres from where i live. Will be a great environment to work in!
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  • I understand what you mean. I'd much rather work in an office but I also have to take care of my daughter. Having a home office helped. My daughter respects that space and stays away from it while I'm working. I'm able to completely leave work behind every time I leave my "office".
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I work at home, but my home is peaceful; especially now that my son is a man and he is living with his girlfriend. When he was younger we always had many teens making noise and listening to music here.

    Fortunately, I can concentrate my attention on what I’m doing even when there is a lot of movement and noise where I am, but I surely prefer a peaceful environment.

    If you cannot concentrate your attention when you are working at home, change your environment. Many warriors are forced to work somewhere else, especially if they have little children. You won't be an exception.




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  • Profile picture of the author xpesos
    I am working in my home currently but planning to setup a office pretty soon, BTW i am still productive at home
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  • Profile picture of the author Dancarew
    It really depends on the person and as you said how productive you are working by yourself at home.
    A great place to get work done is in a coworking space where other entrepreneurs go to network and work on their businesses and is a VERY productive way of getting things done and meeting great like minded people at the same time. they have these type of set-ups in cities all around the world..just do a google search in your local area. its a lot cheaper than renting out an office.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dancarew
    A great place to get work done and meet other like minded entrepreneurs is at a coworking space, they have these in cities all round the world..just do a google search in your local area. its a lot cheaper than renting an office space and is very productive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dancarew
    A great place to get work done is at a coworking space, they are highly productive and a great way of meeting other like minded people...just do a google search in your local area. Its much cheaper than renting an office space.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stevie C
    No I work from home, I'd be the opposite to you and find too many distractions if I went and worked in a cafe or outside the home.

    It also saves time on any commuting and I can stop and start work as I wish, so I might do 2 or 3 hours work in the morning and then get back on the computer a couple of hours in the afternoon or evening.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
    I believe most of the full time IM prefer at home..rather outside..

    for me..haven't reach that stage yet....if I going to be Full time ..home still the best place...
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  • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
    I believe ..most IM prefer to work from home...
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    I work out of my home office it all depends on what works for your particular situation though.
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  • Profile picture of the author ahmadhady64
    Originally Posted by gluckspilz View Post

    The saying work from home has been thrown around way toooooooo often but the truth is I can never concentrate when working at home.

    I've been doing this for a while now and have earn a decent income but the truth is I work much better at an office, library or even a cafe believe it or not!

    I just can't concentrate when I work at home

    Just wondering if warriors are actually working in their own home or you guys rent out an office like me and work there. Just curious..
    i can work any where but if i have time for IM
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  • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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    Originally Posted by gluckspilz View Post

    The saying work from home has been thrown around way toooooooo often but the truth is I can never concentrate when working at home.

    I've been doing this for a while now and have earn a decent income but the truth is I work much better at an office, library or even a cafe believe it or not!

    I just can't concentrate when I work at home

    Just wondering if warriors are actually working in their own home or you guys rent out an office like me and work there. Just curious..
    I completely understand what you mean; I frequently go to starbucks or blenz when working (finding myself more productive).
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    • Profile picture of the author NZborn
      Yup home is for me. Even tho the ladies down at our local beach is a
      distraction from the deck, its good one.
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  • Profile picture of the author ahmadhady64
    Originally Posted by gluckspilz View Post

    The saying work from home has been thrown around way toooooooo often but the truth is I can never concentrate when working at home.

    I've been doing this for a while now and have earn a decent income but the truth is I work much better at an office, library or even a cafe believe it or not!

    I just can't concentrate when I work at home

    Just wondering if warriors are actually working in their own home or you guys rent out an office like me and work there. Just curious..
    I can work from any where but if i have time for work
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  • Profile picture of the author Dancarew
    A great place to get work done if you dont like working from home is at a coworking space, where you can also meet other like minded entrepreneurs and is a highly productive environment and is alot cheaper than hiring an office space . they have these in cities all around the world..just do a google search in your local area.
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  • Profile picture of the author noodle2005
    Originally Posted by gluckspilz View Post

    The saying work from home has been thrown around way toooooooo often but the truth is I can never concentrate when working at home.

    I've been doing this for a while now and have earn a decent income but the truth is I work much better at an office, library or even a cafe believe it or not!

    I just can't concentrate when I work at home

    Just wondering if warriors are actually working in their own home or you guys rent out an office like me and work there. Just curious..
    It's a tricky one isn't it as most people's circumstances could be different.

    When I was working from home I had too many distractions. Kids, dogs, taking a break to watch tv or play darts etc etc.

    Much more productive away from home for me personally
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Wagner
    It really depends for me.

    I love the luxury of working at home and not having to drive somewhere to go to work (I live in a rural area, so any "real" job I get I have a long commute). and being able to work in my PJ's at my desk.

    At the same time there's a million distractions at home and it takes a lot of discipline that some days I just don't have. Like, why should I get to work when I could go watch Netflix?

    There's a local diner nearby where I live that I occasionally go to to get work done without distractions. I still could sit and watch Netflix there, but I feel like I'd be judged for just sitting at a diner and watching Shameless rather than working.

    I could never actually work from a beach in Thailand. To many distractions.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevedb45
    I think this is a good discussion point - well raised

    In the last 5 years I have split my time between working from home and also from working in a rented office space. Both have their pros and cons depending upon the environment.

    In the home I had a bedroom that I used as my office, however if things were going on in the house it could distract or disrupt my work, especially if I was on calls or making videos.

    In the office space there were also disruptions from time to time from other office units, building works, phones constantly going.

    In the end I dropped the office and continued to work from my home and made it clear that at certain times I must not be disturbed no matter what.
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  • Profile picture of the author DomRau
    I can't concentrate when I work at home too, that's why i rent out an office.. additional costs :/
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  • Profile picture of the author oWriter
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    Yes I agree. Working from home can be too distracting. The bed, most of all. Which is why I have my own office at home. I dress up for work on Fridays too! This way my brain is conditioned that it is indeed going to work. My partner has his own home office too just so we don't spend too much time together.
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  • Profile picture of the author 4DayWeekend
    At the very least, if you're working at home, at least get a room that's dedicated to work.

    Although I agree that if you can afford to hire an office, go for it. The commute, being out of the house and having other people around you (presumably you'll hire an office with other businesses as neighbors) will keep you more focused.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexandersmith
    That's very weird, I'm the total opposite. I can't work if there are other people around me, especially in a public place! Have you tried plugging some headphones in and just getting lost in your own little world?

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  • Profile picture of the author kayfrank
    I sometimes go to the library just for a change of scenery - it helps to get focused again! I know what you mean!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bear Trader
    Originally Posted by gluckspilz View Post

    The saying work from home has been thrown around way toooooooo often but the truth is I can never concentrate when working at home.

    I've been doing this for a while now and have earn a decent income but the truth is I work much better at an office, library or even a cafe believe it or not!

    I just can't concentrate when I work at home

    Just wondering if warriors are actually working in their own home or you guys rent out an office like me and work there. Just curious..
    Its all about productivity - if you are not saving money working at home if you are losing it due to lack of productivity. Very few people can work effectively from home especially with an internet related business. You have so many distractions. Sure many may get work done but they spend 15 hours doing a 3 hour job.
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  • Profile picture of the author ajbarnes777
    I still work at home, but I sometimes do wish I didn't! lol

    I know what you mean with not being able to concentrate... especially for me having a family of four in an apartment.

    Once we move into a house, one of the first renovations I'm making is an office that's private and very comfortable.

    In the meantime, I just try to find times of the day when I can have peace and quiet to get my work done.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnlagoudakis
    I work from home... don't get a whole lot done here lol

    Too many distractions
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  • Profile picture of the author karolk
    I work mainly from my home office. It wasn't that easy at first, but in the long run, not having to commute is a great advantage. Not even mentioning that home is your most comfortable environment possible.

    I'd say you should start by picking a room that you'll only use for work. That way you will get your mind used to the fact that when you are in that room, you are at work.

    Also consider getting a work-only computer. No games and no entertainment software on it.

    Finally, look into standing desks. This is my main trick when it comes to working from home. Here's my desk and how I built it: How to Set Up a Standing Desk
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinChapman
    I work at home, I quite like the idea of working in an office space though, it can get quite lonely working alone.
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    I work from my home
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  • Profile picture of the author johan_malmo
    I can only agree! Working from home (especially if you're sitting in your living room etc) is not always the best. When I get ny business up and running I will get an office to go to. Also, to some people, working from home is not really considered working, so you have time to do a lot of other things... not really true.
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  • Profile picture of the author johan_malmo
    I agree, I can't really focus when I'm at home working... too easy to start doing other stuff..
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  • Profile picture of the author jjmags1219
    Hi, why is it that you can't concentrate working at home?

    I do work at home with a small office and even have 2 kids roaming around and so far it works with me. It actually takes a lot of discipline for you to manage it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jjmags1219
    Hi, why is it that you can't concentrate working from home?

    It works for me but it really takes a lot of discipline. I even have 2 kids roaming around but was able to manage it as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author harvie316
    same here, to many distractions in the home. If I had an office in the house, I think maybe it would be different.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    I personally work out of my home office its just more convenient for me but everyone is going to be different it all depends on that persons needs
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Waller
    I personally have no trouble working from home - in fact the peace and quiet of it all and the lack of commuting means I probably get more done here than when I did when I worked in a busy office.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrFume
    I know what you mean, I have an area set up, the wife has her PC right next to mine and we don't watch much T.V, we have vastly different interests on the PC's but it works out very nicely!
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    I am very much comfortable working at home. I have my own schedule.

    Renting an office would be just an additional expenses at least to me.

    Distractions are everywhere if you allow them. Hence, I always set my goals everyday so that I can fight distractions.

    Well, I guess different things work for different people.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    I've worked in an office or BM business most of my life. Working from home just does not work for me. I suppose it suits some people better than others...
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  • Profile picture of the author DiggitySEO
    Originally Posted by gluckspilz View Post

    The saying work from home has been thrown around way toooooooo often but the truth is I can never concentrate when working at home.

    I've been doing this for a while now and have earn a decent income but the truth is I work much better at an office, library or even a cafe believe it or not!

    I just can't concentrate when I work at home

    Just wondering if warriors are actually working in their own home or you guys rent out an office like me and work there. Just curious..
    The only perk that I have from working at home is the dress code.

    If I really want to get stuff done I go to a co-working office. It helps with the lonliness too. ::sniff::
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane12
    I've never had any problems working at home, but I guess it depends how many distractions you have there. I consider an office to be a massive annoyance, though again it depends on distractions. If it were my own office space, it would be fine, but trying to work at an office with a bunch of chatty women who are more concerned about their boring lives than working is annoying.
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  • Profile picture of the author aleksbogata
    I couldn't agree more, I get really distracted at home! I mainly work in cafes and am actually thinking of getting a hotdesk now at some shared work spaces in London. It's good to get out of the house anyway I find.
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  • Profile picture of the author aleksbogata
    I really like working in cafe's around London. Far less distracting than at home and it is also good to get out of the house. I find if I work at home some days I don't even get out of my PJs (bad, so bad!)
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  • Profile picture of the author jjmags1219
    hi, why can't you concentrate from working at home?

    In my case, it is effective with me and it really takes a lot of discipline especially with me that I have 2 kids.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by jjmags1219 View Post

      hi, why can't you concentrate from working at home?

      In my case, it is effective with me and it really takes a lot of discipline especially with me that I have 2 kids.
      kids are a big distraction, but they are smarter than you think. Once you explaing things.

      In this house I call it daddy time. And people know not to bug me, knock on door, or do anything to disturb me, or they get their head bitten off. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamPayne
    I totally agree. I still go to my old job (I use a room at the university I taught at) to get some peace and work.

    If that were not there (quiet room and top facilities) then an office for sure!
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  • Profile picture of the author alamest
    I work from both places Home and Office

    most of the them in office...

    WORK from home is the concept to promote people that they can change their full time job as self employed..

    When you business grows, you need office.. definitely
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  • Profile picture of the author Larry Leggett
    It really depends on the environment of your home. If you can have a separate room, switch off your mobile phone and can restrict anyone to enter that room while you are working, you will be able to concentrate for sure.
    What you feel, is nothing unusual. A lot of people cannot concentrate when they work at home.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Tandan
    The home thing can be tough unless you've set up a separate room or office as your 'work area'. And treat it like work. That's what I do.
    But for many I understand there are just too many distractions at home. I can see a library, but a cafe to me would be too distracting.

    Perhaps you're more productive at your office because you're actually renting it. Because if you're paying overhead, subconsciously at least when you get there you're thinking you need the expense to be justified.

    Whatever works, but getting the most productive time out of every hour is the on-going challenge.
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  • Profile picture of the author Beatinest
    Both. Some things I take care of at home, others at the office. An office can be great but inconvenient at times.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamPayne
    I tired to write a post before but it has gone?

    Office for sure. I actually use a nearby UNI.

    Home has too many distractions.
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  • Profile picture of the author artflair
    I actually created an office in one of my rooms
    I had a difficult time focusing as well with so much going on around...
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  • Profile picture of the author Reddy20
    I have an advise for you. Do you have a separate room in your house for working? Make it look like an office. Take a shower and wear office clothes before "going to work". It will actually make you feel that are going to an office.
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  • Profile picture of the author Irene Anum
    Hi, felt that way sometimes but you can check from these books which have a chapter on 'when the business should leave the home environment etc'
    '101 internet businesses you can start from home by susan Sweeney' and (2) the 200 best home businesses by Katina Jones. Hope you find it helpful. Irene
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    I put an office in my basement, works for me

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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    Working at home can feel quite lonely at times and that's why I mix things up and work at the library, at the mall, at a friend's bar, etc. Even if I don't interact with people, seeing them around lessens the feeling of desolation.
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  • Profile picture of the author gluckspilz
    wow, didn't expect this thread to go viral this quickly

    Yeah, I'm currently living with two students, one being my misses, the other a room mate.

    There is actually little to no distractions at all. But I tend to "got for a drink" or "eat some food" more often. Not to mention the toilet breaks or breaks in general.

    But when I'm at the library, I can do 5-6 hours straight no worries. It's amazing!
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  • Profile picture of the author OrangeBull
    From an unfinished, but clean dry basement with a cement floor that has an office space set up in the corner. Nobody wants to be in the basement so it is nice and quiet and undisturbed. There are also no distractions, and it is the perfect separate space from the rest of the house to keep business and life separate.
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  • Profile picture of the author vedremo
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    Work from home is a matter of preference. There are people who can work efficiently inside the comforts of their houses. There may be distractions but they've learned to manage them in an orderly manner.

    It's even cost-efficient if you work from home. You don't have to rent for a small space. So just imagine how much money you can save if you work from home. You can always allot an area in your house that'll serve as your work station. It doesn't have to be expensive. Your main considerations should be the following: comfort, conducive for work that will promote good concentration and productivity. You can recreate an office-type environment or anything that will help you with creativity and productivity.

    Work from home can be boring for some in the long run. Remember that you don't literally have to work inside your house all the time. If you want variation, you can work in coffee shops, libraries or you can just bring your work wherever you go (i.e. vacation). Diversify your working environment to fight off boredom, redundancy and monotony.

    For those who are on a tight budget and find it hard to work or be creative in a quiet space, there are affordable and free solutions. One of my faves is Coffitivity dot com. You can download White noise apps for iOS and Android.

    Keep in mind that it's all about learning how to adapt in different environments. There'll always be PROs and CONs for working from home and in an actual office environment. Carefully weigh them and for sure you'll make the right choice for your situation.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    Work at home works for me.
    (I'm always wearing in underwear all the time)
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  • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
    I think it depends on your personality. I work from home. I enjoy the interruptions. I actually hate commuting. So, it all works out nicely.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnTheJock
      I work in my pyjamas, that's why I'm here now at 1.25 a.m. (UK) and spend my days doing whatever I want to do.

      I spent years in offices and I don't want to work in one again
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      • Profile picture of the author gluckspilz
        Originally Posted by JohnTheJock View Post

        I work in my pyjamas, that's why I'm here now at 1.25 a.m. (UK) and spend my days doing whatever I want to do.

        I spent years in offices and I don't want to work in one again
        I don't think you read the first post at all...
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnTheJock
          Originally Posted by gluckspilz View Post

          I don't think you read the first post at all...
          Yes I read the first post ......

          I'm sure it said something about working from an office ????
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  • Profile picture of the author wesawu
    Nice Post! "Work At Home" has a different meaning for different people. For some it means literally staying at home and not having to get in the car to go to "work" for an extended period of time and then returning. For others it means they can but don't have to go to an "office". I have been fortunate. I can choose to get in the car and "go to work" or stay at home in my knickers and "go to work". I find it more productive to get in the car. Having a choice is great if you have the discipline to actually get some work done at home. I don't have that discipline so I find it more productive to drive to the "office". There are less distractions at the office and more of an incentive to get some work done. I dare say, I was born and raised in Europe, so the lunch time glass of wine is an always temptation. I'm loving it!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Logan
    I am working at home and for me this is much better. But I know many people who can not work at home, too much noise they say. I am used to noise, so for me no problem...
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  • Profile picture of the author annie800
    I work at home and don't have any problem concentrating. I set my hours so that I'm work mostly the same hours each day. The only distraction is the phone.
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  • Profile picture of the author StartingOver 50
    Originally Posted by gluckspilz View Post

    The saying work from home has been thrown around way toooooooo often but the truth is I can never concentrate when working at home.

    I've been doing this for a while now and have earn a decent income but the truth is I work much better at an office, library or even a cafe believe it or not!

    I just can't concentrate when I work at home

    Just wondering if warriors are actually working in their own home or you guys rent out an office like me and work there. Just curious..
    To work from home you need to have a dedicate space as your office. It should have a good door to help with soundproofing. Make sure it is out of the way as well (not right off the family room where everyone else congregates). This way, when you do work from home, you are in your own space and it feels like being away in an office.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasdfgh
    I have always worked from home as it keeps overheads down. Have a small office in my house and it works well for me. I have considered an actual office but decided that I would waste too much time stuck in traffic. I can just wake up and roll into my office at home :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Mateenyall
    I'm the same as you,

    Home gives my mind too much freedom and I have this little voice in my head always telling me to take a break haha.

    Offices, free wifi spots work best for me because I think the whole "you're already here, let's get some work done before you go' attitude subconsciously kicks in.

    I've been working at home quite successfuly as of late though after implementing some rules.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    I do some of my best work just hanging out at Starbucks and writing away There's just something about the buzz of a crowd nearby that gets my creative juices flowing. I write upwards of 15,000 words a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kate C
    For your business to grow, you need to be productive so that means working from wherever you feel you will be most productive. It would be convenient to work from your home office but if there are distractions then it is counter-productive. However, having said that; I have raised kids and found that when you teach a baby to sleep in a very quiet place, that baby will wake up every time someone or something moves even slightly. On the other hand, if the baby can sleep through noise and everything else you never have to tiptoe around your own house. It would therefore be in your best interest to learn to block out everything and work there.
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  • Profile picture of the author mjsing3r
    I work from home, but I live in a relatively distraction-free environment. My fiancée and I don't have kids, and she's away at work all day.

    But, like most people, I still get distracted by silly things. Even something as simple as my cat jumping on my lap can throw me off for a bit. I actually think that, deep down, most of us want to get distracted. We subconsciously seek out little distractions from time to time. Like petting the cat, for example. Or checking our Facebook account for the fourth time in an hour.

    All things considered, though, my living situation is ideal for working from home. I can't imagine being able to get any work done with kids around, though. If that were the case, I'd probably look into renting some office space.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    I work from home and it can be challenging when all 4 kids ages 7, 6, 4, and 2 have their horns up, but I've learned to handle my business regardless.

    I've toyed with the idea of getting an office, but at the moment, I love being a full time stay at home dad.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Young
    I worked from home for a couple of years and finally got an office. My wife, kids, parents, and friends take my self-employment a little more serious now that I have an office. People think since you don’t have to go to “work” you have time to help them do this or that all day long. Even my wife would text and say put a load of clothes on for me… Take some meat out of the freezer… No one respected my time when I stayed home.

    Getting an office fixed that for me… I love it. It’s worth the expense to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miss Lisa
    In my life , i work at home in my personal room . You are right i can't concentrate on my work at home because of the noise of my brother and sister , sometimes my mother call me to take lunch or dinner , sometimes my dad ask me to take rest ., it's not easy to work on this conditions , so , i close my room door and work at night time , it's the perfect time to concentrate on your work ..

    In addition . working at home is better than working out , because you have to feel calm and comfortable when you start working at your computer ..

    Good Luck ....
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    I have an office in my basement, but I work in the dining room

    I've thought hard about getting an office, but then I'd be away from my family just like I was when I had a job, so until I get sick of them, I'll be working from home
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  • Profile picture of the author gluckspilz
    Cool how my thread got bumped
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  • Profile picture of the author neelshopno123
    Originally Posted by gluckspilz View Post

    The saying work from home has been thrown around way toooooooo often but the truth is I can never concentrate when working at home.

    I've been doing this for a while now and have earn a decent income but the truth is I work much better at an office, library or even a cafe believe it or not!

    I just can't concentrate when I work at home

    Just wondering if warriors are actually working in their own home or you guys rent out an office like me and work there. Just curious..
    work at HOME OFFICE. Get a separate room for your home office. Or if dont have extra room, use a partition and work on there.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Izek
    both works fine but until and unless you don't have a separate room for your work at home you can't do work at home with required output...
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  • Profile picture of the author master reseller
    Chances are, you have a TV at your home but not office, so it will be easier to get distracted in diversions like favorite shows while at home. At the office, you can shut out all these distractions (unless you just go surfing on your laptop) and get some real work done.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    I've tried both approaches (sort of).

    I began working from a home office. Years later we opened an office near town for a branch of our business and I worked alongside staff in my own office. Then we purchased a house (this one) with a smaller cottage on the land and I turned that cottage into my office. I work best here. I like being able to get up and just slide into my office. I've never suffered from lack of motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlo_sim
    I prefer working with other people in co working spaces!
    Love to collaborate and share ideas with others.
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    • Profile picture of the author master reseller
      Originally Posted by carlo_sim View Post

      I prefer working with other people in co working spaces!
      Love to collaborate and share ideas with others.
      You can still get this sensation of working with others if you assemble a team for your staff or joint ventures. These people can work with you online or in your office area (even in your home office) to get work done. Sometimes, just being around others is very inspiring and helps you get work done. No reason to forgo this experience even if you work at home.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lizfish
    I work at home with my feet up. I love it and don't find it distracting, despite the husband , kids etc. I have got an office on two occasion, and concluded I am more comfortable in my own space. I don't get distracted as I love my work
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  • Profile picture of the author bryan lillard
    Yeah I tend to feel like working at home is very unproductive for me. I did notice I got more work done at a Barnes and Noble or at like a Starbucks..
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    You need to choose the environment that works best for you.
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