空中英语教室：20110217 MP3在线课程 Working From Home
Rachelle Goldenberg, a contract social worker, says setting up a home office dedicated to work was a necessity when she started working from her residence. She also created a routine to keep her motivated to work rather than goofoff throughout the day.
"I set a specific time when I start working on projects in the morning. When 8 a.m. rolls around, I start to work," she says.
Goldenberg says working at home has been a necessity because she was laid off last year. But she says she has been rewarded with more time for her kids and a flexible schedule. That allows her to, for example, take a break to watch her son's swim meet and then work later in the evening. Goldenberg is also highly organized. She creates lists of tasks that need to be done and checks them off when complete.
Author Lister says the most successful at-home workers are systematic with their work. They have a home office and never routinely take care of children at home while trying to perform work tasks.
"There are so many remote workers doing so many different jobs today," she says.