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10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

Hamsa Ramesha | ManagerLink

March 16, 2010

In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that’s about 8 percent of the U.S. population!

And what’s not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter traffic, set your own hours, and live outside of corporate politics, telecommuting offers all the conveniences without any of the tiresome obstacles.

But as tantalizing as a telecommuting career may be, it’s certainly not for everyone. Telecommuting comes at a price and offers its own set of challenges. When your work life and home life collide, the result can be messy. Follow these 10 tricks to telecommuting success.

Tip #1: Create Your Own Work Space