Many more people are working at home than in the past, either starting their own businesses or on work-at-home contracts with their employers.
But while the idea of commuting 10 feet to your office in your pajamas sounds wonderful, there are some things to bear in mind in order to make the experience successful.
Your office space
It's important to divide your working space from the rest of your home as much as possible. Ideally, you will have an office in a separate room, but if that's not possible, try to dedicate within a room a space that's just for business, perhaps using a screen or divider to separate your desk from the rest of the room.
If you live in a noisy house, try to find somewhere quiet where you can talk on the phone, otherwise you will find it difficult to project a professional image.
Your 'office hours'
If you can, keep to strict office hours rather than let your work time overflow into your personal time. Doing this will help present a professional image to your clients or employer and also stop your workplace stresses from interfering with your private life. Imagine 'shutting the door' on work at the end of the day and not going back until you are due to start again.
Your family and friends
Sometimes, people believe that if you're working at home, they can interrupt you whenever they like. Tell your loved ones that even though you are at home, you are working and that they should not disturb you.