Life/Work Balance and Privacy
Working from home can have its benefits. You don't have to worry about commuting to the office and have more time with your family and friends. But, there can be downsides as well. For example, you don't have a nine to five schedule, which means you can work any time of day or night. So, if you are considering working from home, consider the following home-office issues.
Normal life has a way of eating into your work time. Your spouse can have the TV on in the other room, and you want to go watch the program, too. The children are playing, and you want to tussle also. But, you can't; you have to work.
To combat this, set your hours. It will help you stay on track and get things accomplished. Have a list of tasks to be done that day and follow-through.
Many home-office workers deal with pretty sensitive material, i.e. items with other people's social security numbers or addresses. You don't want your neighbor dropping by and seeing this information.
You need to have either a place to store these, including some type of safe, or have a separate room that is your office. That way, others cannot see what you're working on, and the information remains safe.