Are you often distracted by things or activities that are not totally related to work? In this era of multitasking, tab browsing, and social networking, focus has become a struggle for most home-based workers.
Working from home offers convenience, but it may lead you to a lot of temptations as well. Having no boss around to look behind your back can easily tempt you to do things that wean you away from actual work.
The Internet, for example, is a huge time-waster if you don't use it wisely. Avoid bookmarking sites that do not help you finish your tasks and earn money. If you can work without the Internet, go offline and focus on what needs to be done. Connect to the Internet only when you need to check for messages, do research or get in touch with clients.
On the other hand, if your work is web-based, make sure that the first tools and sites that you access are the ones that are work-related. You can then go through other sites during your breaks and downtime.