1) Honestly decide if you have what it takes to work from home. Not only is it necessary to have the qualifications for the employment you're interested in; self-discipline and organizational skills are necessary, too. If you realize that you’re not ready to work remotely, start setting goals to meet the requirements.

2) Research the types and costs of the Internet connection and equipment that you'll need. Become familiar with them as soon as possible so as to maximize work time.

3) Get professional help to advertise your services/products if you’re working for yourself. A professional online presence is key, so collaborate with a graphic designer who will work within your budget and timeline to develop your logo and website. BelaMarca Studio will take your design ideas to the next level.

4) Create an office space where you can concentrate and have little background noise and interruptions. Keep your desk and office space organized. If working at home will not be feasible, try booking office space at a complex like Regus (https://www.regus.com/), or outsource customer service with a company like AnswerConnect (https://www.answerconnect.com/).

5) Have a back-up plan for when there is an Internet outage (your phone as a mobile hotspot, a place where there's free Wi-Fi, etc.).

6) Write websites, usernames and passwords on a sheet of paper or in a personal email in case they are lost.

7) Have a designated work calendar/planner. Update and check it daily.