Work-from-home is a professional set-up where the worker is self-employed, usually to businesses or to several clients at a time. He or she doesn’t need to go to an office and can work from the comfort of their private homes. Essentially, you are your own boss!

However, it is inevitable that you end up going easy on yourself, and since you are your own boss, self-regulation is the key to succeeding as a freelancer. Discipline is essential to maintain a healthy work ethic. Following are some tips to inculcate that work ethic and be motivated in your job without slacking off.

One could say that freelancing is the lazy man’s way out of office-going. It involves working and generally doing everything from home, digitally. The travel to and from the workplace and all the running around is taken out of the equation. Seems like a dream, right? Your body would say not. Sitting around all day with the least amount of movement leads to sluggishness, lethargy and god forbid, obesity. The brain is active undoubtedly, but the body needs activity too.

So how do you keep your body, mind, and soul active through long hours of staying cooped up at home?

There are two types of freelancers - one, who work for experience and mostly go for the internships, and second, the people who freelance as a profession. In both cases, the stipend or salary offered plays a big role, because the end goal is to earn a living. Hence, the money offered by an employer to the freelancers is a key-player in attracting potential applicants.

The amount that the employer pays should be in accordance with the amount of work that the freelancer is expected to do. The amount is also affected by the seniority of the job position, and how much experience the freelancer has.