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The Pitfalls of Working from Home and How to Avoid Them

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Working from home is more common than ever, especially for those of us helping to build a better web with WordPress. But working from home comes with unique challenges that aren’t found in a typical in-office setting.

In this session, Adam will share his personal experiences working remotely for the past 5 years and how, through trial and error, he’s learned how to avoid the most common pitfalls and create a work/life balance. Spoiler alert: there are also two toddlers in this mix!

Whether you’ve been yearning to break out of cubicle life or currently working from a home office, you’re sure to find some tips and tricks that will help you be productive and most of all happy with the “work from home” lifestyle.

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The Pitfalls of Working from Home and How to Avoid Them

  1. 1. @ S I T E L O C K@ S I T E L O C K The Pitfalls of Working from Home And How to Avoid Them W o r d C a m p B i r m i n g h a m 2 0 1 6
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  4. 4. @ S I T E L O C K Adam W. Warner • Product Evangelist at SiteLock • Co-Founder at FooPlugins • Discovered WordPress in 2005 • WordPress Community Addict • Fan of Fractals • Lover of Meatballs • Proud Dad!
  5. 5. @ S I T E L O C K What We’ll Cover • What • Who • Why • How
  6. 6. @ S I T E L O C K Do You?... • Currently work from home? • Wish you could work at home?
  7. 7. @ S I T E L O C K • Approximately 25% of the U.S. workforce works remotely at some frequency.
  8. 8. @ S I T E L O C K Myths • Remote work is easy • Make your own schedule • More free time
  9. 9. @ S I T E L O C K Truths • Remote work has different challenges • No pants! • Your dog will bark during meetings • Available for life’s most important moments
  10. 10. @ S I T E L O C K It’s Your Choice • Stop wishing. Start manifesting. • What you put out is what returns to you.
  11. 11. @ S I T E L O C K It Started with a Paper Route
  12. 12. @ S I T E L O C K WordPress Led My Way
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  14. 14. @ S I T E L O C K Then Things Changed
  15. 15. @ S I T E L O C K Benefits of Working from Home
  16. 16. @ S I T E L O C K Pitfalls
  17. 17. @ S I T E L O C K Interruptions
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  22. 22. @ S I T E L O C K Workspace
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  25. 25. @ S I T E L O C K Motivation
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  27. 27. @ S I T E L O C K Lack of Discipline
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  31. 31. @ S I T E L O C K Longer Hours
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  33. 33. @ S I T E L O C K Work/Home Life Separation
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  35. 35. @ S I T E L O C K Being Unorganized
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  37. 37. @ S I T E L O C K Personal Hygiene
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  39. 39. @ S I T E L O C K Isolation
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  41. 41. @ S I T E L O C K Avoiding the Pitfalls
  42. 42. @ S I T E L O C K Interruptions • Issue a rude alert • Close the door • Don’t send mixed signals • Wear headphones
  43. 43. @ S I T E L O C K Workspace
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  45. 45. @ S I T E L O C K Motivation
  46. 46. @ S I T E L O C K Discipline
  47. 47. @ S I T E L O C K Longer Hours
  48. 48. @ S I T E L O C K Work/Home Balance
  49. 49. @ S I T E L O C K Organization
  50. 50. @ S I T E L O C K Hygiene
  51. 51. @ S I T E L O C K Isolation
  52. 52. @ S I T E L O C K Remote Resources
  53. 53. @ S I T E L O C K Jobs Boards • http://jobs.wordpress.net/ • http://www.indeed.com/q-remote-jobs.html • https://weworkremotely.com/ • http://jobs.supportdriven.com/
  54. 54. @ S I T E L O C K Apps • https://www.rescuetime.com/
  55. 55. @ S I T E L O C K Thank You • Follow at: • @SiteLock • @wpmodder • SlideShare • http://www.slideshare.net/wpprobusiness • My Blog Posts: • http://wpdistrict.sitelock.com • http://adamwwarner.com

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