Many people think that working at home is a walk in the park and that they can work for just a few hours and put in only a little (if any) effort. But, take it from someone who has been working as a freelancer for the past three years, it is not as easy as it sounds. What I have found is that while I get the benefits of setting my own hours and making my own decisions about what work I will take and what I will turn down, I still have to put in the hours approach working at home like a job. This means that when I am working, distractions have to be at a minimum. At first I set up my desk in the living room where I could watch TV and still work. Nope, didn't work at all. Now I have set hours and my own office in our house and when the door is closed, it means "unless you are dying or the house is one fire, enter at your own risk!" This is what I do and what works for me. Any suggestions and tips from others out there?