Working at home brings both rewards and obstacles. Via eMoms at Home comes a list of the top 10 keys to work at home success. Tip #10 rings true for me:
In order to become successful in your chosen field, it is important to study the people who are already successful, especially if you don’t have a lot of personal references as to what that would be like.
When I started out as a consultant, I interviewed several successful marketing consultants to find out about the field. I used their advice to hone my business plan. I also started networking at professional events, so that I could build my reputation and meet others with whom I could exchange information and contacts. This helped tremendously.
If you’re not a networker, check out building a business network for introverts.