A lot of self-employed creatives work from home. Photographers, web designers, graphic designers, video guys . . . me included. Its convenient, cost-effective, and is a great option if youre just starting out. But working from home is one of the hardest things to do. There are so many distractions . . . the internet, the television, the animals, the children . . . you get where Im headed. Its important to hold yourself accountable every day and make sure you get your tasks done. Enter iDoneThis.

iDoneThis isn’t new, but it’s simple. Its a no-hassle, get-stuff-done kind of website. When you sign up for iDoneThis, you’ll receive an email in the evening asking Whatd you get done today?. It takes just 30 seconds to reply to this email and reflect on your progress for the day. The best part is iDoneThis is completely free for individual use!

Accountability can completely change the way you run your business. Theres no need to look for an accountability partner if you have a little discipline and respond to a daily email with your completed tasks. I use this every day, even on weekends!

After using iDoneThis for a few years now, I’ve been able to

  • Improve daily performance
  • Conquer my to-do list
  • Stay engaged with reminder emails
  • Saw measurements for success

Now its your turn . . . How do you stay focused working from home? Share your tips in the comments section below.