I’ve been working from home off and on since 1998. Over the years, I have found that with a few tweaks here and there, I can get a ton of work done in a little time – and I can enjoy the rest of the time, or spend time working at another job (or two, or three).
#1 – Wake up early! The pre-dawn hours are great hours for productivity. No one else is up, you won’t have to hear the phone ringing, have the distraction of email or RSS feeds or much of anything, except for the lone bird or two outside of your window.