Working from home requires some thorough preparations so that in one part of the home, you can create an office atmosphere and in another part of the home, an ambient and flamboyant family life atmosphere. This is a huge clash of cultures but still, you can do it and deliver wonderful results with careful preparation.
Firstly, think whether you have enough space at home to create an office. If there isn't, then you might have to consider doing some extension works so that you can create some extra space for your office. Consider also whether your job is going to have a lot of paperwork which will require filing and record keeping on paper. If it does, then you will need to install a cabinet or two, or even some shelves to hold your files. The idea is to install them as soon as you can so that you can get used to having an office atmosphere at home even long before you have moved in and started working from there.
If you want to start Internet marketing and promotion, you will require some products with you that you are going to ship to your clients once they make purchases. Do you have enough room for this, or will the garage and the sitting room will be full of your stuff? This home does not belong to you alone, it is a family home, and you must consider this.
Think about security. When it is known that you work from home, this will sound like an invitation to burglars who always connect office with money and property. Therefore, you will have to take the necessary security precautions. This does not mean that you go out of your way to hire a security guard, but at least you could install lights all round the house. Light is a good discouragement for burglars.
Have a work schedule and be determined to adhere to it. For example, you could decide to keep to office hours if you are working for an organization. If you are working on freelance basis, then you will also have to determine the amount of time that you are going to do all your work and work overtime too if it calls for it.