With today’s technology, it’s possible to work from anywhere in the world – which is amazing!

As more and more creatives choose the path of freelancing, many of you are seeing the challenges and benefits of working at home.

A great way to further recognize those benefits and overcome the challenges is to seek advice from veteran freelancers who have been working from home for a while.

Luckily, you don’t have to look too far. One freelancer has shared 10 things that he’s learned from working from home for over 10 years and his advice might surprise you.

“1. Decide to enjoy solitude.

Working in an office with other people does provide a sense of connection that’s lost when you work at home. Working at home means spending many hours each day with only yourself for company. Since that’s the case, you might as well decide to enjoy it.

2. Cut down your work hours.

Office workers spend huge amounts of time in commutes, chitchats, useless meetings, and generally “looking busy.” When you work at home, you don’t pay that productivity tax, so you’ll be able to get twice as much done in half the time.”

See the other 8 tips at Inc.