My very first home office was in a coat closet. It was functional with a computer cart and a fold up chair that could all be stored away when I wasn’t working. But it wasn’t ideal. You don’t need to spend a fortune to work from home, but there are definitely some needs and a few “would be nice to have” items that can make it more productive, comfortable and fun.… Read the rest
By Tessa Anaya
Many people find working from home to be liberating in many ways, from controlling your own schedule to your attire and even your surroundings. Working outside of the traditional office is the solution for many professionals these days – but that doesn’t mean it runs without a hitch, and can sometimes negatively affect your productivity.… Read the rest
You’ve hammered out the details for your business. You have your first client(s) and are ready to start working hard! What’s missing? What can make your work easier? These experts chime in on what tools (and ideas) help them achieve their success!… Read the rest
Guest Post by Meghan Belnap
Between telecommuting and the rise of small businesses, more and more people are setting up home offices. However, the temptations of the home can often lead to decreased productivity, primarily through distraction. When you’re only a few feet from your television, kitchen or entertainment system, a day of work can quickly disappear and be replaced by a video game marathon or a binge-watched TV show.… Read the rest
Guest Post by Elaine Valarie
The modern workforce is more dynamic and widespread. You could be in New York working for a client on the other side of the globe. There are some careers like – graphic designing, content writing, web development and even customer support and sales that can be pursued from home.… Read the rest
For people who work from home, their desk is the heart of their work space, and often they spend more hours at this desk than those with jobs outside the home.… Read the rest
Guest Post from Tricia Sciortino
Thanks to technology that enables collaboration from virtually anywhere and an evolving view of how teams can be configured, more employers today are willing to allow employees to work from home or hire independent, home-based contractors.… Read the rest
Working from home has plenty of benefits. It’s hard to beat the convenience of only commuting down the hall, and we won’t even talk about the indignities of the shared office refrigerator.
Yet for all of the benefits associated with working in a home office, there are some drawbacks — and they have nothing to do with not having anyone to discuss the latest binge-worthy shows on Netflix with.… Read the rest
Think lists of how to save energy is so 2010? Well, with more and more people working from home, we think it’s time to dust off a few trusty tricks for curbing electricity consumption without curbing productivity. Working from home has been shown to have its environmental benefits, from reducing road congestion to cutting down on office building energy consumption — but there’s a lot you can do to make it even more green and reduce your energy bill.… Read the rest
Although people worked from home before the Internet, the world wide web and other technological advances have made working from home easier. If you’re serious about working at home, there are a few must-have tech tools you need.
1. Computer – Computers are essential for communication, gathering and sorting data, creating resources and much more.… Read the rest