If you’re ready to start working from home and running your business from the comfort of your own domain, you will need to do more than simply carry your laptop to your dining table.
Get Tech Ready
Before you start working remotely, it’s important to make sure your technology is up to the task. First, make sure you have good cell service, high-speed internet and, as mundane as it sounds, electrical outlets in the places where you need them so you can set up a charging station for your phone, tablet and laptop. Next, get the software you need for video conferencing, document collaboration and messaging so that you can work with your colleagues no matter where they are located; inform your coworkers of your new location and schedule so you can keep your home and work life separate.
Set the Scene
Now that you’ve got everything ready to go behind the scenes, find a quiet space in your home that is ideally separate from your bedroom and main living space. Get a desk that has plenty of room to spread out and is at an ergonomic height and make sure there’s good lighting, ideally both natural and artificial. Find a chair that won’t hurt to sit in for long periods of time. If you have the space and budget, set up a separate seating area where you can go when you’re in the mood for a change of scene and want to lounge while you brainstorm. Finally, to be productive and happy in your new space, find decorations and office supplies that suit your personality.
When you are ready to go from working in an office building to enjoying the comforts of home, set yourself up for success by ensuring you have the tools to get the most out of your new setup.