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Read on to know why women in the world are taking the work- from- home route.

So you have finally decided to work from home and ditch the office life for a much better work life balance route.   But you don’t know what tools you need. Well you have come to the right place as we tell you the essentials you need while working from home.

 

Workspace

Just because you have left the office in a tall concrete building doesn’t mean you will be completely rid of an office if you are going to be working from home. You will definitely need an organized and peaceful workspace in your home to be set up so that you can work properly and productively. A place where you can work without being disturbed by the kids, spouse or pets. This area doesn’t have to be a big room but just big enough to have your desk, gadgets (computer, printer, scanner etc). Many companies that hire people who work from home expect that you have a decent place where you can easily and seamlessly do the work. If you are talking with a client (if you’re running your own business) or boss (if you are hired by company to work remotely) you wouldn’t the kettle screaming, the baby crying or the dog barking in the background. It looks unprofessional and sets a bad image.

 

Internet

You need to have a high quality and fast internet service. It is very important because you will be constantly checking emails, downloading files, streaming videos to talking to people online. Internet is a work-from-home person’s most important tool. There is no business that doesn’t require internet.

 

A phone line

Whether you are an entrepreneur or working remotely for a company, a decent phone line is important. It has to be different from the one you have for your residence because you would want to keep work and personal calls separate. This phone line should be set up in the office or work area you have set up so that whenever the phone rings,  you know which call is for work and which is personal. This is also convenient if the internet is not working you have at least an actual number where people can contact you.

 

Computer

It is totally your call whether you want to have a laptop or a desktop but many serious remote worker or entrepreneurs prefer having a desktop set up in their home office. This is because laptops can be taken anywhere, and this causes someone to casually take their work to other areas of the house such as the sofa or the bed, this creates chances for reduced productivity. Desktop will make you stay in the office space. You need a computer to do all your business from so that goes without saying how important that is.

 

Other gadgets

Depending on the line of work and the workload you have, you will be required to have some electronic items in your office such as printer and scanner. You will also need a Smartphone where you can check your emails and receive calls if you are out somewhere.
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Innovation

You’ll read a lot of motivational articles on the internet about being an entrepreneur. People write about entrepreneurs the way people used to write about magicians a few decades ago. Like entrepreneurs have some special powers and are destined for greatness. As motivational as these pep talk articles are, that is all they are – pep talk.

You will notice that most of these articles are written by writers who aren’t entrepreneurs themselves but are working for a magazine or a blog. Even worse are the articles that entrepreneurs write themselves; for too often, these aren’t really articles but an advertisement for their business masquerading as an article.

Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone

The reality is that being an entrepreneur is not for everyone. Entrepreneurship is a risky venture and it requires a certain temperament. The reality is that most people just do a job their whole lives and they are happy with their decision. To the young it seems like entrepreneurship is the only way to make money but there are plenty more. You have to understand that choosing entrepreneurship means losing stability. If you are happy with receiving an almost guaranteed paycheck every month then you don’t need to start your own thing. If you aren’t happy then we need to talk. If you really want to become an entrepreneur here is what you are going to need.

Drive

Motivation isn’t the biggest factor for entrepreneurs; drive is. One of the biggest reasons many entrepreneurs fail is that they fall behind in what they need to do. If you were to give them a set of instructions, they would be able to complete them easily. Entrepreneurs, however, do not have anyone telling them what to do. They have to initiate every task. It is easy to motivate someone to start running every day but it takes drive for them to get up every morning and go for a run.

Backups

You will often hear stories of famous entrepreneurs who failed miserably in their history and got their second chance right. The lesson to be learnt isn’t that it is okay to fail but that you should only fail enough so that you can go back. All the entrepreneurs who failed at first but later succeeded limited their damage. If you risk too much in one idea you may not be able to try another idea ever again. You need to have a backup plan. Not only will it help you if you fail, it will also allow you to succeed by lowering your stress/panic levels and allowing you to think wit ha cool head.

Vision

We aren’t talking about the clichéd “I’m going to be a billionaire with the biggest company” vision. We are talking about real vision, the vision that lets you see. Too many entrepreneurs fail simply because they don’t understand what makes their idea work and who makes them work. They end up involving themselves in petty disputes with their own employees as well as competitors and miss the forest for the trees. You need to be a good judge of character to surround yourself with the right people. You need to be able to realistically see whether your idea is viable or just something you are passionate about.

There are a lot of other things that will help you succeed but none are as important as the above three. As long have the drive to put in the work, the backups to bounce back from small failures, and the vision to realize what you really need to do, you will be able to do it.

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