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.
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.
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.
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.