Business
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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Entrepreneurship
There was a time when working from home was the dream of people working in the corporate world, but now thanks to the internet, a whole world of new possibilities has opened up. The internet has left people spoilt for choice when it comes to communicating, entertainment and doing business. With the advent of technology, people have discovered new avenues for conducting their business and a huge shift or shall we say migration has taken place in the world of business. 

Whether you are someone who is thinking about starting your own business or a working mother who wants to spend more time with the kids, working from home is a great option. Not only will you be spending more quality time with your family but you will also be saving a lot of money by cutting back on a nanny, baby sitter, daycare center or after school care for the kids. 

Here are 4 surefire ways to kickstart your very own business from home: 


1. Create your own things 

If you are skilled in painting, knitting, arts and crafts, then why not maximize your profit and create things you love at the same time? You can sell your handmade creations online and improve on your skills. There are many websites that promote and sell handcrafted items. The most popular ones are Etsy, Bonanza and even Ebay. If you have a penchant for everything organic then Abe’s Market place is the go to website to sell your handmade/home grown products. No matter what, there will always be someone out there who is willing to pay the price of your choice for a handmade item. That is why handmade items are comparatively having higher prices than factory made ones. 


2. Sell goods 

You can buy things in wholesale and sell them at a retail price on websites such as Amazon or Ebay. Just ensure the items are original and in good condition so that customers don’t leave a negative review for you. It is really important to have good ratings for your online store front these websites. Alternatively you can also sell your old or used products at a cheaper price if you are thinking to get rid of some stuff. 


3. Sell your services 

If you don’t have any products to sell, then you can sell your services to people. You can be a masseuse, baby sitter, daycare person, psychic service (for the crowd that prefers it), or any other service that can be done from home as long as its legal and you have a license for it should the profession require it.


4. Freelancing 

There are tons of freelancing opportunities online that you can do. Whatever profession you are in, you can find a freelance version of it online. Whether its graphic designing, coding, writing, business consultation etc just research on it and you will find one.

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