The moment someone thinks of blogging, the first thing that comes to mind is that it’s an activity (because a blog is a medium) through which one can share one’s knowledge to others over the internet. There are ways of earning money through blogging.
Right from affiliate/native marketing to paid/ sponsored reviews, selling an online course, selling eBooks/ digital products, or sharing information about any field. This exciting and lucrative activity has earned the affection of a lot of techies who have now become bloggers and pursuing blogging as their carrier.
Other than that, a significant part of the millennials and Generation Z have chosen to freelance as their career and provide their services through their websites or by getting registered on sites like Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer.com. The most recent Covid-19 pandemic has also acted as a catalyst in increasing the work-from-home or remote work facility for employees working in startups and MNCs alike.
Opting the profession of a blogger or working as a freelancer has its perks. You need little investment in either of them, and it starts drawing money for you just with 2-3 months of hard work. Whether it is creating your website or making your blog, you just need to purchase a hosting service and a domain name.
The best part about choosing these professions is that you need not pay rent for an office space or other office essentials. You can simply create a small setup right at your home. Yeah! You heard, right. We are talking about setting up a HOME OFFICE for you.
With these few checkpoints you can ultimately ensure the home office setup for your work:
Table & Chair
Even while working from home, you need to be in the right posture. Although you have all the freedom to work in the comfort of your home, it is strongly recommended that you opt for a table and chair instead. This will exhibit productivity in your work. Get an ergonomically designed adjustable chair, in which you can adjust the height, tilt adjust, and set the wheelbase for your comfort during the work. If you don’t want to buy it, just go ahead and rent it from any online store or a renting app.
Use Proper Desktop Or Laptop
When you are working as a blogger or a freelancer, you have the freedom to choose a desktop or laptop according to your needs. Depending on your needs, if you think you are more indulged in travelling then opt for a Laptop, but if you are working from home then opt for a desktop computer. My favourite choice is 16” MacBook, as it provides power for video editing, and also is lightweight. Further, it depends on you that which company you prefer when it comes to choosing the laptop or desktop, we still recommend iMac for the perfect use.
Get a Blazing Fast Internet Connection
You are already done with most of the setup, except one small but quintessential thing that is crucial in connecting you to the world of the internet – Your Internet Connection. You need an internet connection with reliable speed and proper connectivity.
Get the services from a reputed and trusted ISP provider, for sufficient work the speed should be more than 50MBPS. In your journey, you would be getting on a Zoom/Skype call with possible clients, vendors and the last thing you want is a choppy internet.
As power disconnection is pretty standard in India, a portable Wi-Fi router like Resonate could be a real embarrassment savior. Your mobile hotspot connection could always work as a backup internet provider, so make sure you know how to use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
You must create your office environment free from disturbance. Try to avoid all the typical disrupting elements like children, TV, Xbox, friends, neighbors, and other entities away from your workroom. Select a room in your house tat has minimum interference or make it as soundproof as you could.
Have a relaxed and calm environment in your room with proper ventilation. And yeah, don’t forget the power backup, in case there is an electricity outage.
Your workspace is your creative powerhouse. Everything in your room should be optimally arranged so that there is the perfect utilisation of the entire space. For starters, put the CPU and batteries under the table. Keep the work table clean and give most space to your system screen/ laptop and the files that you are currently working on. Keep an extra file cabinet in your room so that you can systematize your work with labels and dates.
I’m a tremendous fan of GTD mechanism to structure my work life. This Todoist GTD template ensures my workspaces get enough attention to every week.
Now don’t forget that it is not just the essentials that make your home office complete. You still have some work left that needs to be done. A retouch to your room to make it a good-looking and appealing one. After all, your workspace also needs to look presentable on your YouTube videos, Client calls.
Add Some Spice
Our first five points have covered the basics of establishing a home office setup, now let’s talk about the most crucial asset of the home workplace – YOU. Don’t forget to add your personality to your home office; it’s all yours. Make yourself comfortable completely, and you will see the difference in the productivity of your work.
You may also invest in creating a Zen aura in a room that can increase your productivity multifold. For this, you can give a touch of light color to your walls, so it gets easy on your eyes during the work. Have some greenery indoor to freshen your mood and some art that can don’t just add to your home office setup but keep inspiring you as well. You can also add some incandescent lights to give the room a more “natural” feel.
Now’s the time to bring discipline and increased productivity. You have made it through, at least virtually—congratulation on idealizing your perfect office. Let’s roll on and create an ideal home office for you and begin your journey of being a successful person.