Archive for August, 2009
With the continuous increase in the unemployment rate, many turn to home based employment or businesses as a solution. For most of them, may they opt to become independent contractors, freelancers or home based business owners, the idea of working at home would mean rearranging a part of their house to be used as a home office. For some, even setting up a home office is a challenge, since they are doing it on a tight budget.
Setting up a home office for your small internet based business or employment doesn’t have to be costly. Yet, you should keep in mind that the setting should look professional, otherwise prospect customers and clients are inclined to show less interest and trust on the products or services you offer. One of the first things one should do in setting up a home office is to make sure that the space, may it be big or small, is conducive to running a business. Thus, it is important to make it a business only space. Avoid putting things not related to business like kitchen tools, pillows and personal things. It is also important that the space you allot for business has a door you can close to keep household noises from interrupting your work or conversation with a client.
It is also advisable to create a professional online presence. Make sure that the website you are using for your business is different from the one you use for personal matters. If you are using social networking sites for your business, it is essential to have a separate account for your business.