Working from home
requires some thorough preparations so that in one part of the
home, you can create an office atmosphere and in another part of
the home, an ambient and flamboyant family life atmosphere. This
is a huge clash of cultures but still, you can do it and deliver
wonderful results with careful preparation.
whether you have enough space at home to create an office. If
there isn't, then you might have to consider doing some
extension works so that you can create some extra space for your
office. Consider also whether your job is going to have a lot of
paperwork which will require filing and record keeping on paper.
If it does, then you will need to install a cabinet or two, or
even some shelves to hold your files. The idea is to install
them as soon as you can so that you can get used to having an
office atmosphere at home even long before you have moved in and
started working from there.
If you want to
start Internet marketing and promotion, you will require some
products with you that you are going to ship to your clients
once they make purchases. Do you have enough room for this, or
will the garage and the sitting room will be full of your stuff?
This home does not belong to you alone, it is a family home, and
you must consider this.
security. When it is known that you work from home, this will
sound like an invitation to burglars who always connect office
with money and property. Therefore, you will have to take the
necessary security precautions. This does not mean that you go
out of your way to hire a security guard, but at least you could
install lights all round the house. Light is a good
discouragement for burglars.
Have a work
schedule and be determined to adhere to it. For example, you
could decide to keep to office hours if you are working for an
organization. If you are working on freelance basis, then you
will also have to determine the amount of time that you are
going to do all your work and work overtime too if it calls for