HOME BASED BUSINESS BEST PRACTICES: YOUR HOME OFFICE

Tens of thousands of independent, home-based call center companies and their agents know a little something about working from a home office. They’ve made their dream of working from home and setting their own schedule a reality. In the process, they have learned the dos and don’ts of being as productive as possible, while still balancing work and life from a home office.

As the first article in our Home Based Business Best Practices Series, we’re delving into a deeper look into the best practices of operating out of your own home office.

When it comes to achieving home office bliss, below are a few of the best techniques we’ve gathered:

Stake Your Claim
One way to ensure you’re focused is to have a designated office space, and work at that same spot every day. It could be a spare bedroom turned into a home office or a desk in a rarely used area – anywhere that’s separate from your home life. Create a place where you can concentrate without distractions. The kids should know that when that door to the space is closed, it’s a “No Kids Zone.”

Maintain Regular Hours
Fortunately for business owners and their agents, scheduling and sticking to regular hours is super simple. Setting a schedule and sticking to it is an important part of a successful work-from-home arrangement. It is the best way to maintain a healthy work-life balance by having clear-cut guidelines for when it is time to work, and when it is time to enjoy your life.

If Motivation is a Challenge, Get Dressed for Work
Some people who work at home consider the ability to wear pajamas to their “office” as one of the many benefits of having their own home office. However, if you struggle with getting motivated to start your work day, getting dressed for work changes your mindset and helps delineate working hours from home and life.

Use Technology
Have the tools you need to do your job effectively: high-speed Internet, a good computer, comfortable headset (no resting the phone between your neck and shoulder) and updated software.

Be Comfortable
Your workspace should function efficiently for you. Make it a place you enjoy going to each day. One of the best things you can do is to invest in a comfortable, ergonomically designed office chair. Avoid using a backbreaking, pain-inducing, kitchen chair. The wrong chair can cause back problems and other health issues.

If You Aren’t Working From a Home Office, Start Today!
Working at home is on the rise, and it’s one of the main reasons to register to use the Arise platform. As a home-based business owner using the Arise platform, or an agent working for one of them, you can experience the life-changing benefits of working from home while servicing prestigious Fortune 500 companies.

There are countless reasons to turn in your suit and commute for a home-based office– from flexibility and freedom, to financial opportunity. Begin the registration process today and start your journey to a more balanced life and endless possibilities.”