You have to admit, working from home is probably a dream of yours, right? Don’t worry because you’re not alone. In fact, a lot of graphic designers right now are sitting in an office, reading this post, and wishing that they could tell their boss to shove it, ditching the rat race of the everyday nine-to-five to pursue a work day in which you never have to leave the warmth and comfort of your pajamas. For some though, working from home is no longer a dream, but rather, a reality.
However, working from home takes more than ambition and entrepreneurial spirit. One of the key essentials to any work-from-home operation is obviously the home office—the spot where the actual work gets done. Now, I could easily provide you with a list of resource sites for various telecommuting products, and you could simply slap a makeshift office together. Why though? Why not make your home office completely unique, a room that can’t help but induce productivity?
With that being said, a completely awesome home office is not hard to obtain. First and foremost, take the size and shape of your office space into consideration. From that you should be able to figure out what shape desk would best utilize the space available. Of course, you always have the option of buying a rinky-dink, rectangular desk from a department store, or you could make it more personal by purchasing a solid-wood, L- or U-shaped desk that encompasses a cozy little corner of your office.
Think of the desk as a foundation to build off of. Once you have a good desk, you can “accessorize” it, purchasing however much technology you see fit. This technology can include everything from a standard printer, to a new IP phone from Polycom.com, to a completely custom dual-monitor computer setup. With each work-at-home venture comes the need for different pieces of technology. For instance, a programmer may benefit from having the dual-monitor setup mentioned earlier in order to see his coding on one screen, and the finished product on the other. On the other hand, a graphic designer would most likely need the latest Adobe Master Suite software to say the very least.
That is really all there is to it. Once you have built your very own home office, you can start the real business—making money! Just remember, without a good office to work from, then you can expect to be less productive and thus, generate less in the way of income. So if you have a spare room and an inner entrepreneur lurking within you, then perhaps you should consider ditching your stereotypical job for a work-at-home endeavor.