A typical employee spends 40 hours a week working. For some people, working these long hours can be frustrating and tiring especially if you work far from your home. As a result, ditching the nine-to-five work and switching to freelancing has become the latest trend in the Philippines.
A freelancer is a worker engaged in a contractual basis for a variety of projects or companies. Some freelancers are writers, editors, and graphic designers. Do you have any ideas how to start freelancing? The first thing that you need to consider when deciding to go freelancing is your working space. Now that you will fly solo, you need supplies to begin working for yourself. Whether you are residing in a house, apartment, or condominium, making your humble abode a workplace is definitely easy and enjoyable. Here’s an informative guide on how to increase your productivity and create an efficient workplace at your home.
Organized and Neat Working Space
One of the essential factors you need to consider when choosing to work at home is your working space or desk. Choose a space in your house where you will put your desk. A small corner in your bedroom will suffice. Apart from your computer, your working space should have a file storage, cabinet, or containers. By this, your supplies, such as pens, sticky notes, or reference materials are organized and can be access easily. Moreover, you can add desk lamp to have a proper lighting.
Invest in a Comfortable Desk Chair
Since you will spend a lot of time in your desk, pick a chair that properly supports your lower back and promotes good posture. A good choice of desk chair will help you achieve comfort when working.
Decorate your Working Space
A working space does not have to be dull and boring. Jazz up your working desk by adding some decorations. If you are a nature lover, you can put a small potted plant or a vase of vibrant fresh flowers in your desk. Apart from enhancing your desk visually, it cleans the air and boosts one’s mood. Scented candles are good choice, too. It adds calmness in a room. You can also put a frame of your favorite quote or painting to boost inspiration or induce your creativity while working.
When choosing a space at your home, consider the lighting. Arrange your desk and chair so that natural light comes behind you. Avoid overhead lights to minimize the glare in your computer. The lighting in your working space can affect your productivity in work so choose a space with a soft or indirect lighting.
Being a freelancer gives you the freedom to choose the clients you want to work with or the kinds of projects you want to accomplish. You can also have the work-life balance lifestyle since you are working at your home.
Indeed, freelancing offers many advantages. So by the time you decided to be a freelancer, use this article as a guide on how to make your humble abode an efficient workplace—whether you are residing in an exclusive village in the metro or that condo for sale in The Fort.
About The Author
Justin is a digital marketing specialist for in the Philippines. He loves staring at large amounts of data while trying to figure out what to do with it. He attempts to write about different topics and blog during his free time while watching anime and TV series. The internet is his playground while the world is his bedroom. He’s still trying to figure out what to do with data.