Burned Out? Here’s 8 Ways to Avoid & Eliminate It

If you aren’t working, you aren’t making money. That’s the express lane to burnout. How can you prevent it or handle it if you’ve already started feeling it? And how can you do so without causing strain on your relationships with your clients? Here are 8 tips to follow when you start feeling like you can’t take it anymore.

Home Office Feng Shui: Using Lighting and Colors

Practicing Feng Shui can be a great way to keep a happy balance in your office space. Continuing with the second installment in our five part series on Feng Shui tips for your home office space, this week we’re talking about light and color.

Adjusting to Working at Home

Making the change from on-site work to online work can be a challenge but it’s necessary if you’re starting your own home-based business, telecommuting, or freelancing. Make these big changes easier by preparing yourself and planning ahead. To help you get started, here are five tips to make the transition a little easier.

5 Essentials in Your Home Office

One of the joys of working at home is that you can set up your office the way you want and that is most effective for you. It’s a chance to work in a place that is completely you. Don’t be shy to experiment in layout but make sure you have the essentials. So what does every home office really need?

7 Tips to Make Working at Home Work for You

Before you switch from working in a traditional office to working from a home office you will need to set a few rules. These are rules for both your family and for yourself and help keep you focused, and distractions to a minimum. If you have already made the switch, then hopefully you have already worked through these, but if not, read on to discover what you can do to regain some sanity, and get some work done. After all, this is why you became a virtual professional, right?

Need More Productivity? Declutter Your Office

Nothing stymies productivity quite like clutter; it distracts you and interferes with your workflow, and it only goes away if you do something about it. Clearing the clutter from your workspace should not be used as an excuse to avoid work, and if you get into the habit of maintaining a more organized office you also end up creating a naturally clutter free space. Maintaining an organized office can be achieved by implementing three simple steps that should become part of your daily routine.

Do You Have What it Takes to Work From Home?

Before taking that momentous first step, you need to consider your character; are you an independent worker, able to motivate yourself and manage projects without someone guiding you all the time? These are just some of the essential traits required to work for yourself, but there are others which one should exhibit.