Looking To Start A Home Business

There are two ways to start your online business. The first way is product oriented architecture and the other is service oriented architecture. I will discuss and also provide you to settle your business online with my experience.

Before diving into an online business first thing is to clearly identify what is the nature of your business is it a service oriented architecture, for example, you are selling web development service or your consumer or you will write some content for your client or be promoting it online these are service oriented architecture. The other way is product oriented in which you are going to offer your product to your customers, for example, you are selling some mobile phones or selling some robots for kids.

First, we talk about the service oriented before doing that you need to do some marketing research for example what is the niche of your online business. what services you are selling to your customer who is your competitor and how you are going to sell yourself among that selling yourself means selling your skills, for example who are going to offer web designing service to your client in how much rate you are going to offer your service and how you keep maintaining your relationship with the client after you deliver the service. The most important thing is whether you sell service or a product you are going to compete throughout the world with is working in the same niche as you.

Second, architecture is product oriented. The same thing goes for product oriented architecture that is the niche of the product also what is the nature of your product oriented business, for example, it is business to business, business to consumer or business to the seller.

In both businesses, you have to compete throughout the world. Moreover also how you sell yourself or product. Social media is one of the most vital things for selling your business. Go out and broadcast what you have. Be confident on your self. Make a video of what you are selling post it one YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Generate a lot of traffic to your website and blog. The more you get traffic the more business you will generate. The second most important thing how you the optimization of your website to generate the traffic. To a lot of both on page and off page optimization for your website to generate traffic.

Setting Up the Perfect Home-Based Office

Being able to work from home raises the question of how to set up the perfect home-based office. Where do you start? The very first thing to think about is where in the home will the office be located? I would pick a space with at least one window for natural light and have it located away from any high traffic areas in the home. I would then take a look at what the skeleton of the room needs for example is the paint color acceptable or do I want to paint the walls? What kind of window treatments would I want? Is there room on the walls for art or decoration?

When picking your paint color always take into consideration the size of your space and your furnishings. If your office space is small look for a color that will make it appear larger. Never paint a small space a dark color. If you are working in a large space you can add an accent wall to help make the space feel a bit smaller. Also consider the color of your furnishings when picking a paint color. Dark woods would match better with warm colors and the light woods with variations of pastels. After you pick your paint color then it is time to head over to the paint store and get some samples. Put your samples up on the walls and look at them at different times of the day. Some folks like to work during the day while others might be working in the evenings.

Other items to take into consideration after the paint color has been chosen would be window treatments, art/wall decoration and lighting. There are several options for window treatments such as vertical blinds, horizontal or mini-blinds, roller shades and draperies or curtains. As far as wall decoration, put up your favorite inspirational quote to help motivate you through your work time. Be sure to put your achievements such as college degrees or certifications up on the wall and don’t forget a nice grouping of those family pictures. Lighting choices will be natural light provided you have windows in your office space, floor lamps, task lamps and decorative lighting. Of course, you would add these items after the office has been painted and the furniture you have chosen has been permanently placed.

This leads me to the layout of the home office space. There are many different configurations for the office floor plan such as U shaped, L shaped or square shaped. Measuring your space before purchasing the furniture is very important. Do a floor plan and make sure that everything will fit into the space.

Add a touch of your industry to your space so people will know what it is that you are doing while working at your desk. For example, if you are a company representative selling health and wellness products have a couple of products displayed. Finally add your basic office equipment such as computer/mouse, printer/copy/fax machine, telephone, shredders, bulletin boards, white boards, etc. and you have successfully set up the perfect home-based office. Now it is time to enjoy your new office space and get to work!

How Working From Home Can Be Productive

In this article, I will outline something I learned years ago. And which could make a big difference for you, also?

What sets employees and self-employed people apart is the distinctions they make. Distinctions of how they see themselves, their attitude to time and work hours. Distinctions in their roles.

Distinctions make a difference. Two meanings of distinction from a dictionary are:
“a difference or contrast between similar things or people.”
“the separation of things or people into different groups according to their attributes or characteristics.

A man I knew years ago worked as an insurance salesman from home. He dressed in a suit and tie and conducted himself as a professional would amongst others at the office. Even though he was still at home.

Today more and more people are able, via the internet and a computer, to do at home, what they would have done at an office. Thus saving time and the costs associated with commuting.

This is where and how distinctions are important.

Let’s say you have a desk that you work from. It may be in the living room. As mine is. Or you may have a separate room, a spare bedroom.

To all those in your household, you need to make it clear, this is where you work. ‘This is your place of work’. And when you are at work, you are ‘At Work’.

You may have young children at home during the day.

With children, make it a game, have fun installing the distinction.

To begin with,
– Take them on a tour of your ‘office’.
– Show them all the parts that make up your ‘office’.
– What you do in your ‘office’.
– Why it is important for you to be able to concentrate. And need quiet time to do that.
– That you are earning money for all the good things for them to enjoy.
– Ask them for their help!

You could say to them, “When you see (Mommy or Daddy) at this desk, I am working for you. So, while I’m here at my desk could you let me get on with the work I need to do.”

Structuring your day is also helpful.
– Set time blocks for when you are ‘At Work’.
– Draw a timetable for the week and paste it to the fridge door.

Distinctions are invisible, intangible creatures. They can play havoc in your mind. Or, are firmly in place with discipline.

You need to exercise the discipline that when you are at work, You Are ‘AT WORK’.

Whether you realize it, you are learning something new every day.