This article aims at helping you improve your home based job efficiency. Be your own boss and make the most of what you have, to increase home based job efficiency.
If you are a freelancer or have a home based job, I am sure you work hard and still have fun doing what you do. Though having a home based job can be truly rewarding, there are some issues you might face. Several times, people don’t realize that:
1. A ‘Home based job’ is still a ‘job’. When you are home, it does not mean you are slacking or can relax all day long.
2. A ‘Home based job’ does not mean that you can entertain unexpected friends, who drop by when you need to be working.
3. A ‘Home based job’ does not mean that you can chit-chat through the day, anytime of the day.
5 tips to increase your home based job efficiency are listed below:
1- Define an Office space: No matter how big or small your home is, you need to define an office space to be efficient at your home based job. It could be an entire room, or just a table- define it. This will be the main area where you work. Not at the kitchen table, not in the living room while watching TV. Make the most of your time.
2- Keep your Office space organized: Be it a table or a large room, keep your office space organized. Have some stationary like pens, pencils, staplers, cellotape and a notepad handy. Also, keep a dictionary and other reference books handy. This will help prevent you from getting distracted, if you do need any of the above mentioned things.
3- Define home based office job hours: If you have to take care of kids and have responsibilities, break up your work hours into small portions and stick to them. But define work hours.
4- No phone calls during home based office job hours: Keep your phone on vibrator mode and when you see the phone vibrate, see if it is an important number. If not, let it go to your voicemail. Don’t let such phone calls distract you.
5- Keep some food and water handy: Keep some food and water within your home based job ‘office space’. This again will prevent you from wandering off to the kitchen, and getting distracted.
I still want to stress that it is important to take those few minute off, every 45 mins to an hour. Health is important and don’t forget to flex those hand, eye , neck and back muscles.