What Business Tools You Need to Work from Home
Everyone has a desire at some point or another to work from home, either remotely through the company they already represent or on their own. I took the on my own focus after working for several companies and although those jobs were remote I still did not feel fulfilled. No matter how hard I tried I still felt like I was failing as a mom and then 14 months ago we added baby #2 and I knew from that moment that I could no longer work for someone else; I had to be able to make my own schedule and work whatever insane hours I needed depending on the chaos of the week here.
Working from home comes with its own set of complications. Some of my biggest have been how to stay inspired when working from home but also how to keep things on track and stay on somewhat of a schedule.
I also struggled with what computer I wanted to start with, which ended up being an HP with a very large screen. Our oldest son calls it my television computer because it is literally the size of a smaller flat screen television. I found out quickly that I didn’t like being in one place and needed to be able to move, so I moved on to a touch screen HP laptop with a 17 ish inch screen.
I also needed software to manage my business and looked into many things such an embedded bi software that helps track analytics step by step. For a blogger like myself, analytics are super important. I like to know what type of audience that I have and know that I am posting things that are relevant for them.
Obviously I spend money on photo software, Microsoft based software for editing some documents and also an up to date anti-virus program because I need to ensure that I am being safe on the internet.
What programs do you implement for your home business? I am always open to hearing more examples of how people manage their at home work life and things they do. I fully admit that I have come a long way since starting when I used all paper and pencil for literally everything. I still have a paper planner and can’t go digital with that for some reason, but everything else I have moved along to bigger and better things.