The COVID-19 pandemic prompted every company to review business processes and allow some people to work from home, others to change schedules, others to go on a 3 month rest break and has had to let go of some staff. The Pandemic is clearly also affecting the Global economy, and that effect will continue until we can kick start production and operations of businesses. Thus COVID-19 does not only pose a health risk but also an economic risk. World governments are doing their best to revive the decreasing economy; resulting in not just business owners needing to adjust but employees as well. This ‘new normal’ will affect businesses for months, even years to come.
We can all agree that working from home has its fair share of pros and cons, whether it is your neighbour playing loud music, your children fighting that disturbs your ability to focus, or unreliable internet connection that hampers your ability to work efficiently, there are often interruptions to your daily work schedule. Still, working from home looks like it will be here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future anyway. Walking away from the traditional workplace setting has also increased the demand for companies to hire freelancers because of two important things  they are cost-effective, freelancers are knowledgeable individuals that don’t require too much training due to their experience, and,  health security, as COVID-19 cases continue to increase it is wise for everyone to stay at home, and freelancers already have their home office.
3 KEYS TO SETTING-UP YOUR OFFICE AT HOME:
1. DESIGNATE WORK SPACE AREA
Finding a spot in your house that makes you feel comfortable and at the same time focused can be a challenge, but it is important to prove your ability to work from home. Areas near power-source, Wi-Fi router, and proper ventilation could be a perfect spot for a perfect work space at home.
As you will be working from home, it is important to have things organised by time. A calendar, or a time tracker can help. Having a schedule to do your work is always advisable to help build and maintain the habit of work.
Having a lot of loose papers and other items on your desk can affect your productivity and slow you down. If your desk space is limited, you can put pictures on the wall or notes on a corkboard.