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WORKING AT HOME. PREPARING YOUR ENVIRONMENT.

When you are committed to make money at home, it’s just as important to prepare an adequate working space for yourself as it is a product and find a market. If you have space, but are not organized physically, you will find your work reflects a casual attitude and you may find that you can’t find the latest files that are needed in order to prepare your quarterly tax returns. Some of the factors that must be considered when you are preparing your environment are lighting, furniture and security. Here are a few tips to help you establish a great working environment.

 

Lighting

The proper lighting in a working area where you make money from home is just as important as in an office. Ideally, you can adjust the light level so that you have a mixture of natural and artificial lighting in your work space. The proper lighting levels at different times of the day and night can mean the difference between eye strain with accompanying headaches and blurred vision and a stress free environment. You should look into the value of long life light bulbs for savings over the years of use. The softer light emitted by some bulbs also make eye strain less likely.

 

Furniture

The basics of the furniture that you use in a home office are important. You will almost certainly need a computer to make money at home and thus will need a computer desk on which to place the computer equipment. Be sure to leave room enough so that the computer peripherals are also placed in a position to be easily reachable. You will need a good chair that supports your back and hips correctly, particularly if you are working at the computer for extended periods. You will need other furniture such as cabinets and work tables in order to stay organized.

 

Security

The security of your documents, correspondence, financial transactions and other computer files are critical if you plan to earn money from home. You must be able to assure customers that their sensitive information is never compromised by actions you take. Today, there are constant threats to the integrity of computer systems and computer files either directly or through internet hackers online. You must also be certain that you don’t allow children or pets to destroy critical documents related to your online business. A third area of security is that of protecting vital information needed for tax purposes. Use good security practices on the internet.

 

This article is brought to you by Retailers Forum Magazine, the leading publication for wholesale merchandise.