When it comes to working an online job, it’s safe to say you’re living the dream. After all, we’re all familiar with the experience of working ourselves to the bone day in and day out at a service job, for example, and that’s something nobody really deserves. We act like it’s not a big deal, but take it from me, that really messes with people after a while. Therefore, working an online job is preferable, as the job is less physically demanding, for starters, and you get to make your own schedule. However, this is where we begin to have a different kind of problem. Sometimes, staying productive when the responsibility is all on you can be hard, so here are a few tips to help you stay on top of your work.
First and foremost, consider the power of a home office. Part of the appeal of having an online job and working from home is not have to go into the office every day, so I get it if you’re hesitant to bring the office into your home. However, rest assured that everything about your desk job becomes infinitely easier with an actual desk and a dedicated work space. Therefore, you’re going to want to set aside some space in your home (even if it’s just a closet like what I’m currently working with) and spruce it up with a desk, a nice computer chair, and some decor from Neiman Marcus to really give it that office vibe. Far from the oppressive nature of your standard office, a home office is actually quite freeing. It will allow you to concentrate on your work much more easily, which will allow you to get more done more quickly, which will allow you to be done sooner and, of course, make more money.
On a similar note, getting dressed, as if you’re going to work, is a great way to boost productivity. It can be hard to stay motivated and focused when you’re still in your PJ’s, so consider getting dressed before starting your work day. You’re not going to have to wear business wear, and certainly not a tie, but just wearing “real” clothes will be like an official start to your day that we need in order to be more productive.