Building a Business from Home

Updated: Mar 9

A majority of people have a misconception when it comes to working from home. Moreover, people at the corporate office will treat you differently because they are ignorant of the dedication and commitment it requires.

The pandemic has proven that it's possible to work from home

I wouldn’t say you won’t face challenges and obstacles. With young ones ready to call you out whenever the opportunity arises, you need discipline.

Working from home doesn’t revolve around waking up in the morning and going to your computer unkempt! There’s so much more to it, than the perception that’s out there.

Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the stigma of working from home is ending. More businesses are looking for remote teams to help keep their business afloat.

As an avid cook, writer, and reader, I created an office in my home to successfully run my business. I’ve managed to have enough time with my family while doing what I love the most.

How to beat the stigma of working from home

I know of people who tried working from home but they couldn’t meet the required work threshold. Working from the house indeed brings forth its share of problems for an average person.

However, due to the pandemic, most workplaces have embraced the work from home concept.

Business owners have seen the opportunity to create remote positions in their organizations that allow “future-proofing” and flexibility from any future tragedy that could make them close their doors permanently.

For successful remote work, you need technology and the ability to work from anywhere. To build effective small teams, both of these aspects will go a long way.

How to operate your business remotely

Setting up a remote business in the midst of a pandemic
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1. Have straight and documented priorities

The more significant part of your business (70%) should have a system. Come up with a checklist for the essential business functions.

If you’re not good at sticking to your schedule, write down the tasks of what you need to accomplish. Create a list of things that aren’t good for your business.

1. Have time to think about the activities.

2. Put them down on paper

3. Document them by recording. This will help you develop a solution as it’s the first step to solving the problem.

2. Create a remote team communication plan

After documenting the process, outsource to the remote team. Without communication in place, achieving this is impossible. To execute communication successfully;

1. Have an instant communication platform that allows you to send messages such as Slack, Asana, Cliq etc.

2. Have meetings on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to help create accountability and build bonds.

Transitioning into the “work from home” schedule wasn’t a walk in the park. At first, it felt like the best thing that could have happened to anyone. However, as time goes by, your productivity starts diminishing.

This is where you need to take control and prioritize what’s important because remote work is the new normal. Entrepreneurs have come up with ways to future-proof their businesses so that in case of another catastrophe, they can comfortably thrive from their home office.

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