Home Office Essentials
Being an affiliate marketer requires certain skills: we should be organized, have a mindset to get the work done, and help others to be inspired, enjoy our blogs and follow our suggestions. To do this we need the home office essentials tools to make this work possible. Getting these should be any affiliate marketer’s first priority.
The home office essentials for the affiliate marketer first thing should be a dedicated work space. Now, not everyone will have a spare room or an empty garage or space in the attic. But if you are lacking home office space, you can turn a corner, a closet or a nook into your work-space. Remember you don’t need to pay rent for an office space.
I live in an apartment, so I took a corner in my living room near to the terrace door and create my home office essential. My area is bright, has a view to relax my eyes and is an area that gives me inspiration for my work as an affiliate marketer.
Here are some suggestions for the home office essentials for the affiliate marketer:
A Great Chair
I strongly emphasise the importance of a great chair! Remember that you will probably spend 25 to 30 hours a week in that chair. That much time sitting down is not good – having an ergonomic and comfortable chair will improve the way you work, and how you feel when working. The following features should be part of your chair: it should be comfortable; and adjusted to your height, with tilt adjustment, adjustable lumbar support, arm rest, a deep seat, and a proper wheel base for the type of floor surface you have.
Tip: If your floor surface is rug use hard wheels, for a hard surface use soft rubber wheels.
Here you have a personal preference. But keep this in mind, an ergonomically desk should be one that aligns your wrists to be lower than your elbows when your shoulders are relaxed while using your keyboard and mouse.
I recently ordered an L-shape desk because it fits nicely into the living room corner, provides plenty of storage, an organization area and an extended amount of desktop that help with productivity.
A Laptop (or Desktop or iPad)
Most bloggers or affiliate marketers do their job on the go, so their preference is a laptop. I use an iPad Pro because I travel on a daily basis and it’s lightweight and can do the work. I use my laptop at my home office. I would also suggest a second monitor. It can help with other tasks and increase your overall efficiency. Just plug it to your laptop and work on that screen.
I would suggest using a gaming mouse. They are built for ergonomics. Remember you spend about 6 to 8 hours on a computer per day, a gaming mouse will safeguard your hands and you will not experience discomfort.
For your post and other research a reliable internet connection with speed and connectivity is your life line. All home office essentials that are electronic require internet connection and should have internet connection.
Your post will need beautiful photos that can attract the attention of your visitors and readers. You can use your mobile phone, may need a tripod (if you are doing videos). I use my iPhone for all my pictures and take and edit my pictures right on the iPhone (have an iPhone Xs Max ).
This is necessary, because you will need to print, and scan contracts. My multi-function printer makes it much easier to print or scan a document/s.
Items such as: extra ink for the printer, paper for that printer, pens, clips, folders, binders etc. You don’t need to have a large amount but keep in mind that these can run out at the worst times. I usually go to the Dollar Store for the small items and for the ink I look out for special offers.
Most of us don’t think about color but this factor alone can help to increase our productivity, stimulate our focus and help use to feel more positive in the environment of our home office.
As we all know decoration plays a great role in our environment especially if it’s our home office. We want items that can hel make us: comfortable, productive, and creative. These items do not need to be expensive but provide a positive effect to our nature.
Consider the following items: a poster with an inspiring quote, family pictures or a set of collectibles that you may enjoy. Don’t forget to add some green in the form of a plant (for oxygen circulation). If you personalize the area it will bring positive effects which in turn will give rise to a productive environment for your posts.
So Enjoy the Freedom
“Remember, with great power comes great responsibility.” –Uncle Ben, said to Peter Parker (Spider Man)
The good thing about working from a home office is that you are in charge of your career, in more ways than one. These suggestions are to assist you in personalizing your home office essentials. It should increase your productivity, creativity and online business success. Only you know what works best for you, so by all mean decorate, customize, and personalize your home office essentials. Keep in mind that your home office essentials should complement the way you work, not control it.
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