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When you reach a point with your side hustle that you can finally make it your only hustle, you’ve crossed one finish line and started another race. The first one that you ran was getting you from hobby to the main breadline: check! The next one is getting your home kitted out properly with an office so that you can save yourself the cash on the rent of an outside office.
This upgrade from your second bedroom to office is going to make your side hustle feel far more serious, and hopefully give you the motivation that you need for total success.
It’s very rare that homeowners have a space in their home as a dedicated office, so it’s usually the smallest bedroom that gets this honor! Transforming it into a space that you can be proud of is going to take some time, some patience and – by using a FHA reverse mortgage calculator – some cash. Thoughtful planning, a lot of creativity and some decisiveness on how you plan to use the space are key and we’ve got some tips for transformation to get you going.
Measure The Fit. Your office has to be functional and professional – just in case you end up inviting potential clients or interviewees into your home. You need to ascertain whether the bedroom is going to be big enough for everything that your job requires of you. Do you need storage? A desk? A meeting table? Equipment for printing? Whatever your business is, you need to have the space big enough for everything for it. Make a thorough list of the office furniture that you need and stick to it!
Give Yourself Room. Nothing can kill your motivation faster than feeling boxed in and if you ensure that you create yourself enough space among all the furniture to work, you can feel open in your mind to concentrate. Comfortable space will make you want to work rather than feel forced to do so.
Light Up. Your office has to be well-lit to be a space that is conducive to hard work. Eye strain is one of the biggest issues in the workplace, and poor lighting is directly blamed for this. Keep your desk near a window and add stylish lamps to your desk area to light the computer you are working on.
Appearance. Your office has to look like an office and not a spare bedroom. Get rid of the flowery wallpaper and vintage throw pillows and strip it back to minimalist basics. Plain, block colors that are more uniform encourage workspace that you can stay focused on. Add the right office equipment as well as a cordless phone to save the space on wiring.
Your side hustle game is upgrading to main hustle, and your office has to reflect how serious you are about your venture and its growth potential. Take the time to decorate properly and your office will be perfect – until you move out and upgrade, that is!