What's in Your Bag?

What’s in all those business bags, Jo?

What’s in all those business bags, Jo?

Continuing our series that takes a look into home workers’ business bags, today we go behind the scenes with Jo Plumridge, who’s a freelance photographer, writer and lecturer. (Click on the photo to see it in more detail). Jo might carry up to 10 business bags! When I’m writing, I work mainly from my home […]

Opening up a business bag

Opening up a business bag

Jane’s business bag is a shiny, pink trolley! Coach Jane Minton of Wednesday Teatime explains how she moves easily between home, office and countries, thanks to her trusty business bag, the shiny, pink trolley: I work with women to help them create and maintain change in their lives and I work from quite a few […]

By December 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
What’s in your business bag?

What’s in your business bag?

Mile 91 open their business bag on a trip to Uganda Mile 91 is a bespoke story-gathering team for charities and changemakers. This week Catherine Raynor and her business partner Ben Langdon are in Uganda capturing stories about women’s health for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Before setting off Catherine opened her travelling […]

By September 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

5 Things I Can't Work Without

5 essentials I can’t work without – the blogger

5 essentials I can’t work without – the blogger

When I carried out a survey on the blog (another one coming very soon, by the way) I discovered that one of the main reasons people visit is to find out about other home workers’ offices and routines. Hence the popularity of the home office galleries and the What’s in Your Bag? series, and the […]

By November 17, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Five things I can’t work without – the magazine editor

Five things I can’t work without – the magazine editor

Working alone as we often do, home workers like nothing better than a sneaky look at the way other people get organised! The last contributor to this series, freelance brand strategist Greg Dillon, revealed among other things how wearing his formal client shoes affects the way he presents. Today Heather Greig-Smith, the founder and editor […]

5 things I can’t work without – brand strategist

5 things I can’t work without – brand strategist

Home workers love to find out how others get organised and run their lives, and 5 things I can’t work without has become a very popular series. Last time Sarah Thornton of Back Room Sam shared her 5 things, which included a weakness for fluffy slippers and the importance of satnav. Today freelance brand strategist […]

By September 29, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

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Launching All Things Bright & Good

Launching All Things Bright & Good

It’s an exciting day today! After lots of work behind the scenes we’re at last ready to launch our new lifestyle blog: All Things Bright & Good – a lovely life for less. Don’t worry, WfHW is going strong and after all the effort we’ve put in over the last 5 years to make it […]

Organising a freelance Christmas party

Organising a freelance Christmas party

Yep, working from home means no annoying colleagues and an escape from the dreaded office politics. But when the festive season rolls around, you may feel less than celebratory on your own in your home workspace. So why not organise a get-together for fellow freelancers? Christmas is the perfect excuse to take some time off […]

By December 16, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
The right car for your business

The right car for your business

Apparently when we meet new people we make judgements about them in just a few seconds. What you’re wearing makes an immediate impression from which people form judgements about your personality and professionalism. And the right car for your business can also contribute to your chosen image, as today’s sponsored post from BMW explains. 1. […]

By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Pet Fursday – her name is Lola…

Pet Fursday – her name is Lola…

Lola works with Mary Whitehouse: We’ve worked together for a couple of years, although she’s been living with us since 2008. Things changed in January this year when Millie, a naughty cairn terrier pup, joined the family. Now my desk is one of the few places Lola can escape Millie’s fairly constant requests to play. […]

By December 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Clever ways to keep warm working from home

Clever ways to keep warm working from home

This is a topic we return to every year because it’s one that preoccupies lots of people working at home. Being cold badly affects your levels of productivity and motivation, as well as making you miserable. So finding ways to keep warm working from home is essential – ways that don’t involve putting on expensive […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The case for shorter emails

The case for shorter emails

Making life easier with shorter emails A couple of years ago I wrote a post about short emails. I mentioned that I try to write quicker and shorter emails by dispensing with greetings and sign-offs in an exchange of emails, and simply providing the information required. I wasn’t suggesting starting a correspondence in this way. […]