By April 30, 2014 Read More →

Work from Home Wisdom ideas, April

Work from Home Wisdom ideas - Francesca Geens' home officeOur regular pick of the latest Work from Home Wisdom ideas

is out today

just before the month ends.

I got a jolt yesterday when an acquaintance said they found it hard to believe a third of the year has already gone. Put like that it is a bit shocking. Trust an accountant to tell it as it is!
So what Work from Home Wisdom ideas have we got for you this month?

Procrastination is a common concern for home business owners, so I was delighted when Fiona Phillips offered to write us a guest post on the nuts and bolts of delivering on time. Fiona writes murder mystery plays that are used as fundraisers by amateur theatre groups, schools and small charities, and reveals her personal system for working to deadlines, including contingencies for family emergencies.

Have you ever been asked to do some work for free? It’s happening more and more frequently and is often sold on the basis that it’s an opportunity to showcase your work to a bigger audience and could lead to more paid work. Whether or not that is the case is a personal decision, and we had a big response from readers sharing their experiences of being asked to work for free and what they say in this situation.

We had our first #WfHTechWeek during April, when the theme was technology and how it can make us more productive and effective. Francesca Geens of Digital Dragonfly described how her home office has grown, from the simple table and chair pictured above, to a fully equipped workspace for two that she shares with her husband. They have learnt to work facing each other, and to manage the occasional noisy interruption when the kids get home from school!

One of the other posts during #WfHTechWeek focused on the apps available for an iPad that make it possible to do more business on the move and not be dragged down by a computer. Even a laptop can start to weigh heavily on a busy day out! They cover everything from keeping in touch with clients in online meetings to creating diagrams and making notes.

Our latest review by a busy home worker looks at the Knomo Charlotte laptop bag and how it performed when she put it to the test at meetings and networking events. As always the review is a thorough report on all aspects including design, quality of manufacture and capacity. Check it out to find out how highly it scored and why her daughter has purloined it!

That’s our round-up for April. If you’d like to receive May’s collection of Work from Home Wisdom ideas, just sign up in the box at the top of the sidebar.

And please do get in touch, if like Fiona you have an idea for a guest post you’d like to share. It could be you mentioned here in May’s round-up 🙂

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