Figuring out ways to more efficiently work from home can invigorate your career, and there’s no reason to believe it has to mean sacrificing profit for convenience. Some of the most successful businesses in history have been started from the comfort of the home, and yours can be among those in that great pantheon. For those who may be new to the idea or are just trying to figure out ways to make your at-home workplace more effective, we’ve brought in a crash course for maximizing profit fast.
Deducting Housing Expenses
Your home office can work in your favor if it’s your headquarters. A quick way to earn and retain more capital is to know how much square footage of the residence you’re using to run the business, which will determine what expenses you can deduct. Some tax websites don’t offer this option, so make sure you do your research — and meet with a tax professional — before making any final decisions. You want to deduct the highest possible legal amount.
Keep Your Social Media for Social Interactions
Staying active online has never been more important, but if you start talking exclusively about your unique “branding experience” and other business-heavy jargon, people are going to turn away in droves. Instead, find a unique, interesting perspective on the day’s events through which to connect with others in your industry or just honestly interact with your customers in a lighthearted, friendly manner. The more people know what you’re really about, the more they will come to trust and enjoy you and your business.
These are just a few of the ways you can pick up the pace with your at-home business. By staying active in your industry’s community, being authentic with your associates and presenting a unique public image online, you’ll be sure to do well. It also doesn’t hurt that the fridge is only a few steps away. Stay driven and distraction-free and you’ll end up just fine.
Article by Charles Jackson, President of AFEUSA