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Good Advice for Work-at-Homers

July 15th, 2008 by Lauren · 2 Comments

I love it when my professional-geek life and my author life intersect. I was checking out the new issue of the esteemed web design e-zine A List Apart today, and came across Natalie Jost’s excellent article on working from home, “Walking the Line When You Work From Home,” and the lessons therein definitely apply to freelancers and home workers across industries — not just web designers.

Emira and I worked out of a corner of my bedroom when we started Raised Eyebrow, graduated to the living room a little later (when space allowed), and only took on a full-time office schedule after two or three years in business. I have occasional pangs for the comfort & quiet of working from home, but now that we have a larger team, it’s much more efficient to have everyone working in the same location. That being said, we’ve been forced into working from home the last couple of days, due to a massive power outage in downtown Vancouver that took down our office building, and what Jost says about having a devoted office space is definitely true: Now that I no longer have my home computer set up for professional use, I’m nowhere near as efficient…

Tags: Business Advice · Resources for Women in Business

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rachel // Jul 15, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    This was a great article. Very timely for me! Thanks!

  • 2 Amber // Aug 30, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Very helpful article. Thank you!