Setting Up Your Home Office

Setting Up Your Home Office

You want to work from home but are not sure what you need, what type of equipment to set up your home office. One way to look at the equipment you need for your home office is look at what a corporate office has.

Before you start your work at home career, you need to take a look at your home office setup. In most cases, you’ll want to have the equipment you need before you send in your application. That way, you’ll be ready to start training as soon as you get hired. Many companies will not be willing to wait while you acquire the necessary equipment and tools.

Let’s go over step 1.

The Basics

Here’s a list of basic equipment that you’ll need for almost any work at home job. Keep in mind that specific companies may have additional requirements. And depending on the type of job you get, you may not need everything on this list. For example, you probably won’t need to have a landline telephone for a writing job.

1. Computer

2. Surge protector

3. Software

4. Virus/malware protection

5. High speed internet connection

6. Printer

7. Land line telephone

Now, let’s look at these requirements in more detail.

1. Computer. You probably already have a computer, but is it up to the challenge of a work from home job? If you haven’t replaced your rusty old desktop for a few years, you may need an upgrade. For most jobs, you’ll need a fairly late model Windows computer running either XP or Vista, with adequate RAM and a large enough hard drive to store all your work software and documents. Some jobs insist on a desktop, but a laptop is fine in most cases.

Note: Sorry, MAC users – unfortunately, quite a few companies that hire remote workers require you to use a Windows operating system.

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