Your Step-by-Step Guide to Giving Your Workspace a Makeover

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Giving Your Workspace a Makeover

This is a guest post by Tom Jennings, a freelance writer.

Is your office space not exciting you enough? Is your productivity getting hampered? Are you looking for a change?

Then why not make some changes in your workspace. A makeover of this place can set up your mood and also make you more productive.

Here is how should about it:

#1. Clear all the unnecessary things.

A makeover cannot happen until you remove all the things that are lying unnecessarily on your table.

This not only provides ample space to get creative, but also add some freshness to the table. Utilize it to add a few new things and jazz up the space.

Once you finish clearing up, do the needful:

  • With no clutter around, don’t forget to dust the window sill and other fixtures;
  • If there is a window, wash it;
  • Accomplish deep cleaning of the hard surfaces, desk and cabinets;
  • Vacuum the carpet or shine hardwood/tile, whatever required;
  • Don’t forget the monitor screen. Clean it as well.

Lastly, look for things that you may not have used, but can in the future. Keep them aside.

An old piece of art when moved to a new place looks equivalent to new. Similarly, placing even the desk and chair at a new place can mark a new change. Wall decoration can find inspiration in this low budget fixture.

#2. Your makeover should not put your health in hindsight.

Well, if this has not been there, then buy one – an ergonomic chair. It is the need of the hour. Consider office chairs Singapore for comfort and health.

They can be adjusted as per the required height and comfort level. For those who find it difficult to touch the floor, use a footrest. You can add a few colorful cushions and hence add a spark to the room.

These will give you comfort and also make the space a little more colorful.

The top of your monitor should be just below the eye level. Employ ergonomic monitor and keyboard to ease the pain in your neck and hands.

#3. Lighting.

Change in the lighting system can bring in a massive transformation.

Though daylight is sufficient for daytime, the location matters. Take your desk as close to the window as possible if it has been at a distance.

Evenings and night need to be lit up with the right lighting. Think about changing your old lighting system. New lights can add a new flavor to the whole space. The best in the category are soft white LED lamps. As a bonus, they are good for the eyes too.

#4. Mood boosters.

What are mood boosters for you? Well, you know that better. Still, note some suggestions.

Pick some scented candles. Light them to lighten your mood. Every time you feel you are stressed or need a break, light them to feel energized and meet the productivity levels.

Candle scent coupled with fresh air is second to none in boosting mood of a person.

Plants are second most loved things in an office. When fresh, they are loved more.

#5. Make use of empty spaces.

The spaces you had not utilized earlier can be utilized now. If there is a space right behind your monitor, for instance, a wall. Make use of that wall and create something that can serve the purpose of inspiration while also helping the whole area don a new look.

And lastly, vow not to meddle with the changes and the pieces kept so creatively. Let this workspace makeover last longer than others think.

Enjoy the new space, enjoy your work!

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Becoming an Online Merchant: 4 Tips to Find the Perfect Product to Sell

Becoming an Online Merchant: 4 Tips to Find the Perfect Product to Sell

E-commerce is a booming industry and will only continue to grow in the coming years. That’s why it’s not so surprising that there are plenty of people who want even just a small slice of the proverbial pie.

But whether or not you are looking to establish a full-blown online store or would simply want to supplement your income by buying and selling items on the side, you have to pick a product to sell that would, well, sell.

With the right marketing strategy, one can argue that anything and everything can be sold online. However, the real challenge is finding a product that is conducive to success. How do you find that product? Here are a few pointers.

Finding The Ideal Product to Sell

1. Target Hobbyists and Collectors

You’ll be surprised by just how much money hobbyists and collectors are willing to spend to fuel their passions.

If you have a knack for finding rare items, you’ll be a big hit with collectors. Whether they’re interested in action figures and toys, lapel pins, first edition books, stickers, sports cards, or even antique dinnerware. Just make sure that everything is legitimate.

Meanwhile, there is no shortage of hobbies on which people willingly invest their time and money.

Some of the more popular ones include biking, fishing, knitting and crocheting, calligraphy, model building (including radio-controlled vehicles), and handicrafts. Look for a leisure pursuit where you can act as the product-based solution and you’ll easily enamor yourself to these customers.

2. Something Hard to Find or Can’t be Bought Locally

There are some things that can be easily found in a local grocery store or a specialty shop — say gardening or baking supplies. But what about specialty foods, magician’s accessories, eco-friendly products, and fandom items?

Most likely, people will go online to find these. You can enlist the help of Google Trends and Google Keyword Tool to get a glimpse of what kinds of products people are searching for online and use the results as a guide to pick a niche product to sell.

You can also try to sell products that can’t be bought or difficult to procure locally, like Japanese Kitkats, the “three-story” alfajor Oreos, or Asian beauty products. The latter, in particular, is a good place to start since a lot of products are only available in select countries or regions but are available through wholesale Asian cosmetics websites. Do the hard work of sourcing these products (and offer them at reasonable prices) and see just how much your customers will love you.

3. Star with The Accessories Before The Big-Ticket Items

When people buy big-ticket items such as 4K TVs, high-end smartphones, and gaming laptops, they buy them only once. Their next purchase of these kinds of products will probably be in the next two to three years.

These are big investments, after all, and people are much more reluctant to spend huge amounts so often. However, accessories are much more common purchases and people are relatively more agreeable to spending more often on these items. Especially when they’re meant to increase the performance or ensure the longer life of the bigger product.

Think about HDMI cables and switchers for TVs, charging cables and power banks as well as cases and protectors for smartphones, and gaming accessories like a mouse, a keyboard, and a good pair of headphones.

If you already sell the big-ticket items, then it’s a wise decision to add the accessories to your online catalog. If you’ve yet to choose what to sell on your online shop and/or you have a limited capital, you should consider selling these kinds of accessories first.

4. Consumables Mean Customers That Keep Coming Back

Consumables mean that you will have a steady customer base and a rather reliable revenue stream. What’s more, when people need to order products from you regularly, it’s much easier to build a loyal customer base.

Think about specialty cooking ingredients (Himalayan pink salt, anyone?), supplies for arts and crafts, and even cosmetics. Just make sure you’re able to deliver each and every time, since you don’t know when your customers will run out of their stock or order in bulk in advance.

Of course, choosing which product to sell is just one part of a thriving online business, since you should also take into consideration the demand, potential competition, and reliable suppliers, among others. However, it’s also undeniable that finding a saleable item is a huge contributor to your business success. Good luck on your journey as an online entrepreneur!

If you're into ecommerce, you might be wondering what product to sell on your online store. Here are 4 great ideas that are sure to make you money and bring you loyal customers: #ecommerce #onlinestore #makemoneyonline #sidehustle