It’s official; blogging is big business. Whether you’re writing about home decor or painting, people want to know what you have to say. And, millions of us across the globe are now heeding this call. Even better, many are now pulling in serious cash through the use of affiliate links and promo.
If you’ve managed to leave the day job for your blog pursuits; congratulations. Welcome to the life you’ve always dreamt of. Like any other entrepreneur (because that’s what you are now!), you’ll be able to manage your time, grow your business, and enjoy solo success.
There’s just one issue; your home set up no longer suits. It may have been great working at home until now. But, when your blog is your business, you may want to look further than your kitchen table. Which is where the hunt for office space comes in. Bear in mind that this will mean rent, so if you have space for a home office, you should use it. If not, a commercial office could be your best chance at keeping your blog on steady footing. But, what should you look for in your blogging office?
Building unit or self-standing office?
Perhaps the first thing to ask is whether you want to buy a unit or a self-standing office. Both have different benefits, and whichever suits depends entirely on your needs. Building units, for instance, are often cheaper. They also usually a building committee which takes care of things like external appearance and lift maintenance services, saving you bother and potentially more money. The downside is that units can be in noisy buildings. That’s the last thing you need when trying to blog. A self-standing office, however, offers complete silence. But, you will pay more for the privilege. What’s more, you may have to fork out for repairs or chase your landlord. On the plus side, you usually have fewer restrictions when it comes to decor. As such, this could be your best bet if you’re after an office space to suit your taste.
Do you have easy access to the internet?
Consider, too, whether the unit has easy internet access. This is essential if you’re going to get blogging in there. Admittedly, most offices at least have the possibility of internet connection now. But, you’d be better searching for an office which doesn’t require installation and rewiring. Instead, look for space which has already got that setup. Then, you could get started with work the moment you start paying for the place.
Does it inspire you?
You could argue that the most critical consideration is whether the office inspires you. After all, blogging is a creative pursuit. If you’re staring out the window onto a brick wall, you may struggle to get in the right headspace each day. And, if you can’t create, you can’t earn. So, look for inspiring views, and offices which excite your creative side. Then, you can rest easy the work you produce here will do you proud.