Where do you do your work?

by ckbank
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Do you have an office? Go to Starbucks? Where do you do online marketing?
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  • Profile picture of the author tim_buchalka
    I have a study and work from home (doing the IM gig full time since 2008). About 6 months ago I decked out the entire study in custom made furniture and it makes it a pleasure to spend time in there.

    I figure if I am going to spent a lot of time in there I should be comfortable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Allard
    I do most of my work from home, but last week I started working for a marketing firm in a nearby city. I work in a shared office there and I've found that I'm 10x more productive. I'm thinking about leasing my own office in the same building, but that would be nothing more than a luxury considering I have plenty of space in the shared office.

    My advice for anyone struggling to be productive, switch up the scenery every now and then. Maybe go to the library or a Starbucks every couple days, or even rearrange your home office every month or so. Sounds weird but it always helps me when I find myself slacking.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jon Patrick
      I've worked at home, in my "office" (a large corner of the main living room) for a few years now. I would have a computer in this spot even if I were to set up a separate office, so, what's the point? :p

      These days, I'm using a stand up desk. And it's awesome. I got a little tired of sitting down all day; now, I can alternate between sitting and standing at my leisure.
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    • Profile picture of the author BC27
      Mainly either from home when the family is out, or the library.

      The library is great for me. They have a study room that you can use with a closed door for a 2 hour period. If no one else is asking for the room, you can go until closing time. This is usually easiest during the week. On the weekends typically someone will request the room.

      You've got wi-fi, nobody interrupting you, and a library FULL of reference books if you want to change things up.

      Oh yeah, they have a gourmet coffee machine that costs $1 per cup, as opposed to the coffee shop that has $5 coffee with lots of people swarmin around distracting you.

      Don't everybody show up at my library now and take away my study room.

      -Brian
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      • Profile picture of the author ckbank
        Originally Posted by BC27 View Post

        Mainly either from home when the family is out, or the library.

        The library is great for me. They have a study room that you can use with a closed door for a 2 hour period. If no one else is asking for the room, you can go until closing time. This is usually easiest during the week. On the weekends typically someone will request the room.

        You've got wi-fi, nobody interrupting you, and a library FULL of reference books if you want to change things up.

        Oh yeah, they have a gourmet coffee machine that costs $1 per cup, as opposed to the coffee shop that has $5 coffee with lots of people swarmin around distracting you.


        Don't everybody show up at my library now and take away my study room.

        -Brian
        That's a plan Brian. I'll be going to the library now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tiffiney Cowan
      Originally Posted by Dan Allard View Post

      My advice for anyone struggling to be productive, switch up the scenery every now and then. Maybe go to the library or a Starbucks every couple days, or even rearrange your home office every month or so. Sounds weird but it always helps me when I find myself slacking.
      I totally agree. Two days a week I go to the library for 5-8 hours at a time. I started doing this mostly because I find that even the happy noises of my three kids playing around the house is very distracting. I can't always get to the quiet of the library, so when I am there I intentionally work on those things that take a good deal of focus.

      When I'm at home I work in the office, at the kitchen table, or in the living room in front of a fire - it sort of depends on what I'm trying to get done and whether I need to be available to the kids or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tcalp
    I have an office, and do some work from home.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    Both at work (when I have downtime) and from home.
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    I usually work at home or at the mall with my laptop. It feels good to be my own boss.
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  • Profile picture of the author cameron palte
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    Originally Posted by ckbank View Post

    Do you have an office? Go to Starbucks? Where do you do online marketing?
    On my homework table my parents put aside for me in the office next to their table and my twins table (who only facebooks and chats... i guess maybe one day if I make it big I would love to build my own office

    sometimes after school i go to my moms work and i do my homework in a nice conference room and if I have some im time thats a great spot.. fast internet good laptops ect...

    Note: I am 13 don't assume I'm like 30 and do this..
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  • Profile picture of the author bdamada
    I go to office and also some extra work at home. But doing work in office can give you more progress that doing things at home...
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  • Profile picture of the author dave147
    At home in "my office" I call it my office but I'm the only one who does. It's a good job I can't see the TV
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  • Profile picture of the author frankm
    In bed right now! But generally at my desk 1 foot away from the bed...

    I saw someone recently who'd converted a closet into their deskspace, very cool!
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  • Profile picture of the author Super Warrior
    Office and home both....
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  • Profile picture of the author Success2012
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    My home, is my office!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Q
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    I work both at home and in my internet cafe. Both of them are my own office.
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  • Profile picture of the author ciel
    If I like what I do, it really doesn't matter where I am

    God bless you all!

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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I work at home, but my Internet connection is a tethered Droid at home, since I live in the country. When I need to upload and download any significant size or amount of files, I go to the library or Starbucks, depending on whether or not I feel like a great cup of coffee. The library is less distracting.
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    • Profile picture of the author Witty
      For some it's almost impossible to work from home.

      Totally depends on your own personal circumstances. If you have a family, then you definitely need to get an office if you can afford to.

      Those serious IMers who work from home, dunno how they do it to be honest.
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        • Profile picture of the author Griffin Smith
          On my deck, overlooking the ocean or sometimes even from my hot tub. I love to write and I wish I would have figured out how to make it like this years ago. Life is Good!!
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          • Profile picture of the author Witty
            Originally Posted by Griffin Smith View Post

            On my deck, overlooking the ocean or sometimes even from my hot tub.
            Haha, awesome stuff.
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        • Profile picture of the author Witty
          Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

          I've stayed home with my kids since they were born and I'm glad I had the opportunity to do so.
          Then all I can say is respect to you for managing to pull this off.

          You sound like a good father as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lin Raj
    I do work from home.soon going to open an office.
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  • Profile picture of the author AskScottLindstrom
    I have no office (as of yet ) and found that the local library has wireless internet so rather then going to a starbucks or Mc Cafe I decide to go where poeple do seem to be any more where there is actual books.
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  • Profile picture of the author itsjordan
    Wherever I am really.

    Sometimes at home, somtimes go to a relatives or my girlfriends, sometimes go to a coffee shop.

    Moving in a new home in April and will have a home office. I've been looking at listings and have discovered can get cute little office spaces for around £30-£50 a week which is something I'd like to expand into later in the year.

    I really enjoy spending time with people while I'm working. Even if they're just siting watching TV or reading a book I find it a nice environment and can share those tiny succeses
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    • Profile picture of the author Christines Dream
      For the most part I work at home. ...but whenever a good idea strikes it's usually on a napkin in the car.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Im literally (almost) sitting in the kitchen.

    Its ridiculous really, but temporary. However its kinda handy, given that I eat 6 meals a day :0/
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Burton
    I work from all over. I have an office in my home. Sometimes I do work from meetings with associates in their offices, from airports, Eastern Europe. Where ever I happen to be when I need to get something done.

    My "Office" at home is a room dedicated to two things.

    1- a place where I can work on or offline with limited interruptions
    2- a place to store inventory of merchandise (yes, I deal in physical as well as electronic goods)

    I try to get away from the office when I can. Coming from an IT background originally, I get a little overzealous when applying my security to my computer and flash drives though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Serenia
    I work from home.

    My computer is in one corner of the living room, next to the kitchen

    I do most of my IM, learning, reading, writing and computer surfing work while my son is at school. So I have an 8.30 to 4 workday during the week.
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    I do most of my IM from my computer...
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  • Profile picture of the author VipsK
    I work from home where I have a room dedicated to an office - so every morning I go to work :-)
    The only bad thing with working from home is that you are always nearby and because of that - you tend to be 'on-call' most of the time. But at least I have been able to juggle household, kids and husband this way :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author MMWoodward
    I work at home from the bedroom because there's where my computer is set up. There isn't enough space in my apartment for an office, but I'd love to have one in my home someday.
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