I was reading this thread (thread title since I can't post links)
"READ NOW! STOP F***ING Around & Start Building A Successful Online Consulting Business"
and it made me realize I should start taking my online marketing business seriously.
I do the usual web design, seo, ppc, etc. stuff but I'm not making as much as I'd like right now.
I currently work on my business from my own home and I believe it seriously kills my productivity. I guess the reason is because it is also where I live. Same place to sleep and work doesn't sound right, you know?
So I'm thinking about getting an office to run my business. I think it will increase my productivity and make me look more professional.
I did some research today and found one about 10 minutes drive from my home so it isn't too far away. It is located in a six-story office building so it looks good. The rent is about $1,600/month for ~1000 sqft. This is my first time leasing an office so I don't know if the price is good for how much space I'm getting.
I know that I need to make a good amount more than the office rent cost to justify having an office or else it'd just be a bad financial decision. Just something to think about as soon as my revenue is several times more than the office rent cost. So the rent is $1,600/month so I should make around $10,000/month if I want to get one.
Anyone who got their own office care to share their experiences? I'm not talking about a home office, but a real office. Pros and Cons of having your own office? How much are you paying? What other expenses are involved in having an office?
How is your business setup to look professional (LLC, website, business cards, phone number, business bank account, etc) and get things done (nice chair, multiple monitors, own office, employees/outsourcers, etc)?