Boss your home broadband set-up

Oct 26, 2023

Superman called it his “Fortress of Solitude”, gamers call it “the rig”, but whatever you call your home office set up, it needs to be just right if you’re going to get the most out of it. Our research shows there are plenty of opportunities to make big bucks without even leaving the house. Whether you want to run your own business or climb the corporate ladder, earning a fantastic salary from the comfort of your own home is more achievable than ever before.

To give you the best possible chance of success, whatever it is you want to do, here are our top tips to optimise your home working set-up:

  1. Get the gear

Depending on what kind of work you do, it may not be necessary to have an expensive, high-powered computer. But it is important to do your research and make sure your technology is up to the tasks that you’ll be asking of it.

Having multiple monitors is said to increase productivity and wellbeing. It’s more comfortable, allows you to track several tasks in one go, and can save time swapping between tabs. So, if you have room on your desk, it could be worth investing in a second screen. Talking of sitting at your desk…

  1. Go ergonomic

When you do what you love, you work hard. This often means long hours sitting in a chair, working at a desk, and looking at a monitor. To minimise disruption so you can focus on hustling your way to your dream life, you’ll need to be comfortable.

To do this, you’ll need to set your furniture to specific positions and angles designed to protect you from any long-term harm. The UK Government has a fantastic resource to make sure your workstation is safe for extended periods of use, so use it.

Standing desks are another great option for staying active and avoiding incurring shoulder and back pain whilst working at a computer. Plus, they can be bought online relatively inexpensively.

  1. Plan your caffeine fix

Instant coffee serves a purpose; it’s quick, easy and it wakes you up. But it’s not the same as a decent flat white from your local coffee shop.

Even the highest flyers need to take a break every now and then, but unnecessary trips to the coffee shop will take time out of your day and the cost can add up quickly.

Embrace the best of both worlds with a decent coffee machine. You don’t have to go all TikTok with it, but treating yourself to a simple cafetière or coffee machine may just give you the boost you need to stay focused and save some cash.

  1. Get the best broadband connection possible

It goes without saying that you’ll need great connectivity to build a successful career from home. This means ultrafast speeds and no disruption. At You, we’re proud to offer the UK’s fastest, most reliable home broadband.

But it’s not just about speeds. You also want to choose a provider that will have your back. At You, we pride ourselves on putting YOU at the heart of everything we do. From friendly, UK-based customer services, to our no in contract price-rise commitment, we do things a little differently around here.

Use our postcode checker to find out if You is available in your area, or to register your interest.

  1. Plan your playlist

You may have heard that listening to Mozart is scientifically proven to aid concentration, but did you know the same is true for Blur?

Getting your playlist right is more than just creating a theme tune to your epic rise up the career ladder, it’s about eliminating outside noise, lowering stress and boosting your mood, too.

Now, you might have seen those Alpha Wave Brain Study Music videos on YouTube and, naturally, you’re a little sceptical, but the trick is to find music that works for you. Ignore the claims and find out for yourself.

By optimising your playlist, you’re creating an environment conducive to focused concentration, exactly what you need to make your dreams come true.

Are you ready to become a home-working hero? Read our series of inspirational interviews with successful entrepreneurs and business people who have built their careers remotely.

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