I know how hard starting and running a business from home can be!
Working from home usually means not having the ideological professional setting of a typical business.
So in order to not let working from home affect the view potential clients have of you, here my tips to make your at-home business appear and maintain 100% professional.
Get A Business Address
A business address can be a sign to the client or customer that you are a legit business. If you’ve got your home address on the website or when giving your information to clients, they may hold a certain attitude towards it.
And, to be honest, giving out a personal address can make it a little dangerous when you may be dealing with strangers and people over the internet. make sure you protect yourself and to show off to others that you are worthy of their service, get a business address. That way, you will present yourself as more professional, even if you don’t have a physical business building.
Create A Signature On Your Emails
A signature is not just the thing you sign when paying for something. An electronic signature in your email is a great way to show your professionalism and can end up drumming up more business if done correctly.
A well-written email signature will snag the attention of a new or current client and encourage them to take action or have some sort of imprint on them.
Your signature should contain your name, website, and contact details, along with the logo of your business. I also like including my accolades, links to social media accounts, and my press badges.
Order Business Cards
When you’re out meeting new clients or other businesses, every opportunity should be a chance to let people know about your business.
When it comes to networking, it can be great to do, but when you’re at that point where you’d like to move on to someone else if they’re asking for your business card and you don’t have one, they’re more likely to forget you.
Order business cards to show you’re committed to your business enough that you’re willing to hand out literature with the logo and your details on it. It can certainly help validate what you’re trying to sell or offer when talking to people.
Meet Clients In The Right Environment
When scheduling an opportunity to talk to clients, make sure that you’re meeting in the right environment.
Your home might not be an option, but that doesn’t mean you need to take them to a coffee shop or restaurant.
There are ways to present your pitch and offer in the right way, and considering your environment is important.
Your at-home business can have the same success as any other, so it’s important to think about what you can do in order to make yours more feel & be as professional as possible.