024. Melanie Pinola (Lifehacker) on How to Setup Your Virtual Office at Home

June 4th, 2015 By: Ash

How to Setup Your Virtual Office at Home with Melanie Pinola

Melanie Pinola is a contributor to lifehacker.com which is one of my favorite websites when it comes to productivity. Melanie has recently written a book called The Successful virtual office in 30 minutes best practices tools and setup tips for your home office co-working space or mobile office. Melanie specializes in writing about technology and productivity. Her second book in the 30 minutes series the first one was on Linkedin it was called LinkedIn in 30 minutes. Melanie began her career at a marketing agency in New York where she managed the IT department designing marketing materials developed communication strategies for startups and fortune 500 companies all remotely over VPN. Today, she writes for lifehacker.com, IT World, and about.com mobile offers technology sites, sometimes she does it in the pajamas. You can find Melanie on Twitter via her handle @MelaniePinola.

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Key points discussed / timestamps

  • 2:03 – The Importance of Setting up Successful Virtual Office at Home
  • 5:21 – How to Create a Successful Virtual Office
  • 7:51 – Useful Tools that Can Be Used to Setup Virtual Office
  • 9:40 – Tips on How to Start Working Virtually and On Your Own at Home
  • 12;52 – Common Challenges in Setting Up Virtual Office and How to Overcome Them
  • 14:37 – Importance of Remote Team Meetups
  • 16:03 – Some Issues When Working Remotely On Your Own
  • 17:13 – Importance of Having a Dedicated Workspace at Home
  • 19:45 – Daily Routines that Can Get You Started When Working at Your Home Office
  • 22:49 – How listeners can get in contact with Melanie

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