The Freelancer’s Guide to Setting Up a Home Office

For many of us, freelancing is a dream come true. You can work from home, set your own hours, and don’t have to answer to a boss. Heck, you can even work in pajamas if you want!

But with the added freedoms of freelancing also come added challenges. A lot of the resources and infrastructure that we take for granted when working in a more traditional corporate environment don’t exist for the freelancer. We don’t have a dedicated IT department. If something breaks, it’s on us to fix it. When we’re first starting out, we don’t have the kind of telecommunication equipment that come gratis in a corporate office. It’s up to us to outfit our home office so that everything we need to communicate with our clients is at our fingertips.

At Headset Buddy, we aim to provide you with the absolute essentials for your home office. That’s why we’ve put together this guide of the top equipment and accessories that every freelancer needs.

 

#1. Phone Headset to RJ9/RJ10/RJ22 Headset Plug Adapter

Since communicating with clients is absolutely essential for freelancers, having a reliable and comfortable headset takes a lot of the stress and worry out of client calls and teleconferences. Our RJ9/RJ10/RJ22 headset plug adapter allows you to easily convert your existing headset into a telecommunications headset. It connects with most standard office phones for seamless integration with your headset.

#2. Binaural Plantronics PC Headset and RJ9 Adapter Combo

If you don’t already have a telecommunications headset and want to be able to connect to both your office phone and your PC, this adapter combo allows you to do just that. This combo includes both the headset and an RJ9 adapter, for out of the box interoperability. The headset is designed with comfort in mind, so it’s ideal for those who spend a large portion of their time taking calls.

#3. Koss CS95 Monaural PC Headset with RJ9 Adapter

An alternative to the Binaural Plantronics PC Headset Combo is our Koss CS95 Monaural Headset combo. This headset adapter combo also allows you to connect to both your telephone and PC, for greater flexibility in communication. Whether your client prefers to talk to you on the telephone or via Skype, this combo set provides you with the equipment necessary for clear and easy communication.

#4. MoovMic Detachable Boom Microphone

Finally, one of our favorite products here at Headset Buddy is the MoovMic Detachable Boom Microphone. This microphone fits almost any headset, making it the ideal accessory to use with your existing headset. The adjustable arm makes it easy to fit to your size. the MoovMic was designed with clarity in mind, so you’ll sound crystal clear to your clients even when you’re working in a noisy environment like a coffee shop.

Now it’s your turn: what equipment or accessories have you found most useful when starting out as a freelancer? Let us know in the comments!

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