Financial Planning

Posted March 19, 2020

Ado’s tips on working remotely

As a firm of virtual bookkeepers and accountants, we along with a lot of our clients work remotely. Here are some of our top tips to make sure remote working works for you:


  • Create a proper workspace

If you are working from home, making sure everything is set up right and you have a dedicated work area is essential. Working at your kitchen table or on a sofa will only work for so long before you start to google that ergonomic office chair.

Having a separate area away from distractions means when you are working you will get more done but also means when you’re not working you aren’t looking at a pile of paperwork that needs doing.


  • Try to be consistent

If you do work at home, you can often find yourself “just catching up on something” and equally it is very easy to just put a load of washing in or do the housework. I often find myself arranging parcel deliveries and house repairs to be done whilst I am working at home – all adding to distractions.

Keeping to set working hours not only means you can set client expectations around when you will be available but also brings some structure to your day. One of the great things about running your own business and remote working – these hours don’t have to be 9-5.


  • Make time for face to face

It is always great to connect with clients and just because you are working remotely doesn’t mean you can’t meet. Whether you use Teams, Facetime, Skype or another video conferencing platform there is no reason why you can’t stay in touch with clients.

As part of our virtual finance director package, we hold a Teams meeting with all our clients.


  • Find your support network

Working for yourself can be very lonely especially if you are working from home.

Whether you do non-work activities outside the house or you find support from other remote workers making sure you have someone you can call on is vital. If there isn’t a network near you, perhaps consider setting one up, alternatively you can consider joining a co-working space where you can go to work and meet other self-employed individuals.