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How many of you guys have an office?

steve86steve86 Posts: 806Member
edited November -1 in Miscellaneous
Hey guys.

Just a random question, I was wondering if you actually go to an office to work on GameSalad or do you just work in your home. I am considering renting a small office because frankly i'm starting to go crazy in my house.

Even thou I work with GS about 9-11 hours a day and I'm a person that doesn't get distracted easily I consider that i'll be way more productive in an office environment, but then I think to myself why waste 700 bucks a month on rent if I can do this perfectly from home, but I think i'll be way more productive in an office environment and I might get more games out there which might transform into more income.

Has anyone here been on a same situation? Do you guys have some advice?

Thanks a bunch.

Steve.

Comments

  • JamieOneilJamieOneil Posts: 877Member
    Well, im only 14.
    So, no, i don't really have an office.
  • What I did is set up a professional home office. Its a room in my house that is ONLY dedicated to GS, and my Studio Team ( both iphone development, and my Audio Production Team ). I dont let the outside world into this room ( if that makes any sense, lol ) I treat it like im clocking in and out :-) seems to help me, hope this helps !!

    David
    SDJ Games
  • JeffreyShimaneJeffreyShimane Posts: 372Member
    I think $700 a month is a lot to re-coup. To make it worthwhile, you'd have to be $700 a month more productive than just working from home. I think you would be better off dedicating a room in your house to being an exclusive work office. That way, you get the best of both worlds. You have a quiet work area where you can be as productive as you can but it costs you nothing more than what you are already paying and you may be able to claim it on your taxes as a tax deduction (see IRS website if you live in the U.S.).

    - Jeff
  • JeffreyShimane said:
    I think $700 a month is a lot to re-coup. To make it worthwhile, you'd have to be $700 a month more productive than just working from home. I think you would be better off dedicating a room in your house to being an exclusive work office. That way, you get the best of both worlds. You have a quiet work area where you can be as productive as you can but it costs you nothing more than what you are already paying and you may be able to claim it on your taxes as a tax deduction (see IRS website if you live in the U.S.).

    - Jeff

    EXACTLY !! Thats what I was trying to say, lol

    David
    -SDJ games
  • steve86steve86 Posts: 806Member
    Thank you I think you guys might be right. It might not make all the sense in the world to spend that kind of money for something I already have. I think I just needed to hear it from someone else lol :)
  • steve86 said:
    I think I just needed to hear it from someone else lol :)

    Sometimes thats just what it takes ;-0

    David
    SDJ games
  • capitalcarnagecapitalcarnage Posts: 371Member
    Although not directly related to Game Design - I currently run a small Architectural Practice from my dining room at home,whilst its very handy to be able to just pop back in after dinner to carry on it can and has began to take over the family life.

    The one big advantage that I see from working out of an office is that at night you can close the door and leave it behind and drive/walk home,

    Have you considered a pod/log cabin for the office in the garden?, I am curently considering it.

    James
  • deaddirtyddeaddirtyd Posts: 27Member
    I've got a recording studio that I use as an office as well, and I find that
    it gets me to work more effectively
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