Best WFH Desk, Setup, and Gear
If you’re looking to improve your workspace (or freelance business in general) we’ve put together a list of some awesome gifts for freelancers below.
Note: I’m protesting Amazon because they pay less in taxes than you do, so none of the links below will be to Amazon. I now look to buy directly from the manufacturer whenever possible.
The gifts for freelancers and remote workers below are from companies worth supporting.
Best WFH Office Chair
I just bought this chair after years of research. The combination of the Herman Miller Brand and Warranty, along with the affordable price made it a pretty clear winner when reviewing potential options. Unlike a desk, a chair is something affects your entire health. Especially when you work from home. That’s why I decided to make an investment here. I recommend not skimping on your office chair.
Notebooks and planners
- Field Notes Notebooks
Rob – These little notebooks, created by Aaron Draplin, are the perfect size for a freelancer. They can go in your pocket and help you take client meeting notes, sketch out designs, anything you can think of. Plus each one tells a super fun story so it’s a great case study on selling products and services through story-telling.
- Daytimer Planner
This is the planner recommended by Lee Cockerell in Time Management Magic. I used it for most of 2018 and found it to be a simple but refreshing way to start the day.
- Naipo Back Massager
Rob – As freelancer you probably sit on your chair and work for long hours. That can be a strain. This electric massager is awesome for rejuvenating your back and lower body at the end of the day (or throughout it!). Sweat pants optional.
- Rain Laptop Stand
Rob – I run my entire business off my macbook. I love this laptop stand because it helps my posture be in a comfortable position all day long.
Best Mic/Headphones Setup for Professional Client Calls:
- Audio Technica Podcast Mic
Rob – This is a tip I got from Justin Jackson (who runs my podcast hosting app Transistor). It’s the mic I use for recording episodes of Freelance and it does a great job of removing background noise too. So if you’re looking to improve the professionalism of your sales calls look no further. Great gift for a freelancer who’s looking to start a podcast.
- Beats Studio3 Wireless
Molly – This one is a recommendation from a Folyo Slack member. The recommended set headphones for blocking out noise when working on something or taking calls.
Best Keyboard / Desk Setup for Freelancers and Digital Nomads:
- Logitech Wireless Touch
Molly – I think one of the most important factors when working remotely or while traveling is having lightweight tools that are comfortable to use, love this keyboard.
Fun / Useful stuff for traveling:
- Scratch off Map World Poster Travel Edition
Molly – As a digital nomad, this is the perfect travel companion for all the places you visit!
- Travel Card Charger
Molly – Instead of worrying about finding the best seat with the closest charging port I invested in this little travel card charger that I use when traveling now, and love it.
- Rains Backpack
Molly – This minimal looks awesome for short commutes like the local coffee shop or coworking office. Super easy to carry around!
Best Font Website:
- Future Fonts
Rob – This is the absolute best affordable font website I’ve found. I love a ton of these fonts and they’re super cheap! Folyo’s website features Phanton Sans from Future Fonts.
All of the links above are direct to the manufacture (because we’re tired of Amazon being super monopolistic) and none are affiliate/referral links and we (or someone at Folyo) has personally have used everything on this list.
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