As many of us adapted to a new work-from-home culture, we quickly had to learn how to get the most out of our tools and devices to stay productive and connected. Many people were forced to upgrade their home office setups, reconfiguring their connectivity and security infrastructure.
Smartphones, on the other hand, are built just for this – keeping you connected and productive 24/7 and from anywhere. Now, as we head towards a creator and passion economy-fueled era, ‘working from phone’ is the new normal for many – we just need to figure out how to get it right.
What you need to work from your phone
Here are some of the basic specs your smartphone and you should have if you want to access and succeed with the best jobs you can do from your phone:
A stable internet connection
Whether connected to a 5G mobile network or a Wi-Fi router, ensure that your internet connection is stable and online. Check if your data plan is capped and what download speeds you have access to.
A charging point or backup power supply
If you plan on doing smartphone jobs that require you to be online and available at all times, the last thing you need is to run out of juice for your phone. Always carry a spare charger, adaptor, and charged power bank where possible.
- Recommended: Original charger and 8000Mah backup power bank.
Capable performance and hardware specs
Most phones today – even the low-budget options – are built with impressive performance capabilities. Nonetheless, check to ensure that yours can run those apps and that you have enough storage space available.
- Recommended: At least a dual or quad-core CPU of minimum 1 GHz each, 8GB RAM, 256 GB storage, and 3000 mAh battery capacity.
Access to apps
If you’re an Android or Apple user, you must register (for free) with their respective app stores to download and access the apps you’ll need to make money with your phone. Some devices with other operating systems (like Huawei) have their own stores, and downloading directly from the web can be risky.
- Recommended: Registration with either the Google Play or App Store services.
Now that we’ve explored the basics, let’s look at some of the best jobs you can do from your phone and which tools and apps are ideal for helping you to ‘work from phone.’