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Kraftly is India's first C2C mobile marketplace for unique and hand crafted products, which so far have been available largely offline.

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Handling Stress - 5 Ways You Can Work Your Way to the Top 27 Feb,16

Handling a small store is not easy. You do everything yourself. From building your product to planning the marketing, from handling the orders to the packaging – your entire day will pretty much revolve around your work till you can set things up satisfactorily well and get your brand started.

Stress levels are higher when you’re working as a homepreneur. Handling stress at workplace is still easy – getting a hang of the stress you face when working from home is the hard thing.

How can you cope with working from home? These stress busting tips can help you reduce your stress levels and balance your career and life while you stay at home.

Structure and Plan Your Day

Without the support of a workplace environment, it might seem like you have all day but the work takes longer than usual. Instead, look at your day just like you would if you had a regular day job. Plan according to the work you have and give yourself a structure and schedule to be able to manage your work, life and the stress associated with all of it.

Stay Motivated and Focused

When you’re working alone, it can turn out to be very challenging to get motivated and stay focused. In periods of loneliness and self-doubt, you might have a tendency to dwell on things that need attention at home or procrastinate. Control your mind to stay on track.

Reward Your Achievements

Keep your momentum running high to avoid periods of dullness and losing valuable time. Remember that as a home-worker, you are in complete control and any time or effort you lose will eventually affect your own performance. Stay organized, plan in advance, keep your energy levels high, tackle stress, and stay centered on your goals.

Don’t Work in Your Pyjamas

It might seem like a great idea, but it’s also the first step to making yourself relaxed, lazy and eventually disoriented. To stay on track, the first step you should take every day is to get ready for it. Dress according to your plans for the day.

Find Reasons to Leave Your Home

Don’t be under the impression that you’re too busy to take a break – you have to take a break. How else will you get back to your work with a fresh mind? When you’re too tired and don’t feel like socializing or working out, there are still options for you. In fact, the best way to get away from your desk is to go out and take a walk. A walk around your block, in the park or even to the market will help you boost your mental energy and physically freshen you too! This will give you new perspective on your work, and you can get much more done than if you’d stayed at your desk all day long.

Another great way is to plan your meetings with clients, friends and prospective contacts at cafes and restaurants, especially as a lunch, brunch or an evening meet-up. That way, you’ll be out and working with a fresh frame of mind at the same time. Isn’t that great?

Take these tips as thumb rules if you want to manage and succeed as a small-seller working from home. Happy Krafting!

About Kraftly

Think of Eccentricity, Think of Offbeat, Something Homely, a Little Cultured, Sometimes Urban, always fun. Think of Unique.

Think of KRAFTLY

The land of India is indeed rich in its history, cultural heritage and age-old and evergreen tradition of handicrafts. Kraftly is a pursuit by young and thoughtful people to develop a visual martketplaces to share with the world the art and values preserved by India. We believe in uniting artisans, homepreneurs and other small retailers with seekers of craft across the globe, thereby encouraging craftsmen to further strengthen the roots of Indian diversity.

There are over 50M homepreneurs, artisans and flea market sellers that currently have no avenue to sell online except for unorganized channels such as WhatsApp and Facebook. Further, a large number of consumers have no place to discover such eclectic products except in an offline setting. Kraftly wants to become the one-stop shop to cater to both these audiences.

Currently available options, allow small and hobby sellers to only sell through platforms such as classified listings. However, this doesn’t address the fundamental problem associated with commerce – which is payments and shipping. Kraftly addresses these issues and offers a complete buying and selling experience that truly makes it the first C2C marketplace of India. The app enables any individual, hobby seller or shop owner to create their own branded micro-shop, list products and receive payments on the go – without requiring any paperwork. Kraftly completely manages payments and logistics for each seller thereby allowing the long tail of small and home sellers to go online.

Until now, it was difficult to reach small sellers, but with the explosion of the smartphone market in India, the dynamics are in favor.  For a lot of these sellers, introduction to the Internet has been through the smartphone making it the first medium to get online. The listing process on Kraftly is as simple as adding a picture to Facebook or WhatsApp.

By bringing a large supply of un-standard products online, Kraftly will become a one stop mobile app to shop for unique, quirky and trendy products across categories. Since products are being listed directly by the creator, prices will also be relatively cheaper than what consumers are used to paying. This makes Kraftly a win-win situation for both the seller and the buyer.



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