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Types of Back Offices

Updated on April 13, 2015

What is a Back Office?

There are three types of back offices. The first two are positive. The third one...well let us just say that you will be looking forward for the weekend off.

First, there is the online back office. This is a good thing and a plus for anyone trying to market him or herself.

The second would be a home office. This could be for a hobby or for the self-employed. The great part of working for yourself is that you are your own boss. You choice your own hours, take breaks when you need to, and no boss from hell. Unless you are the boss from hell and really, really, treat yourself like the devil. This does happen when we expect success to happen overnight.

The third one is an office that your boss from hell placed you in, this back office is not a good one.

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Back Office Online

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Part of being successful online is to make connections and friends online. In order to be successful in your Back Office online, it is good to establish yourself as a real person. Joining social networks like HubPages will help others get to know you.

A Back Office on a website can be a place that would manage the subscribers to your product, MLM or service and affiliates downline. Also may have the ability to process payments and process payouts. The Back Office is where you might manage your profile. It is the administration part not seen by customers. Call it your online filing cabinet. Sure, you can keep this stored on your computer, but having a place online is extremely valuable for the business-minded person. Having a Back Office online is a good thing.

An autoresponder is part of your back office. You collect subscriber names, and then send out newsletters and mini advertisements that you think they would be interested in.

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Consider what your office will be used for. If it is a combination family, TV and office, then you will not be able to deduct this part of your home on your taxes. Keep good records. Everything that you spend, including travel expenses can be claimed on you taxes.

Let us explore the basic needs for an office. You would need a desk, computer, fax machine, paper, software, maybe a separate phone line to name a few.

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If you begin a new job and your office is the back office...that might not be a good thing. Your back office could have been the janitorial closet. It still has the deep sink, the floor drain, shelves with chemicals and toilet paper. Not to mention the smelly old mop in the corner. Now it is your office, with a desk in the middle and no windows.

Perhaps it is because you are new, there just is not enough office space per employees working there or the boss just does not like you. What a way to start a new job, right!

If you find that the boss is mopping the floor with you then it is time to start looking for a better job. Of course, that may be easier to say with the large number of people looking for work.

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    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      3 years ago from Wisconsin

      louise-barraco Sometimes it is more productive to keep your home office separate then the rest of your house. Easy to get distracted.

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      Louise Barraco 

      3 years ago from Ontario

      Great Hub, very informative. I just moved to a new house and am writing from home still trying to figure out where and how to do it productively.

    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      4 years ago from Wisconsin

      @spookseo: I hope so.

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      4 years ago

      Hello there!

      I tend to agree with you that in order to be successful in our back office online, then it is good to establish ourselves as a real person. We then need to join social networks like Squidoo. This will definitely help others get to know us.

    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      5 years ago from Wisconsin

      @Randy123456: You are welcome.

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      5 years ago

      Thank you so much for this awesome lens

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      5 years ago

      Great lens don't forget about saving costs by buying refurbished


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      Jimmy Gavin 

      6 years ago

      Enjoyed your lens, L.O.L. at bits. Gr8 lens well done

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      6 years ago

      Funny post - made me think of some things we need to change about ours!

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      7 years ago

      @agneshuxley: Office space Sorry I forgot the anchor text

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      7 years ago

      Love your take on the back office. For Office space

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      7 years ago

      Amazing lens, liked the Efficiency office, it's so funny.

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      7 years ago

      Nice lens.Thanks for sharing. Project Management Software

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      7 years ago

      Love the efficiency office!

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      bames24 lm 

      7 years ago

      interesting lens :)

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      7 years ago

      great and funny post

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      achraf lm 

      7 years ago

      very inspiring; I'm looking for a new decoration of my office

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      If you've ever worked in retail, you will recognize that back office. However, we didn't usually actually work in there. We just stored all the cleaning stuff in there and worked in an adjoining room that was still crowded with stuff. I'm afraid my home office is even worse. My computer is normally working LOL, so the house suffers. My husband finally hired someone to do the things that bother him the most, and that makes me much less stressed.

    • AlisonMeacham profile image


      7 years ago

      Love the efficiency office!

    • ZenandChic profile image


      7 years ago

      This is a cool lens! Love your choices for an office!

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      7 years ago

      What fun! I do love working at home!

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      sukkran trichy 

      8 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      interesting lens.

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      8 years ago

      The last one is truly funny!!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @Grandma-Marilyn: How could I forget a printer? Thank you so much.

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      8 years ago

      Nice lens, and thank you for featuring my WAHM mug.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @MargoPArrowsmith: Have to figure out where to attach that in this small office.

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      8 years ago

      Love the picture, but you need a frig.

    • Grandma-Marilyn profile image


      8 years ago

      I thought it was really cool. But, a printer needs to be added to the list of items needed in the office. I could not change it.

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      BeccaB LM 

      10 years ago

      Thanks for these excellent tips!

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      10 years ago

      its like a nice wool striped shirt and plaid pants, makes your say hummmm, but keeps you warm in the snow

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      10 years ago

      Great lens

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      10 years ago

      I get such a kick out of your avatar, makes me smile and laugh when I see it. Been awhile since I stopped by in your neck of the woods. - Good information about the back office. I was checking into it one time when I had a computer that finally went down in dust. I should try seeing if things could work out again. I'm interested.

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      10 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!


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