When freelancing you may find yourself lacking the social conversations that you are drawn to in the office setting. For some, isolation may decrease productivity and create a sense of loneliness as humans are innately social creatures. Many users come here to the Community forums as a place to engage with other freelancers. However, this doesn’t always fulfill the need for social interaction and connection.
As the workforce expands, more and more people are becoming freelancers and defining this unorthodox style of work. Users may find coworking spaces as a way to obtain that sense of belonging and human interaction.
A quick Google search will list coworking spaces in your area, or you can check out sites like:
- Coworker.com and ShareDesk, where you can search and read reviews about coworking spaces by location.
- Also read our Hiring Headquarters article here, with six ways coworking helps make the work of a freelancer a little less lonely.
Have you tried a coworking space before? Do you currently work out of a coworking space?
If you have any coworking spaces you’d recommend tell us about them here.
Yes, considering coworking space is a very good option. However, there are couple of things which also needs to be considered which I faced in past:
- Timings for co-working space. In some ares, the timings are very much restricted. In situation, when you need to have a tele-conference with client and your co-working space is not open in that case, sometimes, it becomes difficult to manage.
- Restricted Internet Access. Due to security threat or other reasons, some coworking spaces restrict some ips or remote machine access.
So, before making final decision for choosing any co-working space, make sure you check the above said points.