The freedom to work anywhere one wants to is one of the favorite perks of freelancing. If you’ve been thinking of plunging full-time into the world of freelancing, the list below highlights the common locations where you might want to build your freelance nest!
Majority of freelancers work at home — from their bedroom to living room to the dining room. Individuals who prefer to work in bedrooms reason out that that it works for them because they can just shut the door to ward off distractions. One drawback, however, is how inviting your bed could look like, which could tempt you to have a “quick nap”.
When working at home, consider finding a workspace where distractions are minimal such as television, pets, and smells from the kitchen. You might also want to choose areas where you have lesser chances of interaction with family members.
Coffee shops are also quite popular amongst freelancers because one can simply sip away on their latte while enjoying free Internet at the same time. Also, the energizing ambiance of coffee shops (plus the coffee aroma!) tends to motivate people to work. An added bonus would be the opportunity to meet new people and network with them at the same time.
Several disadvantages of working in a coffee shop include slow Internet, spending more for coffee, and it could get rowdy and chaotic on certain times of the day.
If all else fails (you can’t work at home and your local coffee shop is full), you can head for the nearest library and enjoy the solitude. Most libraries nowadays are also equipped with free Internet and public computers.
One drawback when working in libraries is you may not be allowed to take food with you inside the premises. Also, the complete silence may just bore you if you’re the type who needs a bit of stimulation (think music, hustle and bustle of coffee shops, etc) to be able to work.
How about you? Where do you prefer to work on your freelance projects?