We here at cohomeworking.com are firm believers that the space in which you work can have a significant impact on your success when working as a freelancer or when starting up a business. It’s essential to have a work environment that is conducive to your activity as well as your productivity and wellbeing. A great co-working environment will allow individuals to reap many benefits, here are our top four…
#1: Costs… or if you choose, revenue!
When you are freelancing or just starting a business keeping expenses, such as rent, as low as possible is extremely important so that you do not get bogged down with debt. Therefore, the cost of a workspace will probably affect where and when you decide to work.
The beauty of cohomeworking is that you can find a place that suits your budget and location whilst still being in a professional, like-minded environment. Finding a work space that is close to your home, and that allows you to cut down on transport costs is a great start.
We also realise that starting a new business, being a freelancer or a small business owner can at times be financially stressful, so by signing up to be a host at cohomeworking.com, you can have the opportunity to generate a bit of extra money to help with the little extra expenses that life might throw at you. So, it’s a win-win situation for all involved!
Coworking in an environment with others can provide opportunity by means of allowing you to grow your network by working closely with other freelancers and workers whilst also expanding your potential customer base. You never know who you could potentially meet, learn from, get an idea off or partner with!
Additionally, coworking attracts people from all different disciplines and backgrounds, who have alternative perspectives; feedback and encouragement that could help you improve your product or idea. Working with others may also encourage healthy competition, by watching the successes of your fellow co-workers, to motivate and inspire you.
#3: Work Life Balance
Maintaining a work-life balance whilst starting a business can be challenging and often isn’t thought about when deciding on a work environment, however it can be essential to your success.
At cohomeworking we encourage our hosts to list the many features of their spaces, including chill out areas and different features that can help you take a much-needed time out within your work day, helping recharge your batteries and stimulate your creativity, before getting back into it.
You don’t have to be tied down to long leases or the typical 9-5 work hours. Through cohomeworking you can find a host (or become a host yourself) and create the work hours that are conducive to your work habits and life style. You have the freedom of choosing whether you prefer a quieter space to focus or a more collaborative space where interaction is encouraged. We feel that in this day and age flexibility, is key!